Honolulu Veteran Columnist Under Fire Nationally for Allegedly Plagiarizing Reports-The Accusations Come on the Heels of a Series of Honolulu Star-Bulletin Advertisements Claiming the Daily is the Only Hawaii Media to Tell ‘The Truth’

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One of the ”’Honolulu Star-Bulletin”’ star veteran reporters, Tim Ryan, is under fire nationally for allegedly committing one of the cardinal sins of journalism — plagiarism.

Ryan refused to talk with ”’Hawaii Reporter”’ about the allegations, which first appeared in a Jan. 2, 2006, article by Michael Snow in ”’Wikipedia.org”’, a popular encyclopedia and community newspaper on the Internet. Ryan, whose calls to his office at the ”’Honolulu Star-Bulletin”’ are routed to his cell phone, referred all discussion of the matter to his editor, Frank Bridgewater. Bridgewater told ”’Hawaii Reporter”’ that he could not comment on the situation other than to reassure readers that the ”’Honolulu Star-Bulletin”’ had moved quickly after being contacted by ”’Wikipedia”’ to correct the stories by Ryan with editors