By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood May 11, 2010 at 4:43AM
While Cinematical refers to him as "film critic," Tom Perkins does not deserve the title.
The FilmXTRATOM blogger has overtly plagiarized film reviews from JoBlo.com and other sources for over a year, and after denying it several times, he finally admitted to his wrongdoing. JoBlo has posted his apology letter.
What do they teach them in these schools? The young Brit blames YouTube for his actions:
"Now I know you don't want to hear any excuses but my main reason for starting to plagiarise a while ago was mainly because YouTube has become so easily corruptible these days I kind of wanted to see how corruptible it can be. Which of course got way out of hand and I forgot that I was taking advantage of your hard work."
Here's his YouTube page, currently "under construction." Perkins plans to "start from scratch" with his reviews, which is hard to imagine: he plagiarized every single review he ever wrote. TheFollowingReview tracked down the source for each one. Perkins' host site (Hey U Guys) has dropped him, and JoBlo.com dubs Perkins internet douche of the year."
Now that title may stick.