The Case of the Pinched Copy: Who, exactly, did the New York Times' Bernard Weinraub plagiarize?

“What can I tell you?” says New York Times Hollywood correspondent Bernard Weinraub. “I screwed up – I’m sorry.” | Weinraub’s apologies, given hurriedly in a very brief telephone conversation, are for lifting a paragraph from another source to use in his Monday, Nov. 11, bylined story about Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano (“Talk of Wiretaps Rattles Hollywood”). Weinraub confesses to having plagiarized the passage, although identifying the precise party…