'Dilbert' Storyline Brings to Mind Couric's Ghostwritten Vlog

Does "Dilbert" creator Scott Adams keep tabs on Katie Couric?

The mini-scandal got buried by the Imus flap, but a few weeks ago CBS fired a Couric producer for plagiarizing from a Wall Street Journal column. The offending item was the vlog script she wrote for Couric's April 4 "Notebook," wherein Couric waxed nostalgic for childhood and worried that today's kids aren't as enamored with the public library as she was.

I was reminded of Katie's ghostwritten blog when I saw the April 26 edition of "Dilbert." In it, Dilbert's buffoonish pointy-haired boss announced to his long-suffering secretary that he was starting his own blog. Of course, he expected her to write it up herself by noon, cooing that he "can't wait to see what I'm thinking."

(see strip below, also linked here):

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.