Ingrid Schlueter, whom Janet Mefferd dubs her "part-time assistant producer," has resigned in the aftermath the Driscoll plagiarism kerfuffle. From what I've read, Schlueter is a long-time critic of Driscoll. But this raise an awkward question: who actually dug up the incriminating material on Driscoll–Mefferd or Schleuter? Mefferd accuses Driscoll of taking credit for someone else's research, but was she herself taking the credit for someone else's research?
Of course, that does nothing to exonerate Driscoll. But it raises the question of whether Mefferd is guilty of the same offense she indicts Driscoll for. I wonder if Driscoll's critics and Mefferd's supporters will now measure her by the same yardstick. I'm not holding my breath. Do we have consistent standards? Or do we have rubbery standards that expand or contract according to our agenda?