Zachery Kouwe—the New York Times business reporter caught plagiarizing portions of stories from other news outlets and press releases—resigned yesterday. Nobody was more surprised that Zachery Kouwe plagiarized (at least) a half-dozen times than Zachery Kouwe himself.

"Mr. Kouwe says he has never fabricated a story, nor has he knowingly plagiarized... 'In the essence of speed, [when writing a post for DealBook] I'll look at various wire services and throw it into our back-end publishing system...I was stupid and careless and fucked up and thought it was my own stuff, or it somehow slipped in there. I think that's what probably happened,'" reports John Koblin in the New York Observer. Ahem.