I'm not sure if this is the correct exchange group to ask this, but I came across this article, Alternet_Paul_Krugman_Article, in which it basically just quotes Paul Krugman's NY Times column word for word without adding any additional information or context.
Is this common practice? Is this frowned upon? It is basically making a blogpost using someone else's work so I feel like it may be plagiarism even though the original author is attributed. Is my interpretation too conservative?