... has a champion. Bill Poser offers this In Defense of Kaavya Viswanathan. (Hat tip, the always honorable Dave Lull.)
Update: Here's another piece in the Harvard Independent (I think this is the piece David Thayer referred me to): Inside 17th Street Productions.
As for me, I haven't looked at it in enough detail to have formed an opinion. I do think the TA was a more than a little out of line. I was once a TA. The job is to help students learn how to write reasonably well. The job is doable.