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Posted 2005-09-16 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
After I break news, there's nothing quite like reading my own posts slightly paraphrased on other sites, but without proper attribution (i.e. a link to the source) to raise my blood-pressure. In some cases, this near-plagiarism is a result of a "broken telephone" chain of posts where the original source gets obscured. More often, it's a result of lazy bloggers who can't be bothered to give due credit. It particularly stings when the reblog is mistaken for the original news source.

I am not one of those writers who relies solely on other blogs for news--but when I reblog, I do my best to find the source and give attribution. I use many of the same sources as the mainstream media, including first-hand and insider information. I don't take extra care in my reportage so some lazy hack can ride my coattails. Rarrrr!
 
     
 
   
 
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Comment posted by Tony Walsh
September 16, 2005 @ 5:03 pm
     
 
A couple people have written to ask me if I'm referring to them. The golden rule is, if you have to ask, then I'm not talking about you :) If you're jacking my shit without a linkback, you'd know it :)
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by Mel
September 17, 2005 @ 4:19 pm
     
 
"fool me once (pause), shame on..... (long, long pause) shame on you. (pause, then rapidly) ... and fool me we can't get fooled again" - George Bush
 
     
 
     
   
 
 
     
 
     
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