Sunday, August 7, 2016

WDT: Classic Inside Baseball....Perry Calls AP Plagiarists

         The Tony Stewart insurance company story was interesting and apparently broken locally which is fine.  The Times claims they had it first and it was plagiarized by the AP, of which I was surprised to hear they are no longer a member. I thought everyone was. Times have changed.
        Of course , it's best to independently confirm a story someone else got first, and if someone at the AP cut a corner, they be bad.
         Back in the day news was routinely rewritten out of the paper without attribution...especially in small markets...Bigger stories it was considered good manners to attribute.
         If they are really concerned, perhaps a letter pointing it out that they are no longer members as I doubt some AP big wig said, 'lets purloin a story from the Johnsons." Write the letter yourself and don't pay the Syracuse lawyer $400 an hour to write it.
        I think I had the broken tree on Court Street story before anyone else, but I am not upset if anyone uses my photo I took this AM.
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

These media types make a deal with the devil and then are shocked when the devil does devilish things. Sure, maybe Perry is no longer a member, but you can bet he will continue their propaganda tradition by refusing to call illegal aliens "illegal aliens" and he will continue to refuse to name the race of a criminal unless that criminal is white. And he will continue to refuse to name the race of a victim unless that victim is NOT white.

This story is like that guy on Junk Newz the other day, who was robbed by his prostitute. Perry, you got robbed by your prostitute.

Anonymous said...

There are only three or four sources for news. You got yer NYTimes, LA Times, WashingtonPost, and AP. And they all drink dannie juice, full time, as it were.

Anonymous said...

Used to be that if you so much as linked to a Times story, they'd have the lawyer writing you a cease and desist. Now another 'reputable' news service rips them off wholesale, and they resort to crying about it in an editorial. How the mighty have wussed out.

Anonymous said...

8:40 is on it. The thoughts of an anti-Dannie. Smart.

Anonymous said...

Jeff, you should look into joining the AP. You break more stories here than the Time's does, so you could justify the membership fee with the royalties they send you.

Anonymous said...

Jeff couldn't have said it better himself 1:54.