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An interesting read

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SCEditor, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    I know people either love him or hate him, but here's T.J. Simers' latest offering on Kobe Bryant with an interesting twist about "possible" plagiarism.


  2. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Vecsey should be embarrassed.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Simers should be equally embarrassed. That is a piece of shit without an original thought in it.
  4. how so? has somebody else written that Vecsey gets his ideas - and material - from a blogger? how is Simers' piece not original?

    i like Vecsey but agree with SoSueMe on this

    awfully embarrassing
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Embarrassed? He should be suspended.
  6. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    I thought it was a very good column, and I'm not president of the Simers fan club.
  7. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Hey, I know most of us would be.

    And, he should have his "Insider" title revoked.
  8. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Oh, C'mon. You discount everything Simers does. Your assessment is a little off, don't you think?
    Maybe not the best column ever written. But, it was a reported column. That one didn't come off the top of the head.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting column. I was on the plagarizing ship until I read this:

    The letter read very much like the fan's blog and Elliott told Vecsey to use whatever he wanted in the newspaper, and obviously Vecsey did.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If you are using the guy's words and thoughts without attributing them, it's still plagiarism, even if you have permission.
  11. da el g

    da el g Member

    great read, writers need to call out other writers on bs like this, is there some kind of unspoken code?
  12. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I'm with you on that. But, here is one of the most well-connected guys in the industry. And he's copying almost verbatim something some nutcase wrote on a blog? "I've never seen the blog."
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