Lynn Bartels stole my story

So I write this diary on September 9:

http://www.coloradopols.com/di…

And then Lynn Bartels has a very similar story about the same issue on September 13th in the Nameless Newspaper:

http://www.denverpost.com/news…

Gee, thanks Lynn.

17 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. JeffcoBlue says:

    This is the second time this month that the Post has ripped off online reporting without attribution.

    http://coloradoindependent.com

    To pull this shit repeatedly after attacking Pols, who gave them credit every time, is beyond ridiculous.

  2. Car 31 says:

    is the sincerest form of flattery, don’t ya know.

  3. Ralphie says:

    And if you look at it that way, it will drive you crazy.

    Here’s the other way to look at it.  You scooped the Denver P.O.S.  Good job!  You should feel good about that.

  4. BillM says:

    “First time coincidence…second time happenstance…the third time, it’s enemy action.”

  5. IndyNinja says:

    but my favorite part is where she cites the title and text of your posts, but claims to have “never seen them”.

  6. dmindgo says:

    I was just saying this morning that I didn’t expect a story about minor party status for a month or so.  To be fair, Bartels turned the story around to be about the Republicans and did make some calls and get some quotes.  Your diary was about the ACP, which I think was actually the more significant point.  If the ACP can nominate candidates for any office this could be a really big deal.

  7. BillM says:

    …at a minimum, you beat a paid, full-time political reporter on a story her newspaper considered worthy enough to publish.

    We should celebrate that as a sign of healthy news competition and yet another indication that on individual stories some of the bloggers on Pols frequently are covering politics and public policy as well as if not better than the dozen+ political reporters at the Post.

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