Quicklink: Here We Go Again…

March 5, 2010 by
Filed under: Plagiarism 

I imagine some of you have read the tome  to the left. It was published today by the New York Post. Well, a blogger by the name of Andrew Fine has some things to say about it. This is because he broke the story first:

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. That theory is being put to the test.

As many of you know, I wrote an article on the seemingly ridiculous “rules of conduct” sign at the Harlem branch of Chuck E Cheese this past Monday. The article detailed how various gang clothing, conduct, and weapons were banned from Chuck E. Cheese and questioned whether the sign was motivated by the area’s racial or socioeconomic make-up. The article was well received and went a little viral with Gothamist.com, Curbed.com, Eater, NYMag.com’s food section picking it up, as well as it being re-tweeted hundreds of times. The thing that all of these outlets had in common is that every single one credited the story to A. Fine Blog. That was until this morning…

Yes folks it would appear that blog poaching season is in full swing! It is interesting to note that one Amber Sutherland is involved in this (latest) incident. If this name sounds vaguely familiar to some of you, dear readers, here’s why: she shared the byline on a certain article that made yours truly, um, rather unhappy.

You can read Mr. Fine’s whole sad story by clicking here.

Miss Heather

Image Credits: Queens Crap


2 Comments on Quicklink: Here We Go Again…

  1. Afineblogger on Fri, 5th Mar 2010 4:04 pm
  2. Hi Miss Heather. I want to thank both you and Crappy over at Queens Crap for your support. Love your blog too btw! Hard to believe that this blog poaching is actually accepted. I had both PIX and NBC show up to poach my “pile of garbage” story on the UES back in January, but at least NBC interviewed me and (oh my gosh) almost credited me. Somehow the Post thing, since it was straight writing and little value added, was much more offensive to me.

  3. missheather on Fri, 5th Mar 2010 11:38 pm
  4. No problem. I’ve been there. It sucks.

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