We put stuff online here, usually unique things we find in obscure places or from our rarefied sources.
Kevin Randle reads our copy and places items from it on his blog, without noting where he found the item.
He did this with our Jonah Lehrer notes, especially the one about Wired magazine continuing to use Mr. Lehrer.
That came to us from a professional journalist site we subscribe to and which we doubt Mr. Randle has access to.
But Kevin slipped that note into his post about Mr. Lehrer, which was initially spurred by our take on the Lehrer bouhaha.
No, we don’t mind that Mr. Randle uses anything of ours. We just would like the courtesy of being mentioned as the source.
David Rudiak offered a reference to the Socorro insignia/symbol in a comment here (and elsewhere). He pointed to the source as Jerry Pippin.
But the reproductions of the symbol came from unique drawings from one of our guys, a fact that Mr. Rudiak didn’t know, not having seen our many takes on the insignia here.
How could he have known that Mr. Pippin misappropriated the drawings, without attribution?
UFO bloggers often purloin material from other UFO sites and blogs, without noting the original source, leaving the impression that they conjured up the material themselves.
It’s a journalistic no-no, but UFO people are not journalists or ethically steeped.
But that’s how it works…