Yesterday, my colleague Paul broached the veil of secrecy about just how bloggers blog, outlining the process by which right-wing and left-wing bloggers generate their postings. It was pretty good, but it neglected the left-wingers’ Plan C:
When everything else fails, rip off another blogger’s work.
(Hat tip to David Anderson, who probably won’t appreciate it.)
(Yes, I recently had my own brush with accusations of plagiarism. I used another blogger’s posting about a third piece as a jumping-off point for my own. Then, when done and grasping for a title, inadvertently “borrowed” heavily from that piece, as well. At least one significant difference: I admitted it immediately and apologized for the appearance of impropriety.)