Sunday, January 11, 2009

Imitation is the highest form of flattery.

On Tuesday, January 6, 2009, I did a blog post comparing Mayor Carty Finkbeiner's campaign promises to his most recent state of the city address. I looked at what he said he was going do to and compared it to the issues he highlighted during his speech.

Today, The Blade catches up by comparing the state of the city speech to previous policy initiatives Carty has espoused.

They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, so I'll be flattered...


Jill said...

Smiling - insane, eh? I see that happening all the time - particularly with what I write about Strickland and gambling and the Harriman, TN coal ash disaster, lately.

Absolute flattery. :)

Also - I wanted to tell you how much I love how you've got your alert up n every post! That is great. Good luck.

Maggie said...

And the newspaper industry wonders why its sales are declining?


Hot Dog Man said...

One step ahead Maggie! Though is it truly flattery coming from The Blade? I would think it more along the lines of "oh a good idea, let's copy it without giving credit where it is due." That sounds more like the Blade to me! maybe I am just a bit cynical of them?

Unknown said...

I've noticed that happening and of course credit is rarely if ever given. Not just in the Blade but other media as well.

Mad Jack said...

By the time commercial media gets around to being inspired by people who are learned, intelligent and willing to put serious work into an article, the game's over. The winner is relaxing with a martini.

I'll buy you the next drink, Maggie.

Timothy W Higgins said...


I would compare this more to copying off of the smart kid's paper in school ... and still getting it wrong.

Hooda Thunkit (Dave Zawodny) said...


You da (wo)man!

Hold your head proud and high!

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