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We report: you decide to read more

Many articles on this site report stories that originate on other web sites. Unlike certain web sites that consist of wholly copied articles from other sources, I believe that those who generate content have a right to benefit from it. I don’t want to copy other people’s work—even if I reword it. They deserve the web traffic, the publicity and the advertising revenue.

So when you see an article about some topic (like the most recent one on the Mississippi runoff controversy) with links to sources, you should expect that I am probably giving the subject cursory coverage and that you will miss important details if you don’t follow the links to read more. What I am trying to do is to make readers aware of the topic, summarize some of the main issues, and I hope provide enough information for the reader to decide whether they want to follow up and get more information.

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4 Responses to We report: you decide to read more

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    MN-Skeptic June 30, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

    I suggest reading http://www.stonekettle.com/2014/06/thieving-bastards.html. Jim Wright has an excellent website, Stonekettle Station, and his latest post is a scathing takedown of radio programs and websites which freely take other people’s work without recognition. He is furious, and he’s an excellent writer. It’s worth reading. And while you’re at his website, follow the link to his article which was stolen and started this whole brouhaha. It answers the question: War, what is it good for? His post: Absolutely Nothing. Mr. Wright, an Iraq War Veteran, wrote that in response to the recent war drum beating of the Right Wing.

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    Keith June 30, 2014 at 11:30 pm #

    This exact point is one of the best things I like about the way you run your site.

    Thanks Doc.

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    CarlOrcas July 1, 2014 at 1:15 am #

    You do it just right, Doc, and that’s why so many of us enjoy being here…..through thick and thin.

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    Lani July 1, 2014 at 6:17 am #

    MN-Skeptic:
    I suggest reading http://www.stonekettle.com/2014/06/thieving-bastards.html. Jim Wright has an excellent website, Stonekettle Station, and his latest post is a scathing takedown of radio programs and websites which freely take other people’s work without recognition. …

    Stone Kettle is an excellent blog! Glad to see it mentioned here.