Feb 13, 2012

White Harvests O'Hare's Brain

I was shocked when I saw Bill White's Column on reassessment. It simply was a combination of O'Hare's post about Cunningham outsmarting the Commissioners, and the comments that followed. Even White's title appeared borrowed. O'Hare labeled his post of Thursday, February 9th as Cunningham Strikes Out on Reassessment. Or did He? Bill White's copy, which appeared on Saturday the 11th, was called In Lehigh County reassessment battle, did Don Cunningham really lose? In the past, when I took the newspaper to task for not giving me proper attribution on a story I broke, Bill White defended the paper's practice. He said that if the paper independently verifies all the facts, it can use the news without attribution. Apparently, his threshold for using someone else's opinion is even lower.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who is Bill White? What is the Morning Call?

Lehigh Valley Resident

Bernie O'Hare said...

I've been wondering what happened to my brain. I knew I put it somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Another fine example of why I haven't bought the Call in years and now given their internet extortion, refuse to read it at all. Thanks for the update on their continued fall into immateriality. Mike, whatever you do, please, PLEASE make no mention of anything about those cheap "columns" they write. Bernie, I'd drag White into court!

michael molovinsky said...

anon 10:15, the reason that you're reading about this on my blog, and not bernie's, is that he doesn't take offense at these things. his attitude is that he's glad that the information got out to a bigger audience. recently, the call also used his story about browne's wife being a lobbyist for arena affiliated developers, again, without crediting him.

ironpigpen said...

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or so I've been told.

Sehr gut dann, Herr O'Hare!

Anonymous said...

That picture is gross.