Saturday, March 27, 2004

State of The Union - glimmer of dawn in editorial pages

...if it's not the oncoming train

Just wanted to say that a heartening sign I've noticed of late is that, on occasion, a beam of light will shine down upon a letter to the editor, illuminating its context in ways that, while likely unappreciated by the writer, can be extremely informative to the reader.

For example, see the bit at the end of this editorial shedding light on an apparently groundless accusation of plagiarism regarding this letter.

I hope there will be a follow-up to this story - one wonders what could be going through someone's mind, to make a false accusation and then say "Google it for yourself if you don't believe me!" If the last line of the accuser's letter ("Kindly remember that points are awarded for originality") is correct, then he gets top score.

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