UPDATE : Press Plagiarist of the Year Award

Tim Worstall emails to point out that Andrew Sullivan (an über-blogger himself), has not given full attribution to blogger sources. Tim describes it as a sort-of-nomination, since some attributions are made and some are not, read about it here. Guido thinks it sort of bad enough, from someone who should know better, to merit consideration by the Press Plagiarist of the Year Award Judging Panel.

The Sunday TimesAtticus, clearly chastened by his recent nomination, has carefully given credit to two blogs today. The wonks at the Adam Smith Institute and Mike Smithson’s ever-excellent PoliticalBetting.Com are his cited sources. Rupert Murdoch has let it be known that he wants his media empire to take bloggers, online interactivity and engaging with their readership via the internet more seriously. Guido suspects the thought of becoming the inaugrual recipient of the trophy may have had an even more galvanising effect. (Recess Monkey would however still like a bottle as payment for the lifted story, so click on the Margaux Fund link on the right with your credit card to hand.) The Judging Panel will take Atticus’ recently improved behaviour into account come November.

Congratulations to blogger Scott Burgess of the Daily Ablution for breaking the story that The Guardian’s new trainee journalist, Dilpazier Aslam a Yorkshire lad, born and bred, is a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir. The Indy today gives Scott full credit for his Googling investigative reporting, will the rest of the dead-tree-press?

Nominations close October 31, 2005 for the award, which will be presented at a Central London ceremony on Friday, November 4.




Tip offs: 0709 284 0531
team@Order-order.com

Quote of the Day

Tory MP Nick Boles says what everyone thinks…

“There is a timidity and lack of ambition about Mrs May’s Government which means it constantly disappoints. Time to raise your game, Prime Minister.”

Sponsors

Guidogram: Sign up

Subscribe to the most succinct 7 days a week daily email read by thousands of Westminster insiders.
UKIP NEC Votes No Confidence In Bolton UKIP NEC Votes No Confidence In Bolton
Greenpeace Still Making Fake Wind Claims Greenpeace Still Making Fake Wind Claims
Sunday Show Highlights Sunday Show Highlights
Local Labour Members Want Jared Deselected Local Labour Members Want Jared Deselected
Last Days at BuzzFeed Last Days at BuzzFeed
Bolton: She Came Round But I Didn’t Sleep With Her Bolton: She Came Round But I Didn’t Sleep With Her
Jared Victim: He Shouldn’t Be Back in Westminster Jared Victim: He Shouldn’t Be Back in Westminster
Sick Jared Back to Work Sick Jared Back to Work
Ann Black Purged by Red Terror Ann Black Purged by Red Terror
Parole Board Admit Processes Breached Parole Board Admit Processes Breached
Paul Mason: Aggressive and Intimidating Paul Mason: Aggressive and Intimidating
James O’Brien’s Carillion Fake News Goes Viral James O’Brien’s Carillion Fake News Goes Viral
O’Mara Hasn’t Helped a Single Constituent in Months O’Mara Hasn’t Helped a Single Constituent in Months
Credit Where Credit’s Due Credit Where Credit’s Due
Osborne on Carillion: Then and Now Osborne on Carillion: Then and Now
Paul Mason’s Column Axed Paul Mason’s Column Axed
Lord Pannick Backs Gauke’s Judicial Review Lord Pannick Backs Gauke’s Judicial Review
“Get On Your Knees, B*tch” Clive Lewis Returns to Labour Frontbench in Reshuffle” “Get On Your Knees, B*tch” Clive Lewis Returns to Labour Frontbench in Reshuffle”
Vulnerable Children’s Data Breached at Labour-Run Leicester City Council Vulnerable Children’s Data Breached at Labour-Run Leicester City Council
Dover Traffic at Record Levels Dover Traffic at Record Levels