We Make Our Demands After Fox News Plagiarized This Website

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Fox News stooped to a bit of copyright infringement last week in lifting a story from the Pulp. In response, we sent a letter to Fox this morning with a reasonable demand for compensation.

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We're guessing this would be O'Reilly's reaction to our request.
Dearest Fox News,

It came as some surprise to see your January 27 article titled "Epic Campaign Ad Brings Obama's 'Captain of the Ship' Analogy to Life." It's not that the article doesn't fit into the narrow right-winged focus of your site, but it was surprising that the article had been lifted in its entirety from the New Times website, replete with the byline of one of our employees.

Sure, it's flattering to be recognized by an esteemed website so beloved by those who appreciate unbiased reporting (ha ha, I know, right?). Never would I have imagined Fox  News lifting an article in its entirety from our little newspaper. You reached into the bowels of the mainstream media, down to the small intestine of journalism, and found an alternative newsweekly in South Florida owned by Village Voice Media. The Village Voice! It must be a hard truth to accept, like a conservative whose TV is stuck on MSNBC.

Typically, such blatant copyright infringement would end with substantial compensation to make up for your violation of the law. But I'm willing to offer a way to make amends for this vile act of yours that does not involve a seven-figure settlement. Instead, we'll take 30 minutes with Bill O'Reilly. That's right, we can settle this thing with a short phoner with Papa Bear. Hell, we'd even take Greta Van Susteren. In a pinch, Sean Hannity, but let's be honest: He's not your best.

As you might guess, we'll use these 30 minutes for Fox News-style gotcha journalism, attempting to trap your hosts into admitting the conservative bias that is your network. Afterward, feel free to link to our story -- as long as you don't lift it entirely, because we both know that's a shitty thing to do.

I eagerly await hearing from Papa Bear's scheduler.

Yours,

Eric Barton, editor, New Times Broward-Palm Beach


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17 comments
saul acosta
saul acosta

I guess FOX is already running out of the BS news they fabricate on an every day basis just to attack the liberal and progressive movement of this country that only thinks that folks like him are nothing but racist pigs.

chopper
chopper

ah eric..............do you want my hanky? you fukn whiner.

mike
mike

"lifted in its entirety from the New Times website, replete with the byline of one of our employees"

I think you need to look up the definition of plagiarism.

Abolitionist
Abolitionist

How is this plagiarism if it had the author's byline? Why would New Times be mad they get extra traffic anyway? Odd story

www_SmartDemocrats_com
www_SmartDemocrats_com

Republicans always run on "Were going to create jobs." Then when people believe them and they win, the only thing they seen to do is talk about cut, costing millions of more jobs to go down the drain. They never care about the governments spending till the democrats are in power.

MASSMURDERMEDIA
MASSMURDERMEDIA

you'd think an editor would know the difference between the reporting side and the opinion side of a news outlet, but somehow that distinction is commonly lost when it comes to tv... and the punditry on fnc makes no secret of their ideological leanings...

furthermore, if they had plagiarized the story, as the headline suggests, then they would have slapped their own byline on it...

finally, it's lost on me in this digital age how outlets can be so shortsighted when it comes to news aggregation... none of the links provided go to any articles and only show the video in question, and one shows a politico byline... i'm sure politico doesn't mind having traffic driven to their site... so if fnc had done likewise with new times, why would they object to additional traffic being drawn to them?...

Tricia Woolfenden
Tricia Woolfenden

"In a pinch, Sean Hannity, but let's be honest: He's not your best." Oh, but that Glenn Beck could have been one of your options. I'm curious how New Times would fare on the chalkboard of conspiracy. 

FQS9000
FQS9000

Har, har, the New Times calling anyone else biased.  Hilarious, pompous, and arrogant.  Just like an ant with a stiffy climbing an elephant's leg with rape on his tiny mind.

Erin Nanasi
Erin Nanasi

I love the irony. Fox Spews steals from Village Voice. Sic 'em!

R. Randall Halton
R. Randall Halton

       Isnt that something! What a retort, now why would anyone even respond to such a action by those with "Mr. O".      The Village Voice has a holding of many news publications, it has won 3 Pultzer Prize's, a noted National Press Foundation Award and a George Polk award. Its like, who has extracted gold from who? Why even respond to some Hee Haw yea who ridn out a role of toilet paper.      To many embeded badges in the media is what we see. And business too. Are economey in the great USA also seems to be nothing more than a nepotistic training areana where ignorance and thiefs of advancement rule.

                         Call the feds and prosicute, get that retained councel and ......

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

Oh no, he is gonna call you a pinhead for really lame reasons!

Won Word
Won Word

You do not know how plagiarism works, and I'll wager you similarly misunderstand copyright.

"But I credited the artist's name when I posted his graphic on my bog!!"

Eric Barton
Eric Barton

Coincidentally, we debated "like an ant with a stiffy" as the motto for this blog. It's certainly more honest thank Fox's "We report, you decide."

Eric Barton
Eric Barton

If O'Reilly calls me a pinhead, I promise it's going on my tombstone.

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

Actually tried to stomach watching him last night just to see if he mentioned this.  Can I get my hour back?

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