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Stop, thief!

I've been enjoying Will Franklin's weblog for some time now. He's a good thinker, along the lines of Wretchard of The Belmont Club and the lamentably-retired Steven Den Beste. But Will has had one annoying habit that's starting to get on my nerves.

He tends to take topics of mine and do his own "take" on them. He did it with the "Babe Theory of Political Protests" (compare his take with mine), and now he's gone and ripped off my piece about 527 groups.

Will, I know that the blogosphere is all about open-source journalism, and we lift from each other all the time (Lord knows I have enough times, and even got "busted" myself for not giving enough credit where it was due), but I do have two complaints.

1) Couldn't you occasionally toss me a link, a trackback, something to acknowledge your source material?

B) When you do your own "take" on something I've covered, do you absolutely HAVE to do it so much better than I did? I feel inadequate enough these days, without you rubbing it in.

I'm off to the fridge. I need some cheese to go with this whine.



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Comments (4)

What's so ironic is that, e... (Below threshold)

What's so ironic is that, even though you are clearly joking AND paying me a compliment, I DID trackback one of the very links you cite (the Babe Theory), and I link to Wizbang practically every other day. The other one, on the 527s, I didn't even know about.

Also, one quibble with the "good thinker" business: I come to Wizbang mostly for the plentiful pictures of hot babes.

That sure is a lot of whini... (Below threshold)

That sure is a lot of whining from the #17 spot :)

17.Wizbang (1460) details

Don't be so glum! WILLisms... (Below threshold)
Zsa Zsa:

Don't be so glum! WILLisms.com always gives you credit. Will is a great thinker, True. . . But so are you! Don't be nervous there is plenty of room for everyone! WILLisms.com just has such great pictures and is so informative. I probably wouldn't have found you had it not been for WILLisms.com! ...Put down that whine and say CHEEESE. You are wonderful!

Today is April 14th. and it... (Below threshold)
Zsa Zsa:

Today is April 14th. and it is WILL FRANKLINS BIRTHDAY!... I just thought you might want to know!
Thanks...I really love this blog!






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