Toronto Star comes late to the partyPosted: August 16, 2012
Just after 7 am this morning, I published this about Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, detailing how she may be a Canadian Permanent Resident. I also called upon the Government of Canada to intervene on her behalf. Shortly thereafter, Will at National Newswatch linked to my post, as did another guy you may have heard of.
Early afternoon I was contacted by a National Post journalist who I later spoke with about the story. Shortly thereafter, I updated the post to include the Yahoo! News Canada story that had a photo of Tolokonnikova’s Permanent Resident Card.
I was surprised when, late this evening, the Toronto Star published a story very similar to what was posted on my blog, and those mentioned above, without any acknowledgment of sources. Most people understand the importance of “hat tipping” when using material from other writers’ websites.
Not the Star, I guess.