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Advice for Dowd

Maureen Dowd, who has noted how bloggers are parasitic beings that leech off of print, was caught plagiarizing Josh Marshall from TPM. It's so mystifying how anyone would try to get away with that in the Internet age you almost want to believe her cockamamie story.

Dowd should learn from editorial cartoonists. Don't copy cartoons exactly--just the ideas. So if your brain isn't working one day and notice some other guys drawing a ball player with steroid needles coming out of his butt labeled "stimulus," you can swipe their idea. But only the lowest form of pond scum would actually trace it--you find a new composition and make the thievery your own.

And don't worry, Ms. Dowd. You can still win Pulitzers this way as well.
05.18.2009 |



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