Andrew Zimmern’s “Moron Awards” post references Chuck Terhark’s Metro Mag article on the new street food ordinance. While his entire post revolves around the limitations outlined in Terhark’s report, Zimmern fails to credit both the author and the publication.
“One curious foodie attended the meeting and reported to another website,” he writes.
One curious foodie? Really? Another website? Why so damn evasive and exlusionary? Perhaps @mollypriesmeyer was correct in her reply: “@cterhark OMG. I bet it’s b/c there’s a rule about linking to competition. LAAAAME.”
It seems to me a lot of local publications used to fall prey to these silly old protectionist tendencies, but most of them have wised up by now and realized it’s entirely inappropriate in this space. What up?
Besides, I’m sorry, but does this not border on plagiarism?