FC: Confirmed: Google reveals Bush's faux astroturf campaign

Russell Turpin deafbox@hotmail.com
Tue, 21 Jan 2003 18:01:25 +0000


John Hall:
>It isn't "faux" if people read the letter, agree with it, and send it to 
>their local papers.

Most people would view that as plagiarism.
The letter you write to a newspaper is
assumed to be your own writing. You may
repeat someone else's opinion, of course.
But the words are supposed to be your own.
If someone else write's it, let them send
it in under their name. If someone wants
their words copied to a hundred papers,
then they should follow the standard route
to that, not dishonestly get a hundred
people to sign their names to the same
piece.


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