Barbados Free Press received a message from a little Nation News mouse this morning, that went something like this…
“Back in November your blog put up a piece on murdered slaves being an insurance claim for lost cargo. The boss saw it and a week later had permission to publish the article you originally sourced. Thanks for the story idea…”
Hey mouse, we missed that entirely. Thanks for the heads-up!
We have no problem with The Nation News using some of our material or story ideas. After all, we draw upon their stories all the time – practically every day.
… But we always give them credit and a link for our readers.
This is the sixth or seventh time we are aware that the Nation News has directly followed our lead (ie: wasn’t a coincidence according to mouse), but I guess we shouldn’t expect the Nation News to let their readers know that their editors and staff faithfully read Barbados Free Press every day. (Hi guys!)
Now if we could only get The Nation News to pick up on some of our corruption stories and investigate them professionally like a real newspaper would in Britain or the USA. Dream on…
December 3, 2006 – The Nation News: Guest Column, Road To Britain’s Sorrow