Sunday, 28 November 2010
An open letter to Ian Hislop
I assume that the comment you published in the Eye issue 1273 is in response to my previous two - unanswered - e-mails regarding the gratuitous filching of material from this blog to help swell the pages of your esteemed journal.
[ For the benefit of readers, this comment read : "Visit our website www.zzz.org and have your say, which we can then put in the newspaper tomorrow in our 'What the Bloggers Say' column, which replaces the old news section which we had to pay people to write." ]
As I have previously stated, I find it flattering that you find my stuff worth plagiarising and am not seeking remuneration for my creativity. However, I do feel you could at least do me the courtesy of awarding a by-line by way of acknowledgment.
In future, I shall feel free to return the compliment by filching your stuff. I shall also be embellishing my modest publication with the logo "As featured in Private Eye" as this seems only fair...