Even when The Cincinnati Enquirer gets mad about something, they can’t help but rip somebody else off. That “mad as hell” line they’re using has been lifted from a famous move—“Network”—released in 1976.
Actually “they” is the editor of The Enquirer. He and other editors at Gannett-owned newspapers are upset that other websites, bloggers—whatever—are ripping off their content.
Of course, this is the pot totally calling the kettle black. The Enquirer is famous for doing the exact same thing. Bill Sloat at The Daily Bellwether does an excellent job in pointing this out.
Here’s another example that proves that point. Back in January, Metromix—you know, that fake alternative newsweekly owned by The Enquirer—made the attempt to rip off CityBeat’s “Best Of” trademark. It didn’t take long for CityBeat to shut that bullshit down.
The reality at The Enquirer is this: I think they’re “mad as hell” because they can’t have it both ways.
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