ArturoBandini wrote:I was also perplexed by Meade's chastisement about plagiarism in a post where he clearly copied and pasted a huge list of names that he couldn't have generated all by himself (well, not without hours of careful research).
Meade was trying to pull some kind of "gotcha" after I referred to Dick Cheney's infamous "personal virtue" comment as "sneering". It's true, I'm not the first person to use that descriptor. In fact, as a few seconds with Google will show, "sneering" is pretty much the standard adjective that everyone
uses to describe that remark. It's part of our shared cultural heritage.
It seemed like a pretty weird thing to complain about, especially as y'all noted in the context of a post where he himself had just copied and pasted a large amount of material verbatim without attribution. I wasn't going to comment on it, figuring that not all of Meade's silliness needs to be replied to, but since several of you have wondered what he was getting at, that's my best guess.
On an unrelated note, Henry & Wagstaff should probably go sit in opposite corners of the room and have a time-out.