Here's J. Todd:
Newspaper editors and reporters get used to reader abuse, but if you want to incur my wrath, knowingly lie by accusing me of a journalistic death-penalty ethics violation – all because my politics don’t mirror yours. I consider it an attack on my family and an attempt to take food and shelter from my 4- and 6-year-old boys. That the violator himself would be the father of two boys makes the following incident even more disgusting.
The penalty for plagiarism in my profession typically is a lifetime ban from the business. So I consider what a reader did last week to be beyond the bounds of fair play.
He went on our Web site, TriCities.com, and in the reader response section alleged that I ripped off ... [link]
Mmm. Mmm. Mmm. I think someone is wanting to hurt someone.
A bit of advice, J. Todd: This might make you feel better but it'll not shut your accuser up. In fact, it will embolden him. Watch out. The attacks escalate from here.
Makes for fun reading though. Keep us posted. Photos would be nice too.
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Here's the facebook page for the National Association for the Advancement of Appalachian People. Looks harmless to me. I'll have to search to find the offending website entries to which J. Todd refers. I'll keep you posted.