Thursday, December 17, 2009

Deja Vu - WTF? w/UPDATE & Neilsen Press Release - turns out to be an innocent mistake

Public safety is an investment, not a cost
Garr Neilsen's My Word in the Times Standard 12/16/2009
http://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/wo/story/1740052.html
Jerry Dyer Op-Ed in Fresno Bee Tuesday, Dec. 08, 2009
Word for word.
Desperate? Stupid? Being pushed by the "Progressive" overlords to get something out?
Unbearable, incredibly unimaginably stupid? Sorry, Garr, this is not cool.
Caught by someone in the comments, starting at #29
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Jon-E-Law Eureka, CA
Liberal for Life wrote:
Wow.
I always believed that Eureka deserved a literate, public-oriented police chief.
Well done.

Not a chance. Your moron Chief did not write this he plagiarized it from the Fresno Chief.
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Jon-E-Law Eureka, CA
Lib for life too wrote:
Actually, this is written like he is running for office. Chief, if that is true, don't you think you should finish your one job at EPD before moving on and taking on another?

He will fit with Gallegos in taking credit for another's work. Chief Jerry Dyer from Fresno PD wrote this piece.
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Jon-E-Law Eureka, CA
Dyer's original piece ran in the Fresno Bee on December 8.
http://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/wo/story/174...
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Walter Sobchak Wildomar, CA
Liberal for Life wrote:
Wow.
I always believed that Eureka deserved a literate, public-oriented police chief.
Well done.

Darn straight. Of course, if all he'll do is publish others' work without attribution, that would actually make him a thief. Intellectually dishonest, AND a thief? Not exactly a ringing endorsement, is it?

Remember this:
Filed under Gallegos' Plagiarism
RELATED STORIES:
THE OX-BOW INCIDENT by ROBERT LOUIS FELIX
a copy of THE OX-BOW INCIDENT in case the link goes down
TS - Paul Gallegos' My Word
ER - WHOSE WORD WAS 'MY WORD'?
ER - A second Gallegos column raises questions about attribution
Back up links, Eureka Reporter coverage"
ER - WHOSE WORD WAS 'MY WORD'? 9/7/2006
ER - A second Gallegos column raises questions about attribution 9/8/2006

UPDATE and clarification:
Pla-Garr-ism? The Journal
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Neilsen's Press Release

I wish to clarify any confusion that may have arisen from the opinion piece published earlier this week in the Times Standard. This was a position piece adopted by the California Police Chiefs Association. The editorial was distributed to regional directors to be modified for local media and presented as a position supported by local chiefs. This is a common practice that is intended to distribute a consistent position.

I apologize for any confusion this may have caused regarding the authorship of the piece. There was no intent to claim it as original, but rather reflect consensus of opinion of California Chiefs.
Thanks

gn


Police Chief clears air over editorial
A letter to our readers
The Times-Standard contacted the column's original writer, Fresno Chief of Police and former President of the California Police Chiefs Association Jerry Dyer, who said he was asked to write the Clemmons piece by the Fresno Bee, as he's a regular contributor for them.

At a recent Cal Chiefs meeting, Dyer said he told everyone that he was working on the piece and that he would be submitting it. As he's done before, he said he urged all the regional chiefs to localize the piece -- either using it as a jumping off point or using parts or all of it -- and to submit it to their local papers.

It is important that individuals who submit columns acknowledge when information, ideas, viewpoints or phrases are coming from another source. In this case, a simple citation or sentence of attribution would have sufficed, giving us a chance to weigh whether we were interested in running the opinion of Fresno's police chief -- even with a local angle -- and allowing readers to understand the full picture of the piece's origin.

13 comments:

  1. Now we'll see whether or not the Sub-Standard can do some easy investigative journalism and give their pet chief some well-deserved bad press.

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  2. Why do the local conservatives dislike Garr?

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  3. Local conservatives don't dislike Garr. Regular people who may have to choose between two candidates for an elected post dislike someone who plagiarizes another person's writings. This isn't a left vs. right issue, but rather honest vs. dishonest. Perhaps it's just plain ineptitude from an advisor, but we should expect better from the person heading the EPD and someone potentially running a campaign.

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  4. Well, he should have titled it "An Organization's Talking Points I Believe In."

    The "My Word" format isn't too flexible. We expect the words to be the authors. I can see the T-S has really learned its lesson from the Gallegos incident and will give any public figure a platform to be dishonest. Their editors will say something to the effect that "they can't check everything for plagiarism," but they seem to get burned on this particular thing a lot.

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  5. Maybe the Chief should stop getting his publishing advice from Salzman

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  6. Thank you Ryan, I updated the post.

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  7. So you updated the post but kept your ill-informed and wholly inaccurate description of Nielsen's actions along with your insulting words to stand? Damn Rose, I know you're not very bright but I didn't think you were a totally classless asshole.

    When will you recant your plagiarism charge?

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  8. You want me to delete it and pretend it didn't happen? That wouldn't be right - I posted it, and so it stays - with the addition, with his clarification, and with you taking me to task. Fair enough.

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  9. You protectionist type apologists for Garr don't seem to know who did the clever Walter Sobchak Wildomar, CA Liberal for Life wrote:
    "Wow.
    I always believed that Eureka deserved a literate, public-oriented police chief.
    Well done." And then Jon-E-Law Eureka, CA

    Liberal for Life wrote:
    "Wow.
    I always believed that Eureka deserved a literate, public-oriented police chief.
    Well done."

    This was all planned out and orchestrated. The players have just been exposed. Good job Rose.

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  10. Chief Garr should be embarassed. When will they ever learn?

    I did see that larry tried to clean up the chief's mess over on hearldo.

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  11. Yup 10:05. The so-called liberals opposed to the prison-industrial complex suddenly defend an editorial calling for disobeying the federal courts on their ruling on overcrowding in CA prisons. Just incredible how little consistency is at work when there's Dems in local office to suck up to.

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