"Surprised you bought into allegations (Dave) Fuller would plagiarize.
"Here's what actually happened.
"The Czech hockey magazine, Hokej, wrote an article quoting (Tomas) Kaberle's father saying he's surprised his son is staying with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
"A Canadian blog site cut, pasted and we're told had a reader translate the article then posted an English version on their website.
"Now they're upset because we did not credit them. To be clear, we did see the story first on the sports blog. Then we did what journalists are supposed to do - checked the original article from Hokej, ran it through Google Translate and did our own work to validate and rework the quotes for accuracy.
"Quotes, as you're aware, are part of the public record and it's acceptable journalistic practice to use quotations from another source particularly if they are properly attributed.
"That's what we did, attributed quotes we used in our story to Hokej, which actually invested the resources into interviewing Kaberle's father and producing the original story.
"Hope this clears things up."
We could go ballistic over not being credited by a few blogs, but cutting and pasting in print, the Net and broadcasting is rampant and has been for decades.
Cutting and pasting without proper credit goes to the core of the media outlet or individual involved. They obviously do not respect the work of others.
That said, we prefer to name and highlight media and blogs that do respect the work of others, not dwell on the ignorance of lesser entities.