Yesterday, the Times essentially reran claims about the Army Ranger robbers that Rick Anderson made first in his cover story a couple weeks back. They

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It's Called Attribution, Dipsticks

When someone beats you to a story, P.I., give 'em credit.

Yesterday, the Times essentially reran claims about the Army Ranger robbers that Rick Anderson made first in his cover story a couple weeks back. They didn't cite Rick's story. Why was this somewhat excusable? Because they at least started following the story close to when Rick's piece ran. But today, the P.I. -- which really hasn't written jack about the Rangers until now -- is regurgitating claims the the Rangers robbed a South Tacoma bank not for money, but to expose war crimes -- without sourcing anyone. Source Rick, ya toolsheds. Dailies poaching material from alt-weeklies is as old as Kevin Federline is awesome, but I can see your beautiful rotating globe from my window, and I'm 'bouts to knock it into Puget Sound with a baseball bat.

 
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