While checking today’s rss feed from Indiana News Center, I found the above article. Â Notice that the attribution is to Eric Olson and Indiana News Center. Â Yet look below at the same article on WSBT-22’s website. Â This time, the article has no author listed, but is attributed to the AP (Associated Press). Â This search also reveals that the INC article is truncated.
Using the Coroner’s name as a search term on Yahoo! News, the following list is returned:
All of the websites in the above list properly attribute the story’s origin except for INC.Â
On the INC website is another article, “Troubles Continue for Troubled Lehman Brothers“. Â Same situation. Â This same articles appears on the KRON TV website in San Francisco, but they properly attribute the article and not only this, they have a disclaimer – highlighted in blue – at the bottom of the article:
I am not sure where the photos on the INC that accompany some of the articles orginate from, but I have a suspcion they aren’t INC authored. Â All of the non-local articles listed on INC’s website have been “written” by Eric Olson. Â Boy, he sure get’s around! Â Then again, perhaps INC has a special agreement with the AP that allows them to pass off AP content as their own? Â I must admit this surprises me as I’ve always found both WPTA-21 and WKTG-33, when they were separate, to be credible and honest about their sources. Â Eric Olson has also struck me as a pretty decent chap as well, so I’m not sure what’s going on, but something isn’t right.