We like Christopher Hitchens. This is a prime reason why. I am having a hard time thinking of someone with a better track record of exposing people for the frauds that they are, whether they be on the left or right of the political spectrum, or if they are just plain upside down confused.
Thanks to the unmatchable instapundit himself, Glenn Reynolds, for the Hitch article.
Glenn also has a great deal of info on the Stephen Ambrose plagiarism scandal. As usual, Instapundit is being reasonable (something that frequently eludes yours truly), and provides insightful analysis with well documented sourcing to provide a reasonable overview of the actual situation. My personal hope is that it was just an accidental mistake on Ambrose’s part, because I love his work (yeah- I know you elite snobs think he is a pop-historian- bullocks to you, I say).
The plagiarism issue brings up another question. As I am new to this whole blogging, I am wondering if there is an ethical standard for posting links? Is it appropriate to link information on your sight that has aalready appeared on other blogs? I think so, provided you give credit to the people who originally found the info and documented it. I try to always do that, unless I think I am the first to mention something (not that anybody is reading this anyway). A perfect example for me is what took place this morning on Little Green Footballs.
I am sure this ettiquette has been discussed before, but again, I am new to this scene. However, if linking to other blogs in the manner I have discussed is a breach of nettiquette, the Question for the Day is:
Is it possible to have a blog without ever linking to Instapundit.
My beloved Steelers just took the lead v s. the Browns. BBL.