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General · 17th November 2011
Robyn Budd
If imitation is the highest form of flattery it would seem Shawn O'Connor has paid Phil Stone quite the compliment. O'Connor's latest mailbox stuffer, the so-called 'Discovery of Truth', seems designed to be a dead ringer for the Discovery Islander. Take a closer look, folks – the real DI's not out for another week. And yes, there are laws against this kind of imitation in publishing, where it's commonly called 'plagiarism' and is considered a breach of journalistic ethics liable for copyright infringement.
It fits well, however, with the tactics deployed for much of candidate O'Connor's election campaign. Why is O'Connor trying so hard to discredit incumbent Jim Abram with a barrage of attack literature that gets more outlandish and brazen as voting day approaches? We welcome your comments on what you have seen in this campaign – and which candidate's approach you want to represent you at the Regional District for the next three years.