I love Sal Mansur but I did find that reference a bit odd and slightly jarring given his usual style and concerns, especially because the OODA Loop has been mentioned in so many columns and blogs this week.
I forwarded the Bill Whittle piece to the editor at the Edmonton Sun saying that if Mansur’s piece had been handed in to me I would have forwarded it to the Dean. The following was offered in reply.
Sorry, are you suggesting plagiarism? The boyd article is extremely long and my time is extremely short. Could you direct me to the offending/similar paragraphs or add some context to your letter,
The dextrosphere: Doing the job MSM editors do not have the time to do. I never said a word about plagiarism. What I would like to see is citation, a practice I would hope is familiar to Canadian political science professors. In blog discourse we call references to sources “links”. These are a common courtesy and an important practice if you or your writing wish to be taken seriously.
But then if the editor of the Edmonton Sun either does not know or does not care where the material he is selling comes from, I expect it is too much to imagine the readers of his dead tree edition will know any better.