Wednesday, June 13, 2007
This has to be the case because the guy is talking nonsense now. He's been all over ESPN as of late for some reason....even though he accused them of stealing his material. What's even more curious is the fact that he went on the Dan Patrick Show and sounded like a complete asshat.
Reilly: “How about just once showing your little fuzzy lens shot of my column with, ‘as first heart-wrenchingly portrayed in Rick ...’ You know, nothing. I get no love from you guys.”So basically it's okay for ESPN to steal your stuff, and it's okay to be hypocritical for not crediting Dan Patrick. I knew there was a reason why I don't subscribe to SI anymore.
Patrick: “Do you consider it plagiarism?”
Reilly: “No. Hell no.”
Patrick: “Well, if they’re taking from your column, they’re taking your idea. What constitutes…“
Reilly: “If they were taking lines. Now, one time ABC 'Evening News' actually took three lines. … That’s not what ESPN does. I’m just saying, how about a little love?”
Patrick: “Do you ever give me credit in your column for ideas that I’ve given you?”
Reilly: “I’m trying to think of one idea that you gave me that worked. You’ve given me a lot of ideas, but …”
Patrick: “How about the column, ‘Things that you will never see,’ and you wrote an entire column on that?”
Reilly: “Oh yeah, sorry. That was pretty good. Thank you.”
Patrick: “OK, so you stole that.”
Reilly: “No. I changed it to ‘Sentences that have never been uttered. …’”
Patrick: “But see, once again, you stole from me, and I got no credit.”
Reilly: “…You’re right. You did the leg work”
I'm so confused....
(Quotes via SBD)