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News around the world and back

The other day, we posted a news report based on Deep Purple’s press release about the band still wanting to go to Lebanon. I added some info from my local Swedish morning paper on the town Baalbeck to the news story to add something that the other reports didn’t have. Mention of the Baalbeck info in the Undercover report about the story made me realise they must have quoted us in their report. Without any credits to us.

Then Swedish media agency PM went on to quote Undercover. So now we have Swedish papers printing the PM story, and by that quoting another Swedish paper by way of THS and Undercover in Australia. Without credits both to Sydsvenskan and us.

I want to add that I don’t think the missed credits are a big deal, although it is a bit bad that the journalists doesn’t mention where they take their quotes from. But it is funny to follow news around the world in this day and age.

Comment to “News around the world and back”:

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    David Sanderson says:

    When I first read the 1985 Deep Purple tour programme, I noticed the ‘pen pics’ just contained quotes from old Kerrang! interviews, the same interviews appear on this site too. I often see articles in newspapers and magazines and get that deja vu feeling. very rarely, will you see ‘this article first appeared in….’. I’m healthily cynical (I hope) about the media.

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