“We say CNN ripped us off,” writes editor Evan Serpick. “You be the judge.” (Baltimore Sun police reporter Justin Fenton asks him: “Didn’t the Afro [newspaper] have it first?” City Paper’s replay: “Stories were pretty much concurrent.”)
Ripped off? Perhaps, but I’m guessing that wasn’t the only story on CNN that day that was first reported by a print journalist.
UPDATE: Read what my Facebook friends and subscribers say about City Paper’s complaint.
* Robocop: Retired city policeman takes refuge among droids (citypaper.com)
* The real Robocop: Ex-policeman builds robot from household goods (cnn.com)
* Retired officer builds human-like robot from appliances (afro.com)