"""[…] how much fecal matter you've swallowed in areas outside your own expertise."""
We'd all go crazy if the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect wouldn't exist:
"""[…] describes the phenomenon of an expert believing news articles on topics outside of their field of expertise even after acknowledging that articles written in the same publication that are within the expert's field of expertise are error-ridden and full of misunderstanding.""" 😬 🥴 🙃
@corbet There's public news and then there's Public News. If there's rhyme or reason to it, I haven't seen it and I do this for a living.
As for story copying at least people were writing, albeit cribbing from my work. As we talked about briefly yesterday, my stories are copied lock, stock, and barrel at least a dozen times a tale. Sometimes the copies, without my name on them of course, show up higher on Google searches than my originials.