On Friday The Independent Weekly's Indaily newsletter accused Crikey's Christian Kerr of lifting one of its stories without attribution:
Open letter to Crikey: Dear Christian Kerr, Insider loves that old adage about imitation and sincere flattery. We also feel independent media sources like ours should certainly stick together. So thanks for using yesterday's Indaily item - The Travelling Wortleys - in today's Crikey. Insider's pleased you liked it so much you used it almost word for word. But does New Media mean we give up that old-fashioned practice of citing each other? Please join us, however, in apologising to the Wortleys for getting their son's age wrong - we've been told he's actually younger. I'm looking forward to Crikey's response.