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Susie MacNelly responds to David Simpson’s plagiarism
Susie MacNelly, Jeff’s widow, has written the following which I’m sharing with her permission:
Mike Peters so accurately described David Simpson as a cartoon kleptomaniac. Tulsa must be in a black hole with different journalistic ethics because neither Simpson nor his editor/publisher seem repentant. His editor wanted me to write the retraction….I declined. Mr. Simpson’s next gig should be matriculating at a state run giggling academy.
I suspect that he pulled Jeff’s editorials off the archives at shoecomics.com. We have been working for years to make Jeff’s work available to the public and we will continue to do so despite the pathetic behavior of one bad apple.
Susie MacNelly, Jeff’s widow
The fact that the publisher wanted HER to pen the retraction to which HE would sign his name is outrageous and maybe indicative of how David Simpson was able to feel at ease with plagiarism – at least while working with the Urban Tulsa. That doesn’t explain the decades of cases that Mike Peters says exists.