Archive Plagiarism or Flattery? by Major Nelson • Feb 1, 2005 @ 8:23am Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share via Email. Not sure what to think here – but does anyone else see the similarites between this post I made in November and this story posted a few days ago on Newsweek/MSNBC? I know plagiarism is a strong word, but what would you call it? Flattery?