Back on February 1, 2011 Cedar Posts wrote a commentary critical of the South Charlotte Weekly's Mark Parks' promotion of CMPD's South Division. Parks' rah rah pom pom feast included numbers that were fluffed up to show a huge reduction of crime in South Charlotte.
Apparently Mr. Parks didn't like Cedar Posts analysis of his CMPD cheer-leading and filed a complaint with Google about the Cedar Posts blog.
Google removed the posted material based on Mr. Parks' complaint of copyright infringement, despite the fact that Cedar Posts gave clear credit for the material written by Mr. Parks, and my thinking that the use of the content is protected by the U.S. fair use doctrine.
Frankly the entire point was that Mr. Parks' spin on the CMPD numbers was erroneous and therefore the post would only make sense if I give full credit for his work.
That said, Cedar Posts has elected to leave the post off the blog and all future reference to the South Charlotte Weekly will be limited to "That Wet Thing In The Driveway" or the hamster cage liner.
Honestly I thought I was doing the "The Wet Thing In The Driveway" a favor by even including a link to the paper's home page.
So much for playing nice.