Another case of Wiki journalism: It seems that Government staff weren’t the only ones preoccupied with Wikipedia last week, Perth’s Sunday Times jumped on the wiki-wagon over the weekend with its tribute to retiring AFL veterans Shane Parker and Troy Cook. The Times article, published on the very same day as its critical report on the Coalition’s behavior in the wikisphere, blatantly plagiarises Wikipedia entries for both Parker and Cook.
Here’s some what the Sunday Times published:
At the 1996 AFL Draft Cook was chosen at pick 26 by the Swans. Cook spent the next 3 years developing his skills under coach Rodney Eade. During his time at Sydney he perfected one of his greatest assets, his tackling. He also worked with assistant coach Damian Drum who he would later meet again at Fremantle.
On his return to WA in 2000 Cook immediately showed he was determined to be a part of the Fremantle line-up with a strong pre-season and impressive early form. By the end of the season he had played all 22 games, led the club in disposals and was named the club champion.
Cook played all 88 regular season games (a club record for consecutive games at the time) in his first four seasons at Fremantle, but broke his ankle in the final round of 2003, forcing him to miss Fremantle's first ever finals match.