Ahhh, it’s another journo Twitter spat and how we love them so.

This time it’s Mark Colvin (@Colvinius), presenter of ABC radio PM, complaining about getting a story ripped off by Technology Editor at Fairfax, Asher Moses. @Colvinius tweeted to his over 2000 supporters:

PM, ABC Radio, September 24 http://bit.ly/c2TG3 SMH, October 28 http://bit.ly/4uPsN9 Draw your own conclusions.

The first link heads to a story by Mark Colvin about tracking a boy down who sent rocket ship plans to scientists 52 years ago and the letter has made its way to the National Archives. The second link heads to a story by Asher Moses about tracking a boy down who sent rocket ship plans to scientists 52 years ago and the letter has made its way to the National Archives.

Just in case you were unclear why Colvin was angry, he then tweeted:

@katedoak Just annoyed me because I tracked that story down myself as any of the people quoted would tell you.

Not that Moses (@ashermoses) was going to just take the plagiarism accusations, he loves getting riled up on Twitter.

Moses: @Colvinius A little unfair. Saw the letters on Letters of Note, interviewed Denis myself and had pics + details that you didn’t.

Colvin: @ashermoses I’ll take your word for it.

Moses: @Colvinius Open your eyes and see for yourself. Did you track down a photo of him as a boy? Did you mention DSTO’s ceremony next mth?

Colvin: @ashermoses I said I took your word for it.

And again:

Colvin: @ashermoses But (a) we don’t use photos on radio (b) yes I did, in the back announce (without the exact date).

Obviously journalists nick story ideas from each other all the time, but this isn’t the first time Moses has been accused of such. Trawl back through Moses’ tweet feed for other spats with disgruntled journos.