The reporter from last week just called back. First, his analysis of disparities in a particular crime revealed no difference, so the story is not going forward. Just like academics? Second, he’s got something new going and is asking me questions about how to run his copy of SPSS (!) a program I don’t use although I have in the past, and is sending me his analysis for me to OK. I am beginning to feel used here, and am thinking about telling him what my hourly rate for consultation is. I did tell him I wouldn’t look at his file until after dinner, after I got my own work done. But I’m sufficiently distracted that I’m writing this blog instead of getting back to work. OK, turn off browser, turn off email. I’ll add my two cents to the plagiarism thread later.