Mathew Ingram has posted an article at GigaOm asking a very valid question: is linking to the original report on the Internet a core value, or is it just polite? The question is a result of MG Siegler flipping out complaining that the Wall Street Journal didn’t link to his earlier report on Apple’s acquisition of Chomp. Ingram does a good job of representing both sides with counterarguments, so it’s worth reading.