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Churchill Art Piece Called Into Question
News4 Colorado ^ | 2/24/05 | Raj Chohan

Posted on 02/24/2005 10:19:19 PM PST by Fizzie

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To: Wolfgang_Blitzkrieg

Yeah! He's an authentic prevaricator,.

vaudine


451 posted on 02/25/2005 11:28:30 AM PST by vaudine
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To: Fizzie
Prediction:
Breaking News: Professor "Mental" Ward Churchill, (as another FReeper accurately called him) University of Colorado, Boulder has recently been charged with disturbing the peace and inciting a riot by Boulder Colorado Police. Prof. Berry who recently stated “I can’t take it anymore” pretended to fake his own suicide by tossing a life-sized stuffed dummy dressed as himself, out of his college office window to the ground below.

Students were so stunned and many were traumatized when they feared the professor had taken his own life. “There were arms and legs all over the sidewalk,” said one student. “His head was in the bushes, his shoes were in the street, and it was awful!” “I stood there and cried and cried. I can’t believe this. It’s Bush’s fault!” wailed another distraught female student as a local psychologist tried to comfort her. The University has canceled classes for today so that all students who need help can be counseled.

In the meantime, Prof. Churchill was located hiding in his closet, where he stood naked, having shed his clothes to put on the dummy. “It’s my right,” he shouted. “My right to demonstrate and call attention to a wrong.” “They are picking on me. There is a right-wing conspiracy out there. They don’t respect me. I don’t get no respect!”

Along side police found a box from “Barbara’s Wig shop,” which was empty and presumed to have contained the long locks that were once on the dummy, but now in possession of a distressed student who won’t turn them over to the police. “It’s all we have left,” the student proclaimed – “I will never part with the Professor’s hair – it was his trademark, his testament to his Indian Heritage. It is sacred hair.” At which time all students chimed in:

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
Ward’s hair

Let it fly in the breeze
And get caught in the trees
Give a home to the fleas in my hair
A home for fleas
A hive for bees
A nest for birds
There ain't no words
For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder
Of Ward’s …

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
Ward’s hair.

452 posted on 02/25/2005 11:29:49 AM PST by CitizenM ("...pacifism is one of the greatest allies an aggressor can have!" -Patrick Henry)
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To: TomGuy

It lines up perfectly if you rotate it 1 degree and scale it by 109.5% (props to LGF operative DaZoid81 -- he figured this out). Here's a link to a "rathergif" of it: http://homepage.mac.com/cfj/.Pictures/Ward-animated.gif

So, how long until the DU and other moonbats on the left accuse Karl Rove of setting this up? LOL


453 posted on 02/25/2005 11:30:19 AM PST by piytar
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To: Fizzie
May he marinate in court before he roasts in Hell.


454 posted on 02/25/2005 11:35:22 AM PST by Viking2002 (Let's get the Insurrection started, already..............)
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To: CitizenM

Whoops...meant "Prof. Ward - couldn't take it anymore." Not Prof. Berry - just thinking about her, recently, too. Sorry folks.


455 posted on 02/25/2005 11:46:56 AM PST by CitizenM ("...pacifism is one of the greatest allies an aggressor can have!" -Patrick Henry)
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To: Howlin
"This is a Ward Churchill original oil painting complete with documentation. Wether or not Ward copied the piece is not relevant. Thanks for your interest."

Copyright infringement certainly IS relevant.

456 posted on 02/25/2005 11:47:14 AM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: Carolinamom

The little Cherokee blood I have (1/16 from Tallequah)) is deeply offended by his claim. As for the rest of me - well, just let me say my hair is close to being on fire. This WND article did nothing to soothe either - thanks, sending the link to my Mom.


457 posted on 02/25/2005 11:59:00 AM PST by daybreakcoming
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To: Fizzie

bttt


458 posted on 02/25/2005 12:03:45 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Fury

"CU has a major problem on their hands. The longer they wait, the worse it gets. He is discrediting their university."

CU discredits itself just as Churchill discredits his own self. One issue "freedom of speech," among many evident issues, indicates that neither the collective entity CU nor Weirdo Churchill is cognitively capable of perceiving the moral distinction between rational speech and hate speech. After reading about former CU Mary Berry, I believe Colorado University's policy is to provide a perfect caldron for brewing hatred.


459 posted on 02/25/2005 12:10:39 PM PST by purpleland (The price of freedom is vigilance.)
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To: ajolympian2004

Hey, olympian, THANKS! I'm still trying to find the source photographs for two more of his "original" works. I'll ping you when I dig them up. When, not if. ;o)


460 posted on 02/25/2005 12:13:40 PM PST by shezza
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To: Howlin

"Your post is a perfect example of the fabulous humor and knowledge here at FR. :-)"

- We can but try Neddie, we can but try.


461 posted on 02/25/2005 12:14:09 PM PST by finnigan2
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To: finnigan2

I read it to my husband......he just died laughing!


462 posted on 02/25/2005 12:15:00 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Viking2002
Because he's such a celebrity now, the liberal-socialists will rally to his corner. It's all about "Republican racism," don't ya know.

Because he's alleged to have lied about his Indian heritage, military service, and painting authenticity, by obviously conservative, traditionally ethical citizens, his lecture fees will skyrocket and the number of college engagements will flower. If he's persecuted by the right, the left has to come to his defense.

463 posted on 02/25/2005 12:15:29 PM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent...)
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To: beyond the sea

bttt


464 posted on 02/25/2005 12:16:20 PM PST by nopardons
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To: piytar
"rathergif"

Very good. Also "kinkogif" and "kinkoward" are potentials. (Ok, I'm reaching here. Work with me...)

465 posted on 02/25/2005 12:16:35 PM PST by Drango (Freepmail me to get on/off the *NPR/PBS* ping list)
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To: Drango

WARDOGIF?


466 posted on 02/25/2005 12:20:18 PM PST by JesseJane ( "I inadvertently took a few documents from the Archives," Berger said.)
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To: lsee; All

This is an incredible thread!

The woman in the right of the picture reminds me of a sepia colored picture in a CA history textbook - 7th or 8th grade, I believe. Will ask around.

Anyone with middle or high schoolers who have history books at hand?


467 posted on 02/25/2005 12:39:45 PM PST by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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To: Howlin

"This is a Ward Churchill original oil painting complete with documentation. Wether or not Ward copied the piece is not relevant."

WAIT a minute! If the painting is original, it's original and NOT copied. A copyist cannot claim "originality". However, if its a painted copy or facsimile of an original, the copyist must credit the original artist - even if its a photographer. I know, because I sometimes use photos for my own "art models" - not having any live models at hand. However, I am not a copiest nor a duplicator. I use a figure or face in a photograph as a guide for proportion and gesture for my entirely original subject.

Churchill is a thief and a fraud! By providing a document of authenticity guaranteeing originality with his plagiarized/copied/duplicated art work, this PHONEY Indian and fraudulent artist has committed a compounded crime. No wonder Churchill hates law enforcement, the courts, the FBI and the CIA - all of them MUST have records on him. I suggest the IRS should check him out too. Churchill get worse by moment to moment exposures. It's JUSTICE!


468 posted on 02/25/2005 12:45:03 PM PST by purpleland (The price of freedom is vigilance.)
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To: Howlin

bttt


469 posted on 02/25/2005 12:46:30 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Fizzie
I used to teach 10th graders how to produce drawings like that in Geometry Class. At least Ward did something right in his life. He sat in the front row and payed attention in HS Math Classes.
470 posted on 02/25/2005 12:48:03 PM PST by .cnI redruM ("I think that I have a fairly good understanding of what constitutes insider information," -Soros)
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To: nopardons; martin_fierro; Petronski; daybreakcoming; Viking2002; vaudine
Churchill’s claimed combat experience is in direct contradiction to his official military records.

I can't wait for this 'Cigar Store Creep', 'Professor Sitting Bullsh*t' to come to Pittsburgh to lecture at Carnegie Mellon or Pitt.

He'll be in deep Fake-Indian doodoo!

After the lecture, he will either be in jail after reacting poorly to our questions (taunts), or he'll be on the Fort Pitt Bridge ready to jump off and take his worthless, fraudulent life!

I can't wait.

471 posted on 02/25/2005 12:51:42 PM PST by beyond the sea (Barbara Boxer is Barbra Streisand on peyote .....)
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To: N3WBI3

"The funny thing is if he did not make such a scene after 9/11 his fraud could have gone on for years unnoticed.. kind of makes you wonder who else is out there.."


Ultimate HUBRIS is a "funny thing"...usually fatal.


472 posted on 02/25/2005 12:52:23 PM PST by purpleland (The price of freedom is vigilance.)
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To: BlessedByLiberty
All of my books are at my MIL's house at the moment while we wait to build some bookcases - we were waiting for the weather to warm up a bit. I know I have copies of all the original photographs. Right now I'm manually searching the government archives
473 posted on 02/25/2005 12:54:08 PM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: radiohead
Jeez. Everyday another revelation. There seems to be nothing honest about this man.

By their fruits ye shall know them...

474 posted on 02/25/2005 12:55:32 PM PST by TChris (Most people's capability for inference is severely overestimated)
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To: Thommas
Ha. He's about as 'Indian' as I am Aborigine. Hell, my wife's 3/8ths Cherokee, and she looks about five times more 'Indian' than Churchill ever will. She also thinks he's got more shit in him than a Christmas goose, too.


475 posted on 02/25/2005 1:04:09 PM PST by Viking2002 (Let's get the Insurrection started, already..............)
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To: shezza

bttt


476 posted on 02/25/2005 1:12:11 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Dad yer funny

I 'bout fell out of my chair on that one LOL! Only we who have served on those gray steel beauties remember the image you just conjured up!

RB


477 posted on 02/25/2005 1:16:32 PM PST by brushcop (American first, last, always--no hyphens here.)
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To: ajolympian2004

478 posted on 02/25/2005 1:22:34 PM PST by keithtoo (Defeat Le' Partie' Democratique)
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To: hoosiermama

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa men have copied you... :-P. Bet it was beautiful.


479 posted on 02/25/2005 1:29:17 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( The Year of Freeping Dangerously)
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To: Fury

If only Da Vinci and Van Geogh had this stuff available:

http://www.alltvstuff.com/dd1.html

I wonder if Ward has any Etch-a-Sketch copies of Remington's stuff ???


480 posted on 02/25/2005 1:49:52 PM PST by Don Keefhardt
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To: daybreakcoming

Family lore has it that there was a Cherokee some generations back in our family, which supposedly accounted for my father and his brothers having jet black hair. I've never traced it so I don't know (if true) what fraction I am. LOL. Of course, having been born in this country does make me a native American. That's good enough for me, thank goodness and the good Lord.


481 posted on 02/25/2005 1:53:46 PM PST by Carolinamom
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To: mollynme

Update: the only books relating to prints and photographs that we had were price guides. Sorry!


482 posted on 02/25/2005 2:11:03 PM PST by Nataku X (Food for Thought: http://web2.airmail.net/scsr/)
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To: hoosiermama

Someone should contact the FReeper that did the image overlay with animation that proved the Rathergate documents were generated with modern typesetting software ie MS Word. Maybe he could provide the same type of analysis here. LOL.


483 posted on 02/25/2005 2:26:33 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: Fizzie; Howlin; NormsRevenge; Darkwolf377; Walkingfeather; beyond the sea; Dad yer funny; ...
Minor update...

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~2731533,00.html

Churchill artwork mirrors artist's

By Arthur Kane
Denver Post Staff Writer

New questions arose Thursday about the professional history of controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill when his artwork was shown to be nearly identical to that of a well-known Western artist.

Churchill once sold prints under his name that bear an uncanny resemblance to a drawing done by the late artist Thomas E. Mails, CBS4 reporter Raj Chohan reported Thursday night.

The print made by Churchill in 1981, called "Winter Attack," appears to be a mirror image of a pen-and-ink sketch in a 1972 book called "The Mystic Warriors of the Plains" by Mails.

Churchill, after first angrily refusing to talk to Chohan on camera, admitted the work was based on Mails' rendering and said he had noted that fact during the initial release of "Winter Attack."

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Boulder County resident Duke Prentup, who had paid about $100 for the Churchill work, discovered the similarity while leafing through a book of Mails' work, according to the CBS4 report.

Meanwhile, how Churchill came to win accelerated tenure at CU continued to be questioned. Churchill was never formally offered a job at California State University at Northridge, although CU officials believed he had been when they shortcut the hiring process to give him a tenured position, a Cal State spokeswoman said Thursday.

Michael Pacanowsky, head of the CU communications department at the time, wrote on Jan. 10, 1991, that the process to find Churchill a job had to be accelerated because of the competing offer, but Cal State spokeswoman Carmen Chandler said the controversial professor was never officially offered a job.

CHURCHILL CONTROVERSY
Essay & statements

Click here to read Ward Churchill's essay, "Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens," as posted by a third-party political website. (The Denver Post does not endorse the website or views it expresses; the link is provided only as a reader service.)

Click here to read Churchill's Feb. 1 statement on the controversy.

Click here to read the University of Colorado Board of Regents' Feb. 3 resolution on the controversy.

Click here to read the Colorado House of Representatives' Feb. 2 resolution condemning Churchill.

Click here to read Gov. Bill Owens' letter on Churchill.

Click here for Churchill's academic webpage on the CU Department of Ethnic Studies website.

"We have (records of) every formal offer, and there is no record any formal offer was made" to Churchill, Chandler said Thursday. "We also don't look at people without a Ph.D."

Pacanowsky wrote in the January 1991 letter that he was asked to appoint Churchill to the communications department after the Cal State offer.

"I was initially told we had some time to consider the matter. ... Unfortunately, Ward has been offered a full professorship at Cal State-Northridge, and we need to make our decision well before the end of January," wrote Pacanowsky, who was returning from Germany on Thursday and could not be reached for comment.

E-mails and memorandums from 1991 show that the supposed competing offer was the primary justification for swiftly promoting Churchill from a one-semester temporary teaching job he had barely started into a full-time tenured faculty slot. But the records don't say who created the belief that Cal State-Northridge was competing for Churchill's services.

A Feb. 8, 1991, memo from Evelyn Hu-DeHart, director of the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America, wrote that Churchill's job was a "special opportunity" position, which is often a job to help hire a more diverse faculty.

Administrators did not have to submit a search plan or advertise the position, she wrote, but the department decided to advertise the position and came up with three finalists, including Churchill.

Hu-DeHart, now at Brown University, refused to discuss the matter over the phone but answered some questions by e-mail this week.

She said Churchill would have had to prove he had an offer from Cal State and that he was more "senior" than a University of Arizona candidate despite never being a professor.

"'Senior' can be defined in more than one way, for example, by scholarship and number of publications," Hu-DeHart wrote via e-mail.

Cal State's Chandler said there could have been some informal talks between Churchill and the school, but any record of that may have been destroyed in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Records of formal offers were preserved.

George Wayne, a former CU employee who at the time was an administrator at another Cal State campus, said he knows Churchill was a candidate for a job at Northridge because he was contacted by a Cal State colleague about Churchill sometime around 1991. Wayne did not remember who contacted him.

Churchill could not be reached for comment Thursday.

484 posted on 02/25/2005 2:27:30 PM PST by Drango (Freepmail me to get on/off the *NPR/PBS* ping list)
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To: Carolinamom

Yes, my grandfather died at 85 with maybe half a dozen white hairs - a majestic looking man.
I with you on the Native American or just plain American....no hyphen here. God bless our ancestors, eh? So fortunate to live in this wonderful country no matter how we got here.


485 posted on 02/25/2005 2:27:34 PM PST by daybreakcoming
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To: Grampa Dave
I saved the pics to my desktop file for now.

Thanks.


486 posted on 02/25/2005 2:29:42 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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I give up. The problem is that their costumes don't look like Cheyenne. Going through the entire Curtis collection is taking a long time, then there's the Bell collection...


487 posted on 02/25/2005 2:30:18 PM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: hoosiermama

Are those the actual pictures? Isn't one just a negative of the other?


488 posted on 02/25/2005 2:31:13 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Drango
But the records don't say who created the belief that Cal State-Northridge was competing for Churchill's services

Gosh, let me guess...

489 posted on 02/25/2005 2:32:48 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: tang-soo

I was only kidding, but I see someone has done this. See post 389 on this thread.


490 posted on 02/25/2005 2:33:43 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: cake_crumb
I give up.

Good job anyway...I think a curator and any Indian Art museum could do this in 1/2 an hour. The problem is, that ain't us.

491 posted on 02/25/2005 2:34:03 PM PST by Drango (Freepmail me to get on/off the *NPR/PBS* ping list)
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To: Ann Archy

Those are actual pictures.


492 posted on 02/25/2005 2:35:14 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: purpleland
**kind of makes you wonder who else is out there.."**

Been thinking along those lines myself. Here we are putting $$ in education funds for our children and you can believe I am wondering.............

493 posted on 02/25/2005 2:36:21 PM PST by daybreakcoming
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To: msnimje

It's the CBS defense: it's forged, but accurate.


494 posted on 02/25/2005 2:40:23 PM PST by JCEccles
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To: Howlin
"I read it to my husband......he just died laughing!"

- You're undoubtedly too young to remember, but the "Neddie" line is actually lifted from an old 1950's BBC radio show series called "The Goon Show" which was the inspiration to a subsequent television series, "Monty Python's Flying Circus". The Goon Show was the most inspired bit of insane lunacy ever to hit the airwaves and it's influence continues to this day.
Some better record stores still carry tapes of it's programs in their comedy section/
495 posted on 02/25/2005 2:41:20 PM PST by finnigan2
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To: Howlin

OMG! Wonder what other ones he copied like this! Anyone know?


496 posted on 02/25/2005 2:42:21 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: finnigan2

You are way too kind. Where do you think I first heard of Peter Sellers? :-) I'm an old bat!


497 posted on 02/25/2005 2:43:19 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Howlin

Wonder how much he CHARGED for the fraud?


498 posted on 02/25/2005 2:43:21 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Keep scrolling.


499 posted on 02/25/2005 2:43:36 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Ann Archy
Wonder what other ones he copied like this

In addition to the new4 story, last night FReepers found two more examples of clear (suspected?) copyright violations...those "forgeries?" are noted in the earlier part of this long thread.

500 posted on 02/25/2005 2:47:24 PM PST by Drango (Freepmail me to get on/off the *NPR/PBS* ping list)
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