Skip to comments.Is WND's Jerome Corsi a plagiarist? (Zot's all)
Posted on 12/22/2011 6:46:41 PM PST by Pharnsworth
World Net Daily writer Jerome Corsi may have really stepped in it this time...
Loren Collins, who writes at Barackryphal, just uncovered what could shred whatever little credibility Corsis had.
Loren found that a Dec. 19 article published in WND, headlined, Obamas Legacy of Broken Promises in Kenya seems to have passages in it that were pulled partially or wholly from articles that appeared in the London Evening Standard July 25, 2008 and a May 2011 African news service story.
In his article, Corsi says all but two of the quotes in question came from his inside sources in Kenya.
But as Loren points out, most of Corsis borrowed material seems to have come from quite visible sources:
"In short, every single quote or finding specifically attributed to Corsis unnamed researchers was lifted from an earlier publication by another news agency."
You really need to go to Lorens Web site to read this; he even reprints Corsis article and color codes the questionable passages by their probable origin...
(Excerpt) Read more at turningthescale.net ...
I smell George Soros!
didn’t effect Lichmyballs or whatever his name is from the NYSlimes when he plagiarized BS on Issa...forgot- thats accepted “reporting” on the left...
Corsi’s a truther, so phock him....who gives a shiite.
He better not be one! He’s been a FReeper for many long years!!!
Has he posted lately?
I think Rush might be a FReeper.
Are your a troll or a blogpimp? Or both?
Why would you think we would be interested in some blog called Barackryphal?
Dr. Jerome Corsi is held in very high esteem here. Newbie blogpimps are not.
Not that I know of for a certainty. I’m sure both of ‘em have lurked from time to time. I’m pretty certain Corsi posted at least back in the 1998-2000 era. I’ve never seen Rush post, but have heard him take the same point of view expressed here from time to time.
It is a hit piece by the left.
Are you lying or just simply wrong?
I think i corresponed with WF Buckley here on FR. Of course Limbaugh monitors this site. Its probably where he found the thread of “Post your Kerry Girlyman Pictures here” that i ran. It had something like 30,000 hits and some of the funniest posts i’ve ever seen.
Looks like you have a slight advantage senioritywise on this site. I lurked from 1998-2000 and have had a ball most all that time until now. Really miss some of them “old time FReepers,” however. Some of the flame wars during that time period made spectators out of a lot of us. Sadly, several of the best, most loyal FReepers have gone to righteous conservative heaven!!!
Corsi could not be reached for comment as he was speaking at the Big Foot Convention.
Welcome to FReeRepublic.
Ping. Your “old pal” loren (LoL) is the subject of an FR thread.
Jerry Corsi did a bang-up job uncovering the fraud that is Barak Obama and nothing will ever change that.
OMG! LorenC!! Hadn’t thought about him in quite a while.
And I care why? America has been terrorized by a marxist asshole for the past 3 years. An asshole that NO ONE knows anything about! I don’t give a flying crap what some moron lib cretin says about anyone!
Oh, my...that looks like a coronary in the making.
Not since he decided to get in bed with Alex Jones.
Nov. 14th, 2011??????????????? Get lost creep. Go back to the Dummy underground where sleaze like you slither!
We’re gonna need a bigger bun.
See post 11. And the same question to you is.
Are you lying or simply wrong?
He spends most of his time at the Soros funded website TheFogBow.com
Neither...did you bother to follow the link and read the article?
Or joe Biden when he ripped off Neil Kinnock.
Is that one of those places where you need to shower after “visiting”?
BTW...Merry Christmas to you!
That’s the way they make them at my favorite cafe! I always ask for another bun and squeeze bottle of Plochmans mustard.
Yeah, it is the defense of OBama central on the Internet.
Merry Christmas too. :-)
"That the Obama campaign has chosen to portray me as a 9/11 Truther just shows how sloppy and inaccurate the research going into their rebuttal was," said Corsi, a senior staff writer for WND. "Let me make clear that I fully accept and endorse the conclusion of the 9/11 Commission that the Islamic hijackers who flew the airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were the sole cause of the attack."
"There is no credible evidence that the U.S. government had any responsibility in the attack and it is irresponsible to suggest otherwise," he said.
Trolls come in all shapes and sizes don’t they.
“Dr. Jerome Corsi is held in very high esteem here”
I thought he might be. And that’s why I thought people would be interested in knowing that he got caught plagiarizing and making up fake sources.
I was asking if you read the article claiming plagiarism...did you? And the “editor's note” on the WND article doesn't deny it...they “regret the error”.
“Let’s just say for argument’s sake Corsi did lift those passages verbatim.”
But lifting passages verbatim is the entire point. That, and making up fake Kenyan sources. Those are ethical violations that usually get journalists fired.
Do we have the zot screen for Loren?
Now that you've committed yourself personally to this lie, I bring you dancing kitties.
Well, it’s obviously yellow journalism! (Rimshot)
Welcome back, LorenC.
I dunno. But the evidence she presents is awfully damning. She highlighted all the parts of Corsi’s article that you can see were copied from that British article, and the result is that like HALF of Corsi’s article is covered in yellow.
What problems do you have with the case she makes against Corsi?
“Looks like Corsi has already explained this.”
I, for one, am not buying that explanation. In fact, I see where the blogger addressed that in her post. She pointed out that Corsi linked to the Evening Standard, and even included citations to it.
WND’s explanation that they were snookered by Kenyans (who Corsi claimed were “trusted Kenyan professionals” and people he’s worked with since 2008), doesn’t add up. It means that Corsi read the Evening Standard article in order to excerpt the portions he cited, and completely missed all the other parts of their article that he was copying exactly.
And I GAVE you that point in order to continue with the argument. It does not change what he has uncovered on Obama previously. Most of it is verifiable. You can't un-ring a bell.
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