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Is WND's Jerome Corsi a plagiarist? (Zot's all)
http://turningthescale.net/?p=640 ^

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 Corsi’s had.

Loren found that a Dec. 19 article published in WND, headlined, “Obama’s 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 Corsi’s “borrowed” material seems to have come from quite visible sources:

"In short, every single quote or finding specifically attributed to Corsi’s unnamed “researchers” was lifted from an earlier publication by another news agency."

You really need to go to Loren’s Web site to read this; he even reprints Corsi’s article and color codes the questionable passages by their probable origin...

(Excerpt) Read more at turningthescale.net ...


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Here's a direct link to that color-coded reprint (yellow means 'copied from the London Evening Standard'):

http://www.scribd.com/doc/76271332/Obama-s-legacy-of-broken-promises-%E2%80%93-in-Kenya

1 posted on 12/22/2011 6:46:47 PM PST by Pharnsworth
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To: Pharnsworth

I smell George Soros!


2 posted on 12/22/2011 6:48:47 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: Pharnsworth

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...


3 posted on 12/22/2011 6:51:09 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Corsi’s a truther, so phock him....who gives a shiite.


4 posted on 12/22/2011 6:51:09 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Pharnsworth

He better not be one! He’s been a FReeper for many long years!!!


5 posted on 12/22/2011 6:52:01 PM PST by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
It goes far deeper than Soros. The Bilderberg Group, possibly even the House of Rothschild.
/corsi
6 posted on 12/22/2011 6:52:27 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: SierraWasp

Has he posted lately?

I think Rush might be a FReeper.


7 posted on 12/22/2011 6:54:19 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Pharnsworth

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.

IBTZ


8 posted on 12/22/2011 6:57:24 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: unkus

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.


9 posted on 12/22/2011 6:58:45 PM PST by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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To: Pharnsworth

It is a hit piece by the left.


10 posted on 12/22/2011 7:00:36 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: ErnBatavia

Are you lying or just simply wrong?

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=72787


11 posted on 12/22/2011 7:00:41 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Pharnsworth
Loren Collins, [an OBot extraordinaire] who writes at Barackryphal, just uncovered what could shred whatever little credibility Corsi’s had.

Credibility Loren?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2702976/posts?page=1468#1468 And zot

http://www.freerepublic.com/~lorenc/

12 posted on 12/22/2011 7:01:19 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: jrlc

courtesy ping


13 posted on 12/22/2011 7:02:40 PM PST by mnehring
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To: SierraWasp

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.


14 posted on 12/22/2011 7:03:22 PM PST by OldCorps
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To: 1rudeboy
I've given up on the Buildabergers. I've moved up in the world to the BuildaChickenFriendSteakSandwich conspiracy. mmmmmmm..


15 posted on 12/22/2011 7:09:55 PM PST by mnehring
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To: OldCorps

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!!!


16 posted on 12/22/2011 7:11:01 PM PST by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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To: Pharnsworth

Corsi could not be reached for comment as he was speaking at the Big Foot Convention.


17 posted on 12/22/2011 7:11:24 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his own Internet domain name, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: Pharnsworth

Welcome to FReeRepublic.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 7:12:07 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Beckwith

Ping. Your “old pal” loren (LoL) is the subject of an FR thread.


19 posted on 12/22/2011 7:13:22 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Pharnsworth
Let's just say for argument's sake Corsi did lift those passages verbatim. If he tells us the sky is blue and grass is green are we to now insist that they are NOT those colors?

Jerry Corsi did a bang-up job uncovering the fraud that is Barak Obama and nothing will ever change that.

20 posted on 12/22/2011 7:13:29 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Red Steel

OMG! LorenC!! Hadn’t thought about him in quite a while.


21 posted on 12/22/2011 7:17:39 PM PST by azishot
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To: Pharnsworth

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!


22 posted on 12/22/2011 7:17:49 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: mnehring

Oh, my...that looks like a coronary in the making.


23 posted on 12/22/2011 7:18:08 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Dr. Jerome Corsi is held in very high esteem here.

Not since he decided to get in bed with Alex Jones.

24 posted on 12/22/2011 7:18:41 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Pharnsworth

Nov. 14th, 2011??????????????? Get lost creep. Go back to the Dummy underground where sleaze like you slither!


25 posted on 12/22/2011 7:19:42 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Pharnsworth
A plagiarist? Gee, maybe he'll become VICE PRESIDENT!


26 posted on 12/22/2011 7:21:17 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: mnehring

We’re gonna need a bigger bun.


27 posted on 12/22/2011 7:21:23 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

See post 11. And the same question to you is.

Are you lying or simply wrong?


28 posted on 12/22/2011 7:22:33 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Pharnsworth; darkwing104; Jim Robinson; jrlc; Old Sarge; 230FMJ; A.Hun; abigailsmybaby; AFPhys; ...
Looks like Corsi has already explained this. You, however, still smell funny.


29 posted on 12/22/2011 7:24:58 PM PST by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: azishot
OMG! LorenC!! Hadn’t thought about him in quite a while.

He spends most of his time at the Soros funded website TheFogBow.com

30 posted on 12/22/2011 7:25:15 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Responsibility2nd
Are you lying or simply wrong?

Neither...did you bother to follow the link and read the article?

31 posted on 12/22/2011 7:25:58 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: God luvs America

Or joe Biden when he ripped off Neil Kinnock.


32 posted on 12/22/2011 7:26:53 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Pharnsworth; 50mm; Admin Moderator
Wait, what?


33 posted on 12/22/2011 7:31:06 PM PST by glock rocks (Jesus take the wheel, Take it from my hands, cause I can't do this on my own...)
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To: Red Steel

Is that one of those places where you need to shower after “visiting”?

BTW...Merry Christmas to you!


34 posted on 12/22/2011 7:31:45 PM PST by azishot
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To: mnehring

That’s the way they make them at my favorite cafe! I always ask for another bun and squeeze bottle of Plochmans mustard.


35 posted on 12/22/2011 7:32:25 PM PST by tumblindice (Cowboy up)
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To: azishot

Yeah, it is the defense of OBama central on the Internet.

Merry Christmas too. :-)


36 posted on 12/22/2011 7:34:28 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Neither...did you bother to follow the link and read the article?
 
 
 
Umm yeah. I posted the link so I read it. Did you? Did you read this?
 

"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."

 
 and this...
 
 

"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.


 
 
Now that you know the truth, please discontinue making ignorant comments. Thanks.


37 posted on 12/22/2011 7:34:58 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: 50mm

Trolls come in all shapes and sizes don’t they.


38 posted on 12/22/2011 7:37:52 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“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.


39 posted on 12/22/2011 7:38:01 PM PST by Pharnsworth
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To: Pharnsworth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA32ikd9B34


40 posted on 12/22/2011 7:40:59 PM PST by tumblindice (Cowboy up)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Good luck finding a post where I called Corsi a truther. I didn't.

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”.

41 posted on 12/22/2011 7:43:06 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: ElkGroveDan

“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.


42 posted on 12/22/2011 7:44:20 PM PST by Pharnsworth
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To: Red Steel

Do we have the zot screen for Loren?


43 posted on 12/22/2011 7:44:37 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: Pharnsworth
I was the first on this thread to recognize you as a troll. Way back in post 8 I was IBTZ.

Now that you've committed yourself personally to this lie, I bring you dancing kitties.


44 posted on 12/22/2011 7:44:37 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Pharnsworth

Well, it’s obviously yellow journalism! (Rimshot)


45 posted on 12/22/2011 7:45:55 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Pharnsworth; LorenC; Admin Moderator

Welcome back, LorenC.


46 posted on 12/22/2011 7:46:25 PM PST by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: Red Steel

“Credibility Loren?”

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?


47 posted on 12/22/2011 7:48:45 PM PST by Pharnsworth
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Good luck finding a post where I called Corsi a truther. I didn't.
 
You did call him that. Here. Even worse you said he was in bed with Alex Jones. (A truther)

48 posted on 12/22/2011 7:49:26 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: 50mm

“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.


49 posted on 12/22/2011 7:54:15 PM PST by Pharnsworth
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To: Pharnsworth
But lifting passages verbatim is the entire point.

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.

50 posted on 12/22/2011 8:00:10 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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