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WaPo Author who Tied Romney to KKK Resigns over Plagiarism Scandal
breitbart.com/ ^ | April 18 2012 | by Tony Lee

Posted on 04/18/2012 7:46:37 PM PDT by NoLibZone

When Washington Post journalist Elizabeth Flock wrote a post last year falsely accusing Mitt Romney of using a Ku Klux Klan slogan in his campaign speech, she was not fired or disciplined.

But when Flock stole from the work of another mainstream organization and did not properly attribute, she abruptly “resigned” from the Washington Post conveniently and coincidentally before another editor’s note went up on her post that described it as having “serious factual errors” and “a significant ethical lapse.”

Flock told AFP that “she resigned on Friday before the Post published a second editor's note about her work and that she was not pressured to quit.” A Washington Post spokesman said they would not comment on personnel matters.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 2012election; election2012; flock; kenyanbornmuzzie; kkk; medialies; mittromney; plagerism; plagiarism; resignation; romneykkk; wapo; wapoplagerism; washingtonpost; wp

1 posted on 04/18/2012 7:46:47 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

“Get the Flock out of here!”


2 posted on 04/18/2012 7:50:43 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: NoLibZone

But not for trying to tie Mittens to the KKK.


3 posted on 04/18/2012 7:52:32 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: NoLibZone

All these Flocks and Flukes are hard to keep track of.


4 posted on 04/18/2012 7:53:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: NoLibZone
Fluke Floke...
5 posted on 04/18/2012 7:54:01 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: NoLibZone

Fluke.... Flock.... what’s the difference these days?


6 posted on 04/18/2012 7:54:21 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"All these Flocks and Flukes are hard to keep track of."

I remember each and every one.

7 posted on 04/18/2012 7:54:41 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: NoLibZone

8 posted on 04/18/2012 7:54:53 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Kickass Conservative

Oh Fluke, I messed up.

Make that Fluke Flock..


9 posted on 04/18/2012 7:55:52 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: GeronL

Anyone who took Latin knows its:
Fluke = I fluke
Flock = You fluke
Floke = He she or it flukes
Fluius = we fluke
Fluius = you (plural) fluke
Flant = they fluke


11 posted on 04/18/2012 7:58:02 PM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: rawhide; Lazmataz
Laz would Fluke it I'm sure.

I predict:

(1) The Moderator will consider removing this Post.
(2) The Moderator will consider canceling this Thread.

12 posted on 04/18/2012 7:59:03 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Huebolt

Did you copy Bob Beckel on this?

He needs all the help he can get.


13 posted on 04/18/2012 8:00:43 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

They all look alike to me.


14 posted on 04/18/2012 8:00:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: Huebolt

That reminds me of I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream


15 posted on 04/18/2012 8:01:46 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

I slam, you slam, we all slam for Islam!


16 posted on 04/18/2012 8:08:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: NoLibZone
She is a little bit hot, but a whole lot more irrational and stupid. Liberalism rots the mind and make you a cheating dope.


17 posted on 04/18/2012 8:17:24 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: NoLibZone

What’s the fuss? We have a National Monument and a National Holiday for a master plagiarist. Doris Kearns Goodwin is a respected Democrat historian known for her plagiarism and is selected by the major networks for commentary quite often.


18 posted on 04/18/2012 8:28:42 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: rawhide

Kind of looks like Robert Plant, when he was younger.


19 posted on 04/18/2012 8:29:03 PM PDT by BobL
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To: rawhide
that pic screams high maintenance b!tch at ~120db...
20 posted on 04/18/2012 8:30:18 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NoLibZone

They will call him Mohammmmmmad.


21 posted on 04/18/2012 8:40:19 PM PDT by garjog
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To: NoLibZone

Isn’t it grand that the dems want to hang their foes with alleged ties to KKK?

When actually KKK was a bunch of spineless democrat weenies hiding their identities under sheets?

Wasn’t that long ago when Clinton gave that nice eulogy to Robert Byrd.

This would be a mighty fine time to delve into some nice history lessons regarding the KKK. Today’s youth actually believe they were republicans.


22 posted on 04/18/2012 8:45:14 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks NoLibZone.
When Washington Post journalist Elizabeth Flock wrote a post last year falsely accusing Mitt Romney of using a Ku Klux Klan slogan in his campaign speech, she was not fired or disciplined. But when Flock stole from the work of another mainstream organization and did not properly attribute, she abruptly "resigned"...

23 posted on 04/18/2012 8:59:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SkyDancer

Even if the phrase was used by the racist pigs in the KKK, I don’t see anything insensitive by him ripping it from them. “Keep America American” merely means to fight the growing multiculturalism and diminishing of our culture in favor of something out of united colors of benetton, America has a distinct culture that is worth preserving, and we should not have to apologize. also anglo-saxon democracy is what has set much of the world free, not the liberal communist rattrap seeking to turn the shining city on a hill into a socialist hellhole...


24 posted on 04/18/2012 10:06:44 PM PDT by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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To: Huebolt

What about flukorum? It’s been a loooong time ago but I did pass the Latin regents.


25 posted on 04/19/2012 12:40:59 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: GeronL

The difference is in the ‘k’.

Flockkk


26 posted on 04/19/2012 12:47:40 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: NoLibZone

As big city newspapers go through financial implosion their older employees retire early and take buyouts. These are replaced by young, bargain basement “reporters” and 10-cents-a-line “contributors.” These “journalists” are highly vulnerable to bribery.


27 posted on 04/19/2012 1:09:46 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: presently no screen name
What about flukorum? It’s been a loooong time ago but I did pass the Latin regents

Flukorum is indeed the genitive plural form of a feminine noun. If one had a pet fluke, flukorum would be like "the fluke's fat hips".

I assumed it was a verb, so: I fluke, you fluke, she flukes, we fluke, you all fluke, and they all fluke all the time mostly.

28 posted on 04/19/2012 4:10:17 PM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
27 posted on Thu Apr 19 2012 15:09:46 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Brad from Tennessee: “As big city newspapers go through financial implosion their older employees retire early and take buyouts. These are replaced by young, bargain basement “reporters” and 10-cents-a-line “contributors.” These “journalists” are highly vulnerable to bribery.”

No disagreement on the problem of replacing long-term experienced reporters with young people at lower pay levels. That would have happened to me if I had not resigned voluntarily from a prior newspaper which fired its publisher who had spent his entire adult life with the newspaper company. The new management replaced virtually the entire staff with people who had little if any prior experience and, in a number of cases, minimal education in the field.

However, at the level of the Washington Post, people being hired are likely to be either the very best recent graduates of journalism schools who have interned there or people who have moved up from smaller newspapers. For the Post's people, getting hired is a huge promotion in professional status and likely though not necessarily in pay as well.

I don't see bribery as being a problem for reporters at the national level. At lower levels, maybe, but more likely issues of conflicts of interest and incompetence.

There's more than one way to “bribe” somebody. Money won't work with anybody with any level of ethics, but offering or withdrawing access, friendship, and other information can accomplish the same thing.

29 posted on 04/19/2012 5:45:28 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: Huebolt

LOL! You win!


30 posted on 04/19/2012 6:46:45 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: GeronL
fluck, flack, flock;

fluius, fluis, fluius;

flem, flam, flo;

flumatic, flumata, flumata

fluckus, flokus, flumatia

(Latin joke)

31 posted on 04/20/2012 11:08:58 AM PDT by pabianice (ame with)
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