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Plagiarism at the It Makes Sense Blog

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By Spartacus Thrace

Original article about Amy Busefink posted on the Res Publica Blog at 12:32 AM on January 17, 2011

Plagiarized Res Publica article posted on the It Makes Sense Blog, January 17, 2011

One of our writers, who uses the nom de plume “Le Corbeaunoir,” worked very, very hard and produced a fine article about Amy Busefink and the ACORN voter registration fraud prosecutions in Nevada. Titled “Project Vote’s Amy Busefink: A Progressive From the Neighborhood Gets Busted,” it was posted on the Res Publica Blog at 12:32 AM on January 17, 2011 and has been well-received on the internet. At some point later that day, as shown by the screen grab posted above, “Professor1″ at the It Makes Sense Blog posted a large — 16 paragraphs worth — verbatim portion of that post listing himself as its author under the slightly rearranged title “Busted: Project Vote’s Amy Busefink: A Progressive From the Neighborhood.” Although Professor1 uses the exact text right down to the hyperlinks and footnotes written by Le Corbeaunoir, and one of the photographs Le Corbeaunoir obtained for the Res Publica article, Professor1 gives no attribution to Le Corbeaunoir or the Res Publica Blog, not even a linkback to the authentic article. Le Corbeaunoir has asked that the It Makes Sense Blog correct this situation, but has received no response at this point. Read the rest of this entry »

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