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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 »

Project Vote’s Amy Busefink: A Progressive From the Neighborhood Gets Busted

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By Le Corbeaunoir

Amy Adele Busefink (2009 photo)

It is not every day that someone from the neighborhood makes national news, and it makes sense for a member of the public to think that such an event would attract the attention of the local press. Alas, that is not always the case when it comes to the liberal media.

That having been said, it is remarkable that a 19-month criminal prosecution for voter registration law violations committed by a Pinellas County leftist working for a nationally-scandalized progressive activist group with ties to the Democratic Party has received virtually no coverage in the local press: As a result of this self-imposed news blackout, the recent prosecution of Amy Busefink by the Nevada authorities has made her notorious across the country, yet little is known locally about her and her crimes. That is unfortunate, because this case can be very instructive on the matter of how and why the radicals see voter registration as a key battleground in their class warfare strategy.

With that in mind, this post is intended to help conservatives get a handle on this case, and understand who was involved, what happened, why it happened, and what it means. Read the rest of this entry »

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