Sunday, October 31, 2010


It’s one thing, as we've seen, to set up a fake blog because you have lots of plagiarized work to cut and paste and quite another to go through the motions for only 1 post, like our buddy, To Be An American here, but I’m going to list him just to get him out of the way.

He set up his blog in February 2009 and, of course, manipulated his posting date as per the RSS Feed. We don’t know where he lives or any of his favorites, but we do know he pilfered his one and only post from the
American Thinker and Politico and, ta da, a closed fake blog called The Phantom Man (see the last paragraph). Yep, American decided that stealing from fake blogs is fair game too. Unless, it’s his blog, then it wouldn’t be stealing, would it? Gosh, this is confusing!

We don’t know much about American, other than he’s a plagiarizer and a fake. Short and boring, but wrong all the same.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Here we have LULU’S Back in Town. It was created April of 2009 and only had 2 posts before it was abandoned. Both were posted in April and both dates were manipulated. The RSS Feed states that the 1st post date is April 11th, but Lulu changed it to April 8th and the 2nd post’s Feed states it was posted April 11th but Lulu changed that one to April 9th.

first post was lifted from quite a few comments from Pajamas Media’s comment section. Let’s see, it starts with comment #3 by David Thomson, and proceeds with #14 by AThinkingPerson, #36 by TheMightyMonarch, #12 by Terry Gain, #6 by Adina Kutnicki, #7 by gboisjo and finishes with #8 by Carl. Wow! Lots of stolen comments for one post! I’m thinking it would be easier to write just your own post, but hey, what do I know?

Now, the
2nd post doesn’t appear to be plagiarized. Which is kind of a relief. Lulu wrote: Bush would have ordered the bombing of terrorist camps in Somalia until there was nothing but creators left in that country...but our "New" president is a coward, we need leadership and to hell with consensus approval, we should be leading the world, not bowing down to it. Oh, for the good old days.
I don’t know about you, but I’m relieved that bombing terrorists’ camps in Somalia doesn’t produce more creators! I’d rather have craters if we’re going to start bombing willy-nilly, but hey, that’s just me. It’s a good thing Lulu didn’t steal that post because if someone else thinks the way she does, good golly, I’d be nervous!

We don't know if Lulu really looks like that or where good ole Lulu lives. We do know that she uses (*) and (#) in her Favorite Movies and Music. We also notice some of the same Followers as some of the other fake blogs. Hmm, should make for interesting upcoming posts.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Alrighty, here we have a pretty American girl…or do we?

According to American Yankee’s blog, she created it December 2009, but didn’t begin posting until February 2010. Okay, no biggie, so far.

“About Me” says:

I've enjoyed my career as an artist for about 30 years. I have many interests and love to challenge myself by exploring new things. I try to be "creatively generous" with what I learn. While I appreciate all the disciplines of the "serious side" of Fine Arts, I also enjoy creating things that make people think.

Oops. There’s the catch. That profile belongs to
Warren Ludwig who created his blog, LUDstuff, back in January of 2007!

Not only did Yankee steal Mr. Ludwig’s profile, but she stole his Interests and Favorite Movies and Music too! The only thing Yankee didn’t steal was where Mr. Ludwig lives. He lives in Kansas and Yankee lives in…New York! (I told you to keep that in mind from the last post, remember?) She's not that pretty either, well,
Lauren Conrad from The Hills is that pretty, but we don't have a clue what Yankee looks like. Heck, we don't even know if Yankee is a female! Everything else about this blog is fake, so her being a she is probably fake, too!

Yankee wrote on her
Feb 1st post: Did you catch this one from President Whiner? On Feb 3, the Affirmative Action POTUS mewled: WOW! How did she know 2 days before what the POTUS was going to mewl? Can she give me the lottery numbers 2 days from now? How about weather predictions? Oh, wait... no, she can't. She’s not a prophet, but she is a deceiver! Her RSS Feed says Feb 14th, but as you can see, she wrote Feb 1st. So, along with plagiarizing this post from Hugh Hewitt and John Nichols, she cheats on posting dates! Now where have we heard that before?

Here is yet another post that is
proof positive that Yankee is a plagiarizer. It was taken from Politico’s article and a comment by jan. Its date has also been changed. According to Yankee, she posted it Feb 4th, but the RSS Feed states Feb 14th @ 2:59 pm. Yankee did that to make it look like she posted it before the original author, Carol Lee; who posted it @ 9:24 am on Feb 14th.

Yankee must like to lift from Politico because her post,
Jobs, was taken from comment #50 by HankG. And yet again she changed the RSS Feed date of March 8th @ 12:30 pm, to a blog post date of March 2nd. My guess is because HankG’s comment was posted on March 8th @ 8:23 am and Yankee wouldn’t want anyone to think he posted first!

Too bad Yankee didn’t
Keep to the Facts that plagiarizing was wrong because she used 2 sources for that blog post. The Spectator, comment by Achilles Toejam, and Honest Questions. Yep, you guessed it, the dates were manipulated. Post date of March 6th and the RSS Feed states March 9th.

Yankee uses
Reelman’s comment to compose this post which says it was posted on March 8th but the feed reads March 9th.

Yankee’s right,
Trouble lies ahead, well Yankee’s not right, Nebraska Patriot is! Because it was his comment that she lifted to make a blog post! Of course the dates were once again manipulated. (Nebraska Patriot is a male—he has a blog and says he's been married, to a wife, since 1987.)

In summary, American Yankee stole her entire profile, interests, favorite movies and music and 6 out of 8 posts are plagiarized. She lives in New York, big surprise there! But remember that state! And notice how she started her blog in December of 2009 and plopped 8 posts onto it: 2 on Feb 14th; 2 on March 8th; 3 on March 9th; and 1 on April 4th...then she abandoned the blog. Tuck that info away for the next blog--coming soon!


We’re going to take a look at an old/fake blog, Bob Knows Best. It will give you an even better idea of how these fake blogs operate and you can also compare Bob’s blog to the other two I wrote about.

Let’s see, Bob started his blog in September of 2009 and he has a total of 7 posts. Looking at the dates of these posts you can see that his first post,
Dumb a form of government in which the worst persons are in power, is dated February 1st, and listed under his February 2009 archives. However, according to the RSS Feed it’s actually February 10th, but not 2009! It’s really 2010! Now, why would Bob write a post in February of 2010 but make it look like he posted it in 2009? Your guess is as good as mine. It’s safe to assume, though, that he manipulated his post dates, which is common practice among the old/fake bogs, and, as I showed you, in the newer ones, like Grandma ZaZa and Conservative16, as well.

But before I get into more of his posts, I have to tell you about his profile! Bob states this in his “About Me”:

Being the proud father of three wonderful sons, I cannot pass up the opportunity to brag on them. My oldest son is presently serving in Iraq, and I am extremely proud of him.. I have a pretty strong personality. People are either drawn to it, or turned off by it. As the youngest of three brothers; I adapt well to many situations and environments, I play well with others, and can be the life of the party. I love people and life. I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason, and what goes around comes around. I think I'm a very good judge of character, and I only surround myself with people I like. I do hold grudges. I forgive but don’t forget. I'm both a lover and a fighter. There is more to me than meets the eye. I love cuddling and kissing, rainstorms, Pizza, sausage, and corona beer. I love staying up late and sleeping in late, and I like my music loud! The greatest gift in life is to love and be loved in return.

Hmm, that profile sounds a lot like this profile:

I have a pretty strong personality. People are either drawn to it, or turned off by it. As the youngest of three brothers; I adapt well to many situations and environments, I play well with others, and can be the life of the party. I love people and life. I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason, and what goes around comes around. I think I'm a very good judge of character, and I only surround myself with people of good nature. I don't hold grudges. I forgive and forget. I'm a lover not a fighter. There is more to me than meets the eye. I love acting stupid with my friends. I love cuddling. I love kissing. I miss rainstorms. I love sausage pizza and corona. I love staying up late and sleeping in late, and I like my music loud! The greatest gift is to love and be loved in return. All you need is love! Inspire others and be inspired.

The latter profile is from a
Jordan Shannon (near bottom of page), who happens to be a homosexual and I’m fairly certain he does not have son in Iraq as Mr. Shannon is only 30 years old himself (to have a son at least 18 yrs old, Jordan would have to have been a father at 12; possible, but not probable!) So, either Bob is Jordan Shannon masquerading as Bob, or Bob stole Jordan Shannon’s profile because Bob was setting up a fake blog where he plagiarizes other’s work and needed a profile really fast and what better way to get one than Google for it! I’m betting on the latter.

Okay, onto Bob’s 2nd & 3rd posts. From what I can tell they aren’t plagiarized, and without proof I can't accuse him. I did find, though, that Bob changed the dates, yet again. His
You Lied post reads it was posted on Sept 7th, but in the RSS Feed, it was posted on Sept 27th. His post titled Comrade Barry does what he does best he talks and does nothing is dated Sept 25th, but again, the RSS Feed states it was posted Sept 27th. Now his 4th post, also from September, is plagiarized and its date is also changed from the RSS Feed date of Sept 28th to the post date of Sept 26th. As I said, it is plagiarized...wait for it... from Yahoo Answers! Now, Bob can always say he posted that question, but we’re beginning to see that Bob doesn’t always know best because he manipulated his post dates and he lifted someone else’s profile and used it as his own.

Bob’s post,
I have two words regarding Sharpton’s credibility, None and Nada, says it was posted Oct 14th, but again it was really posted Oct 16th. I have two words, was plagiarized. Yep, Bob lifted it from Politico’s comment section; comment #562 by Casa de Cinco Chihua and comment #566 by TMR.
Is Obama Taking Us On Path To Socialism was taken from Herb Denenberg of The Bulletin. I’ll just bet Herb will like the flattery! Oh, and this post’s date was changed to read Oct 24th when the RSS Feed date reads Oct 26th.

So, there you have it, 3 out of 7 posts are plagiarized, along with Bob’s profile. Oh and he lives in New York, and has a kid in the Military. Also when you view the favorites in the profiles, notice the use of the (*) and the (#). Keep those tidbits in mind for the next blog.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Conservative16 is another blog we need to be wary of, because it plagiarizes and violates copyright laws, too. It follows the same patterns as the other old/fake blogs I have been investigating and he went onto a forum and borrowed the persona of Conservative16, set up a blog and then began posting on communities and boards within the last month. He did that after commenting at Pamela Hart’s place and she called him a troll because he had no profile. He told her he wasn't a troll because he’s been posting on forums for 3 years, but Pamela told him if he's been posting for so long then he could at least have a cartoonish picture and profile. Soon after that, viola, he not only had a cartoonish picture and profile but an entire blog-- with over 20 posts!

first post is none other than his first comment when he joined Republican Operative on October 3rd, however, it was compiled from comments from a dating site using ready4mingle, tileman1814, purelight2 and scarmars’ comments. (Tip: Only read the comments at the dating site because if you click the profiles you won't be able to get back in without signing up. I had to use another computer because I was looking closely at ready4mingle's picture??)

2nd post looked authentic until I noticed halfway down he added to his other Conservative16's post using Lucianne's site with comments by thecatalyst, #3, MikeyVa, #5, vwlarry, #8 and chance232, #11, but the most bizarre part is this: Just as Sherman rolled through the South and destroyed his enemies ability to fight, we must defeat every Democrat and destroy the party forever if we are to save the future of our children, which is the first line of Chuck Wolf’s article. What the heck! Isn’t that a lot of work?

Con16’s post dates are, well, conned. Take his 3rd post, it says it was posted on Oct 3rd, but if you put the blog into your RSS Feed, you’ll see that the actual date was Oct 6, 2010 @ 7:46:03 am. My guess is he was trying to pretend he wrote posts earlier or later than he actually did, either to try to throw off the path of plagiarism or to pretend his blog was older than it is, because there are other blog post dates that don’t jive with the RSS Feed either. A pattern that the old/fake blogs used quite often, by the way.

But back to the
3rd post. It was taken from 2 sources. Comments used from here, ReconJihad and MsCharlotteVale. Then he actually used the line: The reason that Palestinians love terrorism is because they have never had to pay a real price for killing Jews, which was taken directly from Caroline Glick’s article. I wonder if Ms. Glick would consider this “flattery”. I think I shall send her an email and ask her. Along with quite a few other authors, whose intellectual work has been, ah, flattered. Should be very interesting to hear their answer, don’t ya think?
This, ladies and gentlemen, about knocked me for a loop. Con16 took comments by udanja99, #11, and farmwife, #7, again from Lucianne, and posted them as a blog post, plus he posted them at Republican Operative! Guess he’s not content plagiarizing comments only one time now! Is plagiarizing addicting? Is there a plagiarizing anonymous? Hello, I’m Grandma ZaZa…I mean Conservative16 and I’m a Plagiarizer...oops, I mean Flatterer.

Maybe it wasn’t
plagiarism, but then again, maybe it was! Yep, I’m sure it was considering Con16 used Soggy in Nola’s comments @ 8:10am & 8:35am, then Closed Caption’s comment @ 8:48am, and then back to Soggy in Nola’s comment @ 8:35am to finish it off. Great balls of fire Batman! If he’s not getting paid for this he should be! It’s work with a capital W!
Let’s face it folks, Con16 is a picky plagiarizer! On this post he used comments by nunyadb and PSRPlayer, however, nunyadb’s comment actually read like this: Let's face it folks, it was time for a black President. Past time actually. Con16 decided to chop that up and instead wrote: Let's face it folks, it was a black President that they voted for, nothing more than that! Hmm, why didn't Con16 keep the exact phrase about being due for a black President, it didn't offend his Republican values, did it?

If you ask me, Con16
cannot be trusted because again he went on Republican Operative and posted a comment that he plagiarized from Lucianne’s site, Txknitter, reply #1, original article by Photoonist, and Bulletthole, reply #7.

Con16 worked really hard on
this post. He took ReconJihad’s original article & comment, Richwill, reply #2, Attercliffe, #4, postaway, #17, and Bulletthole, #18, from Lucianne’s site and posted them as his blog post. Then he went to Republican Operative and left it as a comment, proceeded to Caroline Glick’s site and left the same comment yet again! Ms. Glick’s article was dated Sept 3rd and the comment previous to Con’s was Sept 13th. I can only guess that Con left additional comments because he was trying to hide his plagiarism, however, Lucianne’s site is definitely the first place, its date is 10/6 @ 4:00am; Conservative16's blog post @ 7:46am, Republican Operative is next @ 9:03am and Glick’s site @ 9:11am.

Here we have comment #3 by FoxFan and the 1st sentence of comment #5 by bramsey41 to produce this blog post. I guess I can’t say it enough, too much work, just use your own words for the sake of Pete—oops, I mean Bulletthole... oops... I mean, I mean FoxFan…

Here’s a
doozie. Con takes badkarma’s comment #24, his very own comment #11 (can you believe it!) then…Malcontent’s comment at the end of the AP story which Malcontent posted at the beginning of the forum. Here’s the quote: I Love how the AP goes after the Less-Educated when they don't get in Line with the Party...At least you guys are Predictable! Call 'em Stupid, AP!... That will get them back in Line with the DemocRATS! Hmm, wonder if Malcontent minds the flattery.

Don’t Blame Me I only found that Con cut and pasted it from kimmykaye’s comment!

I think Conservative16
needs to be more tolerant of plagiarism and copyright laws, because the first part of this post was all over the net, yet he gave absolutely no link or attribution. Heck, the post reads, I am perplexed… it is deceptive! He’s purposely making it sound like he is perplexed! What is so difficult about links? Attribution? Hat tips? Unless you are purposely trying to deceive! He lifted the second part of his post from qlxlqatl’s comment #10. Well, there you have it, he truly has no problem with plagiarism. But hey, isn’t that what I’ve been proving over and over and over and over?
Three sentences but Con still had to pilfer jswnwv’s comment #16!

It’s safe to assume that Con16 won’t be
the Greatest blogger ever if he continues to lift posts, like this one from Doug Giles at Town Hall. Hey, Dougie, it’s flattery, don’t ya know!

Touble With Con16 is, he’s a plagiarizer and a deceiver. This post is 54 words long and 27 of them were lifted from buffpilot’s 38 word comment #1, posted here on Oct 8th @ 7:22 am. Con’s post says it was posted on Oct 8th @ 4:49am, which would mean he posted it first, but if you put it in your RSS Feed, you’ll see he messed with the dates yet again. His blog post was really posted on Oct 19th @ 5:38:38 pm. I believe this tells us he was trying to hide the fact that he stole buffpilot’s comment, which was posted first!

The problem with plagiarism is you end up getting caught. Like here, Con lifted it from Jeff Hickey’s comment.

But wait there’s more!

Conservative16 tells
The Truth About Glenn Beck using freelance author Christian Toto’s article for Human Events. Maybe Mr. Toto will think it’s flattery! Heck, there’s got to be at least one author who will think that…right? I’ll shoot him off an email and find out.

Here we have Con16’s post about
Love Between Hollywood and Obama. It’s been pilfered from none other than Obama is a bitch! Now where have we heard that before? Oh, yeah, Grandma ZaZa reads that blog! Hmm, all the years I’ve been reading and posting on the internet and I only found that disgusting blog because I came across 2 personas who just happen to have started new blogs within the last month and both have close to 30 posts in a span of a few weeks because they plagiarized those from comments and articles from, volia, the same sources, one of which is Obama is a bitch, but neither comment on this blog and neither have it listed in their blogroll. It’s a coincidence, I’m sure. Or maybe Grandma took Conservative16 under her grandmotherly wing and told him all about that disgusting blog, because that’s what nice grandmothers do, right? Oh, wait, Con16 doesn’t have an email listed. Grandma has ESP-- that’s it. Oh, sorry, got off track. You be the judge of how this all fits together, I already know because I’m privy to 98 other blogs with the same MO’s. But, here’s the link for the Obama is a bitch, and like I said before, read at your own discretion. The last half of Con16’s post was lifted from the first part of Deborah White’s article. But it’s flattery, don’t forget!
Anyone who has a brain wouldn’t want to read Obama is a bitch, but, Con16 did it again! Except this time he used two articles from that gross site to produce his blog post! Here and here. It’s such a gross, disgusting blog and if I weren’t investigating this you couldn’t get me to read that blog for any price! So, trust me on this folks, he did plagiarize it, don’t pollute your eyes unless you really have to.

Another short
blog post, but it was still lifted using exposingsocialistmed’s comment.

has once again demonstrated poor judgment when he pilfered GaGardener’s and Jan’s comments to produce that blog post.

I think the road Conservative16 wants to go down is unethical when he plagiarized
comment #2 by Molah to make this blog post and proceeded to change the date once again from Oct 19th, according to the RSS Feed, to Oct 18th.

This last post,
Why Do Some People Have Trouble With Obama, is virtually the same as the one titled The Trouble With Obama Is, which we have already determined was plagiarized from Lucianne’s site, comment by buffpilot. Recycling plagiarized posts isn’t normally done on the same blog—but I guess there’s always a first.

Well, there you have it. Out of 33 blog posts, posted between Oct 5th and Oct 19th, 23 of them were plagiarized, and quite a few of those from the very same sites that Grandma ZaZa used. Coincidence? I’ll let you be the judge.

I’d also like to clarify something. When I use the term fake blog, I don’t mean fake as in they don’t exist. I mean they aren’t written using the blog owner’s own words. They are fake in my eyes because they are making up personas and compiling their blog posts by plagiarizing articles and comments of others—without any attribution of any kind.

I am also not a professional investigator. I am a real person using Sleuth as a nic-name to help with this investigation, because I believe in right and wrong, and plagiarism is wrong.

Freedom of speech is very important, so I am not trying to shut down anyone who uses his or her own words or uses proper links, etc., but those who have no problem stealing another’s intellectual work and try to pass it off as their own work are deceptive and, in my opinion, a thief---and no, it’s not complimentary to the original author. Attribution is complimentary and it’s the proper, ethical way, so anyone with an ounce of morality would follow the proper protocol.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Investigating blogs for plagiarism is long, hard work. I’ve been helping with this tedious task and during my research a few new/fake blogs have popped up. I know the MO because they look and read exactly like the others I’ve been researching. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that these new/fake blogs are following the same pattern as the old/fake blogs. They have set patterns, ones I won’t get into here because it could jeopardize the on-going investigation. However, I want to let everyone know about one of these new/fake blogs.

But before I do that I want every blogger to know that I am in no way trying to stifle freedom of speech. I just want to stop the plagiarizing of other’s work. Stealing is wrong. And if anyone knows anything about plagiarism, it normally goes hand in hand with copyright violation. So, the person who is setting up these fake blogs can continue his/her real blog, just stop with the fake blogs.

Without further ado:

Grandma ZaZa's Opinion is a fake blog. I know this because her persona was taken from Yahoo Answers. She can’t be reached by either IM or email and has no real picture. It was easy after that to set up a blog using her name, post 27 blog posts in a matter of 8 days, and then proceed to visit other communities and write comments to try and prove she was real. Grandma ZaZa is in fact real, but the blog Grandma ZaZa is not, because 20 out of 27 posts have been stolen from other sources all over the internet—sources that the other fake blogs I have been researching also used for plagiarizing. Coincidence? (You tell me if 98 fake blogs are coincidence.) Also read the foul language that Grandma uses in her posts. A woman doesn’t normally use such language—a man, however, does.

Here is a complete list of the blog posts that Grandma ZaZa has stolen. You be the judge:

Grandma's 1st post was stolen from here.

Her 2nd post was taken from here, comments #17 by tootsiepie and #18 by Bad Dog.

Grandma's post titled: More Typical Liberal Crap was stolen from the comments of Peace through blinding force and bill at this site.

Three months ago on Yahoo Answers the real Grandma ZaZa answers a question about the Ground Zero Mosque. The fake ZaZa not only cuts and pastes that answer onto her blog but also James' answer as well to produce this blog post.

It appears that Grandma is a bit senile because she can't even come up with one sentence on her own as she needed Northcal Foothill Rich's comment for this post!

Now she's getting more daring, stealing the article plus comment by billyc for this post.

BEWARE bloggers this post was taken from a disgusting blog called Obama is a bitch. The blog is not set up with individual blog titles but by date and this post was taken from the one dated 9/12/10 posted by blog1713. Again, read at your own discretion, the posts are long and the language extremely foul. A lady, not to mention grandmother, wouldn't want to read this let alone use that kind of language! (faggots? Really, Grandma??)

Grandma's Why Did Obama Change the Name of 9/11 was taken from Sharing Answers.

Too bad Grandma ZaZa doesn't have a Moment of Rare Honesty herself, because she was actually on this forum but chose to steal American Mom's comment #9 instead!

Grandma feels that Al Gore and global warming are a hoax, and therefore bad, but has no problem being a hoax herself as she copies from this site and pastes it onto her blog and passes it off as her own work.

ZaZa is not stupid and knows that even if you add or remove a few words, it's still plagiarism.

Maybe Grandma got confused with this post. After all ZaZa and janjan are two names pasted together and aren't we starting to see that ZaZa might be addicted to paste!

This is an Interesting Perspective, Grandma stole it from Steve.

Here we have Libertyship46's comment used for this post.

Grandma tried to pull a fast one, but I'm a sleuth, so I found it. On Oct 16th she posted on Yahoo Answers to make it look like her blog post from Oct 17th wasn't stolen from RacerJim's comment posted on October 14th @ 10:09 am. My goodness, so much time wasted trying not to look fake.

Here's another where she adds and removes words from comments by USARetired and Lumpy1 's, but it's still plagiarism.

This post she actually pieces together 3 comments from this site. See LynnS, comment #13, JD, comment #3, and Jack, comment #1. Talk about work! Wouldn't it be easier to just write your own post?

Oh it's lame, alright. When you have to copy from felixthe, comment #15, and try to pass it off as your own blog post!

Now this post took extra, extra work. It was copied from 2 sites. The first here plus comment by buffpilot and the second here comments #8 by 101ABN and #11 by Whitehall. Again, it would be easier to razz on Mrs. Obama using your own words, don't you think? Or maybe Grandma ZaZa has no original thoughts in her 55 year young head.

And finally we have Grandma's latest post about Whoppi and Joy Behar. Guess where she got that post? From Matthew's comment here.

There you have it, the evidence. As I said, I don't want to stifle any free speech. But how dare anyone steal someone's intellectual work or comments and pass them off as an original blog post? What is wrong with this person?