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.