February 27, 2006, - 3:54 pm

Swift Boat Author Corsi, WND plagiarize Schlussel

By Debbie Schlussel
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Apparently, when something says “World Net Daily Exclusive,” it means World Net Daily Rip-off. That’s the case, with Swift Boat author, Jerome Corsi, who today in a WND piece demonstrated that he is nothing but a full-fledged plagiarist. A thief. Did he also rip off his NYTimes best-selling “Swift Boat” book against John Kerry? This begs that question.
I read a re-worked version of the piece I wrote and posted early morning, last Thursday, today on World Net Daily. Except Mr. Corsi put his byline on MY work. We can assume, then, that everything else he writes is similarly shop-lifted from others.
Corsi even ripped off my mistakes, which I since corrected, but he did not. I originally called a company “Datamax,” but it is “Datamatix.” As you’ll note, Corsi rips off the mistake.
From Schlussel original, Thursday:

If you liked Billy Carter, you’ll love Neil Bush. No beer products and advertising or redneck wit and wisdom.


From plagiarist Jerome Corsi’s rip-off on WND, today:

If you loved Billy Carter and “Billy Beer,” you’re certain to love Neil Bush and the “Ignite! Cow.”

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From Schlussel original, Thursday:

Neil Bush is a frequent visitor to and paid speaker in Dubai . . . . It’s not just Bush’s paid speaking engagements courtesy of Dubai’s Datamatix. While Neil Bush is prominently displayed on the company’s website (and listed as “Brother of US President George Bush”).


From plagiarist Jerome Corsi’s rip-off on WND, today:

Neil Bush’s frequent travels to Dubai are documented by Datamax, a Dubai-based information technology company that has featured Neil Bush as a speaker. The Datamax website features several prominent photographs of Neil Bush addressing a Dubai conference, identifying Neil Bush as “the brother of U.S. President George Bush.”

FYI, it’s Datamatix, not Datamax. If he’s going to rip people off, he can at least get it right and not rip off my original mistakes. Or can he?
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From Schlussel original, Thursday:

Remember Billy Carter, Jimmy Carter’s brother, and his couple hundred-thousand dollars “loan” from Libya’s Muammar Ghaddafi?


From plagiarist Jerome Corsi’s rip-off on WND, today:

We all remember . . . . Then, there was Billy Carter who took $200,000 from Muammar Gadhafi.

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From Schlussel original, Thursday:

While Neil Bush is prominently displayed on the company’s website (and listed as “Brother of US President George Bush”), so are Clintonistas Al Gore and Sandy Berger (he of document pants-stuffing fame).


From plagiarist Jerome Corsi’s rip-off on WND, today:

Dubai’s Datamax appears to be bipartisan, as the company’s website also shows Dubai appearances of various Democratic Party luminaries including Al Gore (with and without a beard), Sandy Berger- the National Security Adviser under President Clinton who achieved fame by stuffing classified documents in his socks.

Again, the company is DATAMATIX, not Datamax. But I got it wrong originally, and since he didn’t do a whit of research, he merely copied my mistake.
And all of my other research from Neil Bush’s divorce to his getting investors in Dubai for Ignite! is ALL ripped off by Jerome Corsi, cheap plagiarist extraordinaire.
One wonders if Jerome Corsi’s Ph.D. thesis from Harvard was also not original work. People don’t start doing this in their old age.
FYI, “Dr.” Corsi, my work is copyrighted, and I always seek to protect that copyright. Go get yourself a lawyer.
In this case, imitation is NOT the sincerest form of flattery. It’s the most insincere form of robbery.
In the future, John O’Neil should pick someone else with which to write a book. This guy, Corsi, is a phony.
*** UPDATE 02/28/06: It’s official. Jerome Corsi is a plagiarist and WND aids and abets it. Corsi admits, through WND editor Joseph Farah, that he got the information from my column. Farah admits I broke this story and apologized in an e-mail. Unfortunately, Farah and Corsi refuse to do so publicly. Shame on them. They added a tiny link, when it’s clear Corsi lifted huge passages and all my research from my piece. They gave a million excuses about forgetting to post a link. But Corsi never mentioned my name in “his” piece. And he made radio appearances, including on Orlando’s “Pat Campbell Show”, presenting my work as his own. The “Swift Boat” author is a plagiarist, plain and simple. He cannot be trusted.

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10 Responses

Maybe it just stuck in his mind and he didn’t remember where he read it.
Maybe he was channeling Biden and Kennedy, who know a thing or two about plagarism.
Maybe he just got caught.

MarkD on February 27, 2006 at 6:00 pm

Well, I have to say the guy’s a thief, but what a high-profile thief he is. That’s not to say you shouldn’t be upset and expose him, but you’re moving up, Debbie. When a guy who wrote (and I use the word “wrote” lightly considering his credibility at this point) such a popular and influencial book feels the need to steal from you, that means he’s doing something wrong but more importantly it means you’re doing something right.

KnightoftheImpaler on February 27, 2006 at 8:40 pm

My old English teacher is not goingto like that.
Raymond B
http://www.voteswagon.com

raymondb.voteswagon.com on February 27, 2006 at 9:43 pm

You would think that they would treat you better than that considering that you have written articles for them in the past. It is pathetic that they barely even credit you even after you have complained.

Concerned Conservative on February 28, 2006 at 11:41 am

This is indeed unfortunate. I would hope that WND would work to keep you (Debbie) on their ‘guest list’ rather than giving you such short shrift.
I have no problem giving credit for inspiration where it’s due. Good research and whit helps us all.
Bummer, I dug “Unfit for Command”. WND owes you a better explanation.

P. Aaron on March 1, 2006 at 1:05 pm

This is a very serious issue. For WND to continue to get away with this indicates they believe their readers are idiots.
WND, including its Ph.D, Corsi, gave no source for the information, no credit to Ms. Schlussel. And accident? A one-time oversight? It seems far from an oversight to me – as it appears some of their other articles have seemed awfully similar to the work of one of their other former freelancers…one article with Farah’s byline and the other with Paul L. Williams’ byline:
http://digital-dope.blogspot.com/2005/10/lazy-worldnetdaily.html
http://conwebwatch.tripod.com/stories/2003/update010303.html

Mighty Mouse on March 2, 2006 at 10:33 pm

Debbie Schlussel writes “Swift Boat author, Jerome Corsi, who today in a WND piece demonstrated that he is nothing but a full-fledged plagiarist. A thief. Did he also rip off his NYTimes best-selling ‘Swift Boat’ book against John Kerry? This begs that question.”
Let’s be clear about this. Is Jerome Corsi a Swift Boat sailor? Not that I recall. For the record, Jerome Corsi is a co-author of the book Unfit for Command, and his name is listed after John O’Neill’s name. O’Neill is the real Swiftee.
Corsi’s resume from the dustcover of the book includes “expert on political violence and the antiwar movement in the United States” so you can connect those dots to figure Corsi’s contribution to the book.
I am proud of my Vietnam War service, including time getting Swift Boats ready for action and I am also proud of being one of the Vietnam War vets that stopped John Kerry in his bid to continue screwing up America from the White House, thanks in no small part to John O’Neill and Jerome Corsi. So, if Jerome Corsi gets wrapped around the axle with Debbie Schlussel because he didn’t make some attributions, that’s their business. Debbie Schlussel doesn’t need to put Swiftees, sailors and Vietnam War veterans into the guilt by association target area to get things squared with Corsi.
[NEVER WROTE THAT CORSI WAS A "SWIFT BOAT VETERAN," ONLY THAT HE WAS A "SWIFT BOAT AUTHOR." PLEASE READ MORE CAREFULLY. (Caps used for differentiation purposes only.)
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL]

corsair on March 27, 2006 at 12:22 pm

Corsair,
First of all, Welcome home. As a fellow Vietnam Vet (USAF) I know how strong our loyalties can be. I was recently disheartened that Congressman Duke Cunningham, Nams’ #1 Ace and hero, was convicted and booted out of the House for taking defense contract bribes of a couple million dollars. I told my sons Duke was the real deal when TOM Cruise played him in top gun. I had to
swallow hard when he went south on us.
I point this out, because I spent a couple of hours (I’ve never BLOGGED before)learning how “to log on” and “blog” just to ask you to please go to the FREE wikipedia.org web site and type “Swift_Boat_Veterans_for_Truth”
into the SEARCH window and see the Mountain of articles a verifiable reference sites on the entire story of Jerome Corsi & John O’Neill & John Kerry. You deserve all the facts; You earned
the right to know all the facts. We certainly didn’t have all the facts when President Johnson
and MacNamara admitted in 1965 in taped conversation that (sic)”we can’t win this war”
The same thing JFK told his staff when refusing to escalate in 1962-63.
Forever Your Brother (Whether we agree or not)
Rosi, Vietnam Veteran, USAF/DOS (1966-69)
If the Blog editor knows how to get corsair in touch with me, should he want to, feel free to advise him, if you are allowed?

Rosi on April 1, 2006 at 6:16 pm

Jerry should not have done that Debbie. He did write a great book on the SPP, and I just searched this site for “SPP” and did not come up with 1 mention. You could get even with him by copying his work on that. Have a nice day Debbie!

Greg Williams on September 6, 2010 at 2:11 am

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