August 18, 2006, - 6:58 pm
UH-OH! Northeast “Intelligence” Network Steps In It: Fake “Terrorism Expert” Douglas Hagmann Admits Plagiarism, Fabricated Info
By Debbie Schlussel
Uh-oh! Fake “Terrorism Expert” Douglas J. Hagmann and his lawyer finally admit that he plagiarized my work. And then, Hagmann–a fake investigator–makes up new information.
On Wednesday, I posted an item about how phony “terrorism expert” Douglas Hagmann–who is positive that UFOs and Bigfoot exist but knows little else–ripped off my work and presented it as his own. Yes, he and his falsely-named Northeast Intelligence Network (NEIN) a/k/a HomelandSecurityUS are bastions of plagiarism. By stealing my work, he opened a can of worms and keeps stepping in it.
The guy has no shame. He rips me off and then keeps on whining about it, several days later. It’s like the kid who stole the cookies from the cookie jar and keeps on whining about it when someone caught him. Only that kid is a lot smarter and more deft than Douglas J. Hagmann. His trail of crumbs is a lot less obvious.
Like the thief-with-chutzpah that he is, Hagmann got mad that I caught him with his pants down. He’s now trying to cover his very exposed rear and can’t.
First, Hagmann demanded I take the post about his outright theft of my work down. Then, he threatened to sue me, claiming he got the information he plagiarized from me from “news sources” and “a federal source.” Of course, he would never sue because we would depose him and force him to produce the non-existent sources. And he’d have to admit the extremely obvious–that I’m the only one from whom he got the info.
Then, he had his silly “lawyer” send me an e-mail in which he basically admitted that his client, Douglas Hagmann, stole my work but that he gave me tiny credit for “developing the same information” that he ripped off from me. So that makes the theft okay. Right?
I have reviewed what you have reported . . . and I believe he has adequately given credit.
Ri-i-i-i-ight. If Hagmann had only resisted the urge to rip off others and had given me proper credit, I’d never have had a reason to expose him as the uber fraud that he is–something I’ve been hearing about for years. But now, his continuing lying and fabricating of information is betraying his phoniness even more.
In a post today, Hagmann admits he’s a plagiarist. He names a number of plagiarists and then states, “I am in good company.” I’m so glad he’s finally told the truth and admitted it. But he still has not changed the entry he stole from me–neither crediting me with the work he shop-lifted, and printing a retraction.
Then, there is the new information that Hagmann makes up. His fabricating skills show us in spades what kind of “investigator” he is. As in, one who can’t even read English and is too lazy to do any real work. Apparently, when he is forced to do his own work instead of stealing it from others, it’s kinda tough for him to perform. No wonder the apparent UFO/Bigfoot afficionado quit “working” as a private investigator. Who would hire him?
Hagmann claims that I said that MSNBC’s Monica Crowley and the Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby and Cathy Young stole my work. That’s libelous. In fact, I never said any such thing. He’d know that–if he bothered to do real research instead of the phony tripe suckers read on his site.
In August 1999, the Wall Street Journal apologized for running an article about Nixon by Monica Crowley four days earlier, because Crowley plagiarized the whole thing from Commentary Magazine’s Paul Johnson. Details, by Tim Noah (a REAL investigator), are here and here. Hey Douglas Hagmann, last time I checked my name is not Paul. Some “investigator” you are.
In 2000, Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby was caught plagiarizing an internet article apparently written by Rush Limbaugh’s grandfather, detailing the fates of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The Globe suspended Jacoby for four months for the plagiarism. Not only did I never accuse Jeff of plagiarism (and certainly not of lifting my work), I made the mistake of defending him. Hey Doug Hagmann, last time I checked, I’m not Rush Limbaugh’s grandfather, either. Nice “investigation.” Bravo.
Then, there is Cathy Young. In 2000, she was caught “writing” a column in The Detroit News, half of which was plagiarized from a USA Today editorial written by Duane Frees. Yes, I’m the one who caught her plagiarism of someone else’s writing, and Frees was not too happy she stole his research and work. Young also ripped off a column of my own, not long after. People who plagiarize, like Cathy Young–AND DOUGLAS HAGMANN–don’t just do it once. It’s a lifetime career of intellectual property theft.
Finally, there is Jerome Corsi, who admitted to plagiarizing a column of mine on Neil Bush–reworking the words and “writing” it three days later. Just like Doug Hagmann. Corsi was caught not by me, but by Radio Talk Show Host Pat Campbell, on whose show Corsi had appeared, peddling my hard work as his own. That’s the same Pat Campbell that Hagmann features on his site. So, Doug, are you calling Pat a liar? I’m sure he’d find that very interesting.
These are all the plagiarists, whom plagiarist and now-fabricator Douglas J. Hagmann says he is like and with whom he claims he is “in good company.”
Douglas Hagmann, plagiarist, fabricator, and defender of fellow plagiarists. Well, if the shoe fits . . . . Don’t waste your time at the Northeast Plagiarism Network. Or is that, the Northeast Fabrication Network?
Douglas Hagmann is upset that I write movie reviews. I can’t help it if I have multiple talents, while he has just one–plagiarism. Or two–plagiarism AND fabricating information. I can see how it would bum him out that despite my concentration in many areas, I get many interviews and a lot of recognition for my work on terrorism. Yet, he gets very little. Must be tough. Green is your color, Doug.
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