June 10, 2009, - 3:06 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I don’t know what plagiarist Aaron Klein would do without me. As longtime readers know, Klein and WorldNetDaily–the unreliable, nutty site for which he writes–have repeatedly ripped me (and other sites’ stuff) off. I’ve told you about past instances, in which he repeated my entire column almost word for word, with his byline, and in which he ripped off my work for “his” book. (And he’s notorious not just for plagiarism, but for fabricating stories, like the one alleging that FOX News paid ransom for the release of its personnel from Palestinian terrorists–Klein and WND had to backtrack from it).
The latest Aaron Klein rip-off is virtually word for word (kinda like all the others). He’s been notified by both myself and the editor of Discover the Network that information he used, virtually word for word, in a recent story was shoplifted from my columns.
Schlussel original reporting in 2005:
Take Imad Hamad, Midwest Regional Director of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee . . . .
When Israel released hundreds of Hezbollah prisoners in early 2004, Hamad sent invitations to a celebration of the new freedom of “the Heroes.”
When Israel released Hezbollah prisoners in early 2004, Imad Hamad, ADC’s Midwest Regional Director, openly celebrated the freedom of “the heroes.”
Aaron Klein: WND’s Talentless Hack is Serial Plagiarist
Yet, Aaron Klein and WND refuse to give credit and put the words–my words–in quotation marks. Only a lazy hack and a talentless narcissist would do this, and he’s both.
In fact, after John Perazzo of Discover the Networks contacted Klein via e-mail (see below), noting that he used information lifted from my site and should give me credit, Klein added a link to Daniel Pipes instead. That’s how petty and dishonest Aaron Klein is. But, in fact, Pipes didn’t say what Klein wrote–a word for word rip-off of my work. Yes, those are my words, not Klein’s or Pipes’. That should tell you something about the deliberate inaccuracies put forth by WND and Klein. (And my words should be in quotation marks but aren’t. They’re just “reworked.”)
Moreover, I’ve been told by at least one WND editor that WND owner and editor in chief Joseph Farah ordered the editor to remove a link to my original work in a column Jerome Corsi plagiarized from me. (The link was begrudgingly added after I exposed the plagiarism on this site and in several mainstream media sources.)
Aaron Klein has a new book out, and, as I noted here, in his first book (and an article paraphrasing some of it), he used material stolen from this site. You can bet his latest book is more of the same: someone else’s work or material that’s just flat-out made up.
Keep this in mind the next time you think of venturing on WorldNutDaily or going near anything Aaron Klein (and his many involuntary ghost writers) has to say, er . . . regurgitate without credit.
WorldRepeatDaily would be a better name for the website, Ganif a better name for Aaron Klein.
From: John Perazzo, Managing Editor of Discover the Networks
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 8:16 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Aklein@wnd.com
Cc: Debbie Schlussel
Subject: Imad Hamad
Dear Aaron and Joseph,
I’m the managing editor of DiscoverTheNetworks.org (DTN), and I’m writing to inform you about something that has recently been brought to my attention about a matter that concerns both DTN . . . .
Debbie Schlussel [is] the source of a particular quote by one Imad Hamad. . . .
[F]or the sake of full clarity and proper attribution, I just want to let you know that the original source of the Hamad quote was indeed Debbie Schlussel, not DTN. The quote originally appeared in two of Ms. Schlussel’s articles:
2) http://www.debbieschlussel.com/columns/column011705.shtml . . .
Thanks very much for your attention.
And, like I said, after that, Aaron Klein sent a note to John Perazzo, indicating he decided that rather than give me credit for my words, he went trolling for another source to avoid giving me credit for a direct quote. But Daniel Pipes, to whom he’s now giving credit didn’t write those words (nor did Aaron Klein). I did.