Do you remember the great Google bombing article by Adam Mathes? Apparently, so did these plagarizing bastards, but they’re hoping that we didn’t. It’s unbelievable how stupidly dishonest people can be.

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Do you remember the great Google bombing article by Adam Mathes? Apparently, so did these plagarizing bastards, but theyíre hoping that we didnít. Itís unbelievable how stupidly dishonest people can be. [Note: The above was taken verbatim from Queso —…

• Pinged by FultonChain on Jan 8, 2004, 8:52 PM

http://q.queso.com/archives/001338…

• Pinged by anil dash's daily links on Jan 8, 2004, 9:31 PM

How stupid does one have to be to think you wouldn’t get caught by a guy who started a stunt based on search engines? I mean, really. You’d think that a right-wing radio host petty enough to want to “fight…

• Pinged by August J. Pollak - xoverboard.com on Jan 9, 2004, 11:23 AM

Someone else is going after the Miserable Failure tactic, this time against Michael Moore. Via Q Daily News….

• Pinged by Neil's Smaller World on Jan 9, 2004, 11:42 AM

Wow! Reached yr post via anil dash and was outraged enough that I thought I’d do a post of my own. So I went searching for a Glenn Beck photo to label “real American plagarist”; but now, when I try to go back to the Beck page,it won’t open! You may have sent a a boatload of traffic his way. Or maybe folks at Premier Radio Network are trying to delete the evidence. If so, hope someone saved a screen shot before it’s too late.

What a creep. When you go to his home page there’s a scroll that says “Application of your faith will change your life.” Didn’t know “Thou shalt plagarize” was the 11th commandment.

• Posted by: cs on Jan 9, 2004, 12:43 PM

Yep, it appears that the reverent rightwinger took the page down, but alas, he’s managed to put in its place a redirect script that can’t figure itself out.

For those who didn’t get to see it, Google was nice enough to save a copy of the plagarizing bastard’s page for us.

(And digging into the screwed-up redirect script a bit, it appears to be the page that you get whenever you ask for any page that doesn’t exist, such as this one. It is supposed to redirect the user to one of two pages, index-big.shtml or index-800x600.shtml, depending on the user’s screen width. The problem is that the script doesn’t explicitly identify the directory of the index pages, so when the user was trying to go to a page in the /news directory that no longer exists, it tries to redirect them to /news/index-blah, which also doesn’t exist, which then leads to the script firing off again… ad infinitum. So now we know that we’re talking about plagarizing bastards and web morons.)

• Posted by: Jason on Jan 9, 2004, 5:06 PM

(Jesus, I can’t believe I just did web debugging for a plagarizing bastard.)

• Posted by: Jason on Jan 9, 2004, 5:07 PM

So, is there a way to create a google bomb that will link GBeck and plagarist to the saved page?

• Posted by: cs on Jan 9, 2004, 10:31 PM

Do you remember the great Google bombing article by Adam Mathes? Apparently, so did these plagarizing bastards, but theyíre hoping that we didnít. Itís unbelievable how stupidly dishonest people can be. Read about this plagarizing bastard over at Q Dai…

• Pinged by Just my thoughts... on Jan 10, 2004, 12:16 AM

cs,

Google will remove the cached page. It will eventually fade. However, I got a copy of it in PDF format. You can download it if you wish.

Eric

• Posted by: EricBrian on Jan 10, 2004, 12:22 AM

“Thou shalt spellcheck before google-bombing a plagiarizing bastard.” ;->

• Posted by: dansays on Jan 10, 2004, 10:44 AM

QDN: Plagarizing bastards Via QDN, some wingnut outright steals Adam Mathes’ googlebombing article and tries to hijack it to googlebomb Michael Moore. Let’s get this straight right away - it’s the outright plagiarism I object to, not the idea that…

• Pinged by Snappy the Clam on Jan 10, 2004, 2:04 PM

Site is down, can’t read it. Hey, I hope it’ll be fun :)

• Posted by: Dirk on Jan 10, 2004, 2:16 PM

Heh — the plagiarizing bastard has changed things on his site around a bit, so that any link to the now-deleted post now redirects to an anti-Michael Moore site. (For those who never saw the original page, the plagiarizing bastard lifted Adam Mathes’s article verbatim except for changing the Google bomb to be against Moore.)

• Posted by: Jason on Jan 10, 2004, 7:24 PM

Seems like you’re making a mountain out of a molehill here. I think the real issue is Google’s Miserable Failure on this cybergraffiti.

• Posted by: Tom McMahon on Jan 11, 2004, 2:13 PM

Tom, calling Beck out for outright plagiarizing is making a mountain out of a molehill? Come on; you can’t be serious. The guy took someone else’s creative words and used them as his own, flat out. It would have been trivial for him to say something like “This Adam Mathes guy had a great idea; everyone should use it to push some negative traffic Michael Moore’s way!”, but he didn’t, he stole it. Truly disgusting.

• Posted by: Jason on Jan 11, 2004, 5:35 PM

Jason, I just thought “plagiarizing bastard” was a little over the top, that’s all.

• Posted by: Tom McMahon on Jan 12, 2004, 7:04 AM

There has been an extraordinary amount of plagiarism of bloggers by media outlest in the past week or so - at least the first I’ve known about for a while. A lot of it has been overseas because foreign media outlets apparently figure that U.S. copyrights can’t be enforced against them.

Some of those media outlets will be quickly learing the flaws in their theories.

• Posted by: Mike on Jan 13, 2004, 11:59 AM
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