Thursday, December 20, 2007

Plagerism or Punditry?

Did Kamikaze commit plagiarism on The Jackson Free Press website? He wrote this diatribe against Republicans, accusing them for the most part of avoiding military service while sending our soldiers to battle. He wrote:
This Is Why Some Republicans and Talk-show Hosts are Hypocrites...WOW!Start paying attention to who the strongest pro-war pundits are...Some us them are quick to hide behind their faux cloak off patriotism, while never actually being willing to DO anything or have anyone in their family DO anything. If they're so ready to fight, let's give em all a gun and send em to Iraq. Hell, lets send em to the border and see how tough they really are. TELL ME THIS DOESNT MAKE YOU THINK!!

Democrats:Richard Gephardt: Air National Guard, 1965-71. David Bonior: Staff Sgt., Air Force 1968-72. Tom Daschle: 1st Lt., Air Force SAC 1969-72. Al Gore: enlisted Aug. 1969; sent to Vietnam Jan. 1971 as an army journalist in 20th Engineer Brigade. Bob Kerrey: Lt. j.g. Navy 1966-69; Medal of Honor-Vietnam. Daniel Inouye: Army 1943-47; Medal of Honor, WWII. John Kerry: Lt., Navy 1966-70; Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat V,Purple Hearts. Charles Rangel: Staff Sgt., Army 1948-52; Bronze Star, Korea. Max Cleland: Captain, Army 1965-68; Silver Star & Bronze Star, Vietnam. Paraplegic from war injuries. Served in Congress. Ted Kennedy: Army, 1951-53. Tom Harkin: Lt., Navy, 1962-67; Naval Reserve,1968-74. Jack Reed: Army Ranger, 1971-1979; Captain, Army Reserve 1979-91. Fritz Hollings: Army officer in WWII; Bronze Star and seven campaign ribbons. Leonard Boswell: Lt. Col., Army 1956-76; Vietnam, DFCs, Bronze Stars,and Soldier's Medal. Pete Peterson: Air Force Captain, POW. Purple Heart, Silver Star and Legion of Merit. Mike Thompson: Staff sergeant, 173rd Airborne,Purple Heart. Bill McBride: Candidate for Fla. Governor. Marine in Vietnam; Bronze Star with Combat V. Gray Davis: Army Captain in Vietnam, Bronze Star. Pete Stark: Air Force 1955-57 Chuck Robb: Vietnam Howell Heflin: Silver Star George McGovern: Silver Star & DFC during WWII. Bill Clinton: Did not serve. Student deferments. Entered draft but received #311. Jimmy Carter: Seven years in the Navy. Walter Mondale: Army 1951-1953 John Glenn: WWII and Korea; six DFCs and Air Medal with 18 Clusters. Tom Lantos: Served in Hungarian underground in WWII. Saved by Raoul Wallenberg.

Republicans -(and these are the guys sending people to war-what makes them especially bad is that none of their kids serve either.. Talk about pimpin' these guys have been wrapping themselves around the war flag without ever taking a blow. Only an fool would fight for people like these guys. I am especially disappointed in all those who serve and still continue to vote for a body of people who routinely make budget cuts for vital resources needed by veterans. How many homeless vets do we see on our streets? hell I brought someone some food the other night because these idiots who are listed below talk a good game but aren't willing to back it up... Dick Cheney as well as 'America's Mayor' (Rudy G) who brought terror to Black and Brown people in New York never even volunteered

Dick Cheney: did not serve. Several deferments, the last by marriage. Dennis Hastert: did not serve. Tom Delay: did not serve. Roy Blunt: did not serve. Bill Frist: did not serve. Mitch McConnell: did not serve. Rick Santorum: did not serve. Trent Lott: did not serve. John Ashcroft: did not serve. Seven deferments to teach business Jeb Bush: did not serve. Karl Rove: did not serve. Saxby Chambliss: did not serve. "Bad knee." The man who attacked Max Cleland's patriotism. Paul Wolfowitz: did not serve. Vin Weber: did not serve. Richard Perle: did not serve. Douglas Feith: did not serve. Eliot Abrams: did not serve. Richard Shelby: did not serve. Jon Kyl: did not serve. Tim Hutchison: did not serve. Christopher Cox: did not serve. Newt Gingrich: did not serve. Don Rumsfeld: served in Navy (1954-57) as flight instructor. George W. Bush: failed to complete his six-year National Guard; got assigned to Alabama so he could campaign for family friend running for U.S.Senate; failed to show up for required medical exam,disappeared from duty. Ronald Reagan: due to poor eyesight, served in a non-combat role making movies. B-1 Bob Dornan: Consciously enlisted after fighting was over in Korea. Phil Gramm: did not serve. John McCain: Vietnam POW, Silver Star, Bronze Star,Legion of Merit,Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross. Dana Rohrabacher: did not serve. John M. McHugh: did not serve. JC Watts: did not serve. Jack Kemp: did not serve. "Knee problem, " although continued in NFL for 8 years as quarterback. Dan Quayle: Journalism unit of the Indiana National Guard. Rudy Giuliani: did not serve. George Pataki: did not serve. Spencer Abraham: did not serve. John Engler: did not serve. Lindsey Graham: National Guard lawyer. Arnold Schwarzenegger: AWOL from Austrian army base.

Punkass Pundits & Preachers (these are the guys who talk the most s***... Next time you see them keep them in mind as folks who do a lot of talking but won't back it up with their own actions.. They are the worst type un-patriotic scum of the earth..What makes these idiots so bad is that they are constantly calling other people's patriotism into question... Take special note of some of these cats on the list especially the sexual pervert who picture I put up... Fair and Balanced?? I think not.. How about Unfair and Scared as hell!

Sean Hannity: did not serve. Rush Limbaugh: did not serve (4-F with a 'pilonidal cyst.' i.e boil on his a**) Bill O'Reilly: did not serve. Michael Savage: did not serve. George Will: did not serve. Chris Matthews: did not serve. Paul Gigot: did not serve. Bill Bennett: did not serve. Pat Buchanan: did not serve. John Wayne: did not serve. Bill Kristol: did not serve. Kenneth Starr: did not serve. Antonin Scalia: did not serve. Clarence Thomas: did not serve. Ralph Reed: did not serve. Michael Medved: did not serve. Charlie Daniels: did not serve. Ted Nugent: did not serve. (He only shoots at things that don't shoot back.)

Needless to say this list is a fraud and leaves out quite a few Republicans who bravely served. Do you see President George H.W. Bush , who was shot down in WWII? There is no mention of Thad Cochran's naval service. Congressman John Cooksey's military service. Senator Jeremiah Denton, who was in a Vietnamese POW camp. Reagan enlisted in the military in 1937 as a private and rose to 2nd Lt., something Kaze left out. Here are some others that Kaze conveniantly left off of his list:

Duncan Hunter: record was CONSPICUOUSLY ommited. Served in South Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 during the Vietnam War in the Army Rangers’ 75th Ranger Regiment, attached to the 173rd Airborne Brigade. He held the rank of First Lieutenant, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, and service ribbons such as the Vietnam Service Medal. By the way, his son just returned from his THIRD tour of Iraq.
BOB DOLE : lost use of arm in WWII.
Kirk Fordice (If Jeb Bush is included, then why not Kirk?) who was an Army officer and his son was an Airborne Ranger.
Senator Jeff Sessions served in the reserves.

Senator Ted Stevens: served in the Army Air Corps in World War II and was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Air Medals, & the Yuan Hai Medal by the Republic of China.
Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge - US Army. Vietnam War. Awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and the Combat Infantry Badge.
Duke Cunningham, founder of top Gun and Naval Commander.
Congressman Porter Goss served several years in the CIA.
Bob Barr was a CIA analyst.
Congressman Norwood was an Army Captain in Vietnam.
Henry Hyde was an Ensign in WWII.
Roger Wicker was an officer in the Air Force reserves.
Tom Osbourne was in the reserves.
Heather Wilson graduated from the Air Force Academy.
Arlen Specter (Air Force)
Floyd Spence (Korean vet)
John Warner (Marines, WWII service)
Craig Thomas (Marines)
There are many others. See I checked many of them out online to make sure the list was legitimate and it is.

What is NOT legitimate is the list that Kaze put up on the JFP website. His post was nothing but a smear against Republicans and slandered those who DID serve and PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR THIS COUNTRY, which is more than I can say for our rapper of repugnance.

One must ask how he missed such glaring omissions. Surely he knew that President Bush was a fighter pilot in WWII or about Bob Dole losing the use of his arm. There is one VERY good explanation for how he missed these omissions and that is he didn't bother to read the whole list because HE DID NOT WRITE IT!!!.

I found a VERY SIMILAR list online: Does any of this look familiar after reading his post? It was posted back in 2004 and it has been circulating over the internet for several years. Its mighty funny how similar this list is to the one Kaze posted without attributing to anyone else. Its also might funny how many comments that post received and not ONE of the so called citizen journalists or bloggers at the JFP made mention of the very noticeable omissions on the list. You know what they say, never let facts get in the way of bashing Republicans.

Of course, one should not be surprised as Madame DeLadd admits she has seen the list:I've seen the above list before: Something, eh? Nothing like a bunch of chicken-hawk neo-cons sending our young men and women off to be killed without the proper equipment or help when they come home. Posted by: ladd on Dec 19, 07 12:42 pm

So much for her best practices of journalism. Her blogger tries to take something that has floated around on the internet for years, pass it off as something he wrote, and then agrees with it while she and Kaze admit in the comments that it is an internet circulated message. . How many times have I read her bashing the Clarion-Ledger for not doing basic fact-checking? But don't worry folks, because Kaze is a rapper, he is REAL!

Irony. Just plain irony, especially when you read this story, Adventures in Plagiarism, that slammed the CL and former food editor Courtney Taylor for her copying an article from Southern Living and publishing it as her own.

As a former member of the military and graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School, I am disgusted by Kaze's post. Its nothing but a smear on Republicans and is nothing but a grave insult to brave and honorable men like George H. W. Bush, Tom Ridge, Bob Dole, Duncan Hunter, and others who have paid the price for us.

Kaze owes nothing less than a public apology to these brave veterans who sacrificed a helluva lot more than he ever has. If he has any class whatsoever, he will pull this so-called list and apologize for posting such filth. Kaze asked if that list made you think. Its a shame it didn't make him think as well.


Anonymous said...

The shine has been off the JFP penny King for a long time now. It is one forgettable print issue after another. Now another season of 'Best of' boosterism which is nothing more than a warmed over marketing campaign to which people respond 'So What?'. Kaze doesn't move the needle either. He just spins his sputter as some kind of unique that it isn't. Ladd is a fraud to most everyone outside of her little creative klatch. Stick to what you do well. The obvious of Ladd and the JFP is, well, already obvious.

Kingfish said...

agreed Rico but you know, this internet circular has been around for awhile and there has never been a true rebuttal to it. Friend of mine is composing a list of prominent Democrats who never served. SO I was writing this post with not just rebutting the JFP in mind, but for the wider internet audience that has seen that circular. Sometimes you have to roll the hard six for some traffic. ;-)

See her comment in the thread by the way where she tries to bash Bush over Dan Rather gate. No Ladd, it was not reporting techniques. The documents were FORGED!!! Hack.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you King. The minute I read the list I realized that Kaze had copped it somewhere on the web or via some passed along email. Do you really believe that he has that level of research skills?

But Ladd's actions should not surprise you at this point. Please tell me they don't. That isn't a tan she sports. That is the result of bathing.

Anonymous said...

LMAO at the bathing remark. So true.

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