Tea Party Hero Allen West Caught Redhanded Plagiarizing Recent Blog Post

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Former Republican Congressman Allen West, the new CEO of the National Center of Policy Analysis, a conservative think-tank, was caught redhanded Friday plagiarizing from a popular internet story for a recent blog post on his personal website. Media Matters for America published a piece Friday showing how West had lifted six paragraphs of a post he had ‘written’ about black men killing white police officers. The watchdog group revealed that West had used a viral post that had been used in the comments sections of various news sites to compose the vast majority of his article.

It wasn’t very difficult for Eric Hanaoki of Media Matters to prove West stole the post and claimed it as his own. Apparently, West included the viral post’s grammatical and spelling errors when copying and pasting it into his piece. He changed very few words and mostly used the post verbatim. Hanaoki provided a side-by-side comparison of the two posts to show just how obvious the plagiarism was. Below is an image from Media Matters’ article:

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Allen West all but admitted guilt as he deleted the six paragraphs from the piece shortly after Media Matters’ article was published. Now, his blog post consists of four disjointed paragraphs claiming that only black liberal lives matter, but without the hypocrisy-proving language that the article was completely based on in the first place.

What makes this story even more delicious is the fact that West had written a highly critical post about former Democratic Senator John Walsh regarding Walsh’s plagiarism scandal. Walsh ended up dropping out of the Senate race and eventually got his War College degree revoked after it was discovered that he had plagiarized parts of his War College thesis. In an October blog post, West wrote the following about Walsh and the story:

I’m always entertained by the hypocrisy of the progressive socialist left — and especially their media accomplices.

Senator Walsh dropped out of the race for reelection in Montana — he had been appointed after former Sen. Max Baucus departed. The reason for pulling out? He was caught plagiarizing his Army War College thesis.

Last Friday, the venerable Army War College, in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, revoked Walsh’s War College diploma. Not a big news story huh?

Hmmm, talk about hypocrisy Also, if West thought Walsh’s plagiarism, which cost him a chance at defending his Senate seat, a degree and his reputation, was a big story, what would he say about his own issue? Considering that he’s just been named the head of a think-tank, which is supposed to be grounded in scholarly research, I’d say it’s a pretty big deal. You know, like a “he needs to be fired” type of deal.

Grab the popcorn, boys and girls. It is going to be a treat watching West squirm his way out of this one.

 

26 Replies to “Tea Party Hero Allen West Caught Redhanded Plagiarizing Recent Blog Post”

  1. Cue the Clarence Thomas-style outrage against the “digital lynching” of a black conservative. Now Fox News has a story to use, to show they understand the black experience in America. If he were the member of a liberal group, the story would be about affirmative action’s toxic legacy of putting unqualified blacks into positions of authority.

  2. I would not be overly surprised if the blog posted under West’s name was actually written by some lowly intern.

  3. It won’t matter one bit to his side. It will be, “So what? No one got hurt. It’s not as if he killed someone. Plagiarism, smaygiarism. Big Whoop.”

  4. Allen West, head of a think tank? That is funny, I don’t care who you are. Thanks for the best laugh this week … maybe this month.

  5. There’s nothing funny about the ‘thoughts’ that come out of his stink tank!!!! Just wait until those ‘thoughts’ become laws!

  6. Its the Seventh Circle of Hell Hate Spewing Sink America with horrible repeating failed top down policies of the gop tank.

  7. What is baffling to me. Beyond understading and comprehesion are black republicans! And they’re just as vile and racists as repubs. I dont get it. They are a disgrace to their race. How can anyone stand tthem. This guy is the king of stupid AH’s. A black male sarah. Where do they find these ignorant people and then put them up front to speak only to confirm the shear lack of basic knowledge, decency, humbleness, caring, diplomacy, COMMON SENSE! And then people cheer them on and vote for this? Totally Baffling!!

  8. Allen West in charge of a think tank…apart from the comedic aspects, well, I guess someone has to do his thinking for him…

    His followers probably think plagiarism is related to workgiarism.

  9. So some people think there are perfect leaders or have perfect people working for them. Show me a perfect person. There are no perfect people. As always, I advocate for the least of the evils and/or a lesser of the evils to help keep the greatest evil from winning. Achievable utopia and perfect leaders exists mostly in the minds of progressives/liberals, useful idiots and jihadists. Also notice that opposition to this comment will likely include distractions about side issues which have little to no relationship to core issues.

  10. So giving your freedoms away to corporations are the lesser of two evils? THIS statement right here shows that you have no idea WTF you are talking about. Achievable utopia and perfect leaders exists mostly in the minds of progressives/liberals, useful idiots and jihadists

    So Progressives are like jihadist? Do you even know what a jihadist is? It would seem to me that people like you, republican want the same thing they want but instead of Sharia law you want this country to follow old testament biblical law. Now who is the jihadist. Onward Christian soldier

  11. I think I understand the fundamental problem here. Some people are or pretend to be confused by simple stuff. The more simple and truthful it is the more they have to be confused to be able to have a reply that is not in agreement.

  12. You are the one who compared Progressives to jihadist which is not only ignorant but just plain insulting

  13. djchefron said ” You are the one who compared Progressives to jihadist which is not only ignorant but just plain insulting”.

    I have already “nailed” but I will keep on pounding. There is nothing inherently wrong about comparing apples to oranges as long as the truth(s) about each is told. I don’t have time for the dribble because I have already nailed it and you will continue to act confused instead of agreeing with me on anything. For further replys, please reread my comments above.

  14. Apples, oranges progressives jihadist? I don’t get the connection please explain it to me in english

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