If you rush right over you can see where Mike Mahoney recently “cut-n-pasted” (read flat out plagerized) an article on Rick Perry from Politico, word for word.
What gives the game away is that Mahoney copied even Politico’s self-referenced links (in bold) as noted in the partial screen-grab below:
August 22, 2011 – Leave a Response
America’s trial lawyers are getting ready to make the case against one of their biggest targets in years: Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Among litigators, there is no presidential candidate who inspires the same level of hatred – and fear – as Perry, an avowed opponent of the plaintiffs’ bar who has presided over several rounds of tort reform as governor.
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And if Perry ends up as the Republican nominee for president, deep-pocketed trial lawyers intend to play a central role in the campaign to defeat him.
That’s a potential financial boon to a president who has unsettled trial lawyers with his own rhetorical gestures in the direction of tort reform. A general election pitting Barack Obama against Perry could turn otherwise apathetic trial lawyers into a phalanx of pro-Obama bundlers and super PAC donors…
No – Mahooney didn’t link to or reference the original article.
This is a common ploy worthy of Kansas City’s worst blogger herself, not a professional journalist.