Coulter Blindsided By Science:
From an article in today's New York Post by Philip Recchia: "John Barrie, the creator of a leading plagiarism-recognition system, claimed he found at least three instances of what he calls 'textbook plagiarism' in the leggy blond pundit's Godless: the Church of Liberalism after he ran the book's text through the company's digital iThenticate program. He also says he discovered verbatim lifts in Coulter's weekly column."
Some of the things that Barrie cites are a "33-word passage" that "allegedly comes from a 1999 article in the Portland (Maine) Press Herald," as well as a June 2005 column that "incorporates 10 facts on National Endowment for the Arts-funded work" from a Heritage Foundation document.
Now, the Rude Pundit's not saying anything about Barrie's work or where he may have been, you know, inspired to even look into whether or not Coulter plagiarized - the Rude Pundit's happy to have some independent confirmation of what he's been saying about Coulter's plagiarism since, you know, July 1, 2005. And he doesn't wanna be a dick about it, because anything that brings Coulter down is generally karmic good news in the universe.
But, really, and, c'mon, when the time comes to burn Coulter at the stake of plagiarism, the Rude Pundit and Ron Brynaert of Raw Story (Brynaert especially so since he did far, far more legwork than the Rude Pundit on this story) deserve to hold the torch along with Barrie, let alone get some mention in the New York Post. (And especially since the plagiarism work of the Rude Pundit and Brynaert was mentioned at MSNBC, Slate, Huffington Post, and other mucho larger media outlets - in other words, just a Google away.)
(Rude thanks to Blogenfreude.)