And its easy to bust them. Just copy a few lines from a diary and plug it into google. Heres 3 examples, 2 of which showed up in the last 8 hours.
Obama Turns To A New Campaign Phrase
posted at Daily Kos by Albertkingson on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 02:42:41 AM EST
Heres the original article at Huffington by Sam Stein:
I pasted the first 5 lines into google, this is what that looks like.
Number 2 example:
World Economy Melting Down Rapidly
Posted at Daily Kos by jamestulan on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 02:14:02 AM EST
Turns out to be from the IndiaTimes
And by the same Kos User, posted a week earlier
Headley was America's Top Source in Pakistan
by jamestulan on Fri Nov 25, 2011 at 05:16:09 AM EST
A few lines plugged into goggle look like this
Probably from this source, as per DK user koNko (hat tip ) :
I can't imagine that this is not intentional, and all 3 examples I listed were posted to DK in the wee hours when they wouldn't get too many eyes or too much attention.
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