Look quick, before the culprit can take them down:
Glenn Greenwald, in Salon, After everything we’ve done for them.Word for word, photo for photo, it’s Glenn Greenwald’s article. Only the byline is different. I found it because I couldn’t remember where I’d seen Greenwald’s article posted, but I could remember a line from it. Imagine my surprise. I sat and stared at Mitchell’s version for a long time, thinking “It can’t be intentional plagiarism. It’s too blatant.”
Mark Mitchell, in Embryoyo, After everything we’ve done for them.
Tim Grieve, in Salon, A three-way presidential catfight.It’s Tim Grieve’s article with a change of title, illustrated with a picture of a catfight.
Mark Mitchell, in Embryoyo, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Glenn Greenwald, in Salon, Major troop reductions imminent—again.Same article, different title, different first line. (Susan spotted this one as well.)
Mark Mitchell, in Embryoyo, Fool me forty-nine times, shame on me…
PZ Myers, in Pharyngula, Another Christian Science Fair embarrasses itself.Same article, different title. This particular borrowing was a serious misjudgement on Mitchell’s part. Salon will just sue you.
Mark Mitchell, in Embryoyo, “Creation Wins!”
Special thanks to Jim Macdonald for helping hunt down the further instances of plagiarism, and for saving screenshots.
Jim Macdonald notes that Mark Mitchell’s very first post on Embryoyo, Cocksucker Blues :: Little Girls And The Unhealthy Way They Love, is very similar to this piece at MySpace, posted by Mark in Salt Lake City.
Dom says the essay Jim found at Embryoyo and MySpace was written by Cintra Wilson, and published in her book, A Massive Swelling : Celebrity Re-Examined as a Grotesque Crippling Disease, in 2000.