Friday, June 24, 2011

Two Months After Glenn Beck Is Accused Of Taking Bloggers' Material Without Attribution, A Beck-Affiliated Website Doesn't Credit Sources

Back in mid-April, the Daily Caller published a story accusing radio and TV host Glenn Beck of taking video and other content from various conservative bloggers without giving attribution.
A number of conservative activists and bloggers say they’re furious at media magnate Glenn Beck for what they call content theft. Over the past several years, Beck has relied on video, audio and written content from others to fill his radio and television shows, as well as his websites. Often he has credited his fellow conservatives for their work. Yet in many other instances say dozens of conservative journalists who spoke to The Daily Caller, he has not, often taking elaborate steps to cloak the origins of the material.

Read the rest. It's a lengthy piece with many sources. Unlike the "out for themselves" types like David Frum, these are real, hardworking conservative bloggers and activists who are sources for this piece.

Beck's style hasn't always been my cup of tea, but I respect his passion and ability to bring people together, such as the Restoring Honor rally, which was a great, uplifting event. I'm sorry to see that a couple of months after this article is published, the Beck-affiliated website The Blaze is taking content appearing on conservative blogs and claims it as their "original material."

Glenn, some of us might not be fans or followers like other hosts or personalities, but a little friendly're better than this! Don't keep doing this thing your doing and damage the good you've done. Time to practice some rigorous honesty here.

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