Sacha Baron Cohen has set up a fake news website called Truthbrary.org for his Showtime series entitled “Who is America”, under the guise of a character named Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick. Famously spoofing Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney by pretending to be different characters to get interviews.
This fake news website is meant to make fun of the conservative and independent media by having a selection of various articles made up of conspiracy theories and rants supposedly written by citizen journalist Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick himself.
As we shall see Cohen’s fake news website is so supremely fake that it couldn’t even come up with original content and had to plagiarize an article posted on NaturalNewsBlogs over a year an a half ago.
This website is TRUTHBRARY.ORG. It is a collection of studies and investigations carried out by Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick for the good of the American people. Truthbrary.org
Yet amazingly if you go to Truthbrary.org and look down the left side bar of articles, supposedly written by Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick, there is a section called Google Censorship containing only one article…
This article posted on Thruthbrary.org is clear plagiarism as it was written by me, under the pen name Raptorman, and was originally posted on NaturalNewsBlogs on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:30am EDT with the exact same title. It is a word for word copy of my original article with no citation to the author or permission from the publisher. The article is a carbon copy in every respect except for some silly GIFs thrown in to make things look weird with no attribution to the source article.
After it was published at NaturalNewsBlogs the article was reposted on the author’s personal blog at RaptormanReports
Plagiarism is the “wrongful appropriation” and “stealing and publication” of another author’s “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions” and the representation of them as one’s own original work. Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. It is subject to sanctions like penalties, suspension, and even expulsion.
Incredibly the site is so poorly put together that the article plagiarized by Thruthbrary.org is such a complete copy it still contains the pen name Raptorman and my Gmail account address. All this is meant to make independent media look ridiculous when it’s plain as day this article was copied and pasted.
Raptorman is a start-up blogger and has only been putting content out for a short time. Maintaining an official website for about a year. Meticulously sourcing articles with quotes and links to scientific journals, government documents, and current news events. Sometimes contributing articles on NaturalNewsBlogs. Truthbrary.org
This is a clear plagiarism and copyright violation as NaturalNews holds the copyright to all articles published on their sites. Perhaps who ever put the site together for Cohen went to RaptormanReports.com personal blog and just thought they could rip it off. Not realizing this article was first published by NaturalNewsBlogs and has copyright protection.
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It is illegal for someone to reprint material that does not belong to them in the pursuit of financial gain even under simple D.M.C.A. rules, let alone copyright protection, as the Truthbrary.org website is meant to promote a new Showtime series. A fake news website that is so fake it must plagiarize material in an effort to make fun of independent media.
Sacha Baron Cohen is even promoting the plagiarized article from RaptormanReports on his fake Facebook account for the character Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick. Even WIRED magazine did an article on just how plagiarized the entire Thruthbrary website really is and named NaturalNewsBlogs specifically. Actually revealing that another piece from NaturalNewsBlogs had been lifted as well.
RaptormanReports has sent a take down notice to “Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick” via twitter on July 20, 2018 citing both identical articles and making it clear there was no permission given by the writer or publisher to use this article for any purpose. Demanding the article be taken down from Sacha Baron Cohen’s fake website immediately. Other authors that were plagiarized by Truthbrary have done the same thing according the the WIRED MAGAZINE article.
“Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick” take down the RaptormanReports article and come up with some original content of your own for your so-called comedy act that is trying to make fun of independent media.