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Chuck Norris: Plagiarist?

Wonkette has apparently caught Chuck Norris plagiarizing the columns he writes for the Worldnutdaily and other right wing websites. Or at least caught his ghostwriter, who also happens to be his pastor, plagiarizing.

Since your Wonkette cracked the case on Chuck Norris’ hilariously poorly veiled plagiarism in his columns, the professional kicker’s people have refused to talk to us, and his syndicate, which still feautures Norris on its website, has refused multiple requests for comment. Yes, the man whose entire public persona is based on kicking people’s faces off is afraid of some dumb political joke blog. Creators Syndicate has since edited Norris’ most recent column to at leastcredit the news sources from which whole sentences were lifted, but they have yet to take action on the new instances of plagiarism we found yesterday; those articles remain unchanged on Creators’ website. Also, this should probably come as no surprise, but Norris doesn’t even write these columns, from what we’ve found. They appear to be penned by a man who works for him, Todd DuBord, who is known as “Chuck Norris’ pastor.”

An anonymous tipster originally pointed us to DuBord yesterday, and it makes sense, because the man is listed as a “co-author” on Norris’ recent books, and because if Norris tried to type himself, the keyboard would explode from the sheer force.

Follow the links above to their previous posts on the subject.

Comments

  1. Sean Boyd says

    Fun fact: Chuck Norris writes essays without moving a muscle.

    It still doesn’t have as much zing as: Chuck Norris has counted to infinity. Twice.

  2. jimmiraybob says

    Don’t be redicalus, Norris is just exercising his free market rights. Particularly, the three fundamental rules as outlined in the Free Market Handbook of Operational Efficiency:

    1) There’s a sucker born every minute.
    2) Find that sucker and sell them a product.
    3) No other rules.

  3. baal says

    Like so many leading voices on the right, there is not much there there.

    Chuck Norris is such a good writer that his words don’t even appear to be written by him.

  4. christophburschka says

    He didn’t plagiarize them, he pre-empted them retroactively. That’s how he rolls.

  5. says

    Chuck Norris doesn’t plagiarize: he kicks words asses until they line up, and sometimes they line up the same as they did for some other guy.

  6. Tualha says

    Quoth the Great Squid:

    Wonkette has apparently caught Chuck Norris plagiarizing the columns he writes for the Worldnutdaily and other right wing websites.

    I think you mean, she caught Chuck Norris committing plagiarism in the columns he writes? Your phrasing suggests that he was plagiarizing his own work, which seems not to be the case, and indeed, would hardly seem to count as plagiarism at all, except perhaps when completing academic assignments.

  7. Abby Normal says

    I’m having trouble taking these plagiarism accusations seriously. If he were stealing I’d have expected his articles to be of much higher quality. But this, this is like breaking into a jewelry store and only taking the mass produced prints they hang on the wall for ambiance.

  8. Artor says

    I watched a clip of Norris trying to read some of the ubiquitous jokes on a talk show. It was painful to see, as the man appears to be nearly illiterate. Of course he has a ghost writer, and with shit for brains, I’m not surprised that he has a lame ghost writer.

  9. ArtK says

    @ Marcus Ranum

    You know what’d be funny? If Chuck and Ted Nugent cross-plagiarized.

    Don’t let the streams cross. That would be bad. Very bad.

  10. Tualha says

    Quoth Abby Normal:

    I’m having trouble taking these plagiarism accusations seriously. If he were stealing I’d have expected his articles to be of much higher quality. But this, this is like breaking into a jewelry store and only taking the mass produced prints they hang on the wall for ambiance.

    That would require him to know good writing when he sees it.

  11. NitricAcid says

    Why do people still pay attention to this man? You’d be more likely to get a coherent thought out of David Carradine, Charleston Heston or Bruce Lee.

  12. Tualha says

    Same reason they pay attention to Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, etc. ad nauseum; they don’t care how idiotic or unhinged the speaker is as long as he or she is saying what they want to hear.

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