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Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

Adam Taylor of the Washington Post proves that journalistic integrity and independence is a thing of the past.

Thanks to the careful eye of the much-maligned Roosh, we learned that Adam Taylor has no integrity and ethics. When he writes an article for the Washington Post, he simply lifts content from a U.S. government propaganda site. 

You think I'm joking? If only that were so.

Like many of you I've been seeing headlines regarding the "crisis of democracy in Ukraine." I don't really have an opinion on Ukraine. I don't live there. I've never even visited. 

All I know about Ukraine is some call it Ukraine where as others refer to it as the Ukraine

What's going on in Ukraine? Beats me. I can only go by what I read - that is, by what "journalists" like Adam Taylor report. 

As it turns out, Adam Taylor doesn't do much independent reporting. Instead, he ripped off a government propaganda site know as Radio Free Europe. As Wikipedia notes:

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is a broadcaster funded by the U.S. Congress that provides news, information, and analysis to countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East "where the free flow of information is either banned by government authorities or not fully developed".

A Radio Free article states:

Skirting open calls for separatism, the affable and energetic Podyachy is pushing for Kyiv to lease the entire peninsula to Russia in exchange for the cancelation of Ukraine’s debts to Moscow.

Adam Taylor's Washington Post article reads:

RFE/RL’s Robert Coalson recently went to Crimea and spoke to members of the pro-Russian separatist movement there. One politician he spoke to had the novel idea of leasing Crimea to Russia in exchange for a cancellation of Ukraine’s debt to Moscow.

Roosh has more details in this post

Incidentally, some of you might not like Roosh. That's fine.

But your opinion of Roosh has nothing to do with what Roosh has exposed. Everything Roosh wrote has been carefully sourced. Hate Roosh. Fine.

But if you ignore what he's uncovered, then you're simply pathethic and nothing more than a mouth breathing boot licker.

By the way, when Roosh confonted Adam Taylor about Taylor's plagiarism, Adam Taylor called Roosh a "teacher of rape." Taylor's full tweet read:

@rooshv this may surprise you, but criticism from a man who makes his living teaching date rape doesn’t really sting much

How is this appropriate conduct for a supposed journalist? Adam Taylor's accusation that Roosh "makes his living teaching date rape" is both false and defamatory. Roosh won't sue him, but he would absolutely have a libel case against him and could sue him.

Why is the Washingotn Post publishing stories by someone who steals content directly from government sources and who also libels people online?

Readers of Adam Taylor and the Washington Post should be careful. If they want real journalism, they'll need to look elsewhere.