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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-15-06 07:40 PM
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Daily Kos member exposes Jason Leopold as a sockpuppet
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Edited on Mon May-15-06 08:00 PM by brentspeak
DHinMI from Daily Kos runs a blog (The Next Hurrah), from which he discovered that Jason Leopold had posted under several different aliases, each of whom has his own bizarre backstory, manufactured controversies, and, usually, praise for the work of Jason Leopold:

"On January 14, 2006 in an excellent post at The Next Hurrah, emptywheel closely examined an article by Leopold in which she demonstrated his claims were not supported by his sources. Leopold showed up in the thread, and things got interesting. Leopold called me a pussy. Some guy named Tom Marconi claiming to be former CIA threatened commenter jonnybutter. Andy Gumbel, a writer at the Guardian, vouched for Leopold. And someone named Adam Yorkshire shilled for Leopold's book.

But here's the problem. If all these comments came from different people, they appear to have all spent that evening together, because all those comments came from just two IP addresses.

All eight comments from Jason Leopold came from the same IP address...

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