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Badass Video: Blogger Confronts Newspaper that Stole His Article with $500 Invoice

New Media Superhero: PJ Lifestyle's Duane Lester walks away with a check!

Dave Swindle


May 14, 2012 - 1:19 pm

Duane Lester is the proprietor of All-American Blogger and a regular contributor to both PJ Media and here at PJ Lifestyle (where he covers the superhero/comic book beat for us).

Recently he wrote an article for his blog that a small town newspaper reprinted without permission or attribution. Duane explains the story here and presents the screenshots demonstrating the undeniable plagiarism. So what did he do? Duane went and confronted them and — in blogger fashion — took a video camera along with him.

As both his editor and a peer in the new media world a sense of pride sweeps over me while watching Duane calmly, professionally LAY DOWN THE LAW and GET PAID:

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Duane’s an inspiration for bloggers everywhere.

David Swindle is the associate editor of PJ Media. He writes and edits articles and blog posts on politics, news, culture, religion, and entertainment. He edits the PJ Lifestyle section and the PJ columnists. Contact him at DaveSwindlePJM @ and follow him on Twitter @DaveSwindle. He has worked full-time as a writer, editor, blogger, and New Media troublemaker since 2009, at PJ Media since 2011. He graduated with a degree in English (creative writing emphasis) and political science from Ball State University in 2006. Previously he's also worked as a freelance writer for The Indianapolis Star and the film critic for He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their Siberian Husky puppy Maura.
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