Chuck Norris is plagiarizing his conservative columns

The martial artist and unlikely right-wing celebrity seems to be borrowing paragraphs without attribution

By Alex Pareene

Published April 26, 2011 6:30PM (EDT)

Here is a "Chuck Norris fact," for you: He is a plagiarist. The famous kick-boxing B-movie and television star is also a respected right-wing commentator, despite the fact that he is famous solely for kicking. He writes a column for famously ridiculous right-wing conspiracy website WorldNetDaily.

Wonkette caught him plagiarizing Fox News and the right-wing Middle East Quarterly in yesterday's column on the Sharia menace, then went back and noted multimple instances of pretty blatant lifting of material from sources without attribution in other recent Norris columns. This is maybe why we shouldn't ask famous kickers-of-other-people to write so many political columns, every week. It's hard!

Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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