I wouldn’t ordinarily call a website out like this, especially smaller sites similar to mine just trying to make a buck. However, I can’t let this go by without flagging it since the offender is such a large entity. As of today, I found that CNN, the cable news organization, has blatantly lifted the content of my 2016 Republican Debate Schedule page and created a page of their own.


The formatting is identical, the text is mostly identical, even the formatting of the dates are identical. They even kept the bold and underlined dates.

CNN version, available here:

CNN Theft

Which you can compare to my version, which has been posted for months:


It also resides at my partner site as it has in the same exact form for months here.

Some of the text has been omitted and changed slightly, as you can see, which I’m sure was meant to obscure the connection back to this site. I’ve contacted CNN via twitter and their website contact form. I’m sure I’ll receive no reply and nothing will change, but I’m at least voicing my annoyance at the situation.

If you don’t mind, hit a retweet on this tweet below and/or add a message of support, I’d greatly appreciate it.

I can only assume that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I’d appreciate a link acknowledging who compiled this list originally. In fact, If I can just get a link back, I’ll delete this entire post and forget it ever happened. Your turn, CNN.

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Nate Ashworth is the Founder and Senior Editor of Election Central. He's been blogging elections and politics for almost a decade. He started covering the 2008 Presidential Election which turned into a full-time political blog in 2012 and 2016.

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