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Sunday Telegraph UK steals our story about Tony Blair buying house in Barbados

No attribution to Barbados Free Press as Sunday Telegraph engages in “change a word or two” plagiarism

“Remember… you read it here first folks, and it’s the real gen.”

… from the July 28, 2010 Barbados Free Press story: Exclusive Breaking: Tony Blair purchasing home in Barbados

Sunday Telegraph “Breaks” our Tony Blair buying a house in Barbados story a month after we published it!

Andrew Alderson - Chief Reporter & plagiarizing wanker

Barbados Free Press broke a world exclusive story on July 28, 2010 that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was looking to purchase a home in Barbados. Our confidential source provided us with many specific details about the Blair’s 13 week quest for a Bajan home – some of which we published and some we didn’t to protect our source.

Within 24 hours our post received thousands of visitors from around the world and about a hundred blogs, websites and even newspapers like India Times picked it up and provided proper attribution to Barbados Free Press for breaking the story.

We also received inquiries about our story from major news agencies including CNN, The New York Times, BBC and… a johnny-come-lately email a month later on August 25, 2010 from Andrew Alderson, Chief Reporter of The Sunday Telegraph. Continue reading

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Exclusive Breaking: Tony Blair purchasing home in Barbados

For the last thirteen weeks representatives of Tony Blair have been combing Barbados for the ideal retirement residence suitable for the former British Prime Minister. Mr. Blair is said to desire a home that is large enough and regal enough for important guests, but not pretentious. According to our source, a pool would be nice, but it’s not a deal breaker as long as there is room to put one in.

Hundreds of digital photos have been taken of various properties and relayed to Mr. Blair. Continue reading

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