Russian TLTnews website spoofed over Kate Middleton story

Funny story written by queen mudder

Wednesday, 2 May 2007

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Damned lying cheating plagiarising bolshevik cossacks!

London - (ReUterus & Ass Mess): Russian entertainment website has become the latest victim of the awesome and legendary satirical powers of The Spoof website after it published a Kate Middleton story written by veteran Spoof writer queen mudder as if it were a genuine, bona fide news item.

"Kate Middleton: the day I found out I'd never be Queen" was published by The Spoof on 30 April in the writer's customary format, poking fun at the royal family and generally having a bit of a giggle at the expense of diehard monarchist loonies.

But the Russian website ripped off the story as a World News item on 2nd May 2007 under their reworked title "Kate Middleton realized she won't be Queen year ago".

And somehow forgot the golden rules of publishing: always attribute your sources, don't ditch the author's credits and never, ever leave off the URL link to the original story.

Queen mudder's literary agent says this is not the first time something like this has happened.

Earlier this year the author rattled off a quickie item on 17 February on the Spoof satirical site under the title: "Britney: rehab lice ate my extensions".

About a week later the UK press published the same story as if it were a GENUINE news item quoting Ms Spears - in the Daily Mail, the London Evening Standard, over three dozen syndicated newspaper columns around the world as well as prime time coverage on at least four UK TV news stations, not to mention over two hundred blog sites to date....

The Spoof author remains undeterred despite firing off a legal salvo at the original plagiarising newspaper group that ripped off her story.

As for today's Russian plagiarism the author has reminded her lawyers that the laws of karma somethime work more efficiently than the threat of a lawsuit.

Kate Middleton is 25.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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