That is actually a common practice. Not one I'm fond of, but it is considered normal and acceptable.Saw Jonathan tweeted out this article that’s on his website earlier. It seemed way too well written to be from him so I copied the text and found it on this other website as well:
Jonathan’s article for reference:
I’m sure bloggers have permission to share it as it seems it’s a PR type of email, but he’s still crediting himself as writing the article on his site. I’ve seen other screenshots on twitter of him posting someone else’s work as his own. It’s funny that someone who is so DMCA happy is claiming other people’s work as their own. He even tagged himself as a category, likely in an attempt to direct google searches of him to his website instead of the Farms.
I see a lot of his articles seem to be autoshared through Globe Newswire, but he shouldn’t claim to be the author at the bottom, right? Might want to change that on your website, Johnny.
Some of his other autoshare articles don’t have him listed as the author. He’s just claiming other people’s work.
His taking credit is really just the tagline for his user profile being automatically added to his posts, part of the page template, just a normal WordPress thing.