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  • Pondering the Problem with Saint Martin Luther King Jr.

    Pondering the Problem with Saint Martin Luther King Jr.“All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday, January 19, 2015, the U.S. will celebrate Martin Luther King jr. This man who sang along with his Baptist church at the premiere of Gone With The Wind in 1939, is known as the most famous American Civil Rights leader in history. The Reverend and Doctor, Martin Luther King jr. is celebrated every January as a hero and an icon. What does he mean today, however,...
  • Fast-Declining Joe Biden Now Believes He Was Sonny From ‘The Godfather’ As A Kid

    12/15/2014 8:55:35 AM PST · by Baynative · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/14 | Eric Owens, Education Editor
    Vice President Joe Biden demonstrated that he is slipping deeper into senility this week when he gave a speech swearing that he once violently ambushed an unsuspecting kid who allegedly kicked his sister off of her bicycle. The tale told by Biden bore a remarkable resemblance to a scene in “The Godfather,” in which Sonny Corleone pummels Carlo Rizzi for abusing Corleone’s pregnant sister, Connie.
  • Plagiarism report unlikely to affect Senate race (Montana)

    10/11/2014 8:32:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2014 4:29 AM EDT | Matthew Brown and Matt Volz
    Sen. John Walsh’s name has been removed from the U.S. Army War College’s academic rolls and grinded (sic) from a plaque listing the members of the graduating class of 2007 after the college stripped him of his degree for plagiarism. The announcement that the war college revoked the Montana Democrat’s 2007 master’s degree on Friday marked the end of a swift-moving controversy that began with a newspaper story in July and led to Walsh’s withdrawal from the U.S. Senate race weeks later. The lingering question is what effect the academic review board’s plagiarism report will have on the Senate race...
  • Army War College revokes Sen. John Walsh's degree after plagiarism finding ( Montana )

    10/10/2014 5:13:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    ap ^ | October 10, 2014
    The U.S. Army War College revoked Democratic Sen. John Walsh's master's degree after an investigation completed Friday concluded he plagiarized a research paper required to graduate, a college spokeswoman said. ... The board found that then Colonel John Walsh did commit the offense of plagiarism and thus his Master's Degree and status as graduate of the U.S. Army War College should be revoked," War College spokeswoman Carol Kerr said in a statement.
  • Despite Union attacks, Walker grabs lead in re-election bid

    10/02/2014 8:39:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Opponent Mary Burke weighed down by jobs plan plagiarism allegationsMary Burke weighed down by jobs plan plagiarism allegations. Gov. Scott Walker is casting himself as a turnaround artist, seeking re-election with a pitch to voters that he revamped the state’s spending and business climate in just four years. For a governor with presidential aspirations, it’s a case he’s likely preparing for a national audience as well — but first he’ll have to get through a tighter-than-expected re-election race against Democrat Mary Burke, a former state secretary of commerce. As if that wasn’t enough, analysts say that his race could also...
  • Poll: Walker opens lead in WI governor’s race amid Burke plagiarism scandal

    10/02/2014 4:30:37 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-1-14 | Adam Tobias
    MADISON, Wis. — The plagiarism scandal surrounding Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke may be affecting Wisconsin voters. The latest Marquette University Law School poll, released Wednesday, shows incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker has opened up his lead against Burke by 5 percent among likely voters. Of the 585 likely voters who participated in the Marquette poll between Sept. 25-28, 50 percent said they would vote for Walker; 45 percent said they would be voting for Burke. The poll’s margin of error is 4.1 percent. Information for Marquette’s previous poll, which had Walker ahead of Burke by 3 percent, was collected...
  • Mary Burke stumbles when asked to define plagiarism

    09/26/2014 5:21:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-25-14 | Patrick Marley
    Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke stumbled Thursday when asked to define plagiarism and said she had not violated her principles with a jobs plan that includes nearly word-for-word sections that also appear in other candidates' plans. Burke, who is running against GOP Gov. Scott Walker in the Nov. 4 election, also stressed the importance of providing citations in her plan, but an aide said later no changes to the plan would be made. Asked by reporters to define plagiarism, Burke said: "This, this probably, using words, exact words, from a source that doesn't, that isn't cited and isn't attributable."...
  • Burke’s cut-and-paste economy (WI)

    09/25/2014 1:01:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    On hearing Friday’s news that Mary Burke’s job-creation plan was plagiarized from other Democrats running for governor, in Delaware, Tennessee, and elsewhere we thought, well…there are think tanks whose business is to share such ideas. But Burke reacted less calmly, firing the consultant responsible for the cut-and-paste job. Why? For duping her into thinking she had a jobs plan? More intriguing than Burke snatching ideas that may be interchangeable among Democrats is her apparently scant familiarity with what she is proposing. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel quoted her saying “This is my plan on how to drive Wisconsin’s economy forward,” later adding...
  • Burke fires consultant over jobs plan copying

    09/20/2014 6:21:04 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-19-14 | scotty bauer
    MADISON, Wis. -- Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Mary Burke said Friday she cut ties with a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from platforms of other Democrats. Burke has built her campaign around the jobs issue. One of her key arguments is Republican Gov. Scott Walker doesn't deserve re-election because he hasn't lived up to his promise to create 250,000 private-sector jobs, and Wisconsin is lagging other states in adding workers. Burke told the Associated Press it was her decision to end the campaign's relationship with consultant Eric Schnurer of the Pennsylvania-based consulting firm...
  • 1 in 4 plagiarized tech goods made in Germany

    08/08/2014 5:33:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies ^ | 08 Aug 2014 16:45 GMT+02:00 | (DDP/The Local)
    German companies are ranked second in the world for industrial plagiarism, a global study released on Friday found. Just under a quarter of all plagiarized technical products examined were sold by a German company, the study by the Federation of German Machine and Equipment Builders (VDMA) has found. Germany was behind China, but ahead of Turkey and India in terms of the number of copies sold. Most German firms involved in plagiarism targeted competitors in the high-tech sector, in contrast to Chinese manufacturers, which usually copied low-quality goods. …
  • Walsh drops out of U.S. Senate race (Montana)

    08/07/2014 1:16:00 PM PDT · by jalisco555 · 70 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | 8/7/14 | Charles S. Johnson
    HELENA — Sen. John Walsh said Thursday he is pulling out of the Senate race because his campaign was distracted by the controversy over allegations that he plagiarized a U.S. Army War College research paper. Walsh, a Democrat, said he decided to drop out of the race. He had canceled campaign events this week as he and his family discussed what he would do. The New York Times reported July 23 that Walsh had plagiarized large portions of the research paper in 2007. Walsh will serve out the rest of his Senate term, which ends in early January 2015. “I...
  • Former NYT Reporter Chris Hedges Exposed as Serial Plagiarist

    06/12/2014 6:34:53 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 12, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Far left writer and former reporter for the New York Times, Chris Hedges, has been exposed as a serial plagiarist. So what scurrilous "rightwing" source made these charges? None. The exposure of the socialist Chris Hedges appeared in the liberal New Republic. And it was not just a minor slip on the part of Hedges. According to the article Hedges blatantly plagiarized over and over again in great quantity over a number of years. In fact the depth of his plagiarism would make even Joe Biden blush. So was Hedges apologetic when confronted with his many examples of plagiarism? Not...
  • Led Zeppelin sued over Stairway To Heaven

    05/19/2014 9:21:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 118 replies
    Henne Music ^ | May 19, 2014
    Led Zeppelin are being accused plagiarising the introduction of their iconic 1971 anthem, “Stairway To Heaven”, in a new lawsuit brought by the estate of Spirit guitarist Randy California and members of the band. Business Week reports the estate – and group’s members – believe the acoustic introduction to “Stairway” was lifted from their 1968 instrumental, “Taurus.”
  • North Korea Appears to Ape NASA with Space Agency Logo

    04/03/2014 7:18:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    The Guardian, ^ | Tuesday 1 April 2014 | Peter Walker
    North Korea appears to ape Nasa with space agency logo Design looks remarkably similar to that of US space agency, right down to the blue globe, lettering and swooshed ring The choice of a globe as the emblem for North Korea's space agency expresses the country's ideal of peaceful exploration, explains the Korean Central News Agency. The blue rings, it adds, represent satellites, and the constellation of stars shows the desire to "glorify Kim Il-sung's and Kim Jong-il's Korea as a space power". However, the state news agency neglects to mention one glaring thing: the new logo looks a lot...
  • Former Bush Speechwriter: Obama Plagiarized Bush’s 2007 SOTU Speech

    01/29/2014 10:08:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-29-14
    Following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, former George W. Bush speechwriter Mark Thiessen told Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” host Megyn Kelly that Obama’s speech plagiarized lines from Bush’s 2007 speech, for which he said he was the lead speechwriter. “It was eerily familiar,” Thiessen said. “There were lines like, ‘Our job is to help Americans build a future of hope and opportunity. A future of hope and opportunity begins with a growing economy. A future of hope and opportunity requires our citizens have affordable and available health care.’ ‘Extending opportunity and hope depends...
  • Bush speechwriter: Obama plagiarized GWB’s 2007 SOTU

    01/29/2014 8:21:13 AM PST · by Theo · 49 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | January 29, 2014 | Howard Portnoy
    As dark clouds continue to gather over 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, all but the most diehard Obama worshipers grudgingly concede that his presidency has entered its lame duck phase. Some analysts have drawn comparisons between the second term of the current occupant of the White House and that of his immediate predecessor. Bruce Drake, writing at Pew Research Center’s Fact Tank, notes: Barack Obama and George Bush have at least one thing in common when it comes to the second terms they won — the first year of their encores have been downers when it came to their public images. Both...
  • Rand Paul still isn't ready for prime time

    11/08/2013 1:46:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2013 | Philip Klein
    Sen. Rand Paul was supposed to be a more politically savvy version of his father, former Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. The senior Paul energized a subset of the Republican Party, but the younger Paul was supposed to be a more mainstream advocate for limited government and a non-interventionist foreign policy. The Kentucky senator has even been touted as one of the leading candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Yet time and again, he has shown why he shouldn't be taken seriously. The latest controversy surrounding Paul, which has been detailed in a series of stories at...
  • Rachel Maddow mocked Rand Paul for plagiarism, but she’s been accused of it too

    10/31/2013 7:55:39 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies
    RARE ^ | October 31, 2013 | Kurt Wallace
    MSNBC host Rachel Maddow created headlines this week when she alleged that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had plagiarized a recent speech from Wikipedia, but it turns out the liberal cable news host has been accused of plagiarism herself. In 2010 on his blog “Open Salon,” Michael Rodgers of North Port, Fla., wrote a blog post titled “Rachel Maddow Plagiarized My Blog!” “Don’t get me wrong, I love Rachel Maddow,” Rodgers wrote. “Truth be told, I’m a huge fan. So, if she wanted something from my blog, all she had to do was ask. I would have given willingly because that’s...
  • Plagiarism in "The Audacity of Hope"?

    09/18/2013 7:07:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/18/2013 | Jason Stevens
    President Obama's second autobiography, The Audacity of Hope, attempts to channel the spirit of great American statesmen. But it is one thing to channel the spirit of great men, and quite another to steal words without assigning credit, especially within the confines of a bestselling book. While we should praise the former, we should rightly criticize the latter as a form of intellectual plagiarism. Now, Obama has faced these criticisms before. In early 2008, for example, Hillary Clinton's campaign accused him of plagiarizing a speech by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. In that instance, Washington Times reported the flowing similarities:...
  • Islam, Racism and Slavery. Blacks in Morocco: "I Get Called a Slave"

    05/21/2013 3:28:31 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 16 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 19 November 2012 | Enza Ferreri
    Islam is a supremacist doctrine that affirms not only Muslim superiority over non-Muslims, but also Arab superiority over other ethnic groups and races. Both Islam's holy texts - the Quran and the Hadith, namely Muhammad's official biography - and scholars are testament to that. Muhammad himself bought, sold and kept African slaves. Historically, Muslims' slave trade of black Africans has been by far the world's greatest numerically and the most long-lasting, spanning over 1400 years (watch the video "The Arab Muslim Slave Trade Of Africans, The Untold Story", by clicking on the link just below this post title). Arab Muslims...
  • Jane Goodall Book Held Back After Accusations of Plagiarism

    03/25/2013 6:47:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Guardian (U.K.) ^ | March 25, 2013 | Alison Flood
    Jane Goodall Book Held Back After Accusations of Plagiarism Alison Flood 25 March 2013 Leading primatologist Jane Goodall's forthcoming book has been postponed after she was found to have lifted some passages from websites including Wikipedia. An expert asked by the Washington Post to review Goodall's Seeds of Hope, which was due out next month, spotted that some passages in the book echoed various other sources. The paper published a report last week which claimed that at least 12 sections in the book were lifted from other websites, and which included an admission from Goodall of her failure correctly to...
  • Juan Williams Caught in Plagiarism Scandal

    03/08/2013 5:42:36 PM PST · by chessplayer · 46 replies
    Lefty Fox News analyst Juan Williams is in hot water after it was discovered that a column he’d written for a political insider publication contained plagiarized material. According to a report by, a Feb. 18 piece that Williams wrote for The Hill newspaper copied almost word-for-word from a study by the far-left Center for American Progress on the subject of immigration and Social Security. Confronted by Salon, Williams blamed his research assistant, a “young man” who, according to Williams, had submitted the barely altered paragraphs to him for publication in the column: For the full details of the particular...
  • Juan Williams’ plagiarism problem

    03/08/2013 7:53:56 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Salon ^ | Mar 7, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    In a case of apparent plagiarism, Fox News pundit Juan Williams lifted — sometimes word for word — from a Center for American Progress report, without ever attributing the information, for a column he wrote last month for The Hill newspaper. Almost two weeks after publication, the column was quietly revised online, with many of the sections rewritten or put in quotation marks, and this time citing the CAP report. It also included an editor’s note that read: “This column was revised on March 2, 2013, to include previously-omitted attribution to the Center for American Progress.” But that editor’s note...
  • What a Joke! CNN's Zakaria Doesn't Ask Gore About Al Jazeera's Connection To Oil!

    02/03/2013 2:08:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 3, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    CNN must be so proud! On Sunday, the self-described most trusted name in news aired a thirteen minute interview with Global Warmingist-in-Chief Al Gore, and although the subject of the sale of Current TV was raised, host Fareed Zakaria didn't ask him one question about al Jazeera's connection to oil (video follows with transcript and commentary): What a Joke! Zakaria Doesn't Ask Gore About Al Jazeera's Connection To Oil! FAREED ZAKARIA: Current TV, a great business deal, but you started it because you wanted to create a greater, well, another liberal voice, a stronger one, an independent voice. Is this...
  • School board: We're satisfied superintendent accused of plagiarism 'understands her mistake'

    01/19/2013 11:01:36 AM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    The board of education says it has looked into the concerns surrounding two cases of possible plagiarism by Superintendent of Schools Carolyn R. Koos, and is "satisfied that she understands her mistake and will not repeat it," board president Louis Casella said in a statement. "The board has fully expressed and discussed its concerns with the superintendent," Casella said. "Superintendent Koos has apologized for any adverse effect this may have had on the district." first reported the possible plagiarism Jan. 10, when a letter sent to the district appeared to be a near word-for-word copy of a Nov. 27...
  • The Write Stuff? Why Biden's plagiarism shouldn't be forgotten.

    10/11/2012 3:24:06 PM PDT · by MichaelAsher54 · 5 replies
    Slate ^ | Aug. 25, 2008 | David Greenberg
    Teachers and scholars consider the unattributed use of someone else's words and ideas to be a very serious offense, but the public doesn't seem to mind much, at least when it comes to politics. The incidents of plagiarism and fabrication that forced Joe Biden to quit the 1988 presidential race have drawn little comment since his selection as Barack Obama's vice presidential running mate—just as revelations of plagiarism by Stephen Ambrose and Doris Kearns Goodwin scarcely hurt their book sales. In 1987, before Biden quit the race, he called the incidents "a tempest in a teapot." Although most reporters disagreed...
  • Obama EPA Honors Hispanic Heritage Month By Promoting Marxist Killer (che guevera)

    09/14/2012 9:40:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies ^ | september 13, 2012 | jim hoft
    The Environmental Protection Agency commemorated the start of Hispanic Heritage Month with a picture of Che Guevara and a bit of plagiarism. An internal email obtained by BuzzFeed and distributed to agency employees marking the start of the celebration of Hispanic culture this Saturday, featured the above image of a horse and buggy passing a billboard of the Marxist revolutionary, in addition to a listing of facts about Hispanic culture. “Hispanic people are vibrant, socializing and fun loving people,” one entry reads. “Among various facts associated to this culture is that they have a deep sense of involvement in their...
  • Former CU-Boulder professor Ward Churchill loses appeal to win job back

    09/11/2012 5:57:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Camera ^ | 09/10/2012 | Brittany Anas
    Ward Churchill's attorney plans to appeal the fired professor's case to the U.S. Supreme Court after the state's high court ruled Monday in favor of the University of Colorado. In the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, the firebrand CU professor compared some World Trade Center victims to a notorious Nazi. The Board of Regents fired him in 2007 for academic misconduct after discovering patterns of plagiarism and fabrication in his body of work. Churchill has been trying to get his job back on the Boulder campus, where he taught ethnic studies. He won a lawsuit against the university in 2009....
  • Granny Warren Autographs Her Own PLAGIARIZED “INDIAN” COOKBOOK (Elizabeth Warren)

    09/10/2012 8:25:39 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 7 replies
    Howie Carr Show ^ | September 10, 2012 | Howie Carr
    The Pow Wow Chow cookbook is important in Granny Warren’s biography for two reasons. First, it marks the first time Granny “comes out,” as it were, as an Indian, two years before she checked the box on the Penn Law School employment application form and began her meteoric rise in race-quota obsessed academia. Consider Pow Wow Chow her spring training, her exhibition season in lying about her alleged heritage. Within just a few years after the first little white (get it?) lie, she had transformed herself into Harvard’s “first woman of color.” Second, this is the first instance we see...

    09/06/2012 10:14:26 PM PDT · by jwb0581 · 34 replies
    Daily Script ^ | JWB0581
    If Obama's "I am the president" line from tonight's speech sounded familiar to you, it might be because it was ripped from Aaron Sorkin's "The American President". Toward the end of the movie, fictional president Andrew Shephard says "I am the president" in a line remembered by many who have seen the 1995 film.
  • Jonah Lehrer’s Journalistic Misdeeds at

    09/01/2012 6:46:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | August 31, 2012 | Charles Seife
    For the past three months, Jonah Lehrer, science journalist, author of three books, and (former) New Yorker staff writer has been under siege. In mid-June, he was accused of recycling his old work and publishing it as new. Since then, a number of accounts assert that Lehrer committed the two mortal sins of journalism: fabrication and plagiarism. Before Lehrer joined The New Yorker, he was one of the premier bloggers at; the site still boasts several hundred blog posts he wrote for his Frontal Cortex blog. Quite naturally, when the Lehrer scandal first broke, the editors at worried...
  • Time, CNN reinstate Zakaria after plagiarism review

    08/16/2012 5:11:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 16, 2012
    (Reuters) - Time magazine and CNN said on Thursday they were reinstating journalist Fareed Zakaria after suspending him last week for plagiarism. Time said in a statement that it believed Zakaria made an "unintentional error" in what was an "isolated incident" in a recent column on gun control for the magazine that he took from another writer. "We look forward to having Fareed's thoughtful and important voice back in the magazine with his next column in the issue that comes out on September 7," Time said in a statement. Cable news channel CNN said that after a thorough internal review...
  • New plagiarism charge against Fareed Zakaria

    08/15/2012 6:53:54 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 6 replies
    hindu . com ^ | 8 16 12
    The Indian-American author called The Washington Post’s charge “totally bogus” Indian-American journalist and author Fareed Zakaria, who has been suspended by CNN and Time magazine after he admitted to plagiarism, is now accused of publishing without attribution a passage from a 2005 book, a charge he vehemently denied as “totally bogus.” The new allegation against the 48-year-old Zakaria, levelled by The Washington Post, was, however, refuted by The Daily Beast, which said the author’s book did contain a citation to what he quoted in his 2008 book The Post-American World. Mr. Zakaria’s book contained a quote from the former Intel...
  • Fareed Zakaria and Harvard's Culture of Corruption: 3.0 ( A whole lotta Plagiarism going on)

    08/14/2012 8:42:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/14/2012 | Jack Cashill
    First, I will acknowledge up front that this is a revised version of an earlier American Thinker article, which in itself was an update of the information contained in my book,Deconstructing Obama. But as still another Harvard worthy gets busted for literary fraud, I feel compelled to keep updating my scorecard. The culprit this time is the painfully smug Fareed Zakaria, CNN host, Time Magazine columnist, and Harvard Ph.D. Not surprisingly, Harvard Law's own Barack Obama is a Zakaria fan. In a famous photo, the president is seen holding a copy of Zakaria's book, The Post-American World, a world that...
  • Time, CNN Suspend Columnist Zakaria (Plagiarism Charge)

    08/12/2012 2:23:56 AM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Wall street Journal ^ | August 10 , 2012 | KEACH HAGEY
    Both Time magazine and CNN have suspended columnist Fareed Zakaria following the revelation of similarities between his recent writing for both news organizations on gun control and another reporter's writing in the New Yorker. Newsbusters, a conservative media watchdog, flagged on Friday morning close parallels between a paragraph in an article in Mr. Zakaria's most recent column, about gun control, and an April 23 essay in the New Yorker by Jill Lepore. Fareed Zakaria at the 71st Annual Peabody Awards in New York in May. Mr. Zakaria issued a statement on Friday conceding "I made a terrible mistake. It is...
  • CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Admits He Plagiarized Gun Control Article: ‘I Made a Terrible Mistake’

    08/10/2012 1:24:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August. 10, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Fareed Zakaria’s take on gun control for Time magazine is generating some buzz, but not because of what he has to say about firearms. Instead, the magazine editor-at-large and CNN host is taking heat for some suspicious similarities between his piece and a recent New Yorker article on the subject. NewsBusters flagged the two paragraphs Friday morning, which aside from some minor word and structural changes, bear a striking resemblance to one another. First, Zakaria’s “The Case for Gun Control” piece from Time magazine’s upcoming Aug. 20 issue: Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional law at UCLA, documents the actual...
  • Zakaria suspended for copying other writer's work (Time and CNN suspensions for 'lifting' content)

    08/10/2012 4:25:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies ^ | 8/12/12 | Frazier Moore - ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — Time editor-at-large and CNN host Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by both the magazine and the network for lifting several paragraphs by another writer for his use in a recent Time column. Zakaria apologized Friday, declaring in a statement he made "a terrible mistake," adding, "It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault." In a separate statement, Time spokesman Ali Zelenko said the magazine accepts Zakaria's apology, but would suspend his column for one month, "pending further review." "What he did violates our own standards for our columnists, which is that their...
  • Fareed Zakaria vs. Guns (Why the Time Magazine article : “The case for gun control” is dishonest)

    08/10/2012 7:03:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/10/2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    Fareed Zakaria has tried to make “The Case for Gun Control” in Time. The results are not pretty. Virtually every argument he makes misrepresents the underlying data. After a lead that cites the Sikh-temple shooting, the Aurora massacre, and the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, Zakaria trots out the usual international comparisons: “The gun-homicide rate per capita in the U.S. is 30 times that of Britain and Australia, 10 times that of India and four times that of Switzerland. When confronted with such a large deviation, a scholar would ask, Does America have some potential cause for this...
  • Time, CNN Suspend Fareed Zakaria for plagiarism on history of gun control

    08/10/2012 6:19:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/12/2012 | Tim Graham
    When CNN host and Time editor-at-large Fareed Zakaria wrote a new piece called “The Case for Gun Control,” it ended with a bang: “So when people throw up their hands and say we can't do anything about guns, tell them they're being un-American--and unintelligent.” Here’s something that suggests a lack of intelligence: plagiarism. Cam Edwards at suggested to me that Zakaria seemed to plagiarize a paragraph from an April article in The New Yorker magazine -- with a modicum word-usage changes and interjections (Texas!) in an attempt to paper it over. Here’s a paragraph from his Time piece: Adam...
  • CNN's Fareed Zakaria suspended for plagiarizing part of column

    08/10/2012 5:42:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | 08/10/2012 | FRAZIER MOORE
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Time editor-at-large and CNN host Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by both the magazine and the network for lifting several paragraphs by another writer for his use in a recent Time column.</p> <p>Zakaria apologized Friday, declaring in a statement he made "a terrible mistake," adding, "It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault."</p>
  • More Pow Wow Chow Plagiarism From Elizabeth Warren's Husband?

    07/09/2012 10:08:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/9/12 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    A reader at Professor William Jacobson's Legal Insurrection blog has offered convincing evidence that Elizabeth Warren's husband, Bruce Mann, also contributed a plagiarized recipe to the infamous Pow Wow Chow cookbook. Subtitled A Collection of Recipes from Families of the Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek & Seminole, the cookbook was edited by Warren's cousin, Candy Rowsey, and first published in 1984. As Breitbart News reported earlier, Ms. Warren contributed at least two recipes to the cookbook that were word for word copies of previously published recipes. Now, it appears her husband may have done the same thing. His...
  • Biden Rips Off Reagan?

    06/27/2012 6:23:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    fox ^ | 6/27/12 | By Daniel Halper, The Weekly Standard
    Vice President Joe Biden had this to say today about whether there's a "depression" in America: "The unemployed are in real trouble," Biden said. "My grandpa used to say, from Scranton, he’d say, ‘Joe, when the guy in Dunmore - the next town over – when the guy in Dunmore is out of work, it’s an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law is out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out of work, it’s a depression. It’s a depression for millions and millions of Americans." But the last bit is particularly curious since it sounds an awful lot like something...
  • Democratic opponent criticizes Elizabeth Warren’s response on Native American issue

    05/19/2012 5:07:42 AM PDT · by billorites · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 18, 2012 | Michael Levenson
    For nearly three weeks, Scott Brown’s campaign has been battering Elizabeth Warren for listing herself as a Native American on a legal directory and then being billed as a minority law professor at Harvard University. Now, Warren has a Democratic critic, too. Warren’s primary opponent, Marisa DeFranco, who is trying to raise her profile in the race, is arguing that voters should be concerned about Warren’s “lack of a clear, consistent message” in response to the Native American controversy. “I’m not sure what her answer is because it’s been so various,” DeFranco said today. DeFranco said that, in general, it...
  • Elizabeth Warren’s recipes sound familiar

    05/19/2012 4:48:44 AM PDT · by billorites · 50 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 19, 2012 | Howie Carr
    Elizabeth Warren, the fake Indian, has another problem with the Pow Wow Chow cookbook. It seems that at least two of her “special recipes passed down through the Five Tribes families” are identical to ones from The New York Times [NYT] that were printed in 1979. And they’re not just from any eatery either — the recipes came from Le Pavillon, the fabulous French restaurant that domin-ated le haute cuisine in Man-- hattan from 1941 to 1966. Amazing, too, that Granny’s recipes for Crab With Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing, and Cold Omelets With Crab Meat, while no doubt popular along the...
  • WaPo Author who Tied Romney to KKK Resigns over Plagiarism Scandal

    04/18/2012 7:46:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies ^ | April 18 2012 | by Tony Lee
    When Washington Post journalist Elizabeth Flock wrote a post last year falsely accusing Mitt Romney of using a Ku Klux Klan slogan in his campaign speech, she was not fired or disciplined. But when Flock stole from the work of another mainstream organization and did not properly attribute, she abruptly “resigned” from the Washington Post conveniently and coincidentally before another editor’s note went up on her post that described it as having “serious factual errors” and “a significant ethical lapse.” Flock told AFP that “she resigned on Friday before the Post published a second editor's note about her work and...
  • The Accomplishments of Newt Gringrich

    01/13/2012 3:28:42 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 14 replies
    JeanieD | Jan '12 | JeanieD
    We will disagree about candidates and ideas, but I believe the attacks on Newt are unprecedented. The John Birch Society has pulled out all of the stops to attack him. Bill Buckley drummed Birchers out of the movement because their unsubstantiated theories were destroying conservative credibility. Their strange claims are back and they are once again undermining the credibility of the conservative movement. They were co-sponsors of CPAC. This is disturbing because their theories are outrageous and dangerous. They take disparate people, ideas and events and connect them into inexplicable and un-provable webs of intrigue and phobia. As an example,...
  • Biden Propagandizes 5th Graders: ‘Things Got Really Bad Before We Came Into Office’

    10/06/2011 9:55:16 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | October 6, 2011
    Vice President Joe Biden "educates" the 5th graders at a Tampa Bay school that the horrible economy is President Bush's fault.Video
  • Biden: Occupy Wall Street, Tea Party Have Frustration in Common

    10/06/2011 11:16:03 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 6, 2011 | Devin Dwyer
    Vice President Joe Biden today likened the Occupy Wall Street protests to expressions of grassroots frustration by members of the Tea Party. “Let’s be honest with one another,” Biden told an audience on camera at the Washington Ideas Forum. “What is the core of that protest? The core is: The bargain has been breached. The core is the American people do not think the system is fair, or on the level. That is the core is what you’re seeing with Wall Street. “There’s a lot in common with the Tea Party,” he said. “The Tea Party started, why? TARP. They...
  • Biden Warns of More Rapes and Murders If Jobs Bill Is Not Passed

    10/12/2011 12:11:11 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 41 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1012/11 | DANIEL HALPER
    In Flint, Michigan, Vice President Joe Biden suggested that more rapes and murders could occur if President Barack Obama's jobs bill is not passed. "In 2008, when Flint had 265 sworn officers on their police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city," Biden said. "In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65 and rapes--just to pick two categories--climbed to 229. In 2011, you now only have 125 shields. God only knows what the numbers will be this year for Flint if we don't rectify it." The vice president also...
  • Say What?...Silly Things Liberals Say; Oct 12th Edition

    10/12/2011 4:19:21 PM PDT · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-12-11 | Gary Kukis
    Liberals:President Barack Obama: “We’ve made steady progress to stabilize the economy.” President Obama on the Solyndra loan guarantees: "It went through the regular review process and people felt that it was a good bet...If you look at the overall portfolio . overall it's doing well." Former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi: "I don't remember being ever disappointed in the president." President Obama: “I don't think they're [the American people] better off than they were four years ago. They're not better off than they were before Lehman's collapse, before the financial crisis-- before this extraordinary recession we're going through. I...