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November 6, 2013 |
One measure of a savvy politician is how he handles his mistakes. Expressing nostalgia for the days when one could shoot or stab a critic is not a great PR move. Rand Paul, the Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky who has been accused of serial plagiarism, is melting under the heat. The freshman senator, beloved by the tea party and touted as a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, has lashed out at the reporters who have discovered his borrowings, calling them "hacks and haters.
November 6, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul shifted his tone from apology to condemnation Wednesday as he continued to face fallout from alleged plagiarism in numerous speeches and articles. Last week, the Kentucky Republican chalked up accusations that he had improperly lifted passages from Wikipedia to a misunderstanding about attribution practices and the malicious intent of “haters.” But as more suspiciously similar passages emerged, including one in a September Washington Times column that prompted the paper to suspend Paul's weekly contributions, Paul has been forced to go on the offensive.
November 1, 2013 |
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), facing accusations that he plagiarized Wikipedia entries in two speeches, claims critics are “making a mountain out of a molehill,” and that he credited the proper sources. While campaigning for Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, earlier this week, Paul warned Liberty University students about the dangers of genetic testing. “In your lifetime, much of your potential, or lack thereof, can be known simply by swabbing the inside of your cheek.
October 30, 2013 |
Rachel Maddow is a "hater" who needs to stop nitpicking -- or so says Sen. Rand Paul. Maddow, the liberal MSNBC host, this week accused GOP leader Paul of making a speech that "totally plagiarized" the Wikipedia page for the sci-fi film "Gattaca. " In the speech, Paul referenced the movie and its world "where DNA plays a primary role in determining your social class. " This and other lines seemed lifted directly from the Wikipedia page. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Big deal, Paul said in a Wednesday interview with Fusion.
October 2, 2013 |
The Forward Prize for poetry was thrust into the news last month when a poet withdrew from consideration after it was revealed he had plagiarized some earlier work. The British prize , worth more than $16,000, was presented Tuesday night to Michael Symmons Roberts for his collection "Drysalter. " Each of the 150 poems in the collection is exactly 15 lines long; the title refers to an 18th-century store stocking poisons, powders, gums and drugs -- "with a nod, too, to the Psalter," as is noted on the prize's website.
September 23, 2013 |
The poet C.J. Allen has withdrawn his poem, “Explaining the Plot of Blade Runner to My Mother Who Has Alzheimers,” from the shortlist of Britain's Forward Poetry prize after admitting to plagiarizing some early poems. The award for single best poem, the category Allen was shortlisted for, comes with a prize of about $1,600. Poet Matthew Welton discovered that Allen had plagiarized a number of his poems after attending a reading of Allen's last year. In a post on his publisher Carcanet's blog, Welton compares his own poems to Allen's plagiarized versions . Jeannette Winterson, a judge for the Forward Poetry Prize, told the Bookseller that she has conflicted feelings about Allen's poem being withdrawn from consideration.