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Rachel Maddow mocked Rand Paul for plagiarism, but she’s been accused of it too

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 the kind of guy I am.”

The plagiarism in question involves a comparison Rodgers made between the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 with the often-forgot about 1979 Ixtoc I oil spill in the same area. The liberal blogger noted that “the oil industry hasn’t advanced their methods of plugging holes in the ocean floor or cleaning up their messes.”

Rodgers then became perturbed upon seeing his own unique angle being copied on Maddow’s program: “I’m sitting there Wednesday evening watching MSNBC and there is Rachel Maddow…TELLING THE SAME DAMN STORY!!”

Rodgers complained, “she stole my scoop of a lifetime and now it’s plastered all over MSNBC with Rachel getting all the credit. Granted, the segment she did Wednesday night covered more ground and was more professional than my little feature, but then she has more resources at her disposal than I do.”
Another blogger made a similar allegation against Maddow just this month. In a post titled “A Remarkable Coincidence,” an anonymous poster writes:

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LOL! Oops. Pretty wack for a Rhodes Scholar!

Hell, politicians are expected to cheat and steal... but an Oxford grad?! Thought they were the very pinnacle of intellectual integrity.

(Tsk tsk tsk, Rachel!)

What would the Founders do?

I dont know....she seems to

I dont know....she seems to do a blinding impersanation of Dawson, from Dawsons creek

Rachel Who?

And what does she do??

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What does she do? Either of two things:

What does she do? Either of two things**:

licking or spitting.

(For all the little I watched from her so far, anyway. YMMV.)

But, hey! She does it "with class". (hers, quite peculiar).

**Well, besides fraud, also, observably.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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I'm not surprised

If she can twist things to make them look worst than they are, then she would steal things too.