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Washington Times Ends Rand Paul Column After Plagiarism Allegations

By Jim McElhatton | The Washington Times | Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul acknowledged Tuesday that he had failed to properly source material in published writings, including a column in The Washington Times, after a string of embarrassing plagiarism accusations surfaced in recent days.

Mr. Paul took personal responsibility for the oversights, which he and aides said were caused by staff providing him background materials that were not properly footnoted. But the Kentucky Republican, a possible 2016 White House candidate, also said he was being held by the news media to a higher standard than other politicians.

“The standard I’m being held to is a little different than everybody else,” Mr. Paul said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.” “They’re now going back and reading every book from cover to cover and looking for places where we footnoted correctly and don’t have quotation marks in the right places or we didn’t indent correctly.”

The Washington Times said Tuesday that it had independently reviewed Mr. Paul’s columns and op-eds and published a correction to his Sept. 20 column in which the senator had failed to attribute a passage that first appeared in Forbes.

The newspaper and the senator mutually agreed to end his weekly column, which has appeared each Friday since the summer.

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Bill Clinton lies about fellatio with his secretary...

...while Newt Gingrich is doing the same thing. And the American people forgive them both. And Rand is being grilled for some sloppy foot-noting?

The attacks are starting - they're trying to neutralize Rand early on, while pushing Christie and CFR/Goldman Sachs chum, Ted Cruz. Frothy's got to be right around the corner!

Restore the Foundations - "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

Yep, their agenda is quite clear

...newsletters 2.0

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Sorry....

but Rand is embarrassing himself. His initial "solution" to his plagiarism was to blame his staff and demand that everybody "leaves him alone." His apology feels very reluctant and insincere. He is still a major disappointment and definitely nothing like his father.

I don't play, I commission the league.

Meh

The bad press is unfortunate, but I could care less personally about the plagiarism. I didn't join the liberty movement for the academic ethics lessons.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Isn't the liberty movement....

supposed to be an ethical alternative to the corrupt establishment? Ripping off others' work sounds like something the establishment would do - as is the first reaction being to blame the staff instead of owning up immediately.

This is far from the only reason that Rand is a disappointment, but it still reflects poorly on him.

I don't play, I commission the league.

The liberty movement is about liberty....

...honesty, fair play, truth, justice, and the American way? All charming, but beside the point. Liberty, liberty, and LIBERTY (!), and by any means. Within the NAP, that is...lie, cheat, deceive, dissimulate, dishonor, scheme, snivel, weasel, shill...fine, get it done.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

plagarism

I wonder what would happen if Obama was caught plagiarizing?

Pat Kraemer

He would get the Nobel Prize...

...for Literature!! (if there is such a thing)

I Think I'll Make A Similar Reply To Washington Times

"Though Defiant, Senator Accused of Plagiarism Admits Errors" NYT 11/5/13
By JIM RUTENBERG and ASHLEY PARKER

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/politics/after-plagiari...

My reply in comment section.....

"These clear examples of plagiarism are indeed an embarrassment for Senator Paul but I believe this restructuring of his office and staff will cauterize the wound allowing this episode to recede in the rear view mirror. Senator's Paul's detractors have little of substance to say on matters of policy, so it was a windfall for them to pounce on his error of oversight, but his mea culpa short circuits this blood sport. By contrast, Benghazi will be a long term bed of hot coals on which Hillary Clinton will be forced to walk barefoot on her way to the White House."

Ed Rombach

This is the age of the internet &

the days of "copy/paste," to police plagiarism is getting more and more difficult because the volume of people that do it is too large (especially those that do it inadvertently) - I suspect that we could run a "plagiarism checker" on each and every politician & talking head and find something to damn them :)

Plagiarism is not

Plagiarism is not inadvertent, it's amateurish and stupid. Rand needs to be on top of this and immediately fire anyone who does sloppy work. It's like Ron Paul and Jesse Benton all over again. Rand is the captain of his ship and needs to reward competence.

He is accused of plagerism

He is saying that it was poor footnoting, it was slack and he apologised. He didn't claim to not say what he did, he claimed to give give the proper credit. He said he has made the corrections and set a new policy with what his staff puts out.. and IMO, this is going to make Rand one of the most well read politicians ever.

It's apparent to me this is just a form of elites working togetrher to shut Rand up and force Cruz on us.

It was a beautiful apology Rand gave

If Rand was Ron we'd be emailing and calling Washington Times telling them they lost an audience.

I was just getting ready to

I was just getting ready to do just that.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love www.isidewith.com shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

ya know... this is the one of

ya know... this is the one of the most idiotic things ever to do to Rand. I think this is even worse than when they started calling Ron a "kook". Honestly of all the problems we have in our government and country because he or whomever wrote for him missed some things they want to throw plagiarism allegations around?

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Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love www.isidewith.com shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

Don't Trust Ghost Writers

Seriously, when will the Pauls learn not to be so trusting of ghost writers? It's something that anyone chanlleging the status quo can't afford to do.

Absolutely right. I'd fire

Absolutely right. I'd fire the idiot(s) who made these "errors" and hire some real fact-checkers. One is really serious about winning or one isn't. I'm seeing "isn't" right now.

Making a mountain out of a

Making a mountain out of a mole hill. If that's all they got then we're in good shape.

The comics are on the front

The comics are on the front page of the paper these days...

Southern Agrarian

Rand should go on the attack.

Numerous cases of officials lying before a congressional hearing, a president lying to the American people all caught on camera, nobody says a peep.

Just sayin.

Séamusín

A proxy should go on the

A proxy should go on the attack on his behalf. It would just seem petty if Rand did it himself.

Excellent...

...now I don't have to read the Washington Times anymore.

Enjoy your lower page views!

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Ha!

Shame they don't hold Barry to accountability for breaking is oath of office.
A far, far worse crime imho! Hypocrites!!

I'm Making This It's Own Thread

Thanks for posting.

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