Thursday, July 15, 2010

Plagiarism scandal affects a political race in Colorado; I thought pols didn't write their own speeches!

Well, academic integrity and copyright have affected a political campaign. In Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis has been accused of plagiarism in a 1994 column, a 1995 speech, and portions of a 2004 essay. I thought that politicians had their speeches written for them (the “we give you the words” idea of sales culture) and everybody understood.

The story appeared Thursday July 15 in The Washington Times, front page, by Valerie Richardson, link here.

It would be flattering to be plagiarized by a right wing politician.

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