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Plagiarism in The Audacity of Hope?
American Thinker, by Jason Stevens

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Posted By:magnante, 9/18/2013 10:20:58 AM

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 their 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.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/18/2013 10:26:15 AM     (No. 9525998)

It will be interesting to see who he blames this on. His editor? Proofreader? Publisher? Ghost writer?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 9/18/2013 10:35:54 AM     (No. 9526019)

Oh please, Carney the Court Jester will pronounce it a happy coincidence and note that great minds think alike.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jimK1, 9/18/2013 10:51:31 AM     (No. 9526044)

Plagiarism probably not. Original thought, definitely not, Zippy isn´t capable of original thought.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: southron, 9/18/2013 11:43:21 AM     (No. 9526132)

Dr. King´s plagiarism was excused by the Leftist establishment and you can be sure that Obama will suffer no consequences for his plagiarism!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: golfmann, 9/18/2013 11:45:31 AM     (No. 9526141)

Wait...
Obama´s a fraud?

who knew?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/18/2013 12:02:19 PM     (No. 9526171)

Was it the first State of the Union he used Patrick Deval´s speech for much of it?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bison65, 9/18/2013 12:23:02 PM     (No. 9526196)

Plagiarism! How about an entire book "Dreams from My Father" which was supposed to be Obama´s biography. If that is true he and Bill Ayers lived lives nearly identical and told their stories using the same words and phrases. Jack Cashill presents strong evidence the entire book Dreams was written by Ayers and much of Obama´s tale was already old and attributed to he life of Ayers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 9/18/2013 12:32:29 PM     (No. 9526206)

His whole life story is the perfect example of plagiarism.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/18/2013 1:07:53 PM     (No. 9526259)

The man is a plastic non-person...his entire past is stolen from others because he was too lazy to do any work.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 9/18/2013 2:01:27 PM     (No. 9526328)

If I recall, in "Dreams," while trying to portray life in an African village, Ayers plagiarized whole stories from an obscure memoir by an honest-to-god African woman. Since Obama wrote neither book, can he accurately be accused of plagiarism? We all know he´s a liar, but a plagiarist?

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