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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

It's Melania! Get the pitchforks!

Get Melania! Plagiarism charges thrown at Trump’s first lady in waiting  "By most accounts, Melania Trump’s speech to the GOP Convention was a success – until charges flew that she had plagiarized a speech given by Michelle Obama to the 2008 Democratic National Convention.  First noted on Twitter by Jarrett Hill, a small portion of Melania’s speech bore a strong resemblance to Michelle’s.  Here is a side-by-side comparison:

"If Melania plagiarized Michelle, then Michelle plagiarized others.  Compare Michelle’s words with the advice found in a 1992 book about doing business in Africa:" . . .
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Do the political swells so concerned with this “scandal” really think that anyone’s vote would be swayed by whether Melania voiced the same bromides as Michelle?

Update: Yeah, plagiarism is a very serious thing in speeches:

Then, there is the beloved by Democrats Joe Biden:

Who can forget Joe's campaign speech lifted from the UK's Neil Kinnock?

. . . "At a Bloomberg breakfast this morning, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said he'd "probably" fire the speechwriting team that crafted Melania's speech. “Certainly I don’t blame her for anything,” he said.
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"Before her address, Melania Trump told NBC News of the speech: “I read once over it and that’s all, because I wrote it, and with as little help as possible.' "

Bloomberg’s Heilemann: Melania Plagiarism Worse than Biden, Obama  "Is There Nothing a Liberal Does that the MSM Won’t Find Some Way to Defend?"

Trump Campaign Has No Plans to Fire Anyone Over Melania Speech Flap  "UPDATE: Now sources are telling NBC "heads will roll" over this. 
"It's piss-poor staff work," a source within the campaign told NBC News. "Melania has been humiliated. No doubt heads are going to roll." 
"This is a developing story, more to come."

Melania Speechwriter Rickrolls* GOP Convention

  "It’s funny, but there are a couple of serious issues that this reveals.

"First: whoever wrote that speech is a mole. The insertion of the Michelle Obama plagiarism was no mistake. The speechwriter is trying to embarrass the Trumps. And they don’t mind making it perfectly obvious.

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"It’s good to know that when they have an active mole inside their campaign, their reflexive desire to deny any and all wrongdoing will compel them to go into Baghdad Bob mode rather than seek out the mole."
* Rickroll: . . . " This is usually considered a major let-down."

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