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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Melania speech scandal gets twice the coverage as Obama's lifted lines in 2008

Washington Examiner

Networks spent only 14 minutes and 11 seconds in 2008 covering reports that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama had plagiarized lines from Deval Patrick. (AP Photo)

"Melania Trump's plagiarism scandal has earned more than twice the amount of coverage than the major networks gave in 2008 when Barack Obama was caught lifting lines from then-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

. . . "By the time McIver admitted to cribbing the first lady's 2008 convention speech, the three major networks — ABC, CBS and NBC News — had already dedicated an impressive 59 minutes and 25 seconds to the story, according to an analysis from the Media Research Center.
"In contrast, these same networks spent only 14 minutes and 11 seconds in 2008 covering reports that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama had plagiarized lines from Deval Patrick." . . .
Remember When Hillary Accused Obama of Plagiarism?

Hillary Obama 08

"The New York Times reported:
Debate Takes On Contentious Air
Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama veered from collegial to clenched and combative in a debate on Thursday, with Mrs. Clinton turning especially aggressive as she all but accused Mr. Obama of plagiarism and derided his political message as “change you can Xerox.”
Mr. Obama, buoyed by 11 straight victories in the most recent nominating contests, sought to maintain a positive tone throughout, though at one point he accused Mrs. Clinton of suggesting that his supporters were “delusional” or “being duped” by his themes of hope and unity…
In her sharpest attack to date on the originality of his oratory and ideas, Mrs. Clinton cited news reports about Mr. Obama’s nearly verbatim use of remarks first delivered by a close ally, Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts. She argued that Mr. Obama had drawn great praise for his speeches, and then questioned whether they had been plagiarized.
Playing off a trademark line of Mr. Obama’s, she said: “Lifting whole passages from someone else’s speeches is not change you can believe in. It’s change you can Xerox.” . . .



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