Thursday, October 31, 2013

Rachel Maddow mocked Rand Paul for plagiarism, but she’s been accused of it too

Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 5.56.31 PMMSNBC host Rachel Maddow created headlines this week when she alleged that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had plagiarized a recent speech from Wikipedia, but it turns out the liberal cable news host has been accused of plagiarism herself.

In 2010 on his blog “Open Salon,” Michael Rodgers of North Port, Fla., wrote a blog post titled “Rachel Maddow Plagiarized My Blog!

“Don’t get me wrong, I love Rachel Maddow,” Rodgers wrote. “Truth be told, I’m a huge fan. So, if she wanted something from my blog, all she had to do was ask. I would have given willingly because that’s the kind of guy I am.”

The plagiarism in question involves a comparison Rodgers made between the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 with the often-forgot about 1979 Ixtoc I oil spill in the same area. The liberal blogger noted that “the oil industry hasn’t advanced their methods of plugging holes in the ocean floor or cleaning up their messes.”

Rodgers then became perturbed upon seeing his own unique angle being copied on Maddow’s program: “I’m sitting there Wednesday evening watching MSNBC and there is Rachel Maddow…TELLING THE SAME DAMN STORY!!”

Rodgers complained, “she stole my scoop of a lifetime and now it’s plastered all over MSNBC with Rachel getting all the credit. Granted, the segment she did Wednesday night covered more ground and was more professional than my little feature, but then she has more resources at her disposal than I do.”

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First off, I recommend contemplating the idea that just because someone has the same "angle" as you on a particular subject matter does not constitute plagiarism. You should research the definition of plagiarism and also paraphraseing if you didn't learn these/ don't recall them from when you were in 6th or 7th grade English. Second, Maddow along with many others ( including the whole world ) has seen the evidence (AKA video footage) of Paul Rand blantely regurgitating word for word passages written by others...... Where is your evidence? Find the video and put it where your accusations are like the rest of the intelligent world.

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