Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Copycat Coulter Caught!
By PHILIP RECCHIA
New York Post
Conservative scribe Ann Coulter cribbed liberally in her latest book, "Godless," according to a plagiarism expert.
Read all about it.
By Dave Astor
Published: July 05, 2006 5:15 PM ET
NEW YORK Universal Press Syndicate has requested a copy of a report about Ann Coulter's alleged plagiarism, according to a post on the TPMmuckraker.com blog. Meanwhile, in her latest column, Coulter has hit back at the newspaper that aired the latest plagiarism charges -- but did not refute them.
Read all about it, from Editor & Publisher.
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Such a small amount of plagerism can not obscure the fact that her points are valid (paid cash money herself for them) and that her words even though borrowed are true.
Oh, I forgot. I'm not supposed to feed the trolls. Oops.
Typso are one thing. There's one now!
People ewes the wrong word all the time, too. It's a common mistake.
They uses grammar incorrect, too.
But plagiarism is theft. It's the worst kind of intellectual sin: Theft and lying and hypocrisy all rolled into one.
Sometimes it happens when people are sloppy. Ann C., having put herself and her ilk on the pedestal that remains after tearing down all who oppose them, has no excuse. None. Not even if an assistant, or an intern, actually *did* it.
Just quote the Party line, just tow the Party barge upriver, don't think: regurgitate.
We hear that same set of words whatever the subject maybe over and over from them. Ann has simply put their dictated non-collective thought into a book form as far as they are concerned. They will not see her loyality and adherence to the script as anything other than her good work. It certainly will not be seen as Plagerism.
There in lies the real split in America: Thinking Things versus Following Things.
Bush The Usurper has only provided a clarity to this split that was not there before.
Right on Ann Coulter, you are doing your god's work. Be louder about it and defend yourself and your faith! America needs to hear what you think!
Hell's bells, we're just a few steps into the next Dark Age anyway -- might as well go whole hog.
Tyranny, even "Tyranny Of The Norm", is to be avoided.
Get a brain, pay attention, learn something.
Plus in academic publications.
Plus I got a book done, and in the works of being published.
'Mouse is a dipshit.
And Ann Coulter is a whore of an author -- and that's despite the fact that, to my horror, I agree with some of the arguments she makes in "Godless" -- assuming they're actually *her* ideas, which I doubted in the first place and now have more reason to.
However, I noticed several places in the book where she seemed to be quoting from some publication without saying who the quote came from.
I would think, considering her intelligence and education and knowledge of law, that she simply overlooked or forgot to give credit to the original authors.
After all, if she was intentionally plagiarizing, she wouldn't have included the notes and footnotes and referneces to the rest of the information contained.
Just offering a possiblity.
oh crap am I going to be slaped with a lawsuit.
Excellent, then you are learning something from all this. Whether we are saints or shitheads doesn't matter if you get something from it.
Mark said:"I would think, considering her intelligence and education and knowledge of law, that she simply overlooked or forgot to give credit to the original authors."
Yeah Mark I know yu think she's hot, and surely she couldn't be a fraud, but footnotes have to refer to something or they are called padding which will get you an F in any Freshman English course in the Nation all by itself even without plagerizing.
If she is that incompetent would you want her repersenting you in court?
Problem is, I think, this 'Mouse doesn't know political junkies -- and Americans who give a true deep-grunted, s-h-i-t -- when she sees it! Hang around, 'Mouse. It's just gonna get bettr the closer we get to November.
One way to really assess the importance of these "political" type books is to read them well after the fact. I wouldn't pay full or even half price for Coulter's book, or for that matter one by Al Frankin, Hanity, Lieberman, Rush, Gore, etc.
But within a year of publication most of these "works" show up in thrift stores for about a $1 or 50 cent or even sometimes a quarter. That's when I buy them, read them or scan them. I find that I can read almost all of the pundits that way on the cheap whether from the Right or the Left. It saves a lot of money and the stuff really isn't that "out-of-date" (or pertinent) even two or five years latter. I don't check them out of my library for fear that I would add to their popularity and my County Commisioner would spend taxpayer money to purchase them. I, like the books' previous owners, seldom keep the books for long. I used to throw them away. But recently I decided to re-donate them to the thrift stores so that some of my bleeding heart liberal causes like Goodwill and AmVets can make some more profit on them.
why do you hate intellectual property?
why wouldn't she? her ploy fooled you.
i read franken's rush limbaugh is a big fat idiot four years after it was published. laughed my ass off! more importantly, that book waked me from my political slumber, and for that i will always be grateful.