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(Huffington Post)   After getting axed by the Washington Times, you'll never guess who picked up Rand Paul's column   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-11-07 08:14:09 AM  
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snowshovel: So wait, Rand writes (had written) a weekly column for a semi-major newspaper, then gets fired over plagiarism allegations....which results in a major restructuring of his office?

Is he actually writing these things, or does he just have a bunch of cronies writing his material that he signs off on?



The problem with Rand in the past has been the uncovering of folks in his organization which would have immediately been drummed out by any other reasonable person once discovered.  Rand, however, took the staffers 90-day old "youthful indiscretions" of playing in a White Power band, portraying a pro-secessionist character named "The Southern Avenger" and well as blogging about celebrating the birthday of John Wilkes Booth as nothing to be concerned about, like every org has THAT person in it.

It reflects badly when he has such knuckleheads in his ranks.
2013-11-07 12:16:07 PM  
1 vote:

Almost Everybody Poops: "This thread delivers"
-Rand Paul


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2013-11-07 09:30:12 AM  
1 vote:

NickelP: snowshovel: So wait, Rand writes (had written) a weekly column for a semi-major newspaper, then gets fired over plagiarism allegations....which results in a major restructuring of his office?

Is he actually writing these things, or does he just have a bunch of cronies writing his material that he signs off on?

Really?  Do you think any politician writes their own stuff?  When a senator speaks in a handful of places on a day do you suppose he stays up all night before that writing?

I'd imagine Senator Paul tells his writing team 'hey, I think so and so is really important and I want my column to be about it this week.  Can you all do some research and lets talk tomorrow about it'

The next day they discuss and he tells them what stuff he wants in it and what he wants the message to be.

The next day he reads it, requests changes, and then its sent to the newspaper.




I don't expect politicians to be the sole creation of their authorship works. But I do think there's a difference between:

...if you are sending a one-time only piece to an editorial board, fine. You put your collective heads together to write out the best editorial piece you can.

...if you are writing a weekly article for a newspaper, with your name as a byline, then I would expect you to be mostly the author, regardless of your current outside position, and not simply a "sign off". A weekly columnist is not a blog of collected anecdotes from various people, but someone who actually, I don't know, writes things.
2013-11-07 09:20:36 AM  
1 vote:
I'm supposed to write some instructions for our sales team for a new software product we're using. Instead I think I'll just Rand Paul the vendor's user guide.
2013-11-07 08:54:07 AM  
1 vote:

Karac: "We are pleased to add Senator Paul to our lineup of fearless, original thought leaders."

The guy who committed multiple counts of plagiarism counts as "original"?  Oh yeah, he's going to be a perfect fit at Breitbart.


He is a liar, and that's the most important qualification for a Breitbart writer.  Fearless, original, and fact-free leaders.
2013-11-07 08:52:09 AM  
1 vote:
OK, I bit.  I guess I'm overly sensitive because this sorry excuse for a sentient being was elected by my state's voters.

/RANDPAUL
2013-11-07 08:47:29 AM  
1 vote:

NickelP: Oh for the love of god, who really gives a fark if he copied some information for a speech from Wikipedia.  At least for once a politician bothered researching the bullshiat they were saying.  Folks should be very impressed by the fact his speeches and articles were that well written and thought out, regardless of missing a citation occasionally.


If in fact they were well-written and well-thought-out, he wasn't writing them.  He was copying them word for word from other's work.  From that bastion of creative thinking and intelligent analysis WIKIPEDIA, no less.  Not only is he seemingly not capable of expressing himself in his own words, he's not even intelligent enough to do a good job of faking it.
2013-11-07 08:40:11 AM  
1 vote:
"Blessed is the mind too small for doubt"
-Rand Paul
2013-11-07 08:37:07 AM  
1 vote:
Taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaker.

Taker.
2013-11-07 08:31:54 AM  
1 vote:
I'm amused by the cognitive dissonance of the apologists dismissing RP's plagiarism of Wikipedia because Wikipedia isn't that good, but it was good enough for RP to include it in his speeches verbatim.
2013-11-07 08:13:41 AM  
1 vote:
Oh for the love of god, who really gives a fark if he copied some information for a speech from Wikipedia.  At least for once a politician bothered researching the bullshiat they were saying.  Folks should be very impressed by the fact his speeches and articles were that well written and thought out, regardless of missing a citation occasionally.
2013-11-07 08:02:57 AM  
1 vote:
Subby, Rand got fired from the Washington Times, not the Post.

But congrats to Deadbart News. Wonder how much they'll be paying him to copypaste press releases from Heritage.
 
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