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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ben Carson Caught Plagiarizing? Even After Bush Gave Him Such An Esteemed Honor?





It seems Ben Carson is most assuredly your archetypal conservatives how aspires to high office. The man has been caught plagiarizing effect. Is the business of plagiarizing endemic to the GOP? I recall reading of plagiarizing the Left, but it seems conservatives are more inclined to 'go there."

Mediaite is reporting on Carson's false presentations or misrepresentation as such:

Mediaite

Ben Carson Caught Plagiarizing from SocialismSucks.net


After calling attention to passages from Sen. Rand Paul’s 2013 book Government Bullies that were lifted word-for-word from a Heritage Foundation study, BuzzFeed is at it again. This time, the site is highlighting portions of potential 2016 Republican presidential Dr. Ben Carson’s 2012 book America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great. 
One source left un-cited by Carson was a website called socialismsucks.net, which apparently went online in 2002, but is currently down. But a cached page on Archive.org on the history of socialism, contains a multi-paragraph passage, including the section below, that is repeated verbatim in Carson’s book:

Anytime you give to government the responsibility and authority to provide government-made jobs, old-age financial security, “free” health care, and “free” education and indoctrination of children, it will control the lives of the people who live under its jurisdiction, and individual liberty and freedom of choice are sacrificed.

BuzzFeed also found passages lifted from The Five Thousand Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen, a Liberty Institute press release from 2011, a CBS News article from 2010 and more.

“If it is determined that additional citations or attribution are required, the appropriate revisions will be made in subsequent printings,” spokesperson for Carson, Sealey Yates said in a statement to BuzzFeed. “Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.”

Read the full report with extensive examples at buzzfeed.com.


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Carson's spokesperson responded to the report in the same manner as most offenders: fiend no knowledge of the offense

A day later, the truth comes forth, but with a twist: the inevitable lie. The perpetrators had no intention to steal passages...on multiple occasions!

Mediaite

Ben Carson’s Literary Agent: He Had ‘No Intention to Plagiarize’


Dr. Ben Carson‘s literary agent recently apologized for the neurosurgeon’s apparent plagiarism from a website called SocialismSucks.net, but explained that it was purely unintentional.

“We know for certain that Dr. or Mrs. Carson had no intent to plagiarize,” agent Sealey Yates told The Daily Caller in an interview. “That was not what they were trying to do.” 
The plagiarized sections of America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great were recently discovered by BuzzFeed, in which they found multiple incidents where Carson pulled passages from different sources such as the now-defunct SocialismSucks.net, The Five Thousand Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen, and at least five other places.
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Simply speaking, there is no way the "good doctor" and his wife did not know the full extent of their desktop fraud.

And, Ben Carson would be president!


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