Sunday, November 16, 2008

On slanting the past

In a piece in South Jersey's Courier Post titled Election brings redemption for Biden as a national candidate, NICOLE GAUDIANO (Gannett) wrote about:

the embarrassing end to his 1988 presidential campaign when he forgot to attribute a portion of a speech and was accused of plagiarism.

IPBiz notes the problem with Biden's use of the Kinnock speech wasn't the plagiarism/attribution issue, it was that the facts Biden adopted from Kinnock didn't fit Biden. Thus, the issue was one of falsity, not of attribution.

As to plagiarism, Biden's copying of five pages of a law review article at Syracuse Law School was plagiarism.

This was very sloppy journalism by Gaudiano.

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