Thursday, July 31, 2014

Plagiarism charge hampers Walsh's campaign in Montana

Glenn Poshard had already lost his race in Illinois when plagiarism charges were brought against him.
John Walsh, D-Montana, is not so lucky.

from the Hill:

Walsh apparently copied more than a quarter of his paper from other sources without attribution and with only minor alterations.

The revelation likely doomed his already-uphill Senate campaign, and any ongoing stories about the scandal make it that much harder for him to recover in his campaign against Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.).

Copying material without attribution to obtain a degree is a serious matter. It's a lot worse than lack of attribution in campaign speeches.

As noted elsewhere, Joe Biden's big plagiarism issue wasn't cribbing from Kinnock; it was the copying in law school.


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