November 9, 2015

HOW LONG IS THAT "NEVER EVEN HEARD OF PLAGIARISM" EXCUSE GOOD FOR?:

Ben Carson's History Book Plagiarizes SocialismSucks.Net And Many Other Sources (Andrew Kaczynski , Jan. 6, 2015, Buzzfeed)

Several sections of potential Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's 2012 book America the Beautiful were plagiarized from various sources, BuzzFeed News has found.

In many cases Carson cites the works that he plagiarizes in endnotes, though he makes no effort to indicate that not just the source, but the words themselves, had been taken from different authors.

The case is similar to a 2013 report from BuzzFeed News that found Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul plagiarized in his book while citing the works he copied in the footnotes. Paul's book was eventually updated to include attribution.

In one instance, Carson cites wholesale from an old website that has been online since at least 2002, Socialismsucks.net.

In another example, he plagiarizes from two authors whose works he mentions in passing at earlier points in the book: Cleon Skousen, a conservative historian who died in 2006, and Bill Federer, another conservative historian, who Carson thanks in the acknowledgements for helping get his book published.

Posted by at November 9, 2015 12:44 PM

  

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