Well educated - not plagiarist
Reader comment on: Presidential Plagiarist?
Submitted by Barbara Sharp (United States), Sep 9, 2011 18:31
We all get information from somewhere, and we can't always provide every source - especially in a speech to the nation. Can you imagine having footnotes running across the bottom of the screen for everything? (Actually, that might be fun, now that I think about it!) Still, this information is available in multiple sources, is part of historical knowledge. I'm willing to bet Friedman and Mandelbaum also sourced it from someplace. Perhaps most clearly, no full sentence was lifted word for word. This wasn't plagiarism; it was, however, a very good, edited summary for the intended general audience. My summary: I think you overreached in citing plagiarism, but I'm very glad that you have educated, smart reading material and I thank you for the tip!
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