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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Ann Coulter Accused Of Plagiarism

I read about this earlier this morning, and I thought someone was playing a prank on me. I hate this woman's whacked out views on liberals, Muslims, and anything else that rubs the GOP the wrong way. It turns out her views aren't even hers!

Our favorite wingnut pundit got caught plagiarizing three different news articles in her June 29th column. Busted!

It's too bad she appears on Fox News as a frequent guest, because Roger Ailes won't do a damn thing about it. He'll probably pat her on the ass and say "Great job!", just like he did to John Gibson, Brit Hume, and Brian Kilmeade two weeks ago.

Here's an excerpt from the article that appears on the Raw Story website.

Coulter caught cribbing from conservative magazines

This article was written by John Byrne and researched by Ron Brynaert.

A column penned by the doyenne of right-wing rhetoric Ann Coulter has come under fire for alleged plagiarism, RAW STORY has learned.

Much of Coulter's Jun. 29, 2005 column, “Thou Shall Not Commit Religion,” bears a striking resemblance to pieces in magazines dating as far back as 1985—and a column written for the Boston Globe in 1995.

A RAW STORY examination found Coulter's work to be at worst plagiarism and at best a cut-and-paste repetition of points authored by conservative religious groups in the early 1990s. These groups sought to de-fund the National Endowment for the Arts, detailing projects paid for by the NEA they dubbed “obscene.”

Click here to read the entire article from Raw Story


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