CNN anchors are on both sides of the fence on whether Joe Biden’s plagiarism is a problem. John King rips into Biden but Camerota makes excuses for Biden:
This only brings up Biden’s past problems with plagiarism. Biden’s troubles go way back to 1988:
Washington Post archives report that Democratic presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden Jr., a U.S. senator from Delaware, was driven from the nomination battle after delivering, without attribution, passages from a speech by British Labor party leader Neil Kinnock. A barrage of subsidiary revelations by the press also contributed to Biden’s withdrawal: a serious plagiarism incident involving Biden during his law school years; the senator’s boastful exaggerations of his academic record at a New Hampshire campaign event; and the discovery of other quotations in Biden’s speeches pilfered from past Democratic politicians.
Alisyn Camerota defended Joe Biden’s plagiarism today during a debate on Biden’s history of lifting passages without giving credit.
Camerota says it’s ok to lift the opinions of experts but the other panelists shut her down by saying Biden needed to attribute the passage back to the expert. Biden’s website did not do that but just lifted passages from experts and pasted them without credit.
Camerota asked: “…don’t you go to the experts, to the experts’ website, and lift some of their terminology?”
Bloomberg Businessweek’s Joshua Green responded: “No, no, you cite where you get your information from otherwise it’s plagiarism. That’s what got him into trouble in the first place.”
Over on CNN’s John King, he slammed Biden calling the plagiarism a “leadership issue”. He also said it shows character flaws of arrogance and laziness. Wow!
Looks like CNN’s Camerota is a Biden supporter who is willing to give him a pass on his plagiarism but King is calling him out in a big way!