Rand Paul Plagiarizing

The New York Times reports that Sen. Rand Paul, Tea Party and Libertarian darling, apparently committed plagiarism in some recent speeches. Other politicians have committed similar sins. Then-Sen. Joe Biden got caught lifting passages during his failed presidential bid in 1988. But, the really strange, and almost unforgivable thing about Paul's plagiarism is the source: Wikipedia.  Which is worse. Stealing someone's else's words as your own, or thinking Wikipedia is a reliable source of information? 


Join the Conversation

Send your thoughts and reactions to Letters to the Editor. Learn more here

Advertisement