Rand Paul took to the airwaves on Fusion, ABC/Univision's new network venture, to not address the charges, by Rachel Maddow and others, that he had obviously plagiarized whole passages from wikipedia pages. I wrote 'not address' because he went into a long spiel about crediting screenwriters, who, as far as I know, don't sit around and make up wikipedia pages years or decades after their movies come out.
Check out this gibberish:
RAND PAUL: “It’s a disagreement over how you footnote things, and I think people footnote things different in an academic paper than they do in a public speech, but if we were going to present any of these speeches for publication they’d have footnotes in.”
Rand Paul even had the cheek to call Rachel Maddow a "hater" with a "political axe to grind", who's been after him for years (presumably from this infamous interview on her show in May 2010).
The old saying, if you don't have a believable defense then attack the messenger applies here, in spades.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday vowed to be more careful citing sources but insisted that a "dueling" gunfight against "hacks and haters" like MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, who uncovered his plagiarism of Wikipedia, would be the ultimate solution if it were legal. Read more...