October 30, 2013

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.


Rachel called his explanation "inexplicable".


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