Rand Paul's Column Moves To Breitbart After Plagiarism Stir

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    This says a lot about the editorial standards of Breitbart News ... primarily their standards are low. This is an indication of why their credibility is so low also.

     
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    I have Breitbart News on my phone's newsreader feed and I've found it's basically a news relay service, that is, they slap on a new and provocative headline on a story someone else has reported, add a graphic or a photo, rewrite the story slightly putting right-wing spin on it oftentimes omitting anything negative about conservatives, and publish it with embedded links to the "real" story.

    I would say that Breitbart and Drudge Report are similar in that they pick stories that will appeal to the right, rewrite the headlines and provide links to the originals. Whereas Drudge merely rewrites headlines and provides links to the actual story, Breitbart takes it a step further by writing their version of the story and embedding the links within it.

    I did notice that Drudge has not run the Rand Paul plagiarism story at all, and Breitbart only took it up since they took over his column. For example, here is Breitbart's "report" on Rand Paul's column moving over to them from the Washington Times. Notice there is no word whatsoever as to the reason Paul is moving to Breitbart:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Govern...d-Paul-Moves-Opinion-Column-to-Breitbart-News

    Breitbart did run an article about Paul's plagiarism yesterday, but that was two days after everyone else had the story, and one wonders if they would have run it had they not gotten him as a columnist.

    [BTW, although he didn't include an attribution, CTB's source for the story in his post is Huffington Post.]
     
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    So crabby commits plagiarism (in the exact same manner Rand Paul did) while pointing out accusations of plagiarism with someone else.

    That is too funny. :laugh:
     
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    Makes one wonder sometimes if Crabtownboy gets the Obama "talking points"!
     
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    When you constantly throw dung around, you're going to get some on yourself.
     
  6. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    And Crabby's continuing support of the loser in the White House reminds me of someone standing behind an old bull with diarrhea.

    All you farm boys and girls know what I'm talking about.
     
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    The leftists didn't mind Joe Biden's plagiarized speeches too much, I'm surprised this is a big deal.
     

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