Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Rand Paul Responds To Another Plagiarism Claim

Rand Paul Responds To Another Plagiarism Claim
UPI FILE

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Responding to a new plagiarism claim on a commentary, the office of Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) office said Tuesday material from staff and advisers wasn’t thoroughly reviewed.

The Senator’s senior adviser, Doug Stafford, also pledged there would be a new review process and that footnotes to his speeches would be available upon request, Politico reported.

“In the thousands of speeches and op-eds Sen. Paul has produced, he has always presented his own ideas, opinions and conclusions. Sen. Paul also relies on a large number of staff and advisers to provide supporting facts and anecdotes — some of which were not clearly sourced or vetted properly,” Stafford said in a statement Tuesday. “Footnotes presenting supporting facts were not always used.”

Under the changes, Stafford said, “footnotes will be available on request.”

“There have also been occasions where quotations or typesetting indentations have been left out through errors in our approval process. From here forward, quoting, footnoting and citing will be more complete,” Stafford said. “Adherence to a new approval process implemented by Sen. Paul will ensure proper citation and accountability in all collaborative works going forward.”

Buzzfeed said Paul’s commentary on mandatory prison sentences he wrote for The Washington Times in September was quite similar to a piece written by a senior editor of The Week and published a week before.

Media outlets such as Politico, MSNBC and Buzzfeed have reported a number of Paul’s works — including speeches, his book and congressional testimony — contain sections that appeared to be lifted from other sources.

Paul rejected the accusations on his speeches as attacks by the “footnote police” and “hacks and haters,” saying spoken words don’t allow for footnotes as an academic paper would, Politico reported.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Rand Paul Responds To Another Plagiarism Claim”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.