Irony Alert: Accused Plagiarist Arianna Huffington Accuses Bush of Plagiarizing… His Own Words

November 12, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

It was only a matter of time before the nutroots at Huffington Post would resort to desperation and utter ridiculousness in their frenzied Bush-bashing; behold, the unintentionally comical headline atop Huffington Post:

Before we go into the nitty gritty, can I just note the delicious irony of a website of repeatedly accused plagiarist like Arianna Huffington – who settled out of court for, what else, plagiarism! – falsely accusing another of plagiarism? Remember this?

Seemingly plagiarizing Larry King transcripts so she could crow about having a Clooney byline. The result was an embarrassing smackdown from an A-list celebrity and loss of credibility.

Her apology:

(Photo article link)

Then there are the repeated charges of plagarism:

Huffington was accused of plagiarism for copying material for her book Maria Callas (1981); the claims were settled out of court in 1981, with Callas biographer Gerald Fitzgerald being paid “in the low five figures.”[21][22][23]

Lydia Gasman, an art history professor at the University of Virginia, claimed that Huffington’s 1988 biography of Pablo Picasso, Picasso: Creator and Destroyer, included themes similar to those in her unpublished four-volume Ph.D. thesis. “What she did was steal twenty years of my work,” Gasman told Maureen Orth in 1994. Gasman did not file suit.[24]

Maureen Orth also reported that Huffington “borrowed heavily for her 1993 book, The Gods of Greece.”[25]

Huffpo itself was caught plagiarizing (the term comes from this Time magazine article) by lifting passages from Chicago publications. Huffington blamed it on an “intern.” (So interns write the copy at Huffpo?) The New Republic caught her taking material from someone else without attribution for one of her speeches.

Now Huffington blogger Ryan Grim over at Huffington Post has declared that George W. Bush is guilty of plagiarism. His evidence? Bush lived through events, which have been reported by Bob Woodward and some of his aides. Because Bush recounts the events in a similar fashion, he’s guilty of plagarism! The more simple and straightforward answer, that those previous books accurately recorded events, Grim never considers. Nor does he actually investigate whether the same thing occurred in books published by Bill Clinton or Hillary Clinton.

This is nothing more than a nasty attempt to inject “Bush plagiarism” into the blogosphere. It’s actually one of the Post tags on the story. One can only wonder if he considered how his boss Arianna Huffington ever found herself in this situation. Did he ever ask whether she ever recounted a story that has been reported somewhere else in a similar fashion? Does she want to be held to that standard?

It takes a certain gaul for the Huffington Post to run story about plagiarism, given Huffington’s history with the problem.

Even Gawker makes fun of HuffPo, even though they pay the progressive tithing of “he’s [Bush] probably stupid” so they can keep their classy O’Donnell-one-night-stand reputation:

For instance, Bush’s account of his remarks at a meeting in the situation room match up suspiciously, in Grim’s view, with Woodward’s account of the same meeting in Bush at War.

Bush:

At a National Security Council meeting the next morning, I said, ‘just want to make sure that all of us did agree to this plan, right?’ I went around the table and asked every member of the room.

Woodward:

The next morning, Bush arrived at the White House Situation Room for the NSC meeting…’I just want to make sure that all of us did agree to this plan, right?’ [Bush] said.

Well, what if that’s what he actually said? How is Bush supposed to communicate the events of that meeting? “As Bob Woodward first reported in Bush at War, I then said….”

[…]

But what’s wrong with that? Again, is Bush supposed to credit someone else for capturing his own words? It seems like small beer.

In their strenuous effort to not write about the Pigford scandal, the DOJ scandal, the Sestak scandal, has HuffPo jumped the shark in their deflections with this Bush tantrum?

P.S. Where was Huffington when Obama regurgitated Deval Patrick’s speech?


Big Government

Irony Alert: Accused Plagiarist Arianna Huffington Accuses Bush of Plagiarizing… His Own Words

November 12, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

It was only a matter of time before the nutroots at Huffington Post would resort to desperation and utter ridiculousness in their frenzied Bush-bashing; behold, the unintentionally comical headline atop Huffington Post:

Before we go into the nitty gritty, can I just note the delicious irony of a website of repeatedly accused plagiarist like Arianna Huffington – who settled out of court for, what else, plagiarism! – falsely accusing another of plagiarism? Remember this?

Seemingly plagiarizing Larry King transcripts so she could crow about having a Clooney byline. The result was an embarrassing smackdown from an A-list celebrity and loss of credibility.

Her apology:

(Photo article link)

Then there are the repeated charges of  plagarism:

Huffington was accused of plagiarism for copying material for her book Maria Callas (1981); the claims were settled out of court in 1981, with Callas biographer Gerald Fitzgerald being paid “in the low five figures.”[21][22][23]

Lydia Gasman, an art history professor at the University of Virginia, claimed that Huffington’s 1988 biography of Pablo Picasso, Picasso: Creator and Destroyer, included themes similar to those in her unpublished four-volume Ph.D. thesis. “What she did was steal twenty years of my work,” Gasman told Maureen Orth in 1994. Gasman did not file suit.[24]

Maureen Orth also reported that Huffington “borrowed heavily for her 1993 book, The Gods of Greece.”[25]

Huffpo itself was caught plagiarizing (the term comes from this Time magazine article) by lifting passages from Chicago publications. Huffington blamed it on an “intern.” (So interns write the copy at Huffpo?) The New Republic caught her taking material from someone else without attribution for one of her speeches.

Now Huffington blogger Ryan Grim over at Huffington Post has declared that George W. Bush is guilty of plagiarism. His evidence? Bush lived through events, which have been reported by Bob Woodward and some of his aides. Because Bush recounts the events in a similar fashion, he’s guilty of plagarism! The more simple and straightforward answer, that those previous books accurately recorded events, Grim never considers. Nor does he actually investigate whether the same thing occurred in books published by Bill Clinton or Hillary Clinton.

This is nothing more than a nasty attempt to inject “Bush plagiarism” into the blogosphere. It’s actually one of the Post tags on the story. One can only wonder if he considered how his boss Arianna Huffington ever found herself in this situation. Did he ever ask whether she ever recounted a story that has been reported somewhere else in a similar fashion? Does she want to be held to that standard?

It takes a certain gaul for the Huffington Post to run story about plagiarism, given Huffington’s history with the problem.

Even Gawker makes fun of HuffPo, even though they pay the progressive tithing of “he’s [Bush] probably stupid” so they can keep their classy O’Donnell-one-night-stand reputation:

For instance, Bush’s account of his remarks at a meeting in the situation room match up suspiciously, in Grim’s view, with Woodward’s account of the same meeting in Bush at War.

Bush:

At a National Security Council meeting the next morning, I said, ‘just want to make sure that all of us did agree to this plan, right?’ I went around the table and asked every member of the room.

Woodward:

The next morning, Bush arrived at the White House Situation Room for the NSC meeting…’I just want to make sure that all of us did agree to this plan, right?’ [Bush] said.

Well, what if that’s what he actually said? How is Bush supposed to communicate the events of that meeting? “As Bob Woodward first reported in Bush at War, I then said….”

[…]

But what’s wrong with that? Again, is Bush supposed to credit someone else for capturing his own words? It seems like small beer.

In their strenuous effort to not write about the Pigford scandal, the DOJ scandal, the Sestak scandal, has HuffPo jumped the shark in their deflections with this Bush tantrum?

P.S. Where was Huffington when Obama regurgitated Deval Patrick’s speech?


Big Journalism

Irony Alert: Accused Plagiarist Accuses Bush of Plagiarism

November 12, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

It was only a matter of time before the nutroots at Huffington Post would resort to desperation and utter ridiculousness in their frenzied Bush-bashing; behold, the unintentionally comical headline atop Huffington Post:

Before we go into the nitty gritty, can I just note the delicious irony of a website of repeatedly accused plagiarist like Arianna Huffington – who settled out of court for, what else, plagiarism! – falsely accusing another of plagiarism? Remember this?

Seemingly plagiarizing Larry King transcripts so she could crow about having a Clooney byline. The result was an embarrassing smackdown from an A-list celebrity and loss of credibility.

Her apology:

(Photo article link)

Then there are the repeated charges of  plagarism:

Huffington was accused of plagiarism for copying material for her book Maria Callas (1981); the claims were settled out of court in 1981, with Callas biographer Gerald Fitzgerald being paid “in the low five figures.”[21][22][23]

Lydia Gasman, an art history professor at the University of Virginia, claimed that Huffington’s 1988 biography of Pablo Picasso, Picasso: Creator and Destroyer, included themes similar to those in her unpublished four-volume Ph.D. thesis. “What she did was steal twenty years of my work,” Gasman told Maureen Orth in 1994. Gasman did not file suit.[24]

Maureen Orth also reported that Huffington “borrowed heavily for her 1993 book, The Gods of Greece.”[25]

Huffpo itself was caught plagiarizing (the term comes from this Time magazine article) by lifting passages from Chicago publications. Huffington blamed it on an “intern.” (So interns write the copy at Huffpo?) The New Republic caught her taking material from someone else without attribution for one of her speeches.

Now Huffington blogger Ryan Grim over at Huffington Post has declared that George W. Bush is guilty of plagiarism. His evidence? Bush lived through events, which have been reported by Bob Woodward and some of his aides. Because Bush recounts the events in a similar fashion, he’s guilty of plagarism! The more simple and straightforward answer, that those previous books accurately recorded events, Grim never considers. Nor does he actually investigate whether the same thing occurred in books published by Bill Clinton or Hillary Clinton.

This is nothing more than a nasty attempt to inject “Bush plagiarism” into the blogosphere. It’s actually one of the Post tags on the story. One can only wonder if he considered how his boss Arianna Huffington ever found herself in this situation. Did he ever ask whether she ever recounted a story that has been reported somewhere else in a similar fashion? Does she want to be held to that standard?

It takes a certain gaul for the Huffington Post to run story about plagiarism, given Huffington’s history with the problem.

Even Gawker makes fun of HuffPo, even though they pay the progressive tithing of “he’s [Bush] probably stupid” so they can keep their classy O’Donnell-one-night-stand reputation:

For instance, Bush’s account of his remarks at a meeting in the situation room match up suspiciously, in Grim’s view, with Woodward’s account of the same meeting in Bush at War.

Bush:

At a National Security Council meeting the next morning, I said, ‘just want to make sure that all of us did agree to this plan, right?’ I went around the table and asked every member of the room.

Woodward:

The next morning, Bush arrived at the White House Situation Room for the NSC meeting…’I just want to make sure that all of us did agree to this plan, right?’ [Bush] said.

Well, what if that’s what he actually said? How is Bush supposed to communicate the events of that meeting? “As Bob Woodward first reported in Bush at War, I then said….”

[…]

But what’s wrong with that? Again, is Bush supposed to credit someone else for capturing his own words? It seems like small beer.

In their strenuous effort to not write about the Pigford scandal, the DOJ scandal, the Sestak scandal, has HuffPo jumped the shark in their deflections with this Bush tantrum?

P.S. Where was Huffington when Obama regurgitated Deval Patrick’s speech?


Big Journalism

Irony Alert: Accused Plagiarism Accuses Bush of Plagiarism

November 12, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

It was only a matter of time before the nutroots at Huffington Post would resort to desperation and utter ridiculousness in their frenzied Bush-bashing; behold, the unintentionally comical headline atop Huffington Post:

Before we go into the nitty gritty, can I just note the delicious irony of a website of repeatedly accused plagiarist like Arianna Huffington – who settled out of court for, what else, plagiarism! – falsely accusing another of plagiarism? Remember this?

Seemingly plagiarizing Larry King transcripts so she could crow about having a Clooney byline. The result was an embarrassing smackdown from an A-list celebrity and loss of credibility. Her apology:

(Photo article link)

Then there are the repeated charges of  plagarism:

Huffington was accused of plagiarism for copying material for her book Maria Callas (1981); the claims were settled out of court in 1981, with Callas biographer Gerald Fitzgerald being paid “in the low five figures.”[21][22][23]

Lydia Gasman, an art history professor at the University of Virginia, claimed that Huffington’s 1988 biography of Pablo Picasso, Picasso: Creator and Destroyer, included themes similar to those in her unpublished four-volume Ph.D. thesis. “What she did was steal twenty years of my work,” Gasman told Maureen Orth in 1994. Gasman did not file suit.[24]

Maureen Orth also reported that Huffington “borrowed heavily for her 1993 book, The Gods of Greece.”[25]

Huffpo itself was caught plagiarizing (the term comes from this Time magazine article) by lifting passages from Chicago publications. Huffington blamed it on an “intern.” (So interns write the copy at Huffpo?) The New Republic caught her taking material from someone else without attribution for one of her speeches.

Now Huffington blogger Ryan Grim over at Huffington Post has declared that George W. Bush is guilty of plagiarism. His evidence? Bush lived through events, which have been reported by Bob Woodward and some of his aides. Because Bush recounts the events in a similar fashion, he’s guilty of plagarism! The more simple and straightforward answer, that those previous books accurately recorded events, Grim never considers. Nor does he actually investigate whether the same thing occurred in books published by Bill Clinton or Hillary Clinton.

This is nothing more than a nasty attempt to inject “Bush plagiarism” into the blogosphere. It’s actually one of the Post tags on the story. One can only wonder if he considered how his boss Arianna Huffington ever found herself in this situation. Did he ever ask whether she ever recounted a story that has been reported somewhere else in a similar fashion? Does she want to be held to that standard?

It takes a certain gaul for the Huffington Post to run story about plagiarism, given Huffington’s history with the problem.

Even Gawker makes fun of HuffPo, even though they pay the progressive tithing of “he’s [Bush] probably stupid” so they can keep their classy O’Donnell-one-night-stand reputation:

For instance, Bush’s account of his remarks at a meeting in the situation room match up suspiciously, in Grim’s view, with Woodward’s account of the same meeting in Bush at War.

Bush:

At a National Security Council meeting the next morning, I said, ‘just want to make sure that all of us did agree to this plan, right?’ I went around the table and asked every member of the room.

Woodward:

The next morning, Bush arrived at the White House Situation Room for the NSC meeting…’I just want to make sure that all of us did agree to this plan, right?’ [Bush] said.

Well, what if that’s what he actually said? How is Bush supposed to communicate the events of that meeting? “As Bob Woodward first reported in Bush at War, I then said….”

[…]

But what’s wrong with that? Again, is Bush supposed to credit someone else for capturing his own words? It seems like small beer.

In their strenuous effort to not write about the Pigford scandal, the DOJ scandal, the Sestak scandal, has HuffPo jumped the shark in their deflections with this Bush tantrum?


Big Journalism

‘Absolute Insanity’ to Keep Bush Tax Cuts for Wealthy

November 12, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 
Source: Washington Post  
   

Republicans on Capitol Hill want to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich, which are set to expire at the end of the year. President Obama and congressional Democrats want to extend the cuts for middle and lower income families, but not for persons making $ 250,000 or more.

The Bush tax cuts never came close to living up to the promise that they would create jobs-we actually lost private-sector jobs under the Bush administration. Extending the tax breaks for the wealthy also would add billions to the national deficit.

In a statement today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka  said it is “absolutely insane”  that in these tough economic times some people want to continue the “tax give-aways to millionaires while working families are losing their jobs, their benefits and their homes.” 

We need to focus on creating jobs by giving tax breaks only to middle-class families and investing in rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure and green technologies. Millionaires and Wall Street already had their party, which tanked our economy and left Main Street stuck paying the bill. 

He urged the lame-duck session of Congress not to compromise on this issue.

The election is over and now it’s time for politicians to show courage and stand and fight on these issues for working families.  Let the millionaires fend for themselves for a change.

Read Trumka’s entire statement here.

AFL-CIO NOW BLOG

Plagiarist in chief? George Bush lifted passages for book

November 12, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Remember that kid in school who was funny but not too bright, who never did his homework, and always wanted to cheat off yours? Meet your former president, George W. Bush. Turns out whole passages of his book, “Decision Points,” point to passages in books decidedly written by other people. From the Huffington Post: When […]
The Reid Report

Will Obama cave to liberals on Bush tax cuts?

November 12, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Throughout his presidency, with the exception of the troop surge in Afghanistan, when confronted with a tough decision, President Obama has caved in to his liberal base. Governing from the left is a recipe for disaster-for evidence I suggest you take a look at results of the midterm elections. Yes, I’m aware ObamaCare didn’t include single-payer and that cap and trade gave away the carbon indulgences to the utilities instead of making them pay for them, but Obama has run this country as if he was the prime minister of Sweden.

Extending the Bush tax cuts, which Congress punted into the lame duck session, present his first post-election test. Obama adviser David Axelrod told the Huffington Post that his boss is willing to extend, albeit temporarily, those cuts for everyone-including the so-called rich. Many of those “rich” are small business owners who create most of our new jobs.

But the Wall Street Journal is reporting that his left-wing friends don’t want Obama to do that-unless he gets concessions from the GOP. And the White House is claiming Obama’s tax cut position hasn’t changed.

It will be an interesting fight.

By the way, it’s time that Obama realizes that he’s president of all of America, not just liberal ones.

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Marathon Pundit

BDS Today: Why, Yes, Liberals Are Pushing For Bush And Co. To Be Prosecuted

November 12, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Normally, I would title this type of post “Friday Stupid,” but, really, these are liberals, and Common Sense (snicker) is ticked off that no one, including Bush, will be prosecuted here in the USA

In his memoir (which some wise people have already moved in bookstores to the CRIME section) George W. Bush admitted that he authorized that detainees be waterboarded, tortured, a crime under US and international law.

Bush’s crime confession coincides with reports that no one will face criminal charges from the US Department of Justice for the destruction of 92 CIA videotapes which contained interrogations using waterboarding.

They just can’t move on.

Bush and other criminals will be brought to justice if the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) have their way.

CCR and ECCHR jointly intervened into a criminal investigation in Spain examining the role of former civilian and military officials from the Bush administration in the commission of international law violations, including torture. The investigation is ongoing and includes the crimes that Bush admitted he authorized.

CCR and ECCHR made it clear that they are committed to pursuing criminal accountability and Bush’s confessions help. In a joint statement they said:

“As Attorney General Eric Holder stated during his confirmation hearings, waterboarding is torture. Calling these acts what they are, torture, is not the result of differing legal ‘opinion,’ as Bush states; it is a matter of law. Harold Koh, the State Department Legal Adviser, confirmed this in Geneva last week, stating during the U.S. Universal Periodic Review that “the Obama administration defines waterboarding as torture as a matter of law” and it is not a ‘policy choice.’

Their statement goes on (and on and on), slamming Bush and Obama. Personally, for all Obama’s early campaign rhetoric, I have a feeling that when he was The One sitting in the Big Chair with the information, his worldview changed a bit, and he has no intention of prosecuting Bush, Cheney, or anyone else, as he may one day be in the same position to have to make a choice like that which Bush had to make in the wake of 9/11. Use long, drawn on methods, which could mean another terrorist attack, killing many Americans, happens, or scare the pants off of a whopping 3 stone cold terrorists and get intelligence quickly? Things are much different when one is sitting behind the Oval Office chair, I’m sure.

Sure, there are some who truly think that waterboarding is mean, even to Islamic terrorists who would slit the throats of the protesters in a heartbeat. But, I suspect the majority are simply enraged with Bush Derangement Syndrome, as well as supporters of Islamic terrorists.

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Bush Cuts Loose with Administraton Alumni

November 12, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

In a closed-door speech to alumni of his administrations, an insider tells Fox News that George W. Bush “was in a freewheeling and reflective mood” and that the “lengthy speech and question and answer session was like a more frank version of the interviews Bush has been doing as part of the book tour for his memoir Decision Points.”

Most interesting: “Bush expressed regret for having used the phrase ‘bring ‘em on’ talking about America’s adversaries in the War on Terror. Bush made a joke that using the now infamous phrase was at least better than saying the U.S. would ‘kick their asses.’”
Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire

Political Notebook: A Preview of Candy Crowley’s Interview with President Bush

November 12, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

(CNN) – Listen as CNN’s Candy Crowley, host of “State of the Union,” previews her prime time Sunday interview with former President George W. Bush about his new memoir, “Decision Points.”

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