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    Pakistani journalist upset by George Bush 'plagiarism'

    The Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid has told the BBC of his disappointment that parts of his work appear to have been plagiarised by President Bush.
    Did Bush steal someone else's intellectual property, and use it in his book? If so, then this is not a good example of a "decision point", is it?

    In other news, Bush admitted to stealing the idea of waterboarding from a convicted Japanese war criminal.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Pakistani journalist upset by George Bush 'plagiarism'

    I will not attempt to defend President Bush because I used to bash him regularly, but having been in the news business and in Radio for many years there are a few things I know to be true.

    One is there is just about no chance that President Bush wrote more than a small fraction of this book.

    Next it is near impossible to write or even talk about any event that ever been talked about or written about by more than one person and not use at least similar words and phrases.

    Go to several news organizations websites and read any story on the same subject, that is not from AP, but attributed to the the writer alone and you will find they use similar words and phases.

    If you read and article or story and then post here chances are you are are going to borrow from what you read whether consciously or not, it happens.

    I learned many many years ago that there are 7 basic literary plots, and all plays and movies are based on variations of those 7 plots, making it impossible for one not to resemble another from time to time, or even, use the same words and phrases.

    It happens in music as well.

    If the writers of President Bush's book took portions of the works of others word for word, I say take it to Court, unless you're just making the claim in an attempt to discredit the former President, and in that case I would have to say get in line, Obama is at the front of the line and has been for nearly 3 years.

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    Re: Pakistani journalist upset by George Bush 'plagiarism'

    Perhaps this Pakistani "journalist" should be more "disappointed" that his/her (are women allowed to be journalists in Pakistan?) country is about to execute a Christian for speaking badly of Sponge Mohammed Square Pants.

    I call bullsh on this.

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    Re: Pakistani journalist upset by George Bush 'plagiarism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Perhaps this Pakistani "journalist" should be more "disappointed" that his/her (are women allowed to be journalists in Pakistan?) country is about to execute a Christian for speaking badly of Sponge Mohammed Square Pants.

    I call bullsh on this.
    incredibly on point.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Pakistani journalist upset by George Bush 'plagiarism'

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    incredibly on point.
    No kidding.

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    Re: Pakistani journalist upset by George Bush 'plagiarism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    No kidding.
    it never fails.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Pakistani journalist upset by George Bush 'plagiarism'

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    it never fails.
    I have to say, consistency has never been so entertaining

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    Re: Pakistani journalist upset by George Bush 'plagiarism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I have to say, consistency has never been so entertaining
    But how is this Obama's fault is the IMPORTANT question.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Pakistani journalist upset by George Bush 'plagiarism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    But how is this Obama's fault is the IMPORTANT question.
    he's kenyan, it has to be his fault.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Pakistani journalist upset by George Bush 'plagiarism'

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    he's kenyan, it has to be his fault.
    He's not just Kenyan... He's:

    Socialist
    Communist
    Marxist
    Black Liberation Theologian (still my favourite)
    Anti-Colonialist
    Fascist (how can you call someone a marxist, a socialist and then a fascist... something is fishy here)

    And many more.

    You know, I really do wonder if the Right Wing will ever decide what to call him

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