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Washington Times Ends Column By Sen. Rand Paul Over Claims Of Plagiarism

The wingnut Washington Times is done with Sen. Rand Paul.
Sen. Rand Paul acknowledged Tuesday that he had failed to properly source material in published writings, including a column in The Washington Times, after a string of embarrassing plagiarism accusations surfaced in recent days. The Washington Times said Tuesday that it had independently reviewed Mr. Paul’s columns and op-eds and published a correction to his Sept. 20 column in which the senator had failed to attribute a passage that first appeared in Forbes. The newspaper and the senator mutually agreed to end his weekly column, which has appeared each Friday since the summer. “We expect our columnists to submit original work and to properly attribute material, and we appreciate that the senator and his staff have taken responsibility for an oversight in one column,” Times Editor John Solomon said.
Paul's history of plagiarism first came to light when Rachel Maddow reported that he'd lifted portions of a speech from a Wikipedia entry.

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