Did Scott Brown plagiarize AGAIN? This time, he poached from Conan O’Brien.
Researchers at American Bridge discovered that a hefty chunk of text on Senator Scott Brown’s website was lifted word for word from a campaign speech given by former Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole in 2002.
Our research led to this segment on Boston’s WHDH 7News.Read more after the jump.
From the October 14, 2011 episode of The Rachel Maddow Show:
The last 36 hours have been pretty rough for Sen. Scott Brown. Local and national media outlets have been hammering him over the personal values statement he plagiarized from Elizabeth Dole.
Massachusetts television stations are running with a Boston Globe report on Scott Brown plagiarizing web content from former Sen. Elizabeth Dole. The Globe wrote:
“A Democratic group has unearthed a bit of inspirational autobiography on Senator Scott Brown’s official website that was lifted verbatim from Elizabeth Dole’s site, language that originated in a campaign speech…”
More from The Globe and local news clips after the jump.Read more after the jump.
On October 12, 2011, the Boston Globe reported:
A Democratic group has unearthed a bit of inspirational autobiography on Senator Scott Brown’s official website that was lifted verbatim from Elizabeth Dole’s site, language that originated in a campaign speech.
In a message to students, the Massachusetts senator uses the exact words as remarks delivered by the former North Carolina senator at her campaign kickoff in 2002.
Brown’s staff acknowledged yesterday the words originally were Dole’s and said their presence in Brown’s message was the result of a technical error…Read more after the jump.
Sen. Scott Brown may have some explaining to do. It seems a passage from his website detailing the values instilled in him as a young child was stolen essentially word-for-word from former Sen. Elizabeth Dole.
Original research & screenshots after the jump.Read more after the jump.