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07 July 2006

Ann (AntiChrist) Coulter Plagiarism Roundup

So the bottle blonde of the Republican Guard has been caught out in a few instances of "socialism," otherwise known as "A capitalist borrowing without intention to return," a state with which most socialists are familiar, since it entitles you to no reciprocary rites and yet burdens you with responsibility for the state and usage of the items in question, in this case actual thoughts and their literary expressions.

Bottom line: she's been basically nailed in A Bloody Bajillion Instances of Plagiarism.

Ferinstance:

This list does not include instances of factual distortion or wrongly-cited
material. The following list focuses on those examples, identified by the New
York Post and others, in which it appears Coulter has, without attribution, used
another writer's words, or a substantial portion of another person's unique
research.

In this list we're not making any judgments. We're putting the
textual evidence before you. You decide.

COLUMNS
"Read My Lips: No New Liberals,” Aug. 5, 2005

Example 1: "As New Hampshire attorney general in 1977, Souter opposed the repeal of an 1848 state law that made abortion a crime even though Roe v. Wade had made it irrelevant, predicting that if the law were repealed, New Hampshire 'would
become the abortion mill of the United States.'"

Alleged Source: "In 1977, Souter as state attorney general spoke out against a proposed repeal of an 1848 state law that made abortion a crime -- even though the measure had been largely invalidated by the Supreme Court in Roe. vs. Wade… 'Quite apart from the fact that I don't think unlimited abortions ought to be allowed . . . I presume we would become the abortion mill of the United States[.]'" ("Liberals Leery as New Clues Surface on Souters Views," Los Angeles Times, Sept. 9, 1990)(Identified by John Barrie/New York Post)

Example 2: "He filed a brief arguing that the state should not have to
pay for poor women to have abortions — or, as the brief called it, "the killing
of unborn children" and the "destruction of fetuses." At this point the only
people more opposed to abortion than Souter were still in vitro."

Alleged Source: "The year before, Souter had filed a legal brief arguing that the state should not have to pay for abortions for poor women. Abortion was referred to as "the killing of unborn children" and the "destruction of fetuses."" An assistant
attorney general has said that he, not Souter, wrote the brief. (Ibid)(Identified by John Barrie/New York Post)

Example 3: "Also as state attorney general, Souter defended the governor's practice of lowering the flag to half-staff on Good Friday, arguing that "lowering of the flag to commemorate the death of Christ no more establishes a religious position on the part of the state or promotes a religion than the lowering of the flag for the death of Hubert Humphrey promotes the cause of the Democratic Party in New Hampshire."

Alleged Source: "In 1978, Gov. Meldrim Thomson exhorted state employees to 'reverently observe Good Friday' and ordered flags flown at half staff to 'memorialize the death of Christ on the Cross.' A federal judge struck down the order as a violation of the First Amendment's ban on an 'establishment of religion.' Souter appealed,
arguing that Jesus Christ is a 'historical' figure. 'The lowering of the flag to commemorate the death of Christ no more establishes a religious position on the
part of the state or promotes a religion than the lowering of the flag for the
death of Humbert Humphrey promotes the cause of the Democratic Party in New
Hampshire,' Souter wrote." (Ibid)(Identified by John Barrie/New York Post)

etc, etc.

For those who don't know why I'm making reference so casually to Ann Coulter's merkin colour, I refer you to the Vanity Fair of a month ago. Is there a straight man in America that hasn't seen first-hand that the carpet doesn't match the drapes?

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