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Thu Nov 12, 2015, 03:52 AM

Ben Carsonís book is full of plagiarism and could be pulled from shelves

Ben Carson has yet another problem in the honesty department. After a week in which many of the claims heís made in his books about his personal life in his various books have been exposed as phony, the issue has been compounded by the fact that long sections of one of the books have been copied and pasted from other peopleís work. The issue is serious enough that the publishing house is now being forced to reconsider the books based on their apparent plagiarism.

Carsonís 2012 book, America the Beautiful, contains instances of plagiarism from at least three different sources, including one conservative website and two books written by other authors. The irony here may be that in his book, Carson admits that he was caught plagiarizing other peopleís work in a similar manner while he was in college. It now appears that he failed to learn his lesson. Harper Collins says itís reviewing the matter. In many instances books are removed from store shelves, and then sometimes later replaced with a new version giving proper credit, while other times simply abandoned. But the controversy surrounding his books is just getting started.

Various major news outlets have investigated the strange and often violent personal claims which Ben Carson has made in his books about his childhood and past, and none of them could find any evidence that any of the incidents really happened. So it turns out Carsonís books are a combination of fake personal stories he made up out of thin air, and real stories he plagiarized from other authors. Yet heís nonetheless a republican frontrunner.

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Reply Ben Carsonís book is full of plagiarism and could be pulled from shelves (Original post)
TexasTowelie Nov 2015 OP
Kalidurga Nov 2015 #1
trusty elf Nov 2015 #2
TexasTowelie Nov 2015 #7
trusty elf Nov 2015 #8
cer7711 Nov 2015 #3
MFM008 Nov 2015 #4
DesertFlower Nov 2015 #5
Helen Borg Nov 2015 #6
treestar Nov 2015 #9
HereSince1628 Nov 2015 #10
MohRokTah Nov 2015 #11
Rex Nov 2015 #12
bullwinkle428 Nov 2015 #13
dembotoz Nov 2015 #14
FSogol Nov 2015 #15
Johonny Nov 2015 #16
lame54 Nov 2015 #18
lame54 Nov 2015 #17
maxsolomon Nov 2015 #19

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 03:55 AM

1. LOL the comments at the link

Ben Carson a plagiarist and a liar yeah not a shock or a surprise so the only funny thing about this is he is so popular with conservatives.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 04:42 AM

2. ...

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 06:21 AM

7. What would I do without you as

my photojournalist sidekick?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 06:41 AM

8. Howdy TT!

I just finished another one. Here's why Ben Carson is incapable of telling a lie:

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 05:17 AM

3. The only thing real about Ben Carson is . . .

. . . all right; ya got me: There's nothing real about Ben Carson.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 05:23 AM

4. This man is a one trick pony

He may know about baby brains but his own is a mystery . Hes 1 step away from a rubber room. There is not 1 sane republican in the bunch............... ok theres not one sane republican since Eisehhower.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 05:31 AM

5. hey ben. god doesn't like liars.

you're going to hell.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 06:14 AM

6. This is gonna be good!

Reality check, when you steal from other people, they are gonna hit you back, Ben. A bit different from making up shit about the pyramids...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 08:59 AM

9. how does one in the course of talking of one's own life

manage to plagiarize? Dumb on top of dumb.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 09:54 AM

10. I'm not really too terribly surprised by this

Over decades as a biology prof I dealt with many students, including pre-meds, who saw their undergraduate education as merely hoops to jump through. My expectation is he wasn't too different from many students who took a minimum of coursework in English, didn't take it too seriously, never embedded the meaning of plagiarism in his brain and avoided as much as possible courses involving writing term papers.

And he did his undergrad during the time before the availability of online plagiarism checkers. So, for the few papers he likely wrote in his undergrad education he probably didn't get caught very often. When he did, he chalked it up to not really being aware of the rules.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:01 AM

11. So a complete moron can be a successful brain surgeon.

 

All you need is superior hand and eye coordination but no intelligence. I look forward to the day when his skills are replaced by robots that can do a better job.

I look forward to laughing at copies of his book in the dollar store, unless his publisher gets smart and pulls it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:04 AM

12. But but but...West Point, shaking hands with Westmoreland!

 

Don't tell the Carson apologists...they foam over their avatar!



OH THIS IS FUNNY SHIT!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:06 AM

13. Is it possible that this is a publicity stunt on the part of his campaign, trying to

get his drooling, slack-jawed zombie army to run out and scoop up copies of all of his older books before they're possibly pulled from the shelves?

I always try to keep in mind that "grifters gonna grift", and "follow the money trail" goes a long way in explaining lots of things.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:12 AM

14. so even his book was not properly vetted....

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:13 AM

15. LOL, who didn't see that coming?

* ∞

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 12:01 PM

16. Of course Joe Biden's presidental run was destroyed by plagarism

I'm sure Ben Carson will be held to the same standard as Joe was in 1988...

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Response to Johonny (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 12:18 PM

18. Rand Paul is also getting a pass

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 12:17 PM

17. Carson wants everybody to buy his books...

but doesn't want anybody reading them

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 12:32 PM

19. IOKIYAR

the Liberal Media can point out all the "facts" they want and it won't matter.

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