Great Moments in Plagiarism (other than Acronyms 4) by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

Jjfjjf
"Grade me! Look at me! Evaluate and rank me! Iā€™m good, good, good and oh so smart! GRADE ME!ā€


Runner(s)-Up:

HallR


Quiz Description

Answer the following but don't steal other people's answers (or their quizzes for that matter).

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Questions:

THIS POLITICIAN had to suspend his Presidential bid in 1988 due to findings of him lifting a speech by Neil Kinnock, a Labour Party leader in the UK at the time. It didn't hurt him much in the end.

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Joe Biden

THIS AUTHOR of "The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys" had to recall unsold books to make revisions when she was accused of lifting material. Again, it didn't matter in the end since "Team of Rivals" made for a great film. (I want her full name please).

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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Mike Barnicle, a former columnist for THIS AMERICAN NEWSPAPER, resigned after 25 years of service due to the fact he made up an entire group of people for article in 1995, not to mentioned lifting passages from a 1961 book and an article nine years earlier. It didn't matter in the end since he's an occasional guest host on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

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Boston Globe

THIS AUTHOR of a many American History best sellers was accused of lifting whole passages and sentences from a book for his 2001 "The Wild Blue," a book about WWII bomber crews....and 1975's "Crazy Horse and Custer"...and 1991's "Nixon: Ruin and Recovery"....and 1997's "Citizen Soldiers." It didn't matter in the end since he died a year or so after "Wild Blue" came out.

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Stephen Ambrose

THIS PULITZER PRIZE WINNING BOOK was accused of being lifted from Harold Courlander's "The Africans." Since there was an out of court settlement, it didn't matter in the end since the wildly popular mini-series paid for it all.

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Roots (yes I just realized the book is being accused) (edited at 5:28 pm, March 17, 2017 (CDT))

In 2012, CNN suspended THIS NEWSCASTER for his lifting of a Time article. It didn't matter in the end since he was reinstated later and still broadcasts on the network with his "GPS" series.

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Fareed Zakaria

THIS WORLD LEADER was accused of lifting his whole thesis, Strategic Planning of the Reproduction of the Mineral Resource Base of a Region under Conditions of the Formation of Market Relations,ā€ from a 1978 textbook by two Pitt professors. It didn't matter in the end since....well anyone who has asked about has most likely been killed.

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Putin

In 2013, Senator Rand Paul had accusations of lifting a speech about DNA and Eugenics from THIS 1997 FILM and used it in his campaign. It didn't matter in the end since it probably took Rachel Maddow 90 minutes to tease about the gaffe and everyone turned the channel before she got to it.

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Gattaca

Ted Sorenson, in 2008, admitted to writing the first draft of THIS PULITZER PRIZE WINNING BOOK for its author, 51 years after a TV report first made the claim. It didn't matter in the end since I still use the book in my APUS class....oh and the fact the author went on to bigger and better things.

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Profiles in Courage

In 1975 THIS COUNTRY SINGER paid Gordon Jenkins $75,000 in a suit claiming he ripped off Jenkins' song "Crescent City Blues." It didn't matter in the end since no one has ever heard of Gordon Jenkins since.

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Johnny Cash [the song was "Folsom Prison Blues"]

In 1970, George Harrison was accused by THIS 60s GROUP for lifting their song for his "My Sweet Lord." This one *did* matter for a while because George was too paranoid to write songs for a few years afterwards.

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The Chiffons [the song was "He's So Fine"]

THIS CITY's Olympics logo and their Olympic Stadium have been accused of plagiarizing, respectively, the Theatre de Liege in Belgium and London's Olympic Stadium. In the end it won't matter because we all know Atlanta ripped off Camden Yards for their Olympic Stadium (in other words, who cares?) and the world might end before it all happens.

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Tokyo