After a few moments of reading, I do not see how anyone in their right mind could seriously consider the Huffington Post as a credible news source. Throughout the day I will browse the net and see some laughable story that is pro-Obama Kool Aid regurgitation which is the only way it comes with these guys. During last year’s election a criticism that I found completely unwarranted and quite nasty was the “Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) is as dumb as rocks” narrative. “Huff Poop” as I affectionately call it, was one of the main internet newspapers combing through Sarah Palin’s life and interviews for zingers. At the core of this criticism was the charge that Sarah Palin could not speak well. This was meant to be juxtaposed with the ever so eloquent Barack Obama. Obama crushed all competition with his well paced words and perfect diction. Obama is such a great speaker that even Rush Limbaugh could not stop praising the guy. Ahem.
RUSH: Grab audio sound bite number 26 first, Mike. I didn’t know we’d get to this this early. I asked Cookie to put together a little montage here of all the stuttering around that Obama did in his press conference today and I want you to hear this because — and we didn’t repeat anything here. It goes 46 seconds, and we’re doing this because we hear constantly, “What a great orator and a great communicator! Ohhhh, this man is smooth!” Just listen. This is a great illustration here of what happened when you take the teleprompter and your prepared remarks away from the dude.
OBAMA: Uh, uh, are, uh, uh, uh, um. That’s — that’s a bunch — so — so let me tick these off. Deh… Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, um, uh. So the issue is not a perception that, uh… Weh, weh, let me put it this way. Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, We’re — we’re trying to — you know, we’ve got a bipartisan group here and — and — and, uh, uh, uh, uh, um, uh, uh, uh.
Wow. Martin Luther King has nothing on Obama and his teleprompter and obviously neither does Sarah Palin. Our good friends at the Huffington Post are here once again to make sure that you do not forget that. And guess what? Now not only is Sarah Palin not a great speaker according to Geoffrey Dunn at Huff Poop, she is also guilty of plagiarizing:
Palin Lifts From Gingrich in Anchorage Speech
June 6, 2009
Sarah Palin’s speech delivered in Anchorage on Wednesday — the one in which she declared “screw political correctness” and wondered why “we have to pussyfoot around our troublesome foes” — repeatedly lifted from an article written four years ago by Newt Gingrich and Craig Shirley without attribution.
While Palin twice mentioned Gingrich in the speech (she never acknowledged Shirley), she frequently mixed her own remarks about Reagan with passages that appear to be pulled directly from the Gingrich-Shirley article.
Now Dunn just said that Palin mentioned Newt Gingrich in the speech then he goes on to write this:
During her speech in Anchorage, Palin went through her standard introductions, including the “First Dude,” Todd Palin. You can now view it at HuffPo. This first excerpt appears to echo the Gingrich/Shirley article but doesn’t lift from it directly.
Palin: First, I think what we’re going to learn tonight via Michael is that Ronald Reagan’s ideas were the right ideas and all we have to do is look back at his record, his economic record and his national security record to know that his ideas were right.
Gingrich/Shirley: What should Americans learn from this remarkable man and his remarkable Presidency?…The “right” ideas really matter (the left was wrong and Reagan was right about virtually every major public policy issue and the historic record is clear for those willing to look at it).
After that, Palin acknowledged that, “Recently, Newt Gingrich, he had written a good article about Reagan….” (Recently? It was four years ago.) Without mentioning Shirley, she quotes and paraphrases from the article at length:
So Sarah Palin “acknowledged” that Newt Gingrich wrote the article? Then it is not plagiarism. Had she not mentioned Newt at all it would have been plagiarism. While she is guilty of not mentioning the co-author, what the governor did is not out and out plagiarism. Dunn continues by spending the rest of the article parsing Palin’s speech and comparing it to the “Gingrich/Shirley” work. Yawn. More Palinius Haterus moonbattery.
If Sarah Palin is indeed guilty of plagiarizing, isn’t it possible that she “lifted” the bad habit from Vice President Joe Biden? You know, the guy with ‘foot in mouth” disease.
Biden is not the only member of the plagiarism club, his hamburger helper Obama is also an initiate:
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