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More Plagiarism Charges Against Coulter

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Posted on Jun 15, 2006
Ann Coulter
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Conservative author Ann Coulter

Passages in Ann Coulter’s new book appear cribbed from material distributed by an anti-abortion group (according to Raw Story) and from a press conference by Alan Keyes, then a Republican Senate candidate (according to Rude Pundit).


Raw Story:

In an attempt to counter a New York Times article, conservative pundit Ann Coulter appears to have inserted a list which was originally compiled by an anti-abortion group almost word-for-word into her new book, RAW STORY has found.

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Rude Pundit:

The Rude Pundit has been investigating Ann Coulter’s new “book” Godless for potential plagiarism, having discovered at least one rather textbook example and one suspicious simlarity in the first chapter. But, still and all, it didn’t amount to much unless more parts of the book were shown to be plagiarized. So here ya go.

The Rude Pundit and Ron Brynaert of Raw Story are offering more examples of Coulter’s loose belief in giving credit where credit is due if that credit is not hers. Brynaert’s work will appear at Raw Story.

The following is from Coulter’s chapter on the Willie Horton furlough case from the 1988 election campaign, following Coulter’s belief that one should continue to fight battles that are decades old….

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By red dog, February 9, 2009 at 8:06 pm Link to this comment
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Coulter is the on parallel with that which one gets when they scrap the sides of their toilet.  She offers nothing new in the way of discourse except her own acidic and vitriolic hatred for anyone and anything that does not kiss her anorectic ass.  Those who publisher her filth and deceit should be boycotted by anyone who cares even a little bit about the value of public discourse and what gets put into books that are readily available to the general public.  Those who encourage her “bitch hunts” are dealing in the lowest version of slime collection that is humanly possible to wallow in. How is it that media of any kind give her credit for anything other that continued defecation on truth, civility and even a tiny bit of factual infromation not dressed up like a voodoo doll with her pins of hatred and vile stupidity sticking in it.

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By A.J. Lawrenco, June 17, 2006 at 5:54 pm Link to this comment
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although I’m not a violent person,this disspicable excuse for a human being needs to be dragged into an alley and bitch slapped but good.what’s worse is she’s making money from this vile hatred from fellow neocon apologists who purchase this junk, witch should be used for toilet paper at best. Her comments about 9-11 widows being puplicity whores is about the most horrible thing i’ve ever heard. Although she would probably love to get on all fours and bark like a dog for her man donnie scumsfeld.

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By Mace Price, June 17, 2006 at 10:34 am Link to this comment
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...This graceless, vulgar, lying woman. She is nothing more than indicative of how desperate the fraudulence and lethal demands of neo-Conservatism, a tragedy wrought by former Leftists and their collaborators now imposed on The American people has become. She is nothing less than an State sponsored arsonist, accusing a vile and general treason…

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By J. Thomas Duffy, June 17, 2006 at 5:35 am Link to this comment
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Coulter’s book, and her hard-driving PR tour around it are little more than creating a false arguement, shout it often, shout it loud until people aren’t talking about the fact that it isn’t true ... It’s a classic right out of the RNC playbook ...

We riffed yesterday on it

House GOP Bends Rules, Yields Floor Time and Allows Coulter To Cast Iraq Vote

Conservative Doyenne Says Dems, Liberals “Enjoying Soldiers Deaths”; Ties Pelosi To 911 Widows

http://puregarlic.blogspot.com/2006/06/garlic-exclusive-bush-seeking-to-add.html

Peace
JTD

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By Wisco, June 17, 2006 at 12:08 am Link to this comment
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There was a piece on MediaMatters.org that showed a footnote in the book seems to say that she believes jews count as christians.

I think what’s going on here is that she painted herself into a corner with the self-imposed release date of 6/6/06 and was forced to put out a book that wasn’t exactly finished yet. She put what editorial patches and bandaids on it that she could, but they obviously don’t cover all the mistakes and oversights. Where she had planned to write something, she just put in her notes as she ran out of time.

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By R. A. Earl, June 15, 2006 at 6:55 pm Link to this comment
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Anne Coulter personifies pretty much EVERYTHING I detest in a human being. I won’t elaborate because I’d be wasting your time and mine. Just note that “EVERYTHING” is emphasized.

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By Godless, June 15, 2006 at 3:21 pm Link to this comment
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GODLESS title “hijacked” by Ann Coulter: Christian-right celebrity and author to release book on 6/6/6 which conflicts with established book by the same name.  Atheist author Drew Stepek prepares for literary “Holy War.”

Los Angeles, CA, May 16th, 2006

Author Drew Stepek, whose book entitled GODLESS has been registered with the Library of Congress since 2001 and who has owned the popular web destination http://www.godless.com since 2000, has just been informed that Ann Coulter will release a book with the title GODLESS on June 6th, 2006.

Although principle dissuades Drew Stepek from taking legal action against Coulter, he feels Coulter’s book perverts and sucks the love out of religion and the open space of the Godless, which is free of prejudices and the burdens of myth.  Stepek’s book is about the death of God in our society and how it leads an individual down a path of self-destruction, whereas Coulter’s book is a stab at the Democratic and Liberal society of the Godless.

“If I wrote a book called BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN for the purpose of promoting hatred of gay people,” Stepek says citing the popular gay novel, “I think that it would represent a perverted violation of the original literary work.”

Drew Stepek’s GODLESS (ISBN# 0978602412) will be released as a second edition by ALPHAR publishing on June 6th, 2006, the same day as Coulter’s GODLESS (ISBN# 1400054206) is being released by Crown Forum.  Both books will be available in bookstores and online.  Although an underground success in atheist and eating disorder communities, Stepek has never before officially released GODLESS to the mass public.  For more information about Stepek’s novel, look to http://www.godless.com.

ALPHAR will proceed with releasing Drew’s important book despite Ms. Coulter’s attempt to pervert and ride on Drew’s patient career.  “The power of an idea (or God) is revealed by its fruits,” says Dr. Thomas Moore of ALPHAR. “We have been working productively with Drew. Stepek since early last winter, His purpose isn’t politically or opportunistically motivated.  He has been with the title GODLESS for a very long time.”

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