How bad have things gotten for Rand Paul after being caught plagiarizing multiple times in his articles and speeches? Bad enough that even the
Washington Moonie Times has dumped him. But they still managed to write one of the most hilarious sentences I’ve ever read:
Mr. Paul took personal responsibility for the oversights, which he and aides said were caused by staff providing him background materials that were not properly footnoted. But the Kentucky Republican, a possible 2016 White House candidate, also said he was being held by the news media to a higher standard than other politicians.
See, he’s totally taking “personal responsibility” for mistakes made by other people not named Rand Paul. And why are you picking on him and not those other people? Huh? Tell me that? “Personal responsibility” — you keep using that phrase. I do not think it means what you think it means.
The Washington Times said Tuesday that it had independently reviewed Mr. Paul’s columns and op-eds and published a correction to his Sept. 20 column in which the senator had failed to attribute a passage that first appeared in The Week.
The newspaper and the senator mutually agreed to end his weekly column, which has appeared each Friday since the summer.
“We expect our columnists to submit original work and to properly attribute material, and we appreciate that the senator and his staff have taken responsibility for an oversight in one column,” Times Editor John Solomon said.
John Solomon has interesting ethical standards. He’ll happily cash checks written by the fascist cult/organized crime syndicate known as the Unification Church, but plagiarism? That’s just out of bounds. We’ll have none of that here!
But fear not for Rand Paul. He may not be good enough for the Moonies, but he’s good enough for Breitbart.