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‘Washington Times’ drops Rand Paul column after accusations of plagiarism

‘Washington Times’ drops Rand Paul column after accusations of plagiarism

by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 6 at 11:35 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's weekly "Washington Times" column is ending after allegations of plagiarism in his speeches and writings.

“Ultimately, I'm the boss, and things go out under my name, so it is my fault. But I would say that people need to understand that I never have intentionally ever presented anyone's ideas as my own,” Paul said.

Last week Paul came under fire for a recent speech where he made reference to the science fiction movie "Gattaca." It later came to light that sections of the speech were taken word for word from the Wikipedia entry for that movie.

Paul responded to the plagiarism claims by saying he is re-structuring the approval process to avoid misusing other people's material.

 

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