- MATT WINGARD AND HAMBURGLAR: ONE STEALS CLIMATE CHANGE DIATRIBES, THE OTHER ONLY STEALS "HAMBURGERS..."
As I listened to Wingard's speech, it struck me as being a little odd. On the floor of the Oregon House, he talked about the winter in Scotland, a professor at the University of Victoria, the Russian view of some British research. It was all a bit curious.
So, I got to Googling, and now we know why: Matt Wingard's entire speech was plagiarized. Well, all of it except for a single six-word sentence - and a bunch of minor wording changes designed to hide the plagiarism.
Oooh. We've got a call in to Wingard seeking comment, in the mean time, here's a comparison of the speech with a recent editorial in the Washington Times, courtesy of Chisholm.
- COINCIDENCE? YEAH...NO...
Chisholm has a nice little snippet about "why plagiarism matters," too. As opposed to hat-tipping with credit, I suppose, which is what the internet is all about.