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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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  Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:01 PM

Plagiarism Charge Hits Biden Climate Change Plan

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By ZACK COLMAN and NATASHA KORECKI
Updated 06/04/2019 06:33 PM EDT

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Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign came under fire on Tuesday for putting out a $1.7 trillion climate change plan that appeared to copy a handful of passages from previously published documents.

The incident recalled the plagiarism incident that helped drive Biden from the 1988 presidential race, though Biden's campaign team called the latest episode an error that was corrected.

“Several citations, some from sources cited in other parts of the plan, were inadvertently left out of the final version of the 22 page document,” a Biden spokesperson said in an email. “As soon as we were made aware of it, we updated to include the proper citations.”

Josh Nelson, vice president at the progressive group CREDO, first flagged the similarities on Twitter. The text contained the same language about technology designed to capture and store power plants' carbon dioxide emissions as documents previously released by the nongovernmental organization Center for Climate and Energy Solutions as well as the BlueGreen Alliance, a coalition of environmental and labor groups.

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions spokesperson Alec Gerlach said his group doesn't coordinate with campaigns but that "carbon capture should be an essential element in any comprehensive strategy to eliminate carbon emissions." BlueGreen Alliance interim co-executive director Mike Williams said in a statement that the portion Biden's campaign used was "publicly available."

“We’re fine with any of the candidates utilizing our policies and publicly available documents in their climate, infrastructure, or jobs plans," Williams said. "The important thing is that candidates live up to their words and implement these important policies and investments."

In that instance, Biden's plan appeared to lift a sentence that said "Carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) is a rapidly growing technology that has the potential to create economic benefits for multiple industries while significantly reducing carbon dioxide emissions," which matched language the BlueGreen Alliance had used in a letter to Congress.

News organization the Daily Caller also flagged other passages in the Biden climate plan: one on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from air travel that looked similar to language from a Vox story; another on aging sewer infrastructure that resembled wording from environmental group American Rivers; and another on the risks warming temperatures pose to native Alaskan tribes that mirrored government website Climate.gov.

Charges of plagiarism plagued Biden’s presidential campaign in 1987, eventually leading to his dropping out of the race. At least part of that scandal erupted when Biden appeared to lift lines of a speech from British Labor leader Neil Kinnock. Des Moines-Register political reporter David Yepsen, who was among the reporters to receive an opposition research video tape at the time showing Biden’s remarks laid out beside Kinnock, recalled the scandal then, which he described as explosive.

“Someone on the campaign really screwed this up and it’s the kind of sideshow story he doesn’t need. It raises all these bad things out of the past,” Yepsen said Tuesday. “Everybody who is working for Joe Biden should understand this bit of our history and be particularly mindful of not making that same mistake again.”

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:10 PM

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"Someone on the campaign really screwed this up and it's the kind of sideshow story he doesn't need. It raises all these bad things out of the past," Yepsen said Tuesday. "Everybody who is working for Joe Biden should understand this bit of our history and be particularly mindful of not making that same mistake again."

Damned low level staffers!!
Ever notice how when a dim-o-crat politician makes a 'oops' it's some low level staffer or other unnamed "someone" who goofed.

Yet when someone Trump loaned ten bucks to for lunch in 1987 is up on charges unrelated in any way to Trump, they are TRUMP ALLIES!!!
Gotta love the double standards...……………………………….NOT!

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:31 PM

View PostUSNJIMRET, on 04 June 2019 - 09:10 PM, said:

Damned low level staffers!!
Ever notice how when a dim-o-crat politician makes a 'oops' it's some low level staffer or other unnamed "someone" who goofed.

Yet when someone Trump loaned ten bucks to for lunch in 1987 is up on charges unrelated in any way to Trump, they are TRUMP ALLIES!!!
Gotta love the double standards...……………………………….NOT!


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:55 AM

This isn't his first time around on this rodeo: LINK
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:33 AM

View PostHowsithangin, on 05 June 2019 - 12:55 AM, said:

This isn't his first time around on this rodeo: LINK

Exactly, which is why this incident should be surprising but knowing the "character" and "integrity" of Joe Biden, sadly isn't. But hey, as long as he can blame it on low level staffers, he's golden. :shrug:
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:55 AM

Yup, democrats getting caught, the media message is “inadvertent”, “honest mistake”, “oversight”, “low level staffer”, “understandable”, “immediately corrected”, “in good faith”, etc etc blah blah ad nauseum complete bull<censored>, if they hadn’t been caught they’d be peddling their stuff all the more.

But republicans getting caught, it’s the opposite, “deliberate”, “racist”, “hateful”, “fear-mongering”, “misogynistic”, “biased”, “plagiarist”, “intentional”, “hate crime”, etc etc etc etc <censored>ing <censored> media writing mother<censored>ing lies every single <censored>ing day, I’m so sick of their constant lying and bull<censored>.
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 10:01 AM

Me? I'm just enjoying the show
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:40 PM

This speaks to Biden proven experience over the other candidates.

He has been a plagiarist for over thirty years.
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:15 PM

View Postzurg, on 05 June 2019 - 09:55 AM, said:

Yup, democrats getting caught, the media message is “inadvertent”, “honest mistake”, “oversight”, “low level staffer”, “understandable”, “immediately corrected”, “in good faith”, etc etc blah blah ad nauseum complete bull<censored>, if they hadn’t been caught they’d be peddling their stuff all the more.

But republicans getting caught, it’s the opposite, “deliberate”, “racist”, “hateful”, “fear-mongering”, “misogynistic”, “biased”, “plagiarist”, “intentional”, “hate crime”, etc etc etc etc <censored>ing <censored> media writing mother<censored>ing lies every single <censored>ing day, I’m so sick of their constant lying and bull<censored>.


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 01:00 PM

Biden was counting on everyone else's being too embarrassed to try to take the "credit" for such "ideas."
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