Plagiarism. It’s Called Plagiarism.

Courtesy CNN

The split screen doesn’t lie. Neither do the words.

Melania Trump (or her team) plagiarized Michelle Obama’s speech delivered before the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Full stop.

Whether you take her at her word that she wrote the speech with as little help as possible or believe that she relied on a speechwriter (or a team of writers), that speech was plagiarized. Regardless of the denials of the Trump campaign, or the minimizing attempted by campaign surrogates.

This is something you do not do. Ever.

Never use other people’s words as your own without attribution.

It is wrong. Your deceit will be uncovered–quickly (hat tip to Jarrett Hill–credited as the first to notice the plagiarized passage and to tweet about it).

And mocked mercilessly.

So don’t do it. Don’t even be tempted by it.

Don’t plagiarize.

 

 

 

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