Navjot Hansra, Jeanette Jimenez, Roxanne Galdos, Cedric Adona Period 6/7 S
Who?Plagiarizer: Barack Obama Victim: Deval Patrick Accuser: Hillary Clinton
What?Barack ObamaplagiarizedMassachusettsGovernor DevalPatrick’s during his2008 PresidentialCampaign speech.He used words thathad been inGovernor Patrick’s2006 speech.
When/Where?Barack Obama delivered his plagiarized speech in Wisconsin on February 16, 2008 for his Presidential Campaign.
Why ? (was his speech plagiarized)Obama took direct quotes from Patrick and included them in his speech. “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself, … just words. Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. Just words. … I have a dream … just words.” -Deval Patrick
How? (Did everyone react)Hillary Clinton and her campaign took this chance to chargeObama with plagiarism.
Obama defended his speech, saying that Patrick happened to be a good friend of his who communicated many thoughts and ideas with him.
The story had soonexploded across the nation, but not before GovernorPatrick appeared on ABC’s“Good Morning America” and supported Obama’sspeech and the campaign’s use of his words.
Obama still admitted his mistake and realized he should have quoted Patrick. “He (Patrick) had suggested we use these lines. I thought they were good lines. I’msure I should have. Didn’t this time.”
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