You Be The Judge
By Sean Reagan
Courtesy of Taegan Goddard we learn that John McCain may be lifting his speeches from none other than . . . Wikipedia!
A Wikipedia editor emailed Political Wire to point out some similarities between Sen. John McCain’s speech today on the crisis in Georgia and the Wikipedia article on the country Georgia. Given the closeness of the words and sentence structure, most would consider parts of McCain’s speech to be derived directly from Wikipedia.
Of course, material in Wikipedia can be freely used – but it does require acknowledgment, which appears to be missing in the instant case. Goddard’s question – mine, too – is whether we want a President whose foreign policy speeches are lifted whole cloth from an online encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
P.S. That Wikipedia image atop this post? I got it from Wikipedia.