On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the growing plagiarism scandal around Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who appears to have serially plagiarized Wikipedia entries in his speeches. Paul’s office has refused to speak to the Maddow Show about the accusations, but the questions, Maddow said, aren’t going to go away.
Maddow pointed out on Monday that a large chunk of a speech that Paul made in Virginiain support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli was actually a verbatim recitation of the Wikipedia entry about the Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman film “Gattica.”
Then on Tuesday afternoon, BuzzFeed editor Andrew Kaczynski pointed out that this is a recurring problem for Paul. In a speech to a group of Hispanic business leaders, he gave a note-for-note recitation of the Wikipedia entry for the movie “Stand and Deliver,” which tells the story of an inner city math teacher.
Maddow pointed out that it’s not just her show now asking questions about this. On Tuesday night, the Louisville Courier-Journal ran a headline story called “Rand Paul mum after being accused of plagiarism.”
Watch the video, embedded below via MSNBC: