March 26, 2009, - 3:21 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
As many of us know, Barack Obama plagiarized his speeches on the campaign trail from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Joe Biden, years ago, plagiarized a speech from British labor leader Neil Kinnock.
That’s old news.
But Sean Hannity, apparently his usual empty self with nothing he understood enough from today’s Rush Limbaugh show to regurgitate, rehashed both those stories at the beginning of his hackneyed nationally syndicated radio show, today.
That’s not the point here, since Vannity repeatedly rehashes old, irrelevant news. The point is that he continues to attack others for plagiarism, when he continues to plagiarize myself and others.
He repeated his attack, today, that Barack Obama said it was okay to plagiarize Patrick because Patrick gave permission. It wasn’t relevant, but he couldn’t think of anything insightful, so he rehashed it.
Well, guess what? I never gave permission to Sean Vannity to repeatedly rip off my work on Imam Husham Al-Husainy or my breaking story on the Muslim footbaths at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, which he read from this site–completely without credit–word for word on his radio show the day after I broke the story and before any other news organization covered it a few days later.
Look in the mirror, Vannity. And try coming up with something new, something that you’re actually in a position to speak on without being a hypocrite.