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Defending Mrs Trump as A Mere Spouter of Platitudes

Fox News et al are defending Mrs Trump and suggesting that she simply shared a number of platitudes the sort or which one hears at every election.

Let’s suppose that’s true.  Mrs Trump likes cliches and is bound to repeat them without any interjection of originality.  This raises a serious issue for Trump’s supporters because- whether they recognize it or not- this makes her quite intellectually deficient.

If the best one can do is spout cliches, one’s intellect is seriously in doubt.  Defending Mrs Trump’s plagiarism with the claim of platitudes doesn’t really help her very much.  Indeed, it doesn’t really help her at all.

Written by Jim

19/07/2016 at 11:24 am

Posted in Modern Culture

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  1. What she ought to have done is had a PR team test a number of phrases against different voting groups and then cobbled those phrases together to be read out from a teleprompter – but then she would be accused of plagiarising the techniques of the Obama

    BTW Jim, did you listen in full to her speech and do the research and analysis of its sources yourself, or are you just plagiarising the talking points of somebody else?


    Matthew Hamilton

    19/07/2016 at 6:10 pm

    • lol. silly matt. if i were plagiarizing i wouldn’t provide links to sources. it’s called proper attribution.



      19/07/2016 at 9:01 pm

  2. “proper attribution” = “Fox News et al”.

    So that means you both watched in full specific programs on Fox News (which specific programs did you watch?) and you also listened in full to Mrs Trump’s speech.


    Matthew Hamilton

    19/07/2016 at 11:14 pm

    • Nice dodge. Deflect from the issue of Trump’s plagiarism by asking if I have plagiarized news reports (a nonsensical and idiotic concept since passing along news reports from whomsoever isn’t plagiarism). It’s unfortunate that you despise Clinton so much you don’t care how unethical the candidate is nor his family.

      In the words of Frozen, let it go and just admit that you hate Clinton and don’t care who runs against her. You’d prefer Satan.



      20/07/2016 at 5:15 am

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