Plagiarism 101 or how to get it wrong just struck Monica Crowley in her best seller What The (Bleep) Just Happened? in her beaucoup grabs from other people's writings as seen in a CNN post that went out today 1/10/2016. It's an interesting read for sure, along with the copious takes from numerous others depicted in the "writing" of her book. Of course, the Trump spin doctors state that this unfortunate turn of affairs is total nonsense but the CNN story rings true without question.
Lazy writing and questionable ethics is the rule of the land here where creativity is corrupted by the cut and paste tech of digital wielded by people who just don't get it when doing stuff like this. As Picasso said, "Good artists create, great artists steal." but unsaid was the fact the theft is not a direct heist but rather a start point for creating something of value as nothing ever comes to fruition without prior work done beforehand like Miles using the Greek Modes to produce Kind of Blue, the greatest jazz album of all time.
"Monica’s exceptional insight and thoughtful work on how to turn this country around is exactly why she will be serving in the Administration," a statement from a transition spokesperson said. "HarperCollins—one of the largest and most respected publishers in the world—published her book which has become a national best-seller. Any attempt to discredit Monica is nothing more than a politically motivated attack that seeks to distract from the real issues facing this country."
In the book, Crowley lifted an entire section on Keynesian economics from the IAC-owned website Investopedia.
Seen below is a VERY short grab of CNN's VERY long list of grabs done by the esteemed Monica,
For BRT, colored type acts as the key to avoid plagiarism as links to same are the lifeline to avoid the kind of nonsense seen here.