Rand Theft Caught'O

  • Aired:  11/07/13
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Senator Rand Paul's Ethan Hawke movie reference results in accusations of plagiarism. (3:59)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

WE TURN NOW TO A BREAKINGSCANDAL OUT OF WASHINGTON, D.C.

>> HE'S ONE OF TEA PARTIESBIGGER STARS BUT NOW SENATOR

RAND PAUL STANDS ACCUSED OFDOING SOMETHING OUR THIRD GRADE

TEACHERS WOULD NAIL US FOR.

>> Jon: OH, SNAP!

DID HE USE A MAGIC MARKER TOCHANGE CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG

TO CLIFFORD THE BIG RED(bleep).

FOR THE RECORD MISS FERGUSONTHAT CRUSHED.

SORRY WHAT DID HE DO?

>> PLAGIARISM.

>> HE APPARENTLY LIFTED SEVERALLINES OF HIS SPEAK DIRECTLY FROM

WIKIPEDIA.

>> IN THE MOVIE GATTACA IN THETOO DISTANT FUTURE EUGENICS IS

COMMON -- VINCENT FREEMAN ISCONCEIVED AND BORN THE OLD

FASHIONED WAY WITHOUT THE AID OFGENETIC SCREENING.

>> Jon: I'M GOING TO PRETENDHERE THAT THE THING WE'RE

SUPPOSED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUTSUIS THAT RAND PAUL IS COPYING

FROM WIKIPEDIA AND NOT THATHE'S WARNING AMERICANS ABOUT THE

ROLE OF GOVERNMENT BYREFERENCING AN ETHAN HAWKE

MOVIE.

YOU KNOW THE OTHER THING THISCOUNTRY NEEDS IS A PLACE WHERE

ROOKIE COPS HAVE BETTERCE WHERETRAINING. AND

ONE DAY A YEAR CRIME IS LEGALAND WHERE -- UM --

[LAUGHTER]DAYS ARE BROKEN.

[ LAUGHTER ]AND A WORLD --

[LAUGHTER](bleep).

WHERE THE FINEST THINGS COMEFROM BROOKLYN AND I HAVE NO

(bleep) IDEA.

I DON'T KNOW.

I NEVER -- HOW MANY OF THESE --ALL RIGHT.

A LOT OF MOVIES I HAVEN'T SEENYET.

AS FAR AS PLAGIARISM GOES ANDI'M SURE THERE'S A REASONABLE

EXPLANATION.

>> I THINK THE SPOKEN WORDSHOULDN'T BE HELD TO THE SAME

SORT OF STANDARD THAT YOU HAVEIF YOU ARE GIVING A SCIENTIFIC

PAPER.

98% OF MY SPEECHES AREEXTEMPORANEOUS.

>> Jon: THAT MEANS ONLY 2% OFHIS SPEECHES ARE PLAGIARIZED AND

MOST OF THOSE ARE JUST TAYLORSWIFT LYRICS SO REALLY --

[LAUGHTER]THE PROBLEM IS IT DOESN'T STOP

WITH SPEECHES.

>> THREE PAGES OF RAND PAUL'SLATEST BOOK WERE DIRECTLY LIFTED

FROM CONSERVATIVE THINK TANKDOCUMENTS.

ANOTHER ENTIRE SECTION OF THESAME BOOK WAS LIFTED NEARLY WORD

FOR WORD FROM A FORBES ARTICLE.

>> A SEPTEMBER OPED WRITTEN BY

PAULAPPEARS TO BE LIFTED FROM

AN ARTICLE THAT APPEARED IN "THEWEEK."

>> Jon: SOME ARE RAISINGQUESTIONS ABOUT HIS MEMOIR OF

LIFE AS A YOUNG BLACK WOMAN INTHE SEGREGATED SOUTH.

[ LAUGHTER ]AND IT'S BECOMING INCREASELY

CLEAR THAT MR. PAUL HAS STOLENHIS HAIRCUT FROM

80'S ICON PATRICK DUFFY.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

AT LEAST THE RAND MAN ISHANDLING THE ALLEGATIONS IN THE

APPROPRIATE MANNER.

>> I THINK I'M BEING UNFAIRLYTARGETED BY A BUNCH OF HACKS AND

HATERS.

>> THE SENATOR PAUL TOLD THETIMES TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH

PEOPLE CAN THINK WHAT THEY WANT.

I CAN GO BACK TO BEING A DOCTORANY TIME.

IF THEY ARE TIRED OF ME I'LL GOBACK TO BE A DOCTOR AND I'LL BE

PERFECTLY CONTENT.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW WHAT?

I'LL START MY OWN GOVERNMENTWHERE YOU'RE ALLOWED TO COPY

OFF OTHER PEOPLE.

I'LL START MY OWN COUNTRY.

I'LL CALL IT BELGIUM.

I CAME UP WITH THAT NAME,BELGIUM.

[ LAUGHTER ]WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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