The Rand Paul plagiarism read-along!

Updated

You may have seen our segment last night on Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s speech at Liberty University in Virginia. Senator Paul was in Virginia yesterday campaigning on behalf of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, but in that speech, he went on– at length!– about the 1997 sci-fi thriller “Gattaca.” Senator Paul’s extremely detailed description of “Gattaca,” as we noted last night, bears a striking resemblance to the film’s Wikipedia page.

You can see our entire segment below, but in case you want to follow along at home, here’s how you can do it:


Set the video above to 1:10 and follow along with the Wikipedia entry excerpt* below…


Now set the above video to 1:34 and see how it aligns with the Wikipedia entry* excerpt below…

From last night’s show:

*At the time of our October 28, 2013 show, the Wikipedia entry for Gattaca hadn’t been updated since September 25, 2013. Since pointing it out on the air, there has been a lot of edit activity on the entry, so it may appear different by now. For reference we’re using this iteration that was live at show time. The passage used in Rand Paul’s speech actually dates back to January 6, 2013, with recognizable portions developing as early as the summer of 2010.

The Rand Paul plagiarism read-along!

Updated