Matt Yglesias

A Distressing Number of Journalists Seem to Think Biden Plagiarism Is No Biggie

Amusingly, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden found himself in yet another plagiarism scandal Tuesday as activists and reporters noticed several portions of his new climate plan were lifted wholesale from advocacy groups, think tanks, and a reporter. The campaign’s excuse was weak: they “inadvertently” left off citations, you see. (One wonders how one “inadvertently” takes language from a nonprofit about what “[their] goal” is and unabashedly make it read “Biden’s goal.”)