As two separate reports surfaced last night alleging Judge Gorsuch of plagiarism, the backlash to these baseless charges was swift and plentiful.
Seems sort of weak? This is what 300 words in a 137K word book.
— andrew kaczynski ? (@KFILE) April 5, 2017
There's grasping at straws and then there's grasping at straws. And then there's "plagiarism" charges against Gorsuch. Respect yourselves.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) April 5, 2017
- “Surprise, surprise. Another desperate 11th-hour smear, something that appears to have become a rite of passage for Republican Supreme Court nominees.”
- “Imagined victim of supposed plagiarism repudiates attack. Academic experts say Gorsuch followed standard practice.” (Twitter)
Erick Erickson, The Resurgent: “Weasley Worded News Reports That Neil Gorsuch Committed Plagiarism Are Fake News. Here’s Why.”
- “The allegation is crap and the reporters who are pushing this out are Democrats masquerading as objective reporters. Don’t believe me though. Believe the people who are the supposed victims of the plagiarism.”
- “Buzzfeed says a lady had her work plagiarized by Gorsuch. The lady says Gorsuch did not plagiarize her.” (Twitter)
You have to be entirely ignorant of legal writing to call Gorsuch's writing plagiarism.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 5, 2017
- “You can see the examples in the Politico article for yourself, but the material in dispute doesn’t constitute any sort of analysis or opinion. It’s primarily a group of dry descriptions of medical conditions.”
- “This is a rather sad attack, but now it’s out there and will become part of the legend in liberal circles. But I suppose this is the sort of ammunition you need in your bag if you’re desperately trying to find a way to explain why you are filibustering a nominee with essentially unimpeachable qualifications.”
The “Gorsuch plagiarism!” story is nonsense. https://t.co/f0mkeYTvD7
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) April 5, 2017