McCafferty’s publisher, Crown Publishing Group, charged Viswanathan with "literary identity theft" and demanded the book be removed from sale.
Little, Brown and Company, complied and said the book would be revised and reissued for sale…all of which makes the six-figure contract it gave the conniving little twerp all the more ludicrous. "I was so surprised and horrified when I found these similarities," she said.
Viswanathan has reportedly offered her apologies for using McCafferty's work as her own, claiming the passages from McCafferty's books were "unintentionally mimicked'; "Little and Brown claims "at least 40 passages contain identical language and/or common scene or dialogue structure."
... how does "unintentional" happen 40 times? It doesn't... she is a thief and a liar and she doesn't care, Little, Brown doesn't care, McCafferty doesn't care and Crown seems to care just a little.
Why should we care?
Because damn it, this is a black and white world, no matter what the liberals and the secular humanists want your kids to believe.
A lie is a lie... if you intentionally publish someone else's work as your own you are a thief, a liar, and undoubtedly have some sort of anti-social psychologcial shortcoming. And such behavior should not be excused, explained away, condoned, accepted, ignored and most especially, it should not be tolerated.
Yet that is not what is happening; people who smoke cigatettes are treated far worse.
In the last 30-40 years plagiarism has largely been ignored and its victims gaven little more than lip service. The most curious feature of this largely tolerated and accepted practice is that it is most often perpetrated by liberals, leftist academics (pardon the redundancy), affirmative action hires, feminists and dem party politicians.
Let us talk a little trip through the perp list (please note I don't have time to cite chapter and verse with each offender... trust me; or better yet, Google their names withthe word plagiarism:
Doris Kerns Goodwin, author, historian and liberal apologist for Bill Clinton; her "The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys" was pulled for plagirism in 2002.
Joe Biden, dem wit senator and serial plagarist, dropped out of the '88 race for the Dem presidential nomination because it was revealed he got an "F" in a law school class for plagiarism; he has routinely used other politicians' speeches (including RFK's) as his own.
Martin Luther King... yeah, even "his" "I Have a Dream" speech was lifted from the 1952 address of Archibald Carey to the Republican National Convention.... see what I'm saying about liberals?
Same for more than a third of his doctoral thesis which was stolen from another student's dissertation written three years earlier at Boston University; likewise most of his speechs and sermons... stolen and or ghostwritten; in short, he was a scam artist. But all this has been excused as "textual appropriation" by King scholars.
It's offensive to the truth that there even are King scholars.
And worse...? The King family has copyrighted the "I Have a Dream" speech... you wanna use it in a book or some other publicatioon or recording... pony up the long green and you'll actually be paying the King of plagiarists.
And the list goes on.... Stephen Ambrose, Alex Haley, TV talking head Monica Crowley, fake Indian Ward Churchill, Vladimir Putin, Jayson Blair, H.G. Wells, Michael Bolton (cost him a cool $5.4 mil), Bruce Springsteen.
I'm not saying that conservatives can never be plagiarists, it's just that the moral relativism that produces it is found on the left side of the scale.
And by the way... my source on some of the lesser known liars and thieves was Famous Plagiarists.