Neil Gorsuch is an impeccable jurist. BuzzFeed is a leftist tabloid, whose claim to fame is cat pics, not controlling themselves when Beyonce is on, and lazy hit pieces on conservatives (see Even Liberal MSNBC Slams BuzzFeed: “You Just Published Fake News!” and REAL HATE: BuzzFeed Tries to Overthrow ‘Fixer Upper’ Stars Chip & Joanna Gaines). So when BuzzFeed accuses Neil Gorsuch of plagiarism, let’s respond in a way they’d understand…
After an analysis of around the 140,000 words in Judge Grouch’s book, BuzzFeed found…300 or so offending ones? Really, 300 words is the big reveal here?
In particular, the offending passage BuzzFeed found is pretty much a straight recitation of facts. There are only so many ways to describe a thing. Besides, paraphrasing case law and analogous situations is something lawyers and judges do all the time. It’s not some revelation, all lawyers do it.
Keep in mind, Gorsuch has been involved in the legal world since the early 90s. The man has written literally millions of words about the law. And this is the worst instance they could be dredge up?
Oh, and the author of the passage BuzzFeed claims was plagiarized? She said it wasn’t plagiarized. So that’s kind of this:
Here’s what I think happened:
Chuck Schumer Intern: So, my boss really screwed the pooch over this…
BuzzFeed: EXCUSE ME? We self identify as cat people, thank you very much.
Chuck Schumer Intern: Riiiiiight. Anyway, this threat to filibuster Gorsuch isn’t working out. Would you run this hit piece we wrote without reading it?
BuzzFeed: Sure. We have no self-respect.
Chuck Schumer Intern: Thanks! And OMG, didn’t Amy Schumer SLAY on Netflix? LOL!
BuzzFeed: ZOMG! YASSSSSS QUEEN!
It’s almost like attacking Mitt Romney for “a binder full of women.” When your candidate is the political equivalent of gluten-free bread, you gotta stretch truth, reality, credibility, and your pants fire retardant abilities to the limits.
Gorsuch cited stuff in a book. Like, that’s what happens in books which aren’t about flying wizards, games of hunger, or sparkling vampires. Like, citing stuff in books is, like, for those non-fiction books. Pick one up, BuzzFeed.