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Ralph Reed

Page history last edited by PBworks 13 years ago

Christian Right and Republican Party activist.

 


Plagiarism

  • In 1983, Reed wrote a column for The Red & Black student newspaper attacking the late Mohandas K. Gandhi. Entitled "Gandhi: Ninny of the 20th Century," this column attack the motion picture Gandhi for its favorable treatment of the life of the pacifist leader of the Indian independence movement. A graduate student later complained to the editor of The Red & Black that Reed had plagiarized a Commentary article by film reviewer Richard Grenier. After this happened, Reed was then fired from the paper. (1)
  • However, his final column attacked the graduate student who exposed his plagiarism, saying the exposure was "the most shocking, profane form of personal attack I can imagine." (1)

Arrest

  • In 1985, Reed was arrested after bursting into the waiting room of the Fleming Center. He signed an agreement promising to stay away from the Center and he was not prosecuted.

 

(1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_E._Reed,_Jr.#Plagiarism_incident

(2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_E._Reed,_Jr.#Arrest

 

Also read:

Nina J. Easton, Gang of Five

 

Categories: Christian Right, Jack Abramoff

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