Francis’ General Audience Address Bears Striking Resemblance To Melania Trump Speech [Which Demo-Factcheckers Say Was Plagiarized from a Michelle Obama Talk, Which in Turn GOP-Factcheckers Say Was Plagiarized from a Saul Alinsky Book]

Francis’ General Audience Address Bears Striking Resemblance To Melania Trump Speech [Which Demo-Factcheckers Say Was Plagiarized from a Michelle Obama Talk, Which in Turn GOP-Factcheckers Say Was Plagiarized from a Saul Alinsky Book]

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JULY 19, 2016 BY EOTT ADMIN

A number of paragraphs from Pope Francis’ Wednesday General Audience speech appear to have been lifted from Melania Trump’s Republican National Convention speech.

Francis aide Monsignor Guido Marini said late this afternoon that Francis wrote the speech largely on his own, telling EOTT that, “I read it once over, and that’s all. His Holiness wrote it…with as little help as possible.”

During the address, a journalist pointed out the striking similarities to Melania Trump’s speech from the night before, and a plagiarism controversy exploded. A two-paragraph section of Francis’ speech about family values bears nearly identical phrasing to Trump’s RNC address.

“My parents impressed on me the values that you pray hard for what you want in life. That your rosary is your bond, and you do what you pray and keep your promise to God. That you treat you flock with respect,” Francis told those gathered about halfway through his speech.

Compare that to Trump’s, which said, “My parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life. That your word is your bond, and you do what you say and keep your promise. That you treat people with respect.”

Francis went on to stress the need to “pass along the faith to the many generations to follow, because we want the children of God in this Church to know that the only limit to your sanctity is the strength of your novenas and the willingness to remember not to skip a day.”

It’s a near mirror of a line from Trump’s speech: “pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow, because we want our children in this nation to know that the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and the willingness to work for them.”

Marini soon after responded to the controversy, saying “there is no cribbing of Melania Trump’s speech.”

“These were common words and values, and he cares about his Church,” Marini said. “To think that he would do something like that, knowing how scrutinized his speech was going to be this afternoon, is just really absurd.”

The Francis team released a statement moments go, saying part, “In writing his beautiful speech, Pope Francis’ team of writers took notes on his life’s inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected his own thinking. His Holiness’ immigrant experience and love for Rome shone through in his speech, which made it such a success.”
Other questionable parts of Pope Francis’ speech were quotes such as “Ask not what your Church can do for you; ask what you can do for your Church,” “Be not scared,” and “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your seven storey mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”

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5 comments on “Francis’ General Audience Address Bears Striking Resemblance To Melania Trump Speech [Which Demo-Factcheckers Say Was Plagiarized from a Michelle Obama Talk, Which in Turn GOP-Factcheckers Say Was Plagiarized from a Saul Alinsky Book]

  1. [“Truth is stranger than fiction satire”]

    Michelle Obama Copied Alinsky in Speech Melania Trump Allegedly Plagiarized

    by JOEL B. POLLAK
    19 Jul 2016

    Melania Trump, wife of imminent Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and potential First Lady, faces accusations of plagiarism after several passages in her speech to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland appeared to echo lines from Michelle Obama’s speech to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Denver.

    Trump’s wife joins Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden as accused plagiarists. Even Michelle Obama was accused of plagiarizing part of her own 2008 DNC speech.

    Barack Obama: “Don’t tell me words don’t matter.” As then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) surpassed Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, largely on the strength of his oratory, Clinton said that Obama’s record was “just words.” Obama responded in a speech whose refrain was lifted from then-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. The Obama campaign did not even bother to refute the claim. Instead, it circulated examples of lines that it said Clinton herself had borrowed from Obama. The left media defended Obama, saying that he had not committed plagiarism, but merely, at worst, “poor footnoting.”

    Hillary Clinton: “No bank can be too big to fail, no executive too powerful to jail.” After the Obama campaign accused Clinton of stealing lines in 2008 — a claim supplemented by The New Republic, which accused her of stealing lines from then-Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) — she ought to have learned her lesson. But in 2016, she stole lines from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who responded by telling NBC News’ Meet the Press, jokingly: “We’re looking into the copyright issues here.” Clinton was accused of lifting other lines, too — and Sanders supporters responded on Twitter with the wry hashtag: #StealtheBern.

    Joe Biden: “My ancestors who worked in the coal mines…”. Biden was found to have borrowed heavily from the oratory — and the biography — of British Labour Party leader Neal Kinnock, without attribution. In addition, it was discovered he had committed plagiarism while in law school. The scandal helped bring down Biden’s presidential campaign in 1988 — though Biden’s angry outburst at a reporter — “I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect” — didn’t help, either.

    Michelle Obama: “…the world as it should be.” In 2008, the aspiring First Lady was accused by bloggers of lifting lines for her DNC speech from Saul Alinsky. Alinsky wrote, in Rules for Radicals (emphasis added): “The standards of judgment must be rooted in the whys and wherefores of life as it is lived, the world as it is, not our wished-for fantasy of the world as it should be.” Michelle Obama said: “And Barack stood up that day, and he spoke words that have stayed with me ever since. He talked about ‘the world as it is‘ and ‘the world as it should be.’” (Perhaps Mr. Obama who left out the attribution.)

    The Trump campaign denied it borrowed lines from Michelle Obama, including: “that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond…”.

    Senior communications adviser Jason Miller said: “In writing her beautiful speech, Melania’s team of writers took notes on her life’s inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking. Melania’s immigrant experience and love for America shone through in her speech, which made it such a success.”

    Regardless, Mrs. Trump is in good company. She will spend days being likened to Michelle Obama.

    Which was, perhaps, the point.

  2. Dixie Mafia Wife of Serial Rapist Who Wiped Private Server Clean of Classified Secrets Convenes Kangaroo Court to File Plagiarism Charges Against European Fashion Model, Semi-Illiterate Talking Heads Promoting Common Core Report
    International Illuminati Herald
    July 20, 2016



    As bodies continue to be identified from the latest barbarian terror attack in Nice, France, cable news talking heads in the United States, hopped up on caffeinated latte that funds fetal tissue research, are focused on plagiarism charges facing a Slovenian fashion model whose Deweyite Common Core-hypnotized twenty-something speech writing assistants may have lifted passages from an affirmative action Harvard Law School graduate who also may have lifted passages from Marxist agitator Saul Alinsky, in an effort to elect a foreign-born Third World Marxist as President of the United States. FBI Director James Comey said that charges would not be filed at this time but that he would be waiting for further instructions from Loretta Lynch at the Justice Department. Liberal Democrat opponents of Kate’s Law were calling for deportation proceedings against Melania Trump. Reached for comment in Rome, Pope Francis spoke of the gradualism approach of Divine Mercy and emphasized that special leniency should be shown for foreign immigrants who may be less familiar with footnote citation recommendations in The Chicago Manual of Style.

    Meanwhile, water temperatures reached 72 degrees in the Atlantic, as the New York Yankees won 2-1 on an Alex Rodriguez home run but remain six and a half games back in fourth place in the American League East…..

    • …Staff members for Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who voted present during the Benghazi crisis which left four Americans dead, reported that Secretary Clinton was monitoring the Melania Trump plagiarism case around the clock in her multi-media war room, which is equipped with a private server and electronic email wiping technology. It was not immediately clear whether Secretary Clinton would recommend tighter vetting procedures for European fashion models emigrating to the U.S., but Clinton staff members reported that Clinton staff assistant Mrs. Carlos Danger would be studying the question. ” Secretary Clinton agrees that we can’t have a situation where knockout gorgeous European fashion models unfamiliar with footnote citation formats in The Chicago Manual of Style are allowed to enter this country without extensive vetting and a thorough background check….”

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