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Social media torches Kamala Harris for telling odd story from her childhood that is strikingly similar to one from MLK Jr.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris recalled a bizarre story from her childhood that many thought was strikingly similar to one told by the iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965.

In the profile from Elle magazine, Harris says that as a child she tumbled out of her stroller while her parents were enraptured at a political demonstration.

Senator Kamala Harris started her life’s work young. She laughs from her gut, the way you would with family, as she remembers being wheeled through an Oakland, California, civil rights march in a stroller with no straps with her parents and her uncle. At some point, she fell from the stroller (few safety regulations existed for children’s equipment back then), and the adults, caught up in the rapture of protest, just kept on marching. By the time they noticed little Kamala was gone and doubled back, she was understandably upset. “My mother tells the story about how I’m fussing,” Harris says, “and she’s like, ‘Baby, what do you want? What do you need?’ And I just looked at her and I said, ‘Fweedom.'”

Many on social media immediately cast doubt on the story and called it improbable, but others noted how similar it was to a story told by MLK to Playboy magazine in 1965.

I never will forget a moment in Birmingham when a white policeman accosted a little Negro girl, seven or eight years old, who was walking in a demonstration with her mother. “What do you want?” the policeman asked her gruffly, and the little girl looked him straight in the eye and answered, “Fee-dom.” She couldn’t even pronounce it, but she knew. It was beautiful! Many times when I have been in sorely trying situations, the memory of that little one has come into my mind, and has buoyed me.

Some compared the incident to accusations of plagiarism that tanked an earlier presidential campaign in 1987 by President-elect Joe Biden, while others mocked Harris.

“Plagiarizing an MLK interview seems like the kind of thing you’ll get caught on. Why do ppl do this to themselves,” responded Seth Mandel, executive editor of the Washington Examiner.

“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are two plagiarizing frauds. Biden plagiarized during law school and from RFK, Hubert Humphrey, JFK, and he stole the family history of a British politician. Now Kamala Harris plagiarized from MLK,” replied GOP Rapid Response Steve Guest.

[H/T: Fox News]

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Biden accused of plagiarism in DNC acceptance speech

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has been accused of plagiarizing a part of his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Similar allegations arose during his failed 1988 campaign for the White House.

What are the details?

Several Canadians took to Twitter calling foul during the broadcast of Biden’s speech Thursday night, accusing Biden of lifting the words of departed liberal Canadian politician Jack Layton, who passed away in 2011.

CBS News Washington correspondent Alexander Panetta noted, “A number of Canadians are struck by the similar parting words of Biden’s speech to the final words of Jack Layton’s farewell letter before his death.”

The reporter provided a side-by-side of the excerpts.

In Biden’s speech, he said, “For love is more powerful than hate. Hope is more powerful than fear. Light is more powerful than dark. This is our moment. This is our mission.”

Layton’s quote read, “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”

Canadian media picked up on it, too. Left-leaning outlet HuffPost Canada declared, “Joe Biden’s DNC speech sounded a lot like a Jack Layton quote,” while conservative publication The Post Millennial noted that “left-wing Canadian activists” were making the plagiarism accusation. Both outlets compiled examples of tweets from users claiming Biden stole Layton’s words.

HuffPost did not receive a response from the Biden campaign on “whether Layton was a reference for the speech,” but the outlet noted:

Even Layton wasn’t the first Canadian politician to mobilize ‘love is better than hate’ phrasing. That honour goes to prime minister Wilfrid Laurier, who said something similar in 1916.

‘I shall remind you that already many problems rise before you: problems of race division, problems of creed difference, problems of economic con­flict, problems of national duty and national aspiration,’ Laurier said during a speech in London, Ont.

‘Let me tell you that for the solution of these problems you have a safe guide, an unfailing light if you remember that faith is better than doubt and love is better than hate.’

Accusations of plagiarism have dogged Biden in the past. Last year, Business Insider wrote an entire piece spelling out how “Joe Biden’s first presidential run in 1988 cratered amid multiple instances of plagiarism.”

The outlet pointed to two New York Times reports from 1987, exposing instances where Biden was accused of plagiarism. In one, “Biden acknowledged plagiarizing a law review journal for a paper during law school, and asked school administrators not to be expelled.”

The second report from The Times was published within weeks of Biden dropping out of the race.

As Business Insider described:

During his failed 1988 run, Biden lifted portions of a speech by United Kingdom Labour MP and Margaret Thatcher challenger Neil Kinnock.

During an event at the Iowa State Fair, Biden mimicked entire portions of Kinnock’s speech from earlier in the year. At one moment, Biden repeated the line that he was the first ‘in a thousand generations’ to graduate from college, gesturing to his wife in the exact same way Kinnock did, while also saying the same line about her education and lineage.

Biden would later acknowledge that he in fact did have relatives who attended college, directly contrasting the Kinnock lines.

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Is Pete Buttigieg copying Barack Obama? The former mayor is being accused of plagiarism.

Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is being called out for appearing to emulate former President Barack Obama in his speech — to the point that the former mayor is now being accused of plagiarism in more than one instance.

What are the details?

Fox News pointed to a tweet Buttigieg sent out over the weekend, where he wrote: “If we can light up a high school gym—we can light a neighborhood. If we can light up a neighborhood—we can light a city. If we can light up a city—we can light up our country.”

A number of Twitter users compared it to a tweet from Obama in 2012, where the president wrote: “One voice can change a room. And if it can change a room, it can change a city. And if it can change a city, it can change a state.”

“The View” cohost Meghan McCain replied, “Oh COME ON! I know Pete thinks he’s the next Obama but this is ridiculous.”

The Buttigieg campaign told Fox News his tweet was in reference to an event earlier on the campaign trail where the lights went out, and attendees used their cell phones as lights.

But that was not the only instance.

Parkland survivor and conservative activist Kyle Kashuv on Monday night accused Buttigieg of making it a habit of mimicking Obama, and further claimed the presidential candidate was plagiarizing while sharing a mash-up of similarities between Buttigieg and Obama’s speeches.

Kashuv tweeted, “So it turns out Pete Buttigieg is just blatantly plagiarizing Barack Obama. Cmon man at least come up [with] your own platitudes…”

Liberals noticed a pattern, too. Another clip of Buttigieg using the similar language of Obama was shared by a writer for Common Dreams, a publication that touts itself as “providing breaking news & views for the progressive community.”

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