Plenty of media reaction this morning to a Clinton campaign charge that the Obama camp plagiarized parts of a recent speech.
The Boston Globe report can be found here, but you also can read substantive accounts from CNN, the Washington Post (in which a stinging comment or two is made about Obama), and Politico.com. Keep in mind that the person who penned the words that Obama is accused of "lifting" thinks the charge is bogus.
And don't forget, as the Financial Times (among others) correctly notes, it was a charge of plagiarism that 20 years ago doomed the presidential bid of Joe Biden.
There are several questions that immediately flow from these stories:
1. Are they legitimate charges? As you read these media accounts, you'll note that some reports answer this question quite well.
2. Is the Clinton camp reaching for anything at this point to slow down Obama? In politics almost anything is fair game, but is that necessarily a good thing?
3. Will the charge resonate with the public? There might be a hint of an answer in Wisconsin, which holds its primary today. My sense is that this will blow over rather quickly, however.
And one final question -- how can this example be used in your classroom? (Or can it this soon?)