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Example 5 is plagiarism since only a few words have been changed and it does not cite a sourceExample 6 is not considered plagiarism as it cites the source, still communicates the information from the original text accurately and is written in their own words.2. Do a little web surfing to learn about a public official or some other prominent person who confronted charges of plagiarism. Summarize the incident and describe any debate surrounding it.In early 2008 during his campaign against Hillary Clinton for the democratic presidential election, Clinton accused Barack Obama of stealing words and phrases from Deval Patrick’s speech in 2006. Patrick was at the time running for governor of Massachusetts. The phrases in question are as follows:“Don’t tell me words don’t matter! ‘I have a dream.’ Just words. ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ Just words. ‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself.’ Just words, just speeches,” Obama stated in his campaign speech.“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal’ — just words. Just words.‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself’-just words. ‘Ask not what your country can do for you,
ask what you can do for your country’ — just words. ‘I have a dream’ — just words.” Patrick stated in his 2006 speech.It was clear that he did in fact take parts of Deval’s speech for his own, but as quick as accusations arose Deval was as quick to diffuse concerns that Obama had malintentions and permission to use the phrases. They were both friends and drew ideas from one another and supported each other. Obama himself came forward to apologize on the matter and acknowledged that he should have taken the time to credit his friend.Mikkelson, D. (2016, July 20). Barack Obama vs. Deval Patrick. Retrieved December 3, 2018, from