14 Sep. 2021 16:33
After examining her books, Stefan Weben lists more than 100 plagiarisms at Baerbock, 17 at Laschet and at least three at Scholz. Weber emphasizes that Baerbock is the “Mrs. Guttenberg of the political non-fiction book”. “Apparently just as brazen in political discourse as in science” is copied.
Plagiarism hunter Stefan Weber, according to his own statements, has examined the books of the Chancellor candidates Annalena Baerbock, Armin Laschet and Olaf Scholz more closely and, especially in the case of the Green Chancellor candidate Baerbock, has found significantly more problematic matches with foreign texts than previously known.
The investigation of Baerbock’s book “Now. How we renew our country” he ended with 100 plagiarism fragments and does not claim to be exhaustive, Weber said, according to the imageNewspaper with. In total, he found transcribed passages by 41 authors, 30 websites and four non-fiction books on Baerbock.
Weber also lists other noticeable passages in the book by NRW Prime Minister and Union Chancellor candidate Laschet. He also raises allegations against SPD chancellor candidate Scholz. Weber speaks of a total of 17 critical fragments in Laschet’s book “The Rising Republic. Immigration as Opportunity”, and in Scholz’s book “Land of Hope. A New German Reality” of three verified fragments of plagiarism. The examination of Scholz’s book has not yet been completed.
The plagiarism hunter Weber emphasizes:
“Obviously, political discourse is copied just as brazenly as in science, but so far it has not been documented in such a formative way with anyone as with Annalena Baerbock. She is Mrs. Guttenberg of the political non-fiction book.”
Weber makes it clear, however, that Laschet and Scholz too “would be expected to use their own words whenever they do not quote directly.”
Baerbock had already admitted several times in the past few months that he had made mistakes in her book. Your publisher had announced that it would provide the book with additional sources.
Laschet had declared at the end of July that there were obvious mistakes in his book from 2009 for which he was responsible. At least one author of the material used in the book is “neither named in the running text nor in the list of sources”. He specifically apologized for this. To clarify whether there were any further errors, he had the book checked.
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(rt / dpa)