This just in... an internationally renowned marketing industry analyst has accused PR kingpin Fake Richard Edelman with plagiarism. The accusation has set off a furious back-and-forth on the Web and reignited the ongoing debate about what does and does not constitute "illegal use".
Martin Turnbull, Dean of the Communications College at the Kepler School of Management, is claiming that the speech by Fake Richard Edelman appearing here Wednesday, was "a wholesale lifting of source material” from Joseph Goebbels, "Der Rundfunk als achte Großmacht."
Turnbull said, "It's almost word for word. The original speech was given by Goebbels August 18, 1933 on the occasion of opening the International Radio Exhibition. Like some see the Internet today, the Nazis were convinced of the power of radio. They thought that a cheap radio receiver gave the average citizen access and could be harness to extend the Reich's power."
While Fake Edelman acknowledged that Geobbels' speech was a resource for the presentation he's giving Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, he dismissed Turnbull's charge outright.
Posted by Fake Richard Edelman Friday, November 16, 2007
In the past two months, I've been traveling. As the dollar continues to sink, it's critical that my company shore up our positions in the "new economic powerhouses," i.e. China, Dubai, India, and Russia. So I set out to press the flesh with a few of our current clients there. Here's how I'm going to justify the expense for tax purposes:
1. I met with CEOs. Okay, they're not "classically trained professional managers" but they all still CEOs. Says it right here.
2. Most of them are mulilingual. Take my buddy Lev Leviev. Lev is the "Luxury Jeweler to the Stars," the largest cutter and polisher of diamonds in the world. Anyway... you had to see him. He had a phone to each ear shouting out orders in English, Hebrew and Russian. I don't think he even knew I was there. Bottom line: he's totally comfortable across cultures. What a mensch.
On Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 7:41 AM, Ronn Torossian, President and CEO of 5WPR, emphatically promised that he was going to sue us. No real reason, he was just irritated by our teasing him about getting in bed with pornographer Joe Francis. Anyway, Ronn gave his obscenity-laced word that we'd see the complaint in 72 hours. It's now late by
Kathleen Durazo about A Measly $2.8 Million Goes Missing, Lawsuit Results Fri, Jul 31, 10:58:34 AM Ray Durazo (the founder) sold the company to Dan in 1999. He was not involved in any of this. He (and I) found out about the lawsuit in the LA Times. In addition to embezzling this m [...]