“TWO MINDS THINKING SIMILARLY”
by Sharon Rondeau
leading to an article dated November 21, 2015 at Canada Free Press by Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh titled “The Chickens of Communism Have Come Home to Roost.”
On Sunday morning, this writer composed an editorial titled “Congress, Your Chickens Have Come Home to Roost.”
While Paugh’s article focused on the current “social justice” movement on college campuses, The Post & Email’s piece faulted Congress for having failed to vet and subsequently remove Barack Hussein Obama from office.
Immediately after discovering the similarity in column titles, this writer sent the following email to CFP editor Judi McLeod and Ileana Johnson Paugh:
YOUR ARTICLE “THE CHICKENS OF COMMUNISM…”
Good evening, ladies. Earlier today I wrote a rare (for me) editorial entitled “Congress, Your Chickens Have Come Home to Roost.”
This evening, one of my readers sent me a link to your article with a very similar name, written before mine.
I want you to know that I honestly had not seen your article before writing mine. I have very strict rules about plagiarism and have called out people in private after discovering that they copied the work of others in any way. Approximately two months ago, I refused to publish an editorial submitted from a contributor which had text lifted from Wikipedia without a link or attribution.
I want to assure you that this coincidence was nothing more than two minds thinking similarly. I apologize if any other conclusion might be reached as a result of the similarity in titles.
Sharon Rondeau, Editor
The Post & Email
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We did not receive a response from McLeod or Paugh upon publication of this article.