Jimmy Carter's Whoppers Add Up But His Alibis Don't
** Jimmy Carter and His Magic Atlas **
The Political Pitbull reported on Friday morning:
While the LAT wasn’t able to get a hold of Ross last night, luckily FOX News was able to get him this morning. And in what seems to be an open and shut case of plagiarism, Ross explains that the maps in Carter’s book were specifically created for his book “The Missing Peace”–and Ross created them himself.
Jimmy Carter had this to say about Ross maps on CNN’s Situation Room on Friday:
JIMMY CARTER, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Israel has penetrated and occupied, confiscated and colonized major portions of the territory belonging to the Palestinians.
TODD: As for the inaccuracies Stein alleges are in the book, most deal with dates or events. Carter says he fact checked the book with a prominent Middle East journalist and an Emory University history professor who also works at the Carter Center. But Stein also suggests Carter took material without attribution.
STEIN: Two of the maps that appear on page 148 of the book are very similar, are incredibly similar, to two maps that appeared in Dennis Ross’ memoir, “The Missing Peace.”
TODD: But Stein is clear, he is not accusing Jimmy Carter of plagiarism. As for the former president?
CARTER: My maps came from an Atlas that’s publicly available.
But, as A. Jacksonian points out, just because Jimmy says the maps came from a “publically available atlas”, it does not excuse him for not citing his source!
This statement by Carter contradicts with what Dennis Roth said in his interview at FOX News about the maps he created:
Ambassador Dennis Ross, a former Mideast envoy and FOX News foreign affairs analyst, claims maps commissioned and published by him were improperly republished in Carter’s book.
“I think there should be a correction and an attribution,” Ross said. “These were maps that never existed, I created them.”
After Ross saw the maps in Carter’s book, he told his publisher he wanted a correction.
When asked if the former president ripped him off, Ross replied: “it sure looks that way.”
The Political Pitbull has the FOX News video.
The next question for Carter obviously is “Which publically available Atlas?”
It’s doubtful he will be able to produce one…
Is this Jimmy’s “Lucy Ramirez” moment? It looks that way.
** Powerline also busts Jimmy Carter in another whopper today about his aide Professor Stein who resigned last week.
Jewish Current Issues details the Carter hoist.