p2pnet view P2P | Politics:- German defence minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg (right), accused of plagiarising as much as two-thirds of a legal thesis, is also having his doctor’s certificate questioned.
The revelations come from a new Wiki set up to cull the 475 pages his 2006 work, says The Local.
When 14 pages of contents and 65 pages of footnotes are taken into account, “this represents more than two-thirds of the dissertation”, says the story, going on >>>
The suave and aristocratic 39-year-old on Friday temporarily gave up the right to call himself ‘doctor,’ pending an investigation into the claims by his alma mater, the University of Bayreuth.
He acknowledged there were mistakes in the work but denied plagiarism.
But, dubbed Baron Cut-And-Paste and Zu Googleberg, zu Guttenberg is being supported by chancellor Angela Merkel and Horst Seehofer, the head of his conservative CSU party, says the story, quoting Merkel as declaring:
“The defence minister has my complete trust. I didn’t appoint a scientific assistant or someone with a doctoral dissertation. This is about the job of defence minister, which he carries out extremely well, and for me that’s what counts.”
The Local – Website finds two-thirds of Guttenberg’s thesis plagiarized, February 21, 2011
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