Geee Posted January 22, 2013 Share Posted January 22, 2013 Breitbart: During President Obama's inauguration today, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander ® quoted Alex Haley, the author made world-famous for his Pulitzer Prize-winning literary sensation, "Roots." According to The Washington Post, Haley and Alexander were longtime friends. That's all well and good, but quoting Alex Haley at an important national occasion is not unlike quoting Lance Armstrong. Because what both men are most famous for is based on brazen fraud. Haley not only lost a high-profile plagiarism suit against his work in "Roots, but any serious look into the Haley family's genealogy has found -- and I'm being generous -- that large portions of what was sold as non-fiction cannot be verified. Charges that "Roots" was largely a work of fiction sold as history have been around for decades now. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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