The Dan John scandal is a bigger deal than Gallegos and all these other examples people want to bring up for a few reasons. 1. He gave the speech at a high school graduation and was called out by the students of that graduating class. 2. He is a member of an academic board. He is supposed to be an example for the students in his community. 3. He wont apologize!!! saying "im sorry my family is hurt by this" and "im sorry all you losers have nothing better to do" and "im sorry i got caught" are not real apologies.
The final line of the article about Dan wanting an apology because he is being bullied is offensive to CHILDREN who have experienced REAL bullying first hand in school.
Excuses are like assholes. Everyone has one, and they all stink.
The fact that Dan obviously plagarized is excusable now after reading this article. Why, you ask? Because Dan's vocabulary is obviously lacking. He doesnt know words ya'll! His brain capacity for using words higher than an 8th grade level is AT MAX. to drop the F bomb so many times in an article while sitting around your family goes to show he is clearly mentally challenged. he didnt know better folks! We cant persecute the mentally handicapped!
As someone who has personally known Dan... I can say Dan is a hardworking, generous person. he really is. but that in NO WAY shape or form excuses what he did. To play dumb and give a backhanded apology is apalling. He's arrogant and he sets a bad example. He should be a politician. He can dance around a question and lie like a dog with the best of them. But again, it's the handicap, obviously.
This article is very well written and gives an unbiased summary of the interview. Well done NCJ. However, as someone else mentioned, Dan digs his own grave. To be an adult and claim to not known plagarism is unacceptable. he should be held to the same standards as his kids in school. Zero tolerance!
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Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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