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Plagiarism - Carnival of Plagiarism Pt. 2

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Today, we must look to the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, as a metaphor of our national character and aspiration, its symbol a thirty-foot-high cardboard picture of a slot machine and a chorus girl. For Las Vegas is a city entirely devoted to the idea of entertainment, and as such proclaims the spirit of a culture in which all public discourse increasingly takes the form of entertainment.

(from Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves To Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. New York: Penguin Books, 1985), page 3.)

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Exhibit B*
One could argue that the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, is a metaphor of our national character and aspiration, with its symbol of a thirty-foot-high cardboard picture of a slot machine and a chorus girl. (Postman, 3)
 
*The source is cited but phrases are plagiarized! The author's work is credited but uses his words as if they are those of the writer of the paper. Ideas have been stolen. You could re-work this paragraph to credit the author's work and words.This is a correct use of the text that is not plagiarism: In Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman, asserts that the city of Las Vegas is "a metaphor of our national character and aspiration, with its symbol of a thirty-foot-high cardboard picture of a slot machine and a chorus girl." (3)

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