Dobson is also a Plagiarizer!

This just keeps getting better and better…Pam’s House Blend is reporting today that a chunk of what Dobson had to say was stolen from someone else!  I hope someone contacts Time as well about this.  You can see the original posting about the plagiarism here

Dobson wrote this (the bold is what Stanton wrote)

The unique value of fathers has been explained by Dr. Kyle Pruett of Yale Medical School in his book Fatherneed: Why Father Care Is as Essential as Mother Care for Your Child. Pruett says dads are critically important simply because "fathers do not mother." Psychology Today explained in 1996 that "fatherhood turns out to be a complex and unique phenomenon with huge consequences for the emotional and intellectual growth of children." A father, as a male parent, makes unique contributions to the task of parenting that a mother cannot emulate, and vice versa.

 

But if you go to the Focus on the Family’s website, there is an article by Glenn T. Stanton.  Dobson stole this from him, changed a few words around and called it his own, and then it was publised in a world-wide magazine!!! (I’m guessing this article is going to disappear soon…).  Just look at the similarities and if I were grading this paper, he would have received a Fail.  The bold that Stanton wrote is what Dobson has above:

The fathering difference is explained by fathering scholar Dr. Kyle Pruett of Yale Medical School in his book Fatherneed: Why Father Care is as Essential as Mother Care for Your Child. Pruett says dads matter simply because “fathers do not mother.”1 Psychology Today explains, “Fatherhood turns out to be a complex and unique phenomenon with huge consequences for the emotional and intellectual growth of children.”2 A father, as a male parent, brings unique contributions to the job of parenting that a mother cannot.

So as you can see "Dr." Dobson only wrote 17 words and stole the rest.  This is worthy of an email to the Time editor.  You can send an email to the editor here.  I sent mine today:

To whom it may concern,
I do not want this letter to be published as a letter to the editor.
 
I am writing because of the article written by James Dobson.  I’m sure many other people are writing about this, and I thank Time for publishing a response.  I have noticed on a couple of websites that James Dobson plagiarized some of the article that was written in Time Magazine.  I hope that Time will expose the lies and plagiarism. 
 
Here is what Dobson wrote in your magazine:
 

"The unique value of fathers has been explained by Dr. Kyle Pruett of Yale Medical School in his book Fatherneed: Why Father Care Is as Essential as Mother Care for Your Child. Pruett says dads are critically important simply because "fathers do not mother." Psychology Today explained in 1996 that "fatherhood turns out to be a complex and unique phenomenon with huge consequences for the emotional and intellectual growth of children." A father, as a male parent, makes unique contributions to the task of parenting that a mother cannot emulate, and vice versa."

 
He took this from someone who works at Focus on the Family, a man named Glenn T. Stanton, who wrote:

http://www.family.org/socialissues/A000001142.cfm:

 

"The fathering difference is explained by fathering scholar Dr. Kyle Pruett of Yale Medical School in his book Fatherneed: Why Father Care is as Essential as Mother Care for Your Child. Pruett says dads matter simply because “fathers do not mother.” Psychology Today explains, “Fatherhood turns out to be a complex and unique phenomenon with huge consequences for the emotional and intellectual growth of children.” A father, as a male parent, brings unique contributions to the job of parenting that a mother cannot."

 

The two researchers that he also used have complained that he misused their research.  It is clear that Dobson does not know what he is talking about if he has to resort to plagiarizing an important argument in his essay.  I hope that Time Magazine demands an apology from Dobson for this lying to the public, through your magazine.   

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Kevin Kaatz

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