Just as an FYI, Thomas Jefferson plagiarized from John Locke when drafting the Declaration of Independence, so by your logic, he also has terrible character (especially when he’s probably the only one of the founding fathers who cheerleaded the Jacobins even after witnessing their tawdry acts).
“Thomas Jefferson plagiarized from John Locke...”
No, Locke’s writings were out there in the public domain, and had a tremendous influence on the Founding Fathers and Jefferson never tried to lead anyone to think he originated it all. It is like today someone quoting the Bible. Only thing, Jefferson should have copied more faithfully, as Locke had it life, liberty, and the pursuit of property.
Also, the context of the thread was about King’s sexual immorality, which was many degrees worse than mere plagiarizing. And, by the way, all that info about King’s carrying on has long been out there even before his assassination. That is what alerted Hoover to document it.