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Joni Mitchell Calls Bob Dylan a "Fake" and a "Plagiarist"

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In an interview with the Los Angeles Times Joni Mitchell wasn’t happy when the interviewer compared her to Bob Dylan.  She said that she and Dylan are like “night and day,” and that Dylan is “not authentic at all. He’s a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception.”  Yikes.  I find it particularly interesting that the interviewer just rolled right over that comment.  She just accused a legend of faking an entire persona and you don’t have a follow up question?!  How about, “aren’t you a giant hypocrite considering that your real name is Roberta Joan Anderson?”  Or “Gee Joni, what do you mean his voice is fake?  Who would fake a terrible voice?”  Hats off to this guy who is clearly reading off a list of questions and can’t improvise on any level.  That being said, I take her comments with a grain of salt, because the entire interview sounds pretty angry.