May 21, 2013
Zakaria Suspended After Acknowledging Plagiarism
Posted on Aug 10, 2012
Fareed Zakaria, a CNN host and editor-at-large for Time magazine, has been suspended by both news organizations after he admitted to plagiarizing parts of a story from The New Yorker. Zakaria apologized once the allegations came to light.
He said in a statement: “Media reporters have pointed out that paragraphs in my Time column this week bear close similarities to paragraphs in Jill Lepore’s essay in the April 23rd issue of The New Yorker. They are right. I made a terrible mistake. It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault. I apologize unreservedly to her, to my editors at Time, and to my readers.”
The incident with Zakaria comes just weeks after another journalism scandal, this one also involving The New Yorker. Newly hired writer Jonah Lehrer admitted to self-plagiarizing from his earlier articles, and also to making up quotes from music legend Bob Dylan in his latest book, “Imagine.” He subsequently left the magazine.
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.
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