David V. Johnson

Fareed Zakaria, Not a Muckraking Journalist -- More Like a 'Buckraking' Shill

Fareed Zakaria—host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, editor-at-large for TIME, and columnist for the Washington Post—was recently implicated in a plagiarism scandal. Conservative media watchdog Newsbusters found that portions of aTIME article he wrote on gun control were borrowed without attribution from a New Yorker article by Jill Lepore. Zakaria apologized for his error, explaining that he had confused his handwritten notes. His publishers eachsuspended him for a month, but TIME and CNN rescinded their bans after only a week, once their investigations found no additional problems.

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