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Old 08-10-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by CNN for using another intellectual's material.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifest...eb2_story.html
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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Calling Fareed Zakaria GPS an intellectual is a bit of a stretch. That brow is set firmly in the middle.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:23 PM
 
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They're desperate. No one watches them.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I actually rather like Fareed, which is why this really surprises me. Why would he copy it? I could understand borrowing bits and pieces from memory without the intent to plagiarize, but his paragraph was a little too word-for-word for me to believe that that was the case. Weird.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:05 AM
 
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Default Far Leftist Fareed Zakaria Suspended from TIME and CNN

Newsbusters caught him in the act of plagiarism.

And this isn't the first time he's been exposed.....

The Atlantic remembers that Jeffrey Goldberg accused him of lifting quotes from Goldberg’s own interviews with Israeli officials. And just yesterday, Michael Moynihan — who caught The New Yorker’s Jonah Lehrer making up Bob Dylan quotes just two weeks ago — noticed that a sentence in Zakaria’s column on China in the May edition of Time reads a lot like a sentence from a Time story on China published in 1968. If he were a lesser name, he’d probably already have been canned.

Time suspended him for a Month and CNN indefinitely.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:07 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere Arkansas
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Newsbusters caught him in the act of plagiarism.

And this isn't the first time he's been exposed.....

The Atlantic remembers that Jeffrey Goldberg accused him of lifting quotes from Goldberg’s own interviews with Israeli officials. And just yesterday, Michael Moynihan — who caught The New Yorker’s Jonah Lehrer making up Bob Dylan quotes just two weeks ago — noticed that a sentence in Zakaria’s column on China in the May edition of Time reads a lot like a sentence from a Time story on China published in 1968. If he were a lesser name, he’d probably already have been canned.

Time suspended him for a Month and CNN indefinitely.
Pity, I found the guy pretty damned interesting.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Texas
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A paragraph? Who cares.
The job used to be reporting the news now they make the news. Too often a false statement is made in order to further an agenda when they shouldn't have an agenda except to report the news. But heaven forbid one doesn't put quotes around a paragraph and cite the source.
I don't like the guy and the companies rules are theirs to make, good or bad. Were his ratings were down?
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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He should have been fired and not suspended. He knew better.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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That is ashame because anything I've heard him report, was not nearly as biased as some others.
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Ummmmm....no, he's given that description because he IS a Far Left Bombthrower. THat has nothing to do with his PLAGIARISM.
Wrong. He's actually very much a centrist. Not that this excuses what he did.
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