In a surprising development, noted American journalist Fareed
Zakaria has been suspended by CNN and Time Magazine for plagiariasm,
a charge that Zakaria admitted.
has been accused of plagiarism for a piece on gun control
that bore similarities to an article by Jill Lepore in The
reporters have pointed out that paragraphs in my Time column
on gun control, which was also a topic of conversation on
this blog, bear close similarities to paragraphs in Jill Lepore's
essay in the April 23rd issue of The New Yorker," Zakaria
said in a statement.
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 CNN, and to my readers and
Zakaria's admission to plagiarism, his employer Time announced
that it was suspending Zakaria's column for a month, pending
accepts Fareeds apology, but what he did violates our
own standards for our columnists, which is that their work
must not only be factual but original; their views must not
only be their own but their words as well, Ali Zelenko,
a spokeswoman for the magazine said.
a result, we are suspending Fareeds column for a month,
pending further review."
said it would suspend Zakaria's weekly foreign affairs show
Fareed Zakaria GPS for an indefinite period pending
have reviewed Fareed Zakarias Time column, for which
he has apologised. He wrote a shorter blog post on CNN.com
on the same issue which included similar unattributed excerpts.
That blog post has been removed and CNN has suspended Fareed
Zakaria while this matter is under review, CNN said.
became editor of Newsweek International in 2000. After spending
10 years at the magazine, Zakaria moved to Time magazine to
serve as a contributing editor and columnist.
has written on a variety of subjects for the New York Times,
the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and as a wine columnist
for the web magazine Slate.
is the author of From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins
of America's World Role, The Future of Freedom, and The Post-American