Fareed Zakaria Suspended — “Gone, and a cloud in my heart”

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Time Magazine suspended Fareed Zakaria today due to plagiarism that was uncovered by NewsBusters, a Conservative organization dedicated to finding and exposing Liberal Bias in the media.

Newsbuster’s discovery of a plagiarized paragraph in Zacharia’s Time Magazine article “The Case for Gun Control,” in truth, was a case of finding an exposing a Liberal journalist; it not had little to do with Liberal Media bias but we must admit that gun control and Liberalism are intrinsically linked.

That said, the evidence is clear and Zakaria freely admitted, that the paragraph in question was almost a direct take from Jill Lepore’s New Yorker Magazine article, “Battleground America.”

Not only has Time Magazine suspended Zakaria but CNN, where Zakaria hosted (note the past tense) his own show: Fareed Zakaria GPS, also set Zakaria adrift because he had written similar articles for the CNN Blog.

Fareed Rafiq Zakaria, born in India, is a recognized Left-leaning expert on America’s foreign policy, has been a foreign policy research director at Harvard and is highly-acclaimed as a contributor, journalist, editor and managing editor on a great many magazines. His knowledge of the subject of foreign affairs did not, however, make him an expert on gun control — with Zakaria, it was just a matter of using his writing credentials to sell his biased opinion.

Zakaria stated today: that this incident was caused by “a serious lapse (in judgment) and one that is entirely my fault.” He went on to say: “I apologize unreservedly to [Jill Lepore], to my editors at Time, and to my readers.”

In closing, he perhaps also should have plagiarized from Alfred Lord Tennyson:

“Gone – flitted away,

Taken the stars from the night and the sun

From the day!

Gone, and a cloud in my heart.

Reference:

Associated Press: Zakaria suspended for copying other writer’s work

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2 thoughts on “Fareed Zakaria Suspended — “Gone, and a cloud in my heart”

  1. JIM O

    THE CASE FOR GUN CONTROL – BY FAREED ZAKARIA………IT SOUNDED AND LOOKED LIKE FAREED IS A MUSLIM, WANTING AMERICA TO DISARM SO OUR ENEMY CAN JUST WALK IN AND TAKE OVER! THIS COUNTRY (U.S.A.), AS YOU KNOW WAS BUILT, FREED AND PROTECTED BY THE CITIZEN’S RIGHT TO BARE ARMS AND TO USE THEM AGAINST OUR ENEMIES (FOREIGN & DOMESTIC)…..ONCE AND FOR ALL, OUR SECOND AMENDMENT SHOULD READ BLACK & WHITE, (NO GREY AREA) THAT CITIZEN’S THEIR RIGHT TO BARE ARMS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THE U.S.A.!!!!!!!!

    • I completely agree that the second amendment states emphatically that American citizens have the right to keep and bare arms for their protection, our country’s protection and the protection of the unarmed. Had there been one or two armed and gun-trained citizens in that Aurora Colorado movie theater the night that James Holmes went ballistic, there would have been far fewer deaths and one of those few would have probably been Holmes himself.

      I would have to argue, however, that Zakaria’s stand on gun control is simply a reaction to his Liberal education. Liberals are unable to grasp the concept that guns themselves are benign, its the gun owners that are either responsible or dangerous. Withholding guns from responsible gun owners will only only make them easy targets for the dangerously unstable ones.

      It’s true that Fareed’s parents were/are Muslim but he has stated that he himself is “not a religious person” — that sets him far apart from radical, America-hating Muslims. By every indication Zakaria loves America but his approach to most topics outside of his specialty (Foreign Affairs) is typically simplistic.

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