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Fareed Zakaria Fights Back
Against New Plagiarism Accusations

Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein

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Posted By:PageTurner, 8/19/2014 8:31:42 PM

CNN host and Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria has responded to renewed accusations of plagiarism in his articles that appeared in Time magazine and elsewhere. While two anonymous reporters claim Zakaria lifted numerous passages from Wikipedia, the writer told Politico in an email that he merely referenced facts that could be found in “hundreds” of other articles. “Two anonymous bloggers today have alleged that there are 11 cases in my writing where I have cited a statistic that also appeared somewhere else,” Zakaria wrote. “These are all facts, not someone else’s writing or opinions or expressions.” Referring to one example the bloggers

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Dippin´ into the Wikipedia sauce once again. You´d think after getting caught once...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 8/19/2014 8:59:08 PM     (No. 9972675)

When one is not only bereft of original ideas, but also talentless...much less unable to actually write...
one gets a job at CNN. That´s a sanctuary where one can actually hide out for a long time. Especially if one fills out a certain coveted demographic.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/19/2014 9:27:27 PM     (No. 9972698)

If Fareed Zakaria were any kind of a writer, he could do all the research he needs, then put what he´s learned in his own words. If he doesn´t, he´s not only lazy--he´s a thief. But most people, even many if not most journalists, aren´t truly facile with the language. Good writing takes ability.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: droopydog, 8/19/2014 10:09:52 PM     (No. 9972749)

Apparently, he´s the Ernest Hemingway of the "cut and paste"

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