Zakaria plagiarized a piece he wrote for TIME magazine (Breitbart)…He also posted the same plagiarism at CNN. As Friday wore on, CNN and TIME both went from “no comment” to suspending Zakaria, a journalist praised for his perspective on foreign policy. …As a journalist he’s especially known for his anti-Jewish sentiment. (commentary) Fareed Zakaria is guilty of plagiarism. He has admitted copying a portion of a New Yorker essay and apologized. Time, where Zakaria works as a columnist, has suspended Zakaria for a month, and CNN—owned by the same parent company—has suspended him pending an investigation. This represents a mere slap on the wrist for someone whose standard speaking fee is $75,000. Yale University lecturer Jim Sleeper notes, however, Zakaria has a perch not only at CNN and Time, but also at Yale University, where he sits on the Yale Corporation, the University’s governing board and policy-making body. There is no greater academic sin than plagiarism. Students can be expelled for plagiarizing papers, and professors can be fired. To let Zakaria off the hook on his own recognizance would be to eviscerate the principle of academic integrity for which Yale says it stands. Whether Yale President Richard Levin will do the right thing, however, is another issue. While Levin has distinguished himself as a master fundraiser, he has also shown a disturbing willingness to undercut free speech (ironically, with Zakaria’s acquiescence), compromise academic integrity to foreign interests, and embrace fame over principle.
Nothing surprising here — “Post-American,” and therefore willing to “live with” radical Islam as a “fact of life,” Fareed Zakaria now takes up space in the Washington Post excusing Ahmadinejad (and taking the opportunity to bash John McCain in the process):
McCain reveals a startling ignorance about the Iranian regime when he argues, as in his speech, that it “spends its people’s precious resources not on roads, or schools, or hospitals, or jobs that benefit all Iranians — but on funding violent groups of foreign extremists who murder the innocent.” While Tehran does fund militant groups, one of the keys to Ahmadinejad’s popularity has been his large-scale spending on social programs for the poor.
Let’s take this last sentence bit by bit.
visit Boker Tov now for a visual analysis…. seriously. Using the word militant groups is insulting to anyone who knows someone who died because of a terrorist attack. It disgusts me that this guy is allowed on TV and considered impartial and objective for an American audience.