Or was, until yesterday, when he was suspended by both Time and CNN for plagıarısm. Zakaria tweeted an apology:
“Media 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. They 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 viewers everywhere.”
What is one to make of this sad affair? Zakaria didn’t gain his prominence through plagiarism, a la The New York Times’s Jayson Blair. He’s not a faux journalist like Mike Barnicle or Monica Crowley or Maureen Dowd, all of whom plagiarized. He’s an accomplished, serious analyst of world affairs who’s sought out by presidents, prime ministers, and generals. They trusted him. Heck, I trusted him.
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