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    Fareed Zakaria Suspended For Plagiarism: Apologizes For 'Terrible Mistake'

    Time editor-at-large and CNN host Fareed Zakaria was suspended from both places for a month on Friday after admitting to lifting parts of a story from the New Yorker.

    Fareed Zakaria Suspended For Plagiarism: Time Editor, CNN Host Apologizes For 'Terrible Mistake'
    This is really shocking and sad. I always liked his columns because he gave a lot of good insight into foreign policy, and never would've guessed that he'd be the type to do this. Hopefully he'll be back eventually, but this looks really bad and I think CNN and Time were right to suspend him.
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    Re: Fareed Zakaria Suspended For Plagiarism: Apologizes For 'Terrible Mistake'

    That's...not cool. The average journalist's career would be over if he or she pulled a stunt like this.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: Fareed Zakaria Suspended For Plagiarism: Apologizes For 'Terrible Mistake'

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    That's...not cool. The average journalist's career would be over if he or she pulled a stunt like this.
    Agree, the guy should be gone. If you remember a young reporter from the NYT had the same problem and had to leave to paper. This guy is much more senior, it was clear what he did. This puts CNN on the spot. If they bring him back what does it say about the whole staff that works there, not fair to them.

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    Re: Fareed Zakaria Suspended For Plagiarism: Apologizes For 'Terrible Mistake'

    Suspension isn't enough. The guy should be fired. This isn't the first time he's been accused of plagiarism. There was also an incident in 2009. Plagiarised content was not only found in the Times article, but also on a CNN blog he wrote, which has since been removed.

    Most non-writers don't seem to think plagiarism is a big deal, but believe me it is a very big deal to writers and journalists. If either Time or CNN... or any nationally-recognized media... hires him again, they are basically giving tacit wink-nod approval to totally unacceptable and unethical behavior.

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    Re: Fareed Zakaria Suspended For Plagiarism: Apologizes For 'Terrible Mistake'

    When I was doing my website thing every so often a bigger site such as gamespot owned by CBS or ign owned by news corporation would quote info I dug up without sourcing. It was annoying and flattering at the same time. In other businesses people steal all the time other wise you guys wouldnt have your android phones or windows computers. So I'm indifferent on it.
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    Re: Fareed Zakaria Suspended For Plagiarism: Apologizes For 'Terrible Mistake'

    I'm not. Theft is theft.

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    Re: Fareed Zakaria Suspended For Plagiarism: Apologizes For 'Terrible Mistake'

    Plagiarism isn't the same thing as theft - but it's a HUGE deal to anyone in the writing profession, no matter whether your a journalist or a scholar or a novelist. Passing off someone else's work as your own is a serious breach of ethics.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Fareed Zakaria Suspended For Plagiarism: Apologizes For 'Terrible Mistake'

    How dumb is that? From the New Yorker?
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    Re: Fareed Zakaria Suspended For Plagiarism: Apologizes For 'Terrible Mistake'

    I didn't like him at first but he's grown on me. Kudos to time and CNN for giving him an appropriate punishment when so much of today's conventuals wisdom thins a god, hardworking person should always be fired at their first slip up.
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    Re: Fareed Zakaria Suspended For Plagiarism: Apologizes For 'Terrible Mistake'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    This is really shocking and sad. I always liked his columns because he gave a lot of good insight into foreign policy, and never would've guessed that he'd be the type to do this. Hopefully he'll be back eventually, but this looks really bad and I think CNN and Time were right to suspend him.
    This is a "Terrible Mistake" like Hillary "misspoke" about being fired upon at the airport in Bosnia.

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