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CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Admits He Plagiarized Gun Control Article: ‘I Made a Terrible Mistake’
The Blaze ^ | August. 10, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 08/10/2012 1:24:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Fareed Zakaria’s take on gun control for Time magazine is generating some buzz, but not because of what he has to say about firearms. Instead, the magazine editor-at-large and CNN host is taking heat for some suspicious similarities between his piece and a recent New Yorker article on the subject.

NewsBusters flagged the two paragraphs Friday morning, which aside from some minor word and structural changes, bear a striking resemblance to one another.

First, Zakaria’s “The Case for Gun Control” piece from Time magazine’s upcoming Aug. 20 issue:

Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional law at UCLA, documents the actual history in Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America. Guns were regulated in the U.S. from the earliest years of the Republic. Laws that banned the carrying of concealed weapons were passed in Kentucky and Louisiana in 1813. Other states soon followed: Indiana in 1820, Tennessee and Virginia in 1838, Alabama in 1839 and Ohio in 1859. Similar laws were passed in Texas, Florida and Oklahoma. As the governor of Texas (Texas!) explained in 1893, the “mission of the concealed deadly weapon is murder. To check it is the duty of every self-respecting, law-abiding man.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; fareedzakaria; plagiarism; plagiarists

1 posted on 08/10/2012 1:24:38 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They are an intellectually incestuous bunch..........


2 posted on 08/10/2012 1:28:52 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bwahaha! Uber passionate libtard cannot even be bothered to articulate his own thoughts on issue so important to him. FAIL!


3 posted on 08/10/2012 1:29:23 PM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It isn’t plagarizing when it is a over-used set of lies and talking points. The whole argument for gun control has been published a zillion times in the last 30 years with no changes.

Its like claiming a copyright on the word “the” or trademarking the black in tires.


4 posted on 08/10/2012 1:29:40 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

First and foremost, liberals are jerks.


5 posted on 08/10/2012 1:30:06 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ha! Glad he got caught!


6 posted on 08/10/2012 1:32:35 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would say that this leftist, Obama-propagandist ought to go back to India, but I doubt very much that they want there either.


7 posted on 08/10/2012 1:35:22 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This guy is pure SCUM so very glad he got caught.


8 posted on 08/10/2012 1:38:23 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Free ThinkerNY

he’s trotted out as the intellectual of the new leftist elite, but tries to get away with something that not even 7th graders get away with.


9 posted on 08/10/2012 1:38:56 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t even understand why an author bothers to do this. Or rather, that he is so lazy he can’t write his own paragraphs?


10 posted on 08/10/2012 1:43:34 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Liberals all think the same thing. Where is the plagiarism?Every article that comes out of the MSM should carry the byline of all their employees.


11 posted on 08/10/2012 1:44:38 PM PDT by Starstruck (Only the wealthy and the poor can afford socialism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Some here may remember this history book.

Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000) by Michael A. Bellesiles is the only book in the history of the prestigious Bancroft Prize to have had its award rescinded. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arming_America

Also this 56 page downloadable paper on it.
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=692421&http://papers.ssrn.com


12 posted on 08/10/2012 1:45:07 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
According to academic Stanley Fish, plagiarism is not a big deal.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/09/plagiarism-is-not-a-big-moral-deal/
13 posted on 08/10/2012 1:47:39 PM PDT by The people have spoken
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A poster on another site commented that it wasn’t plagiarism, it was “intellectual redistribution” - lol.


14 posted on 08/10/2012 1:51:13 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (If you donÂ’t agree with a liberal, he would rather you be dead.)
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To: Magic Fingers

Hmm, yeah. Fareed didn’t write that by himself.


15 posted on 08/10/2012 1:53:55 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He looks shifty.


16 posted on 08/10/2012 1:54:53 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Gold Baby, Gold!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A far left kook from CNN lying..yeah there’s something that doesn’t happen often/sarc


17 posted on 08/10/2012 1:56:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am so sick and tired of liberals deliberately, and knowingly doing something wrong, and then labeling it a mistake. Plagiarism isn’t a mistake. It’s a deliberate act.


18 posted on 08/10/2012 2:15:00 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I Made a Terrible Mistake”

Yeh, only after ya got caught, ya jackass.


19 posted on 08/10/2012 2:16:08 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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20 posted on 08/10/2012 2:17:39 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ansel12

I remember when that whole mess blew up. As I recall, that wasn’t so much a case of plagiarism as of outright fabrication of cited data (the “probate records” that he suddenly couldn’t account for, and that nobody else could find or cite parallel examples).

Best part was that he wasn’t brought down by the NRA or other “likely sources”...he was exposed by his fellow historians!


21 posted on 08/10/2012 2:25:13 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lying communist anti-American hack is also a plagarist. Not a real shock. Nice to see his arrogant leftist ass publicly kicked, though.


22 posted on 08/10/2012 2:49:20 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ah, he did not do it “inadvertently” — he did with malice of forethought and never thought he’d be called on it. He should be fired. The media creeps are such cockroaches.


23 posted on 08/10/2012 2:55:07 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Notice that nowhere in this entire article does the word “fired” appear.


24 posted on 08/10/2012 5:28:21 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

No admission that he’s just a stupid stooge, though.

thanks Free ThinkerNY.


25 posted on 08/11/2012 2:23:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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