Skip to comments.CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Admits He Plagiarized Gun Control Article: ‘I Made a Terrible Mistake’
Posted on 08/10/2012 1:24:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Fareed Zakarias 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, Zakarias The Case for Gun Control piece from Time magazines 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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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!
Lying communist anti-American hack is also a plagarist. Not a real shock. Nice to see his arrogant leftist ass publicly kicked, though.
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.
Notice that nowhere in this entire article does the word “fired” appear.
No admission that he’s just a stupid stooge, though.
thanks Free ThinkerNY.