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  • HuffPost defends disciplinary actions against reporters, editors

    11/08/2014 7:28:05 AM PST · by dynachrome · 1 replies
    Capital New York ^ | 11-6-14 | Joe Pompeo
    Earlier this week, a reporter, an editor and a copy editor were suspended over a story they'd worked on highlighting criticisms of a financial partnership between The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education and the activewear retailer Lululemon. There were no errors, fabrications or plagiarized quotes in the story, but a version originally published on Saturday relied primarily on critical anonymously posted comments appearing on the Lululemon website. (The quotations taken from those comments have been removed from the Huffington Post article, according to an editor's note attached to the piece.) Several months earlier, in August, a junior-level writer...
  • Iranian Parliament Discovers Lots and Lots of Gays in Iran

    09/13/2014 11:41:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/13/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Well it took a while. “In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at Columbia University last night in response to a question about the recent execution of two gay men there.“In Iran we do not have this phenomenon,” he continued. “I do not know who has told you we have it.” Fareed Zakaria claimed that Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari was sentenced to prison in part for posting this photo on his Facebook page.And now they’ve been discovered in Iran. (via Religion of Peace) An 82-page document recently issued by Iran’s parliamentary research...
  • Fareed Zakaria Busted for Plagiarism Once More

    08/23/2014 11:57:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    August 24, 2014 Fareed Zakaria Busted for Plagiarism Once More By Jack Cashill First, I will acknowledge up front that this is a revised version of an earlier American Thinker article, which in itself was a revised version of an earlier American Thinker article, which in itself was an update of the information contained in my book, Deconstructing Obama. But when a Harvard worthy gets busted for literary fraud anew, I feel compelled to update the scorecard. The man on the hot seat once again is Fareed Zakaria. Born to a Muslim family in Mumbai, the fifty year-old Harvard Ph.D....
  • Who Was Right on Russia?

    04/02/2014 6:48:09 AM PDT · by No One Special · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 2, 2014 | Kim Zigfeld
    Two op-ed columns, one from last week by former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and one from six years ago by CNN/Newsweek pundit Fareed Zakaria, highlight the mind-boggling failure of left-wing policy on Russia during the Obama administration, and indicate that our current president has led us down a dead-end street of endless disaster and disgrace. Fareed Zakaria On April 26, 2008, just as that years epic presidential campaign shifted into high gear, Newsweeks Zakaria published a vicious, scathing personal attack on John McCain. Zakaria accused McCain of being mentally ill for advocating the ouster of Russia from the...
  • Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack]

    09/03/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 33 replies ^ | September 03, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack] September 03, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All right. So here's the deal. Last week, Obama reverses himself and says that he's not gonna go into Syria. Remember, they're using nerve gas. John Kerry goes out there, 1,500 people, 2,400 people, a lot of kids, nerve gas, sarin gas, got the proof.Look, I'm gonna get into all the hypocrisy.Yes, Kerry dining with Bashar back in 2009 and talking about what a great guy Bashar was. The bottom line is this administration is as incompetent as Jimmy Carter. There's only one...
  • Federal outreach to Muslim American communities is a pillar of Obama counterterrorism strategy

    05/25/2013 7:36:33 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 23 replies
    washington post ^ | 5/25/2013 | ap
    Within hours of the Boston Marathon blasts, government officials and Muslims in Boston called each other to offer assistance. These calls were the fruits of years of cultivating such relationships in an effort to ultimately prevent the very type of attack Boston experienced April 15. But the calls following the explosions were not about the unfolding investigation. Representatives from the departments of Justice and Homeland Security offered support to Muslim communities in case they suffered backlash or threats,
  • Bush CIA Director: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Portrayal of Interrogations 'Not Factually True'

    02/23/2013 3:59:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | February 23, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    On the eve of Sunday's Academy Awards presentation, former George W. Bush CIA Director Michael Hayden has made a strong statement about the hunt for Osama bin Laden film "Zero Dark Thirty." In an interview to be aired on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS Sunday, Hayden said, "If you look at the movie, it was artistically true, not factually true. Artistically, it portrayed the CIA interrogation program, but factually it was overwrought and inaccurate" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Bush CIA Director: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Portrayal of Interrogations 'Not Factually True' FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST: Did enhanced interrogation techniques, specifically waterboarding,...
  • End the war on terror and save billions

    12/06/2012 8:07:13 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6 December 2012 | Fareed Zakaria
    As we debate whether the two parties can ever come together and get things done, heres something President Obama could probably do by himself that would be a signal accomplishment of his presidency: End the war on terror. Or, more realistically, start planning and preparing the country for phasing it out. For 11 years, the United States has been operating under emergency wartime powers granted under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force. That is a longer period than the country spent fighting the Civil War, World War I and World War II combined. It grants the president and...
  • And Obama wants to make him Secretary of State?

    11/22/2012 10:55:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 11/21/12 | Carl In Jerusalem
    There have been rumors that Fareed Zakaria is in the running to be Secretary of State in President Obama's second term. While the now leading candidate may be worse, this op-ed by Zakaria in the Washington Post makes you wonder why he was ever considered. Zakaria gives us a rundown of the region and reaches the following conclusions.. This is why Egypt, despite being under a new Islamist government, is not going to risk war with Israel. Nor are the other Arab states. They will make fiery speeches and offer humanitarian assistance. But they will not fight alongside the Palestinians...
  • Time, CNN reinstate Zakaria after plagiarism review

    08/16/2012 5:11:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 16, 2012
    (Reuters) - Time magazine and CNN said on Thursday they were reinstating journalist Fareed Zakaria after suspending him last week for plagiarism. Time said in a statement that it believed Zakaria made an "unintentional error" in what was an "isolated incident" in a recent column on gun control for the magazine that he took from another writer. "We look forward to having Fareed's thoughtful and important voice back in the magazine with his next column in the issue that comes out on September 7," Time said in a statement. Cable news channel CNN said that after a thorough internal review...
  • New plagiarism charge against Fareed Zakaria

    08/15/2012 6:53:54 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 6 replies
    hindu . com ^ | 8 16 12
    The Indian-American author called The Washington Posts charge totally bogus Indian-American journalist and author Fareed Zakaria, who has been suspended by CNN and Time magazine after he admitted to plagiarism, is now accused of publishing without attribution a passage from a 2005 book, a charge he vehemently denied as totally bogus. The new allegation against the 48-year-old Zakaria, levelled by The Washington Post, was, however, refuted by The Daily Beast, which said the authors book did contain a citation to what he quoted in his 2008 book The Post-American World. Mr. Zakarias book contained a quote from the former Intel...
  • Fareed Zakaria and Harvard's Culture of Corruption: 3.0 ( A whole lotta Plagiarism going on)

    08/14/2012 8:42:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/14/2012 | Jack Cashill
    First, I will acknowledge up front that this is a revised version of an earlier American Thinker article, which in itself was an update of the information contained in my book,Deconstructing Obama. But as still another Harvard worthy gets busted for literary fraud, I feel compelled to keep updating my scorecard. The culprit this time is the painfully smug Fareed Zakaria, CNN host, Time Magazine columnist, and Harvard Ph.D. Not surprisingly, Harvard Law's own Barack Obama is a Zakaria fan. In a famous photo, the president is seen holding a copy of Zakaria's book, The Post-American World, a world that...
  • CNNs Fareed Zakaria Admits He Plagiarized Gun Control Article: I Made a Terrible Mistake

    08/10/2012 1:24:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August. 10, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    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...
  • Zakaria suspended for copying other writer's work (Time and CNN suspensions for 'lifting' content)

    08/10/2012 4:25:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies ^ | 8/12/12 | Frazier Moore - ap
    NEW YORK (AP) Time editor-at-large and CNN host Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by both the magazine and the network for lifting several paragraphs by another writer for his use in a recent Time column. Zakaria apologized Friday, declaring in a statement he made "a terrible mistake," adding, "It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault." In a separate statement, Time spokesman Ali Zelenko said the magazine accepts Zakaria's apology, but would suspend his column for one month, "pending further review." "What he did violates our own standards for our columnists, which is that their...
  • Time, CNN Suspend Fareed Zakaria for plagiarism on history of gun control

    08/10/2012 6:19:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/12/2012 | Tim Graham
    When CNN host and Time editor-at-large Fareed Zakaria wrote a new piece called The Case for Gun Control, it ended with a bang: So when people throw up their hands and say we can't do anything about guns, tell them they're being un-American--and unintelligent. Heres something that suggests a lack of intelligence: plagiarism. Cam Edwards at suggested to me that Zakaria seemed to plagiarize a paragraph from an April article in The New Yorker magazine -- with a modicum word-usage changes and interjections (Texas!) in an attempt to paper it over. Heres a paragraph from his Time piece: Adam...
  • CNN's Fareed Zakaria suspended for plagiarizing part of column

    08/10/2012 5:42:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | 08/10/2012 | FRAZIER MOORE
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) Time editor-at-large and CNN host Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by both the magazine and the network for lifting several paragraphs by another writer for his use in a recent Time column.</p> <p>Zakaria apologized Friday, declaring in a statement he made "a terrible mistake," adding, "It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault."</p>
  • Time Magazine suspends Fareed Zakaria

    08/10/2012 1:54:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | August. 10, 2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    Time Magazine has announced that it will suspend columnist Fareed Zakaria following his admission of plagiraism earlier this afternoon. "TIME accepts Fareed's apology, but what he did violates our own standards for our columnists, which is that their work must not only be factual but original; their views must not only be their own but their words as well. As a result, we are suspending Fareed's column for a month, pending further review." CNN, where Zakaria hosts a show, has yet to respond to a request for comment regarding Zakaria's admission of plagiarism. Earlier this afternoon, Zakaria released a statement...
  • Fareed Zakaria vs. Guns (Why the Time Magazine article : The case for gun control is dishonest)

    08/10/2012 7:03:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/10/2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    Fareed Zakaria has tried to make The Case for Gun Control in Time. The results are not pretty. Virtually every argument he makes misrepresents the underlying data. After a lead that cites the Sikh-temple shooting, the Aurora massacre, and the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, Zakaria trots out the usual international comparisons: The gun-homicide rate per capita in the U.S. is 30 times that of Britain and Australia, 10 times that of India and four times that of Switzerland. When confronted with such a large deviation, a scholar would ask, Does America have some potential cause for this...
  • The Future of Fareed (0 tapps CNN Pundit for top spot in 2nd Term)

    04/17/2012 2:49:47 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/17/2012 | Adam Kredo
    A CNN pundit who has advocated nuclear containment of Iran and expressed antipathy towards American democracy is said to be on the short list for a top diplomatic post in a second Obama administrationperhaps even secretary of State. That is raising red flags across Capitol Hill and within foreign policy circles. Fareed Zakaria hosts CNNs Fareed Zakaria GPS, a weekly program focusing on international issues and American foreign policy. Zakaria is also an editor-at-large for Time magazine and a columnist for the Washington Post, where he regularly praises the presidents policies. Zakaria has gone to great lengths to ingratiate himself...
  • Fareed Zakaria Asks George Soros 'Will You Create a Super PAC to Help President Obama?'

    02/12/2012 9:26:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/12/12 | Noel Sheppard
    As hard as it may be to believe, CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Sunday actually tried to raise money for the reelection of the current White House resident. Speaking with billionaire George Soros on the program bearing his name, Zakaria asked, "Will you create a Super PAC to help President Obama?" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
  • Will Tehran Throw Assad to the Wolves? (Assads Rule of Syria In Imminent Danger of Collapse)

    11/03/2011 2:01:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 7 replies
    Dekafiles ^ | 10/29/11
    Will Tehran Throw Assad to the Wolves? For Assads Removal, Iran May Hook up with Saudi Arabia and Turkey Iran is finally ready to dump its leading ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad. This falling-out eluded every effort of US diplomacy for decades. The rift burst out into the open when Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehis scheduled visits to Syria and Lebanon were abruptly cancelled without explanation. The events leading up to the rupture are outlined by Iranian sources: Intensive deliberations at Irans National Security Council and private consultations between Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the council chairman Ali...
  • Ahmadinejad on Zionists: They Exist but There Are Only 10,000

    10/26/2011 11:33:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/10/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedaliahu
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran is friendly to Jews, but his problem is Zionists although he says there are only 10,000 of them in the entire world. Speaking with CNN, he declared, From the very beginning, we're against Zionists. Zionists are neither Christians nor Jewish. They have no religion. Religion is wealth and money." Interviewer Fareed Zakaria responded with a question that included a simple definition of a Zionist as one who lives in Israel. No, no, answered Ahmadinejad. Zionism is a complicated and terrible party. And to most they have 10,000 members, and 2,000 main members. However,...
  • Prez Engages in Oil Speculation, Confuses With Dithering on Libya

    02/28/2011 3:48:39 PM PST · by Candor7 · 7 replies
    EIB Network ^ | February 25, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The president of the United States has engaged in oil price speculation. This is unprecedented. It's unheard of, and it isn't healthy. And the Money Honey at CNBC was not happy about it. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday afternoon, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, during a meeting with the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. OBAMA: We actually think that we'll be able to ride out the Libya situation and it will stabilize. RUSH: He's talking about the oil price. "We actually think that we'll be able to ride out the Libya situation and [the price of oil] will...
  • Erdogan: Israel-Turkey Relations May Never Be Normal Again

    09/26/2011 9:38:41 AM PDT · by Fennie · 12 replies
    Haaretz ^ | September 24, 2011 | By Reuters
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Saturday that relations with Israel may "never be normal again" as tensions continue to rise after Israel refused to apologize over a raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla last year in which Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed nine Turkish citizen. "We gave our warnings to Israel. This is the reason for war. This is something you cannot do in international waters. But as a great state, we have been very forgiving. That's why we have been very patient," Erdogan said in an interview on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" to be aired on Sunday.
  • CNN Tries to Contain Damage from Spitzer Outing Zakarias Consultations for Obama

    05/16/2011 5:55:19 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5-16-2011 | Brent Baker
    Two days after liberal Democratic politician/CNN host Eliot Spitzer told fellow CNN host Fareed Zakaria it brought a smile to my face and makes my heart warm to learn President Obama calls you for wisdom and advice about issues around the world, Zakaria took to CNNs Web site for his Sunday show, Fareed Zakaria GPS, to issue a clarification on my conversations with the President in which Zakaria, an in unusual late Saturday afternoon posting, declared: The characterization that I have been advising President Obama is inaccurate. Zakaria maintained that all hes done is had a couple of conversations with...
  • The Architect of 9/11 (M. Atta's master's thesis in urban planning)

    09/08/2009 7:02:07 PM PDT · by paudio · 4 replies · 701+ views
    Slate ^ | Sept. 8, 2009 | Daniel Brook
    The subject of the thesis is a section of Aleppo, Syria's second city. Atta describes decades of meddling by Western urban planners, who rammed highways through the neighborhood's historic urban fabric and replaced many of its once ubiquitous courtyard houses with modernist high-rises. Atta calls for rebuilding the area along traditional lines, all tiny shops and odd-angled cul-de-sacs. The highways and high-rises are to be removedin the meticulous color-coded maps, they are all slated for demolition. Traditional courtyard homes and market stalls are to be rebuilt. For Atta, the rebuilding of Aleppo's traditional cityscape was part of a larger project...
  • Fareed Zakaria: How to Get Back to Growth

    06/10/2008 4:47:21 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 8 replies · 54+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 10th, 2008 | Fareed Zakaria
    The American economy might surprise us by the year-end. Many economists and businessmen believe that although the current slowdown could turn into a recession, a financial collapse is now highly unlikely. Bruce Kasman, the chief economist at JPMorgan, is an optimist. He believes that even though the economy has been hit by some big problems, it also has strengths that will encourage recovery. (American exports, which now account for most of the country's economic growth, are booming.) But Kasman is a short-term optimist; he has a much gloomier view of the longer term. For the past 15 years, the U.S....
  • The End of Conservatism(Fareed Zakaria)

    02/18/2008 6:21:35 AM PST · by kellynla · 51 replies · 133+ views
    newsweek ^ | Feb 16, 2008 | Fareed Zakaria
    Conservatives are a gloomy bunch at the moment. Many believe that their partythe Republican Partyhas lost its way and that it has done so by abandoning its principles. Aside from his foreign policy and Supreme Court appointments, conservatives find little to love about George W. Bush. His signature domestic policies include a vast expansion of government-financed health care (prescription-drug benefits), and increased funding for education while halfheartedly promoting vouchers and school choice. Bush also signed into law campaign-finance reform and supported a proposed immigration bill that would have allowed illegal aliens a path to citizenship. The Republican Congress is even...
  • Did We Really Overreact to 9/11? (A response to Fareed Zakaria of Newsweek.)

    09/08/2010 3:55:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 8, 2010 | N.M. Guarigli
    Fareed Zakaria has written a very strange piece for Newsweek, asserting, amongst other things, that the United States overreacted to the 9/11 attacks. Zakaria’s usually way off — read his views on Iran — but these new and particularly bizarre claims deserve a response. His article begins: Nine years after 9/11, can anyone doubt that Al Qaeda is simply not that deadly a threat? Since that gruesome day in 2001, once governments everywhere began serious countermeasures, Osama bin Laden’s terror network has been unable to launch a single major attack on high-value targets in the United States and Europe. While...
  • Pundit suggests Fareed Zakaria could be a good candidate for Secretary of State

    04/26/2003 12:48:35 AM PDT · by risk · 9 replies · 379+ views
    New York Magazine (online Metro) ^ | April 21, 2003 | Marion Maneker
    Man of the World Newsweek columnist Fareed Zakaria has the perfect intellectual pedigree (Indian-born, educated at Harvard, conservative) for a fast-changing world, and the kinds of friends in high places who can push a career into overdrive. The first Muslim secretary of State? Dont bet against it. By Marion Maneker My friends all say im going to be Secretary of State, fareed Zakaria muses from a banquette in the Grill Room at The Four Seasons. But I dont see how that would be much different from the job I have now. The 39-year-old Newsweek foreign-affairs columnist is about to expand...
  • Fareed Zakaria Defends Obama's Oil Spill Response: 'What Does the Media Want the...

    06/13/2010 8:48:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies · 850+ views ^ | June 13, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    Newsweek's Fareed Zakaria on Sunday worked overtime trying to defend Barack Obama's pathetic response to the Gulf Coast oil spill while chastising his colleagues in the media for having the nerve to criticize the president. In the opening segment of his "Fareed Zakaria GPS" aired on CNN, Zakaria asked, "Have we all gone crazy?"
  • Fareed ZAKARIA on air in french MSM.A "true" journalist "fair and balanced" according to OBAMA

    11/01/2009 8:58:37 AM PST · by Ulysse · 5 replies · 331+ views
    Speaking about FOX news and true News NetWork according to OBAMA and hese propaganda team,it was very interesting to hear this week Fareed ZAKARIA interviewed on France Culture (a State run radio belonging to Radio France)saying clearly that he supported OBAMA and that ,in hese eyes,USA have(suddenly) changed with a greater weight of "minorities" and "youth"(all supposed to be liberals!?). ZAKARIA thinks ,in his hot dreams,that,as he said,"all americans are not watching FOX NEWS"
  • Political commentator Fareed Zakaria says GOP must have growth

    04/21/2009 1:44:49 PM PDT · by americanophile · 94 replies · 1,558+ views
    NewsOK ^ | April 15, 2009 | JAMES S. TYREE
    Political commentator Fareed Zakaria told a University of Oklahoma gathering that the Republican Party needs to grow for the good of the country. Zakaria, seen regularly on CNN and ABC News and the editor of all Newsweek international editions, was not simply playing up to his red-state audience. He said the GOP is becoming a regional party controlled by a base dominated by radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, whose average listener is age 67. Meanwhile, a majority of people younger than 30, working women, college graduates and minorities all demographics on the upswing voted Democrat in the last election....
  • Fareed Zakaria: Al-Qaeda Not Really A Big Deal, Americans Overreacted To 9/11

    09/06/2010 12:42:01 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 45 replies ^ | 09/06/2010 | Frances Martel
    Fareed Zakaria warns in Newsweek that Al-Qaeda was significantly more incompetent that Americans believed in the aftermath of 9/11, and the result is a national-security state that threatens civil liberties. Any other time of year, comments like this would be controversial at best, especially from the mild-mannered Zakaria. So close to the anniversary of the most painful event in recent American history, it borders on the callous. In one of his final columns in Newsweek (Zakaria will be soon moving to Time), Zakaria questions whether the American government should have increased spending in national security after 9/11, since Al Qaeda...
  • Interview w/Paul Volcker [Fareed Zakaria, "Global Public Square"]

    02/16/2010 9:59:39 AM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 2 replies · 224+ views
    cnn transcripts ^ | 021410 | communist news network
    Aired February 14, 2010...FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST: This is GPS, the GLOBAL PUBLIC SQUARE. Welcome to our viewers in the United States and around the world. I'm Fareed Zakaria. On the show today, a rare interview with the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Paul Volcker. He's, of course, currently a key adviser to President Obama. But he earned his place in history for something he did almost three decades ago. Paul Volcker killed inflation. You will remember that in the 1970s, the United States was experiencing uncontrolled inflation, higher than at any time in its modern history. Savings were being...
  • Newsweek's Fareed Zakaria's Parallel Universe

    05/04/2009 8:41:09 AM PDT · by jwb0581 · 3 replies · 453+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Fareed Zakaria
    Anyone else catch Fareed Zakaria's Newsweek column about Obama's GREAT first 100 days? "What Obama has been able to accomplish in his first 100 days is enough to make any president envious."Is Zakaria living in a parallel universe? No mention of: -the Steve Croft interview in which Obama appeared high on something and laughed uncontrollably at the state of the economy -the offensive Special Olympics joke -the bow to the king of Saudi Arabia -the bro handshake and ear to ear smiles with Hugo Chavez, and what that did to the psyche of Chavez's opposition in Venezuela -unprecedented growth in...
  • WaPo, Fareed Zakaria: Post-9/11, we're safer than we think

    09/12/2010 9:28:39 PM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2010 | Fareed Zakaria
    EXCERPT I've been asking these questions for a few years now and described our "massive overreaction" in a 2008 Newsweek essay but with little effect. During the Bush years, there was a reluctance on the left to acknowledge that the administration could have done anything worthwhile to counter terrorism. The far greater problem is on the right, where it has become an article of faith that we are gravely threatened by vast swarms of Islamic terrorists, many within the country. This campaign to spread a sense of imminent danger has fueled a climate of fear and anger. It has created...
  • CNN's Fareed Zakaria: Obama 'Failing' as Leader of Free World

    04/03/2009 3:20:37 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 39 replies · 2,225+ views ^ | 4/3/2009 | Matthew Balan
    In an interview on on Friday titled Zakaria: Obama disappoints as world leader, author and CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria threw cold water on the medias laudatory coverage of President Obamas trip to Europe: Although he brought a lot of star power -- the talk of the week -- at least in certain circles in Washington, New York and London -- has been that President Obama is failing in his role as leader of the free world. He cited a columnist overseas to support his opinion, something that hasnt really been done in the medias coverage of the trip. Zakaria...
  • James Carville Goes Off of Fareed Zakaria For Saying Obama is Overreacting To Gulf Oil Spill (Video)

    06/10/2010 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 13 replies · 877+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 6/10/10 | HAP
    Carville: "When I read that, I wanted to hit him with a football back, ok, this guy, there's some kind of break down here, cause this is a very smart man but he doesn't understand what's going on down here"...Carville on John King USA (Video)
  • Predictable: CNNs Fareed Zakaria Blames Bush for Israeli Flotilla Tragedy (Video)

    06/06/2010 1:49:24 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 20 replies · 592+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | June 6, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Obviously, blaming former President George W. Bush is en vogue - for everything from the BP oil spill to the current economic malaise. But some things that are going wrong in the world - it just seems to be a bit of a stretch to pin on a former administration. But that didn't stop CNN's Fareed Zakaria, also the editor of Newsweek International. On his June 6 show "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Zakaria pointed out the pivotal role Turkey played in last week's deadly Gaza flotilla raid. "Turkey was also playing a new and potentially dangerous game here," Zakaria said. "Despite...
  • Glenn Beck Accuses Fareed Zakaria Of Being An Out And Out America Basher

    02/22/2011 4:39:44 PM PST · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    mediaite ^ | 2-22-11 | Jon Bershad
    On Glenn Becks television show yesterday, he brought up one of his favorite pieces of literature, Cass Sunsteins 2008 essay on conspiracy theorists (PDF) which lists ways the government might combat them. One suggestion advises the government to hire credible private parties to engage in counterspeech. On todays radio show, Beck told us who one of these private parties might be; none other than Fareed Zakaria. A few months ago, Zakaria took umbrage with Becks assertion that 10% of Muslims are terrorists. However, Zakaria really got on Glenn Becks bad side this weekend with his interview with perennial enemy of...
  • CNN's Fareed Zakaria to Return Anti-Defamation League Award Over Ground Zero Mosque

    08/09/2010 5:01:29 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    CNN Belief Blog ^ | August 7, 2010 | Staff
    ADL SADDENED AND STUNNED BY FAREED ZAKARIAS DECISION TO RETURN AWARD New York, NY, August 6, 2010 In response to Fareed Zakaria returning an award that was presented to him in 2005, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said it was saddened, stunned and somewhat speechless by his decision. Zakaria, the host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN and a Newsweek columnist, was presented the Leagues Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms Prize in 2005 for his journalism and championing the values of the First Amendment. In a letter received today, Mr. Zakaria indicated that while he was delighted to receive...
  • Fareed Zakaria Is A Blowhard

    09/07/2010 2:11:34 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-07-10 | Curt
    Fareed Zakaria is commonly referred to as brilliant, but I think his brilliance is principally based in his ability to find the front of a parade and lecture everyone else about their shortcomings in the comfort of retrospection. He has a new article in Newsweak called "What America Has Lost." The bottom line of the article? The error this time is more damaging. September 11 was a shock to the American psyche and the American system. As a result, we overreacted. We overreacted to 9-11. Hmmm. 9-11 was a failure of intelligence, a failure of vigilance. We desperately needed to...
  • Fareed Zakaria: Americans Love of Founders & Constitution the Reason We Cant Learn to Be Better

    06/02/2011 5:43:30 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 35 replies
    America Is GM Circa 1975: Obama Buddy Fareed Zakaria Bemoans Parochial Americans Love of the Founders & Constitution as the Reason We Cant Learn to Be Better Like Other Countries
  • Barack Obama and Fareed Zakaria: Ethical Journalism?

    05/22/2011 8:02:49 AM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 3 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-22-11 | The Rat
    CNNS FAIR AND BALANCED ELITIST BUSTED Following Barack Obamas speech on the Middle East last week in which Israel and most of its supporters correctly claim the president threw Israel under the bus CNNs Fareed Zakaria heaped praise on the man and the message. Of course he did he probably wrote half the speech or at the very least, had a hand in crafting it. After CNNs Eliot Spitzer revealed last week that Zakaria has been advising Obama on foreign policy matters, Fareed claimed that hes simply had off-the-record conversations with the president on foreign issues...
  • Fareed Zakaria: Fox Viewers Don't Watch CNN - Our Competition is NPR and NYT

    07/02/2011 7:01:29 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 02, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    CNN's Fareed Zakaria made a bit of a Kinsley gaffe Friday. On NPR's "Morning Edition," Zakaria said, "The people who watch Fox are not going to watch CNN...Our competitors should properly be The New York Times, the BBC, NPR"
  • CNN's Fareed Zakaria: Americans should give half of inheritance to government

    10/23/2011 9:00:37 AM PDT · by martosko · 98 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/2011 | Alex Pappas
    Time magazine columnist and CNN host Fareed Zakaria says Republican presidential candidate Herman Cains 9-9-9 tax reform plan is sloppy and, in parts, bizarre. So he offered his own version of a tax reform plan in his weekly column in Time. In it, Zakaria argues that Americans should give the federal government half of what they inherit. I would enact a 50 percent inheritance tax, because nothing is more un-American than an inherited elite that perpetuates itself, Zakaria wrote for the magazine.
  • Fareed Zakaria: Iraq Withdrawal Is Victory For Iran

    10/22/2011 2:36:10 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/22/11 | Noel Sheppard
    As the media did a victory lap over Friday's announcement by President Obama that all American troops would be removed from Iraq by the end of the year, Fareed Zakaria took a surprisingly contrary position. Speaking from Tehran with a variety of CNN hosts throughout the day, Zakaria said this development was a disappointment for the United States and a victory for Iran. (video follows with transcript and commentary) JOHN KING, HOST: A simple question up front. U.S. troops leaving Iraq by the end of the year, Iran has to view this as a victory. FAREED ZAKARIA: Oh, I'm sure...
  • Fareed Zakaria: Maybe We'd Still Be AAA If We Had a Prime Minister Not a President

    08/20/2011 4:28:48 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 57 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 08-20-11 | Noel Sheppard
    Sometimes I wonder how liberal media members could possibly live in the same country as I do and hold such startlingly absurd ideas about it. Take for example Fareed Zakaria who on the CNN program bearing his name this Sunday is going to tell viewers that America would likely still have a AAA credit rating if we had a parliamentary system of government with a prime minister rather than a president (video follows with transcript and commentary)
  • CNN's Fareed Zakaria: It's 'Strange' to Expect Him Not to Advise Obama and Then Praise Him on TV

    06/26/2011 10:33:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    NewsBusters. ^ | June 26, 2011 | Tim Graham
    Journalists in Washington dont want just to write. They want the top government officials to take their advice, to use their wisdom to govern. Heres what happens next: a dance between journalist and government official to build a mutually beneficial relationship. The official provides access, makes the journalist feel important and consulted, and then the journalist announces that the official is wise and is making all the right moves. This is exactly what CNN host and Time columnist Fareed Zakaria has been doing with President Obama. Hes advising Obama (informally, of course) and then going on CNN and declaring the...