Time Suspends Fareed Zakaria for Plagiarism

He apologizes for lifting part of 'New Yorker' story on gun control
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2012 4:17 PM CDT
Fareed Zakaria during Harvard University commencement exercises in May, before being awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

(Newser) Time suspended columnist Fareed Zakaria for plagiarism today after he apologized for swiping parts of a New Yorker piece by Jill Lepore on gun control, reports the Huffington Post. "I made a terrible mistake," Zakaria wrote in a statement published at Atlantic Wire. "It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault. I apologize unreservedly to (Lepore), to my editors at Time, and to my readers." The magazine followed with its monthlong suspension of Zakaria, who also hosts a show at CNN. The conservative site NewsBusters first spotted the striking similarity between one long paragraph in particular, which quotes a UCLA professor. See for yourself here. (Read more Fareed Zakaria stories.)

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