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Issuses with Zakaria’s WaPo Columns ‘Problematic’

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The Washington Post is likely to add editor’s notes to five columns by Fareed Zakaria following a report by plagiarism watchdog Our Bad Media. The report encourages The Post to correct six columns in which Zakaria used material from other sources without “proper attribution.”

Last week, Our Bad Media reported seven additional columns of Zakaria’s that required correction, which Newsweek eventually modified.

The Post’s editorial page editor Fred Hiatt told POLITICO in an email on Monday, ”Five of the six cases cited in the latest anonymous posting strike me as problematic in their absence of full attribution. This is unfair to readers and to the original sources. We will take a fuller look over the next day or two, but we probably will attach messages to the archived editions of the five original columns.”

“All these examples predate August 2012, when Fareed acknowledged similar problems in a column for Time magazine,” Hiatt continued. “At that time he said that he was overextended and that he would simplify his schedule to put more priority on his column and to make sure no such problems recurred.”

 

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Nikki Finke to Newsweek: ‘I Didn’t Want Washington’

Back in the early 80s gossip guru Nikki Finke, Editor-in-Chief and founder of Deadline Hollywood, had choice words for Newsweek about Washington, D.C. “I’d specifically told the Newsweek powers-that-be that I didn’t want Washington,” she writes. “So of course they put me in D.C.”

Our siblings at FishbowlLA have a racy writeup about her antics reported on newsweekmemories.org. They include her breaking up with her married lover, flying on Air Force One and a photographer taking nude shots of her in a bathroom. Fun times?

Finke’s Washington past is plentiful. She worked for Rep. Ed Koch (D-N.Y.) before going to work for the AP in Baltimore. She has also written for WaPo.

 

Allbritton Opens up $24 Million Home for Prom Weekend

Promgoers watch out. In addition to Politico Publisher Robert Allbritton and wife, Elena, holding court at their rarely seen $24 million Georgetown home for Sunday brunch, Politico will publish a special magazine edition of the paper devoted to the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner weekend. The glossy is expected to be an exclusive guide to D.C.’s ultimate power weekend. The publication will unveil it on Friday, April 30 and distribute to attendees following the dinner and throughout the weekend.

Allbritton plans to conclude the White House Correspondents’ Dinner weekend with his May 2 brunch that has not taken place in years past. The place to be on Sunday has been the McLaughlin brunch at the Hay Adams. We’ll see which one guests choose. No venue has been announced for the McLaughlin soiree.

As for Politico’s fest, a host of influential lawmakers, newsmakers and celebrities will gather at the Bowie-Sevier estate for brunch on Sunday. The 200-person guest list includes cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, top media members, politicos and CEOs, among others.

Some of Politico’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner guests — some of whom may also attend brunch — include House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, singer Mary J. Blige, American fashion designer Tory Burch, Warner Music CEO Lyor Cohen, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, and actor Tim Daly of ABC’s “Private Practice”.

Other A-listers invited to the brunch: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, top Obama political advisor David Axelrod, senior Newsweek editor and daughter of the late Katherine Graham Lally Weymouth, Treasury Sec. Tim Geithner, British Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Washington Mystics’ managing partner Sheila Johnson, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, U.S. News & World Report’s Mort Zuckerman, PBS talk show host Charlie Rose, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and more.

Stay tuned as more details trickle out…