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Fareed Zakaria Accused of Plagiarism

Online critics have accused author, Time editor and CNN GPS host Fareed Zakaria of copying from a New Yorker article about gun control. Below, we’ve created a Storify timeline linking to key articles about the debate.

UPDATE: Zakaria has been suspended at Time and CNN while the allegations are being investigated. He published this apology: “Media reporters have pointed out that paragraphs in my Time column on gun control, which was also a topic of conversation on this blog, bear close similarities to paragraphs in Jill Lepore’s essay in the April 23rd issue of The New Yorker. They are right. I made a terrible mistake. It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault. I apologize unreservedly to her, to my editors at Time and CNN, and to my readers and viewers everywhere.”

Time gave Atlantic Wire this official statement: “Time takes any accusation of plagiarism by any of our journalists very seriously, and we will carefully examine the facts before saying anything else on the matter.”

Click here to read “The Case for Gun Control,” the Time article that caused the controversy. Follow this link to read Jill Lapore‘s article on gun control in The New Yorker.

 


(Via Sarah Weinman & Jack Shafer)

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