Fareed Zakaria, an Indian born American journalist apologized for plagiarizing parts of a column on gun control in the Aug. 20 issue of Time magazine on Friday. Releasing a statement on Friday, the 48 year old journalist said, “Media reporters have pointed out that paragraphs in my Time column this week bear close similarities to paragraphs in Jill Lepore’s essay in the April 23 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 to my readers.” CNN reported that Mr. Zakaria was being suspended. He had written a short blog post for CNN. com on gun control that had similar quotes. The blog post has been removed and CNN has suspended Fareed Zakaria and the plagiarism matter is under review.
Time columnist and CNN TV host Fareed Zakaria has been suspended from both news organizations for plagiarizing an article in magazine the New Yorker. Zakaria, who writes and serves as editor-at-large for Time magazine, apologized after several paragraphs were found lifted from an article published in the New Yorker for use in his Time column.