Figures… Obama’s Favorite Author Is Suspended for Plagiarizing

Author of The Post-American World is caught plagiarizing.

Before the election Barack Obama carried around The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria. A book that Amazon.com portrays as:

“…describing a world in which the United States will no longer dominate the global economy, orchestrate geopolitics, or overwhelm cultures.”

Today Fareed Zakaria was suspended for plagiarizing.
The AP reported:

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 work must not only be factual but original; their views must not only be their own but their words as well,” Zelenko said.

Shortly afterward, CNN said it had removed from the network’s website a blog post that “included similar unattributed excerpts,” and taken Zakaria off the air indefinitely.

“CNN has suspended Fareed Zakaria while this matter is under review,” said CNN spokeswoman Jennifer Dargan. She said Zakaria’s Sunday foreign-affairs program, “GPS,” will have its time slots filled in the interim by “Your Money with Ali Veshi” and “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”

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