#1 Time, CNN Star Fareed Zakaria Suspended for Admitted Plagiarism08-11-2012, 11:32 PM
By Tim Graham | August 10, 2012 | 18:19
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[UPDATED below page break: TIME magazine, CNN have suspended Zakaria.] When CNN host and Time editor-at-large Fareed Zakaria wrote a new piece called “The Case for Gun Control,” it ended with a bang: “So when people throw up their hands and say we can't do anything about guns, tell them they're being un-American--and unintelligent.”
Here’s something that suggests a lack of intelligence: plagiarism. Cam Edwards at NRANews.com suggested to me that Zakaria seemed to plagiarize a paragraph from an April article in The New Yorker magazine -- with a modicum word-usage changes and interjections (Texas!) in an attempt to paper it over. Here’s a paragraph from his Time piece:
Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional law at UCLA, documents the actual history in Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America. Guns were regulated in the U.S. from the earliest years of the Republic. Laws that banned the carrying of concealed weapons were passed in Kentucky and Louisiana in 1813. Other states soon followed: Indiana in 1820, Tennessee and Virginia in 1838, Alabama in 1839 and Ohio in 1859. Similar laws were passed in Texas, Florida and Oklahoma. As the governor of Texas (Texas!) explained in 1893, the "mission of the concealed deadly weapon is murder. To check it is the duty of every self-respecting, law-abiding man."
Compare that in its organization to this paragraph from a Jill Lepore New Yorker article from April:
As Adam Winkler, a constitutional-law scholar at U.C.L.A., demonstrates in a remarkably nuanced new book, “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America,” firearms have been regulated in the United States from the start. Laws banning the carrying of concealed weapons were passed in Kentucky and Louisiana in 1813, and other states soon followed: Indiana (1820), Tennessee and Virginia (1838), Alabama (1839), and Ohio (1859). Similar laws were passed in Texas, Florida, and Oklahoma. As the governor of Texas explained in 1893, the “mission of the concealed deadly weapon is murder. To check it is the duty of every self-respecting, law-abiding man."
Voila! Xerox Zakaria!
It's not the first time Zakaria's been accused of lifting things.
Zakaria's also been caught giving the same commencement address over and over.
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08-12-2012, 05:25 AM
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He'll come back...with a raise and a new weekday show.
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08-12-2012, 12:00 PM
Liberals don't find plagiarism to be that egregious because all of their ideas stem from the same sources, and they don't really have much to say. He resorted plagiarism in order to repeat the same talking points as the rest of the media, and he got slammed for taking the superficial wording, but the real offense is that he's a liberal parrot who cannot express an idea that hasn't been vetted by the DNC.--Odysseus
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08-12-2012, 03:44 PM
There is no worries. CNN's rating are so bad that no one will see that he is gone.
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08-12-2012, 04:18 PM
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Just a n00b's 2 cents.
08-13-2012, 02:28 PM
I think that it's a matter of culture and geography. Open carry is legal here, but rarely seen, concealed carry is the norm to avoid problems. That said, midwesterners are generally comfortable with armed citizens, in my little home town, it is rare to see a pickup that doesn't have a gunrack in the back window, with at least a shotgun and rifle. Carrying a loaded handgun in your vehicle is perfectly legal without a CCW permit, and many do, so the "default" assumption among natives is that people are armed.
It's been that way for a more than a century, nobody cares..........
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