Fareed Zakaria suspended for plagiarism by Time, CNN
Washington Post / Paul Farhi

Time magazine and CNN suspended columnist and TV host Fareed Zakaria on Friday after he acknowledged that he plagiarized sections of another writer’s article about gun control.

The Washington Post, which publishes a separate column by Zakaria on its op-ed page, said it was reviewing Zakaria’s work for the newspaper.

Zakaria lifted several passages from an article by historian Jill Lepore that was published by the New Yorker magazine in April. 

In 2009, Zakaria was accused of using, without credit, material published by Atlantic magazine columnist Jeffrey Goldberg.

In a brief interview Friday with The Post, Zakaria said he has apologized to Lepore. He had no further comment. Zakaria said in a statement earlier Friday that he made “a terrible mistake. . . . It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely... >>>

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