Monday, August 20, 2012

Fareed Zakaria Explains His Plagiarism

NYT tells us:
Mr. Zakaria said he never had an assistant write a column in 25 years and that he began using a research assistant for his column only in the last year.

The mistake, he said, occurred when he confused the notes he had taken about Ms. Lepore’s article — he said he often writes his research in longhand — with notes taken from “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America,” by Adam Winkler (W.W. Norton, 2011), a copy of which was on his desk at his CNN office.

Oh yeah, I confuse my notes with the writings of Hemingway all the time.  And as I often say, all my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.

Sounds to me the research assistant did it.

1 comment:

  1. Could Fareed actually be plagiarizing his explanation of plagiarism from another plagiarist, Doris Kearns Nudnik?,8599,197614,00.html