A new website, Our Bad Media, has posted twelve instances of plagiarism in Zakaria’s writing that were published prior to his 2012 bust for plagiarism, which prompted public apologies and internal “reviews” by TIME, CNN, and the Washington Post. The new revelations suggest those reviews were less than rigorous.
Some of the examples are pretty damning:
The anonymous watchdogs, @blippoblappo and @crushingbort, note that Zakaria
is not a twenty-something digital media blogger charged with putting together Jurassic Park listicles. Fareed Zakaria is a news editor and a New York Times bestselling author who holds a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Harvard. In other words, someone who should be more than familiar with proper citation by now.
The findings, they charge, suggest that the reviews allegedly conducted by Zakaria’s former employers, none of which uncovered other instances of plagiarism, may have been “bullshit.”
TIME Magazine spokesman Daniel Kile told THE POLITICO that TIME takes the allegations “very seriously” even though Zakaria is no longer employed there. “In 2012, we conducted a review of Zakaria’s work for TIME and were satisfied with the results of that investigation,” Kile said. “We will be reviewing these new allegations carefully.”