Fareed Zakaria ripped material from The New Yorker, The Economist, the Associated Press and other outlets for his CNN show “GPS,” the sphynxlike media critics @blippoblappo and @crushingbort write in their latest set of accusations against Zakaria.
One of their strongest examples includes narration from a documentary called “Justice for Sergei” that inspires similar narration from Zakaria.
They also show instances when “GPS” scripts lifted sentences without attribution, such as a 2012 segment that draws from a New Yorker article by Adam Gopnik and a segment and an Al Jazeera article (click to view the image bigger).
Some of the items in this latest docket require the reader to take an expansive view of plagiarism: Sentences that appear to summarize the reporting of others without credit, for example.
But they do point to one instance when Zakaria referred to events of “last year,” as did an article they say was his source. Read more