Our Bad Media uncovered no less than twelve instances of plagiarism in CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria's extensive body of work, dated before he was accused of plagiarism back in 2012. Back then, he admitted to lifting sentences from a New Yorker article on gun control, but after suspending him and reviewing his work, his employers at the Washington Post, CNN, and TIME decided to write it off as an “isolated, one-time mistake,” as OurBadMedia characterized it, and continue to publish him to this day.
But according to Our Bad Media’s research, they didn’t actually review Zakaria’s work, and pointed out multiple incidents where he blatantly lifted passages from copy published by major news outlets, think tanks, and even Wikipedia.
More specifically, Our Bad Media says that Zakaria plagiarized from the liberal-leaning Center for American Progress (CAP). Here is more from Politico.
Plagiarism involving think tanks is alive and well. Here is a recent Think Tank Watch piece on a BuzzFeed reporter caught plagiarizing from the Heritage Foundation. Also, it was recently revealed that Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) plagiarized from various think tanks.