Why does Fareed Zakaria still have a job?

The CNN and Washington Post star has been caught plagiarizing multiple articles. But he has paid no professional repercussions.

Fareed Zakaria
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For a month now, anonymous investigative journalists @crushingbort and @blippoblappo have been building a devastating case at their site Our Bad Media that CNN and Washington Post star Fareed Zakaria has committed dozens of acts of plagiarism and intellectual dishonesty. But Zakaria has not been hounded out of his job and shamed in the public square, as one would expect. Instead, he continues to go about his business as if nothing happened, revealing a disturbing double standard in the media industry.

The story begins back in 2012, when Zakaria was caught lifting from The New Yorker's Jill Lepore. He fessed up and apologized. His employers at CNN, Time, and The Washington Post all conducted reviews, declared he was otherwise clean, and reinstated him.

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