CNN chief Jeff Zucker has not allowed the network’s media reporter to interview plagiarist Fareed Zakaria even though Zucker has said CNN has “complete confidence” in Zakaria.
Zucker made his supportive remarks on Wednesday a week after a watchdog group discovered at least 24 new instances of alleged plagiarism on Zakaria’s CNN show.
Media outlets like Politico, Esquire, and The Week have condemned Zakaria’s plagiarism, but CNN’s Brian Stelter, whose Reliable Sources show on Sunday comes on after Zakaria’s, revealed that he was still “trying to get an interview with Zakaria.”
@CONELRAD6401240 I’m pursuing the story — I think it’s really important — and trying to get an interview with Zakaria.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 21, 2014
Our Bad Media recently found “two dozen episodes of Fareed Zakaria GPS contain content that has been lifted without proper attribution or sourcing – including one he earned a Peabody for.” As Breitbart News has noted, Our Bad Media has also discovered that Zakaria has stolen material without attribution from Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, the Economist, Time, The Financial Times, Christian Science Monitor and many other publications.
“Fareed Zakaria was, is, and will be a massive plagiarist in what some in older times may have called the most extreme example of plagiarism we’ve ever seen by major news organizations,” Our Bad Media declared after discovering that Zakaria even plagiarized an article about martinis.