RT America reports on some good news for a change:
CNN host and Time editor-at-large Fareed Zakaria was suspended by the TV channel and the magazine for copying another author’s material on gun control for his own column and blog.
The journalist issued a public apology on Friday in which he acknowledged the “lapse.”
“Media reporters have pointed out that paragraphs in my Time column this week bear close similarities to paragraphs in Jill Lepore’s essay in the April 23rd issue of the New Yorker. They are right. I made a terrible mistake,” Zakaria wrote in an apology according to Reuters. “It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault.”
Time spokesman Ali Zelenko said the magazine accepted Zakaria’s apology but would suspend his column for one month, “pending further review.”
“What he did violates our own standards for our columnists, which is that their work must not only be factual but original; their views must not only be their own but their words as well,” Zelenko said in a separate statement according to AP.
CNN said it had removed Zakaria’s blog post on the network’s website where their host presented the same material. CNN had taken Zakaria off the air for his misstep but assigned no time limit on the suspension.
The Indian-born journalist has strongly promoted more Third World immigration to the United States as well as amnesty for the illegal aliens already living here. He had the following to say in a recent major CNN article:
Immigrants founded America hundreds of years ago, coming to the promised land in search of freedom and opportunity, in pursuit of the American dream.
Today, many Americans see immigrants as a danger to that dream.
Of course, immigrants did not found America. European settlers founded the United States and until 1965 immigration was restricted to Europeans who could easily assimilate into the culture of what was once universally understood to be a Western land.
Zakaria continues, promoting the open-borders policies of Canada and Australia as ideal models for the USA:
Canada and also Australia now have smart immigration policies that take in talented foreigners who have skills the country needs and determination and drive to succeed.
As a result, they have transformed themselves into immigrant countries, with a foreign-born population that is higher than the United States.
Australia, which only 15 years ago had strong strains of nativism and xenophobia dominating its political culture, now has more than a quarter of its population as foreign born – double America’s share – and is thriving because of the economic growth and cultural diversity.
Canada’s foreign-born population is almost 20%; the U.S. is 13%, just a little higher than Great Britain’s.
It is clear that Zakaria, himself a foreigner from a Third World country, has as a major part of his personal agenda the promotion of a Third World America. Replacing the native peoples and cultures of this land with those such as himself seems to not trouble the plagiarist in the least. Promoting conditions which replace one population with another – which under international law is considered genocide – is what Zakaria does. We are happy to see him suspended and hope that he will be fired. Ideally, he would be deported as well.