Fareed Zakaria suspension lifted by CNN, Time
All is forgiven for Time magazine writer and CNN host Fareed Zakaria, who last week was suspended by both outlets for apparent plagiarism.
CNN said Thursday that Zakaria’s weekly GPS public affairs program returns to the air Aug. 26. Time said in a separate statement that Zakaria’s column would resume with the magazine’s Sept. 7 issue.
Zakaria was suspended by both outlets last Friday for lifting several paragraphs from a New Yorker magazine essay for his use in a recent Time column. A version of that column, which examined gun control, was subsequently posted on CNN’s website.Zakaria apologized, acknowledging a “terrible mistake.”
CNN and Time said Thursday that each had conducted a thorough review and found Zakaria’s recent “journalistic lapse” to be an isolated incident.