Zakaria & Biden

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    First let me say that selecting the right forum for this topic was not easy. This thread fits in Media, in Education, and in Law & Justice. I settled on media because the public knows Fareed Zakaria as a journalist. Everybody with half of a brain also knows what Fareed Zakaria was before he got caught committing plagiarism. Mark Levin had him pegged in June 2011. If you listen to the audio you will learn Fareed Zakaria’s true mission in life ain’t unbiased reporting:

    I personally remember Zakaria from ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos (2002–2007). Before my wife signed us up for cable TV against my wishes, I often channel surfed the Sunday morning talk shows, and watched the NewsHour on PBS. That was enough “news” to keep me busy cutting up liberals.

    Whenever Zakaria started talking on ABC I was out of there. Looking back I now realize that he taught me how to delete Bob Beckel, Juan Williams, Alan Colmes, and the rest of those libs who wear out the batteries in my remote control.

    I have not seen Zakaria since Cable TV was installed; about two or so years ago. In fact, I watch fewer TV talkies now than I watched before Cable. It was Zakaria and the others that made me so sick of what was coming into my home on TV, I now watch TV news with skepticism fueled by contempt. I’ve learned that most of them are big-government propagandists no matter how clever they are at hiding it.

    Will Zakaria be dumped from all of his liberal perches? Probably not. Will Zakaria lose respect among his peers in journalism? or in the academy? Absolutely not. And why should he lose respect? He did nothing to offend his own kind.

    NOTE: You can bet that Joe Biden, himself an admitted plagiarist, will put out the word for all good Democrats to support Zakaria in his hour of need.

    Finally, I would like to know how many tax dollars Zakaria was paid in his lifetime? I know he once had a show on PBS. My point: It would be nice to know how many of the unnamed Leftists Mark Levin refers to in his analysis of Fareed Zakaria are paid tax dollars to tear down America? I’m not curious about the ones who hold actual government jobs like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hussein, Joe Biden, and most of the Democrats in Washington. They are out in the open for all to see. I’m interested in the ones who are paid tax dollars one way or another to promote the destruction of the US Constitution as Levin defined it.
     
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    It's always good to read a well thought out and unbiased opinion piece on the USMB. I intend to continue looking for such a piece, now.
     
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    Plagiarism is basically only a problem for serious journalists. And rightly so..but it certainly isn't a career ender.

    Conservative pundits masquerading as newsies? Not so much. No one outside the right wing echo chamber takes them very seriously anymore.
     
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    They have an AG that acted as an accomplis in the murder of a US Border Guard, you think plagiarism is going to rattle their cage?
     
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    To Wry Catcher: First you better try to raise your IQ into the double numbers. Those of us who post on message boards are biased. I make no bones about my conservative bias. Apparently, you are not bright enough to comprehend that.

    And how biased are you? I posted the OP at 9:53 A.M. You responded at 9:57 A.M. Even if you comprehended my message in four minutes which I doubt, you did not have time to listen to Mark Levin’s 18 minute audio.


    To sallow: It should because it tarnishes the guy who signs the checks more than it tarnishes the plagiarist.

    To sallow: You have it backwards. TV ratings show that liberal pundits masquerading as newsies are preaching to an ever-shrinking audience. Were it not for FOX Network’s bottom-feeding trying to increase advertising revenues by claiming the remnants of the liberal audience all of those liberals on FOX would have disappeared from the airwaves years ago.

    To CrusaderFrank: Most despicable of all is the lip service they give to the deaths of anyone who opposes their worldview. The only time they cry real tears is when one of their own gets it.
     
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    Ahhhhh but it should be. Ethics used to be very important in the news room. When that un named NBC producer edited the 911 audiotape to make Zimmerman look like a racist they put peoples lives at risk. Why is that person not in jail?

    No, the reason why the newspapers and the MSM is losing out to the net and FOX news is because they have proven to lie over and over and over again. FOX does it every so often but they protect themselves by allways having both sides represented in their editorial shows, something the lefty MSM rarely does.
     
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    To westwall: Right on. I agree but allow me to tinker with your observation a tiny bit.

    Ethics meant something in print newsrooms. I doubt if the folks in television newsrooms ever heard of the word. Unethical TV journalism goes back at least as far as 1960 when Don Hewitt (1922 - 2009) showed that unethical images (first Nixon-Kennedy debate) were a helluva lot more effective than unethical words on the printed page. Hewitt bragged about electing two presidents: Kennedy and Clinton. I doubt if ethics had anything to do with his boast.

    And let’s not forget the most trusted man in America who plied his trade in the golden era of TV anchormen, Walter Cronkite. There wasn’t an ethical bone in that old Socialist’s body —— yet he is still held up as the gold standard for TV journalism.
     
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    His name is "Fareed Zakariah". Nobody can fucking touch him in Multiculti America.
     
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    Maybe not. But plagiarism can have consequences. From a box on the op-ed pages of Sunday's Grand Rapids Press titled Editor's Note:

    "In the wake of columnist Fareed Zakaria's admission of plagiarizing parts of an article for Time magazine, the Washington Post last week announced his column for its Writers Group would not appear this month. MLive Media Group no longer will publish the column. To maintain our ideological balance, we will add liberal-leaning columnist Margaret Carlson, of Bloomberg View."

    Note: MLive Media Group owns the GR Press and 7-8 other Michigan newspapers.
     

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