Steve Brill: Media need to grill Fareed Zakaria

Steve Brill

Steve Brill says Time and CNN owe their readers and viewers “a lot more” than what they’ve said so far about Fareed Zakaria’s plagiarism “and the rest of the press should be embarrassed if it lets those statements end the story.” (Here is CNN’s statement and this is what Time released.)

Brill’s hope is that a reporter sits down with Zakaria “and gets a full and verifiable explanation of exactly what his ‘lapse’ was – and then asks Time and CNN to explain exactly what their six-day ‘investigations’ consisted of.”

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