Behind The Black Postings By Robert Zimmerman

The sad state of modern journalism: “2012 was the worst year for fabrication and plagiarism since I began collecting data in 2005.”

Silverman runs the website Regret the Error, cataloging journalistic errors and misconduct. This is his summary of this past year, and it ain’t pretty. The worst part is that there were a number of journalists on this list — CNN host and Time magazine editor Fareed Zakaria being the most prominent — who were caught either faking their stories or plagiarizing the work of others who were let off with a mere slap on the wrist. Consider that the next time you listen to Zakaria on CNN.

  1. D. K. Williams says:

    CNN? That’s still on the air?

  2. CNN, wow, I refuse to watch it – even at the airports, where it seems to be always on display. Of I can hardly watch Fox News either. Michael Crichton was right, Mediasaurus, indeed.

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