Have your intern copy and paste these Fareed Zakaria original quotes

http://twitter.com/#!/Mr_Electrico/status/234072683980140544

There’s quite a bit of Twitter speculation tonight regarding Fareed Zakaria’s suspension from both Time and CNN for plagiarism. Many have suggested that Zakaria’s column might have been the work of an assistant or intern.

Fareed Zakaria is the least likely plagiarist ever. Hoping there’s some explanation, even if not 100% satisfactory.

– Dan Kennedy (@dankennedy_nu) August 10, 2012

@dankennedy_nu My guess: his assistant wrote it, he just polished it up, didn’t know of the steal from Jill Lepore – best-case scenario.

– Mark Leccese (@mleccese) August 10, 2012

“Looking for a job. I specialize in digging up old stuff and making it look like yours. Thanks.” – ex-intern of Fareed Zakaria

– Chirag Mehta (@chirag_mehta) August 10, 2012

The thing about the Fareed Zakaria scandal is, it’s worse for him to admit that an intern made the mistake not him. Sad, but true.

– Samarth Bhaskar (@samarthbhaskar) August 10, 2012

Breaking: Fareed Zakaria intern plagiarized story from composite hallucination of Stephen Glass & Jayson Blair, say anonymous sources

– David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 10, 2012

Love that people are assuming an intern is at fault for Zakaria’s plagiarism. Folks, it’s his byline, his responsibility.

– JustinGreen∞ (@JGreenDC) August 10, 2012

Rest assured, though, that these #FareedZakariaOriginalQuotes come straight from the man himself. Just ask Jonah Lehrer if you don’t believe us.

#FareedZakariaOriginalQuotes Plagiarism means never having to say you’re sorry…in your own words.

– Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) August 10, 2012

Rumors of my integrity are greatly exaggerated. #FareedZakariaOriginalQuotes

– NightWinger (@NightWinger) August 10, 2012

Ask not what you can do for a lesser-known writer; ask what a lesser-known writer can do for you. #FareedZakariaOriginalQuotes

– Deborah N. Tornello (@litbrit) August 10, 2012

I was just Spreading the Narrative Around #FareedZakariaOriginalQuotes

– DANEgerus (@DANEgerus) August 10, 2012

“Stop me if this looks familiar: Stephen Glass and Jayson Blair walk into a bar…” #FareedZakariaOriginalQuotes

– LarryPortzline (@LarryPortzline) August 11, 2012

#FareedZakariaOriginalQuotes Four words & seven sentences ago I brought forth into this article lines that some one else wrote.

– Crispin Armon Gipson (@critterman76) August 11, 2012

A people free to choose will always choose other peoples words. #FareedZakariaOriginalQuotes

– Church (@Church_On_F1) August 10, 2012

“Fareed at last, Fareed at last, thank God almighty, I’m Fareed at last” #FareedZakariaOriginalQuotes

– David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 10, 2012

uhm. everyone who’s using the hashtag #FareedZakariaOriginalQuotes STOP IT. you’re plagiarizing me!

– el Sooper (@SooperMexican) August 10, 2012

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