But the cited instances "seem unlikely to have been the result of another notes mix-up by Zakaria", said Bad Media which in July exposed Buzzfeed's Benny Johnson as a serial plagiarist, leading to his dismissal.
Noting that "these are all articles that were written before the plagiarism scandal in August of 2012", the site said they "raise far more serious questions about the integrity of Zakaria's editors at CNN, TIME, and the Washington Post". "In the light of our findings, we have to call bullshit. It took less than an hour and a few Google searches for us at Our Bad Media to find an example of lifting in Zakaria's columns written before the 2012 plagiarism scandal," it said. (IANS)