Similarities Between Fareed Zakaria And Jonah Luther King Jr

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Jonah Lehrer. Joe Biden. Martin Luther King Jr. Fareed Zakaria. Four well respected men who share the same unfortunate circumstance. Jonah Lehrer and Fareed Zakaria, two valued journalists who have plagiarized. Joe Biden and Martin Luther King Jr. two of the most intelligent public speakers, who have also plagiarized. All four of these men took someone else’s words and or ideas and passed them off as their own without any creditability. According to Journalism Standards, plagiarism is not only dishonest and immoral it is a breach of journalistic ethics. Plagiarism is not a crime but it is a serious ethical offense. Jonah Lehrer is an author,journalist and speaker who writes on the topics of neuroscience, psychology and the relationship between …show more content…
was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his “I have a dream” speech and role in the civil rights movement using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. Published in the New York Times in 1991, “A committee of scholars appointed by Boston University concluded today that the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. plagiarized passages in his dissertation for a doctoral degree at the university 36 years ago.” Despite its findings, the committee said that, "No thought should be given to the revocation of Dr. King's doctoral degree.” The committee did recommend that a letter stating its finding be placed with the official copy of Dr. King's thesis in the university's …show more content…
Burgess chair and director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison once wrote, "I have to say I find it heartbreaking to read yet another serious allegation of plagiarism about yet another prominent journalist," he wrote. "Nothing is more devastating to journalism’s already fragile reputation than instances of journalistic misconduct.” I found this quote relatable when finding information on all four of these prominent men. I felt the more established these men were the more it was brushed off in a way. When Martin Luther King Jr. and Fareed Zakaria were exposed of their wrong doing it felt brushed off as to Jonah Lehrer who faced serious action of loosing his job. People look down upon Lehrer rather than these two other individuals who had done similar actions as he did. Joe Biden had to resign his presidency when he was outed on his doings of plagiarism when others just got a slap on the

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