Sunday, August 12, 2012

Et tu, Fareed????


My take on the Fareed Zakaria mess....

It is really a shame that something as clumsy has taken place. For clumsy it most certainly is. What's the bet Fareed was clueless about the contents of his own column, which may well have been written by someone else? A careless intern, for example? This is a fairly common practice internationally. No different from hiring ghost writers and speech writers for big ticket celebrities who are too busy to pen their own speeches and columns. My guess is that Fareed must have left it to his team to file his columns and script his shows. Someone clearly goofed up. But the buck has to stop with Fareed. There wasn't sufficient scrutiny.. nor the required level of due diligence... and he has to pay the price for that lapse.
First Rajat Gupta, now Fareed Zakaria. Two of the most high profile icons in their respective fields have brought disgrace to their professions and also to India.






11 comments:

Chinmay said...

Well said...that could have been the real thing. But the disgrace does not get lesser.

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thinker nj said...

yes may be true media is always good in critising without knowing the facts...

Ritu Kaushal said...

Agree this is really bad to paste name on others works.

A Frivolous Analyser said...

Ghost Writing an article which cannot be monitored, is not just a lapse but a crime.

Theyoginme said...

Shobhaa I agree with you - it was probably a goof up but given the nature of the article and the issue one would expect he would closely manage and write the content himself. I hope CNN doesn't fire him and give h a second chance.

Another Kiran In NYC said...

I was just so so sad. I expected the world from Fareed. He is one of the brightest men, and for him to be so careless/or deceptive is disheartening in the worst way.

The Opaque Prism said...

Well in my opinion,Probably he just bit more than he could chew.The pressure of dead lines etc. I agree with Kiran in NYC. He was one of the brightest. First Rajat Gupta now him, I hope Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN someday doesn't screw up someday :).

sharethesepictures said...

Correct

aparna said...

I was so disappointed :-(
Wonder what Bill Maher will have to say about this.... considering he is one of the few people he looks up to..

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