Saturday, August 07, 2010

You're a good man, Fareed Zakaria

Five years ago, Fareed Zakaria was given a "Hubert Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms Prize" by the Anti-Defamation League. In an open letter published a couple of days ago on Newsweek's site, he says, in part:

I cannot in good conscience hold onto the award or the honorarium that came with it and am returning both.

You should read the whole thing, as well as the posts which referred me to it, from Steve Benen and Greg Sargent (via).

By the way? That honorarium, Benen says, was $10,000. This is confirmed by Zakaria's related column.


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