"Time announced Thursday that upon investigating Zakaria's columns, it has determined that the transgression was "an unintentional error" and "an isolated incident."" Can you imagine? Can you imagine if one of our students used this line as defense? Many of our students who are punished severely for plagiarism doing as "un unintentional error" and as "an isolated incident". No dean at a self-respecting school would accept this line of defense.