The news is no longer concerned about the dissemination of information. Now, it is the reinforcement of certain ideas. Fareed would likely be welcomed by the left-wing or even moderate news outlets. However, he would not be welcomed by the right-wing news outlets due to his religion. Much of the right is fueled by Christianity and bigotry more than they would like to admit. This limits his options for employment
I don't think a person's religion matters in any context as long as they are able to remain objective. A reporter's job is to report the facts regardless of personal opinion and I think Zakaria is able to do this. If I say him begin to skew his opinion, then I would change my opinion but I have not seen this.
No ones religion should matter to the world of media. I have not heard anything of it so it should not be a really large deal to the media world. A person's religion should not matter to the media world, it just not really that great of a deal to the rest of the world.
It should not matter, and he is not religious any longer, even though he was raised as a Muslim by his family. Even if he was a practicing Muslim today, it should not matter. Not all Muslims are terrorists and not all Christians are saints. I am sure the media would not care one way or another, except for Fox News if he was a Muslim.
I do not believe that Fareed Zakaria's religion matters in the world of the media. I think that the media does not really want to pay attention to it. A lot of the people who are making a big deal about it are his opponents. I think his religion should be a non issue.