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Friday, February 27, 2004

New York Times statement about Jayson Blair

To read in the New York Times an intriguing paper: "Jayson Blair, the former New York Times reporter who was found last year to have fabricated or plagiarized portions of more than three dozen articles, admits many of his deceptions in a forthcoming memoir but writes that they were fueled by ambition, cocaine and alcohol abuse and an undiagnosed condition of manic depression. In the book, Burning Down My Masters' House, scheduled for publication March 6, Mr. Blair writes of a path to what he calls his "self-destruction." He is at various points contemplative, introspective and piqued... But Mr. Blair, 27, expresses little remorse for the pain his actions caused."

Source: Jacques Steinberg, NYT.

Posted by Bertrand Pecquerie on February 27, 2004 at 03:21 PM in o. Ethics and Press Freedom | Permalink


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