Joey Buttafuoco of Journalism
March 12, 2004 12:50 PM Subscribe
"The problem with this book
is not that Jayson Blair told lies at the Times, but that his lies continue in this book. The book is a collection of patently ridiculous made-up fakery, with sexual escapades and other stuff that smacks of total fabrication. They are as absurd as the bogus positive reviews that Jayson slapped on a couple of days ago," an Amazon reviewer writes. After a grotesque publicity tour,
with fawning interviews by Katie, Larry
l and Chris,
war breaks out among average readers. Meanwhile, a new plagiarism
charge, about the book itself.