one of the most decorated sports columnists ever and a best selling author
, has been busted for fabricating information in his latest Detroit Free Press column. Albom has apologized
, but this has set the sports journalism
field abuzz, many happy to the star of the Freep squirm. The President of The National Society of Newspaper Columnists
has called the column "bogus" and an "egregious ethical lapse." Others
wonder why he wasn't suspended or fired, thinking his status as an author and TV / radio personality is allowing him special favors. The Freep has started an investigation
and may look into previous articles. To top it all off, here's the pot calling the kettle
posted by bawanaal
on Apr 8, 2005 -
"Burning Down My Masters' House" Indeed!
Jayson Blair, noted fraud and liar, is about to be liquidated along with all of the other titles in New Millenium's catalog. The publisher of such quality books as "Nicole Brown Simpson: The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted" by Faye Resnick and "Burning Down My Master's House" by Jayson "Truth? We Don't Need No Stinking Truth" Blair.
Its not known if Blair's memoir had a specific hand in the demise of the publishing house but it couldn't have helped. Selling a whopping 1,386 copies through March 18th
Is there such a thing as the Anti-Midas Touch? Wherein, everything you touch turns from gold to lead or dust?
Continuing these threads
to their karmic conclusion.
posted by fenriq
on May 13, 2004 -
"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.
posted by Slagman
on Mar 12, 2004 -
Whether you like your news right or your news left
, there are watchers watching those who report. Anyone have more examples of those who keep an eye on journalists? Does it change anyone's thinking when they discover that the story they read was, for example, written by Jayson Blair, or has the damage already been done?
posted by swerdloff
on Jun 14, 2003 -
To Tell the Truth:
Writer Sarah Hepola describes a night drinking beers with disgraced Times
reporter Jayson Blair and her own muddy relationship with the truth. "I’ve been trying to stay outside the gray areas these days. I’m trying to tell the truth, in all its raggedness. But I slip up sometimes. I duck the straight and narrow. As I read over what I have written here, I wonder: Have I lied to you yet? Would I even know?"
posted by junkbox
on May 16, 2003 -