The day the New York Times became its own biggest story

{ "b" : "Hard News," , "cite" : "by Seth Mnookin, Random House, €23.50."}

15th January, 2005

{ "b" : "Hard News," , "cite" : "by Seth Mnookin, Random House, €23.50."}

Even though it occurred only 18 months ago, the tale of the wretched Jayson Blair and his journalistic defrauding of the most famous newspaper in the world is already one of the biggest media scams of all time. It is up there with the Hitler Diaries, the Daily Mail's Zinoviev letter, Janet Cooke's Pulitzer Prize and the journalist who filed war reports “from Baghdad'‘ while...

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