Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
Jayson Blair, for those of you who don't know, was a reporter for the New York Times. He lied, a lot. He plagiarized and made up stories. For months. And now he's been fired and the NYT is investigating itself and lots of people are being interviewed. Blair is getting interviews, and has a book deal -- nonfiction. I can't stand that. I don't care what he has to say, because he's a damned liar.