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'Shattered Wing'? Jayson Blair Returns With Bipolar Magazine Column
Folio Magazine ^ | April 28, 2005 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 04/30/2005 2:57:48 AM PDT by MisterRepublican

Jayson Blair, the disgraced New York Times reporter implicated in a plagiarism scandal the paper called a “low point" in its 152-year history, has turned up with a first-person column in the spring issue of bp, a magazine chronicling bipolar disorder.

In it, Blair gives his account of being diagnosed as bipolar—a recovery that includes medication and speaking engagements—as well as his take on the May 11, 2003 “7,000-word above-the-fold, front page story (accompanied by a 6,400-word litany of corrections).” Blair writes: “As a team of Times reporters and researchers dug into my background pulling together loose threads for (the article), I was sitting in Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut following a suicide attempt only years earlier I would have thought unimaginable.”

Blair says the disorder, combined with “trying to accomplish my job while I was sick without letting anyone know (what) was wrong with me,” led to “the dangerous territory of mania—high risk behavior in the form of fabricating and plagiarizing stories.”

(Excerpt) Read more at foliomag.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bipolar; disorders; jaysonblair; mentalillness; nyt

1 posted on 04/30/2005 2:57:48 AM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: Pan_Yan

ping


2 posted on 04/30/2005 3:01:20 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny. "--Aeschylus)
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To: MisterRepublican

Talks out of both sides of mouth. Sloppy liar too.


3 posted on 04/30/2005 3:05:07 AM PDT by Waco
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To: MisterRepublican

Is this the Rather" disease? Or is it the disease Rather' will now discover he has? Bill, Hillary, Sheets?


4 posted on 04/30/2005 3:06:57 AM PDT by Waco
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To: MisterRepublican

Talks out of both sides of mouth. Sloppy liar too.


5 posted on 04/30/2005 3:07:19 AM PDT by Waco
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

Jayson is an indoctrinated liar and plagiarist (MA-Boston Globe, PhD-New York Times)
For him to blame people who are really ill for his own brand of lying and plagiarism
is ...... sick.

6 posted on 04/30/2005 3:11:54 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us")
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To: MisterRepublican

What's next for Blair? A professors job with The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University or Media Director for the DNC?


7 posted on 04/30/2005 3:12:58 AM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: MisterRepublican

OK, so he's bipolar.

Governor MvGreevey announced that he was a "gay American", but that's not why he is no longer a Governor.

Nice try, Blair, you pathelogical liar.


8 posted on 04/30/2005 3:13:58 AM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the Rats in terror before me.)
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To: MisterRepublican; All
-The Old Grey Info-Slut... the NYT/Jayson Blair Affair--
9 posted on 04/30/2005 3:16:31 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: MisterRepublican
I was sitting in Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut following a suicide attempt only years earlier I would have thought unimaginable.”

Or he was sitting in his bathtub in Manhattan, thinking up this tall tale. For all we know, he's never been to New Canaan. Not that an incovenience like that would keep him from writing a story about it.
10 posted on 04/30/2005 3:17:55 AM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the Rats in terror before me.)
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To: MisterRepublican

oh, boo-hoo. cry me a river, Jaysun


11 posted on 04/30/2005 3:24:28 AM PDT by King Prout (blast and char it among fetid buzzard guts!)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth

dang, you're good.


12 posted on 04/30/2005 3:25:08 AM PDT by King Prout (blast and char it among fetid buzzard guts!)
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To: MisterRepublican

Oh please!....take your bi-polar excuse and shove it!


13 posted on 04/30/2005 3:28:38 AM PDT by Route101
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To: MisterRepublican

Oh please!....take your bipolar excuse and shove it!


14 posted on 04/30/2005 3:29:03 AM PDT by Route101
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To: King Prout

Thanks. I try to be a good little FReeper when I'm here.


15 posted on 04/30/2005 3:38:40 AM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the Rats in terror before me.)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
you'll like this one...
16 posted on 04/30/2005 3:41:03 AM PDT by King Prout (blast and char it among fetid buzzard guts!)
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To: Route101

posted once to nail his up
and again to nail his down?

;)


17 posted on 04/30/2005 3:41:48 AM PDT by King Prout (blast and char it among fetid buzzard guts!)
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To: King Prout

Exactly...Exactly..


18 posted on 04/30/2005 3:53:42 AM PDT by Route101
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To: Route101

as I thought...as I thought...


19 posted on 04/30/2005 4:02:42 AM PDT by King Prout (blast and char it among fetid buzzard guts!)
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To: MisterRepublican

Michael Savage is right when he says liberalism is a mental disorder.


20 posted on 04/30/2005 4:02:55 AM PDT by ViLaLuz
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To: MisterRepublican

That first sentence says so much. The "paper" self anoints this as the "low point", and with such gravitas... yet via the mere shrugging of the shoulders and roll-of-the-eyes collective response-in-denial to the Duranty coverup of the Stalin genocide - and the insanity of having won a pulitzer for that lie - the real low point is conveniently glossed over.

If they ain't (or don't...) talkin' 'bout it, then it doesn't matter. Just like their 47-day-run of front page coverage on Abu Ghraib - terrorists-in-panties is an atrocity, a return to My Lai; beheadings like Richard Berg (may he RIP) not only are "not" atrocities, but deemed too disturbing to print/display. United States = bad; vermin-who-kill-innocents are really "minutemen" and therefore, "good". Life is so simple, eh?

(sarc/on) This birdcage liner is sooooo powerful that they can decide what is truth and what isn't important enough to merit acknowledgement -- Orwell would be proud.


21 posted on 04/30/2005 4:08:37 AM PDT by CGVet58 (God has granted us Liberty, and we owe Him Courage in return)
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To: MisterRepublican



I've known people who are bipolar. I've had friends who are bipolar.


Bipolar disorder does not make people lie.


22 posted on 04/30/2005 4:37:55 AM PDT by LauraleeBraswell ( We must stand behind TOM DELAY!)
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To: MisterRepublican
My dog ate my homework, the devil made me do it, I forgot
..... oophs!
23 posted on 04/30/2005 4:51:13 AM PDT by cleo1939
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To: MisterRepublican
Is bipolar the same as male homosexual?

Not accusing Mr. Blair, just trying to make a funny.
24 posted on 04/30/2005 5:45:34 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not everything that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: MisterRepublican

Take one under educated liberal, throw in the gay life style with the drugs that go with the life style. Enable this whacked out individual to write lies and wet dreams that pose as news. Then allow this individual to do what he wants to for a year or so with his insane mutterings posing as real articles with no control over him, the end result is a whacked out lunatic lib liar who might be bi-polar.


25 posted on 04/30/2005 6:59:29 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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