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Ex (NYT) reporter Jayson Blair now working as life coach (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Yahoo News ^ | August 20, 2009 | Matthew Barakat

Posted on 08/20/2009 4:36:18 AM PDT by abb

Jayson Blair knows his new profession — life coach — smacks some people in the face like a bad punchline.

"People say, 'Wait a minute. You're a life coach?' That makes no sense,'" says Blair, the ex-journalist best known for foisting plagiarism and fabrications into the pages of The New York Times. "Then they think about my life experiences and what I've been through and they say 'Wait a minute. It does make sense.'"

Blair, 33, resigned from the Times in 2003, leaving a journalistic scandal in his wake. The resulting furor led the paper's top two newsroom executives to resign. Blair wrote a book, then mostly disappeared from view.

For the past two years, he has been quietly working as a certified life coach for one of the most respected mental health practices in northern Virginia.

"He can relate to patients just beautifully," said Michael Oberschneider, the psychologist who hired Blair and urged him to become a life coach. "Sometimes you just meet people in life who have these electric personalities. Well, Jayson is now using his talents for good."

Oberschneider, director of Ashburn Psychological Services, took an interest in Blair after seeing him lead a support group for people with bipolar disorder that Blair founded in his hometown of Centreville after being diagnosed himself.

Oberschneider said he took a long, hard look at Blair before hiring him, in large part because of his past, which included substance abuse. But he was impressed at the rapport Blair had established with members of the support group.

"Very few people can go through what he did and come back," Oberschneider said. "He really is a success story."

Blair says his empathy for his clients is his biggest asset.

"They know I've been in their shoes," he said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blair; dbm; fabrication; jaysonblair; napl; newspapers; nyt; nytimes; plagiarism; psychology
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Once a con man, always a con man...
1 posted on 08/20/2009 4:36:18 AM PDT by abb
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2 posted on 08/20/2009 4:37:09 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

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Second of three parts. Part one is here.

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3 posted on 08/20/2009 4:42:09 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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Can anyone explain to me why such a talented liar, with such an utter lack of integrity, does not yet hold a high ranking position in the 0bama administration?


4 posted on 08/20/2009 4:44:25 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Above My Pay Grade
Can anyone explain to me why such a talented liar, with such an utter lack of integrity, does not yet hold a high ranking position in the 0bama administration?

Good point. It could be that he is SO good that we just don't know about his administration job yet. LOL!!

5 posted on 08/20/2009 4:46:46 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

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6 posted on 08/20/2009 4:50:58 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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Non person, non job.


7 posted on 08/20/2009 4:51:00 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . fasl el-khitab)
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..the new truth Czar...(assigned to Biden’s office..he has experience)
8 posted on 08/20/2009 4:51:13 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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Another medical system fool by a sociopathic personality.


9 posted on 08/20/2009 4:56:14 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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There’s a sucker born every minute.


10 posted on 08/20/2009 5:12:58 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Obamalama lied, the republic died.)
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Thats like having George Costanza as a life coach. Lie coach.


11 posted on 08/20/2009 5:24:12 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Forget going Galt. Its time to go Braveheart.)
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Remember this?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/910423/posts
The Old Grey Info-Slut... the NYT/Jayson Blair Affair
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12 posted on 08/20/2009 5:24:21 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: abb
Once a con man, always a con man...

abb, I was going to post the exact same phrase after reading the article and then there it was in post 1. :-)

13 posted on 08/20/2009 5:28:43 AM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

The greatest George Costanza moment ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjXUgxR4Z10


14 posted on 08/20/2009 5:34:35 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Above My Pay Grade
Can anyone explain to me why such a talented liar, with such an utter lack of integrity, does not yet hold a high ranking position in the 0bama administration?

I think Obama is afraid of competition.

15 posted on 08/20/2009 5:39:45 AM PDT by livius
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I am always amazed how these twisted liberals talk about what “they’ve” been thru instead of what they’ve put other’s thru. Always so self centered.


16 posted on 08/20/2009 5:44:09 AM PDT by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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Of course it makes sense.

Perfect sense.

Especially if he is coaching fellow travellers.


17 posted on 08/20/2009 5:45:41 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: abb

18 posted on 08/20/2009 5:46:05 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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Oberschneider said he took a long, hard look at Blair before hiring him, in large part because of his past, which included substance abuse. But he was impressed at the rapport Blair had established with members of the support group.

Ummm, Oberschneider's never heard of "sociopathic charm"?

Not saying the guy's a sociopath or anything - the New York Times has taught the nation that to question a person with black skin is a sign of racism... so I don't want to imply anything...

Which makes it even more amazing that the New York Times caught the guy cheating and lying after only hundreds of documented times ...

19 posted on 08/20/2009 6:18:35 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Fishy rumors posters" Check 'em out:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2311664/posts)
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I thought Jayson was still working here

20 posted on 08/20/2009 6:32:32 AM PDT by Zakeet (Don't tell Obama what comes after trillion)
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