Skip to comments.Ex (NYT) reporter Jayson Blair now working as life coach (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
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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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!!
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Non person, non job.
Another medical system fool by a sociopathic personality.
There’s a sucker born every minute.
Thats like having George Costanza as a life coach. Lie coach.
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abb, I was going to post the exact same phrase after reading the article and then there it was in post 1. :-)
The greatest George Costanza moment ever:
I think Obama is afraid of competition.
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.
Of course it makes sense.
Especially if he is coaching fellow travellers.
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 ...
I thought Jayson was still working here
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Nearly two-thirds of the way into the year, however, there has been far more talk than action.I call this pathogen Conservatism_IS_Compassion's Syndrome.
The interest of journalism is to interest and impress the public. But journalism doesn't do things, it only talks. Therefore journalism exists to promote talk above action. And the easiest way to do that is to second guess the people who do do things.
If he's bipolar like Jason, what does he call himself when he's down? Unterschneider?
Life coaches are for people who have no Christ in their lives.
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Check. For many, other people are just shadowy images flitting around the edges of their sociopathic lives.
That’s a good George moment. My personal favorite is when he got in a fight at a funeral for double dipping a chip.
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George. Elaine, bald men with no jobs and no money don't approach strange women.Reminds me of my own favorite.
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George: Yeah, that's right.
Elaine: Do you see the irony here? You're rejecting somebody because they're bald.
Elaine: (puts her hands up to her mouth) You're bald!
I’m not too surprised to hear that about Jason Alexander. I doubt if he could play George so well if he weren’t somewhat obnoxious himself. I just love the George character, though. He makes me laugh harder than anyone on that show.
When being a sociopathic narcissist isn't a job killer, this is what you get...
The best part of the whole story was when they were in the big meeting and Pinch throws a stuffed toy moose out on the table.
In an infamous incident, Mr. Sulzberger showed up at a company crisis meeting holding a toy stuffed moose. It was a gimmick meant to symbolize things that people were afraid to say, but nobody was in the mood for goofy shtick.
Help Wanted: Life coach, must be a liar and drug abuser. Experience as a plagiarizing reporter a plus.
I had quite forgotten about the bloody moose- thanks for the reminder.
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He will make millions doing this.
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But all of the "tension" was only with George.
Disgustingly predictable. Ugh.