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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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To: 04-Bravo; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; backhoe; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Caipirabob; ...

ping


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

http://newsosaur.blogspot.com/
What stops publishers from charging for news
Second of three parts. Part one is here.

http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/
Ownership Struggles


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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To: abb

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

http://www.gannettoid.com/consolidation.html
Ad centers lead to cuts, big savings

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/328062-ANALYSIS_Nielsen_Rival_Real_Or_Ruse_.php
ANALYSIS: Nielsen Rival—Real Or Ruse?


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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To: abb

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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To: abb
..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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To: abb

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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To: abb

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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To: abb

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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To: abb; All

Remember this?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/910423/posts
The Old Grey Info-Slut... the NYT/Jayson Blair Affair
various FR links | 05-13-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy


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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To: abb

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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To: abb

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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To: abb
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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To: abb

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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To: abb

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/artman2/publish/Magazines_22/Print_s_new_frontier_Video_advertising.asp
Print’s new frontier: Video advertising

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Jay Leno: ‘Oldest Quarterback’ Happy to Work Harder Than Ever

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/sports/ncaafootball/20rights.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper
Leagues See Bloggers in the Bleachers as a Threat

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/reporting-on-your-own-house/Content?oid=1180890
Reporting on Your Own House


21 posted on 08/20/2009 6:40:40 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

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2009/08/jay-lenos-new-nbc-show-means-less-jay-more-silly-young-comics-.html
Jay Leno’s new NBC show means less Jay, more silly young comics

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Barnes & Noble To Publish Important Out-Of-Print Books

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Paper Cuts: Deep Enough to Sustain a Recovery?

http://www.cnbc.com/id/32480156/site/14081545
Why ESPN The Magazine Is Going To Four Cents

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/movies/bal-ae.twitter19aug19,0,7572694.story
Twitter Effect rattles Hollywood
Avalanche of raves or pans can be set off before credits stop rolling


22 posted on 08/20/2009 6:50:31 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

http://www.niemanlab.org/2009/08/whats-keeping-news-organizations-from-trying-the-low-profit-model/
What’s keeping news organizations from trying the “low-profit” model?


25 posted on 08/20/2009 7:05:29 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; conservatism_IS_compassion; All
In the first part of his essay, Mutter, perhaps unintentionally, reveals the primary pathogen that is killing journalism.
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.

Conservatism_IS_Compassion's Syndrome

Conservatism_IS_Compassion's Syndrome (CiCS) (also known as "All talk, no walk") is a very common, journalistic disorder characterized by the inability to do anything other than talk.

Conservatism_IS_Compassion's Syndrome more closely resembles idle chatter than any other social pathogen. For this reason, Conservatism_IS_Compassion' Syndrome is often referred to as a talk is cheap syndrome.

History

Conservatism_IS_Compassion's syndrome is named after Conservatism_IS_Compassion, a FReeper, who, as a journalism critic, described the syndrome as part of his Why Broadcast Journalism is Unnecessary and Illegitimate thread in 2001.
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.

26 posted on 08/20/2009 7:08:37 AM PDT by Milhous (Confusion to our enemies.)
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To: abb
Michael Oberschneider, the psychologist who hired Blair

If he's bipolar like Jason, what does he call himself when he's down? Unterschneider?

27 posted on 08/20/2009 7:16:23 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: abb

Life coaches are for people who have no Christ in their lives.


28 posted on 08/20/2009 7:16:37 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Milhous

http://ajr.org/Article.asp?id=4800
Build That Pay Wall High


29 posted on 08/20/2009 7:25:01 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: jackv
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.

Check. For many, other people are just shadowy images flitting around the edges of their sociopathic lives.

30 posted on 08/20/2009 7:27:28 AM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: vladimir998

That’s a good George moment. My personal favorite is when he got in a fight at a funeral for double dipping a chip.


31 posted on 08/20/2009 7:44:55 AM PDT by Barb4Bush (God help us all!)
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To: abb; All
Here we go again. [Milhous adopts a ritual tone.] I'm Paul Farhi, Washington Post reporter.
... the newspaper industry just might be able to save itself by taking a bold step...backward. ... charging $345 a year for unlimited access to the paper's Web site. ... "We want to drive people to the print version of the paper," ... "That's our goal." ... distraction ... high hopes ... counterintuitive ... loony ... too many Web sites ... wobbly ... unsustainable ... bloodbath ... nightmares ... crippled ... Depressing ... collapse ... ravages ... broken ... ailing ...
Blah, blah, - creep, crawl, creep. You'd think a literary Luddite making his deathbed confession whould have the grace to keep it brief, wouldn't you? But not our Farhi, oh no.
32 posted on 08/20/2009 7:55:22 AM PDT by Milhous (Confusion to our enemies.)
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To: Milhous

“Oilman H.L. Hunt was known for his eccentricities. At age 83, he demonstrated his “creeping” exercises, which he’d do for two or three minutes several times a day.”

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/021008dnmethillmain.3a7d3fd.html


33 posted on 08/20/2009 8:08:35 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: vladimir998; Sig Sauer P220; Barb4Bush
George. Elaine, bald men with no jobs and no money don't approach strange women.
Reminds me of my own favorite.
George: You fixed me up with a bald woman.

Kramer flinches.

Kramer: Bald?

George: Yeah, that's right.

Elaine: Do you see the irony here? You're rejecting somebody because they're bald.

George: So?

Elaine: (puts her hands up to her mouth) You're bald!


IMHO a lot of sexual tension exists between George and Elaine. LOL. My wife thinks I'm nuts because both her and her sister hate George. After a chance encounter at a bar my nephew regards Jason Alexander as a megalomaniac.
34 posted on 08/20/2009 8:24:33 AM PDT by Milhous (Confusion to our enemies.)
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Thanks for the story. Back in the day my clientele included a coal company partially owned by one of the Hunt brothers. One day, while inspecting a mine incognito, Hunt got an earful from a miner about #%^&%^@#$ management. LOL.
35 posted on 08/20/2009 8:53:44 AM PDT by Milhous (Confusion to our enemies.)
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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.


36 posted on 08/20/2009 8:57:46 AM PDT by Barb4Bush (God help us all!)
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To: abb
...and journalistic fraud Edmund Andrews gives Bernanke a BJ in the Gay Lady of 8th Ave. today.

When being a sociopathic narcissist isn't a job killer, this is what you get...

37 posted on 08/20/2009 9:06:19 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: abb; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Smiley - ROFL


38 posted on 08/20/2009 12:31:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: abb

39 posted on 08/20/2009 12:37:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barry Falsewitness is proud of his "healthy skepticism" of organized religion. He's a deceiver.)
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To: backhoe

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.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/michaelcalderone/0708/Sulzberger_flipflops_on_stuffed_moose.html

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.


40 posted on 08/20/2009 12:46:20 PM 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

Help Wanted: Life coach, must be a liar and drug abuser. Experience as a plagiarizing reporter a plus.


41 posted on 08/20/2009 12:47:16 PM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: abb
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. http://www.politico.com/blogs/michaelcalderone/0708/Sulzberger_flipflops_on_stuffed_moose.html 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.

I had quite forgotten about the bloody moose- thanks for the reminder.

42 posted on 08/20/2009 12:51:02 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: abb

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-biz-tribune-aug20,0,2780195.story
Tribune Co. executive: operating management will stay


43 posted on 08/20/2009 1:01:22 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Slings and Arrows; abb
Once a...

always a...

;o)

44 posted on 08/20/2009 1:12:07 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Obama Cancels War on Terrorism to Focus on War on Grandma)
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To: abb

...on to an even better con.

He will make millions doing this.


45 posted on 08/20/2009 1:13:55 PM PDT by Palladin (Obamacare=Emanuelcare=Mengelecare!)
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To: Milhous

http://reinventingthenewsroom.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/paul-farhis-very-strange-advice/
Paul Farhi’s Very Strange Advice

http://www.wordyard.com/2009/08/20/something-doesnt-love-a-paywall/
Something there is that doesn’t love a paywall

http://www.news-record.com/blog/56184/entry/67629
A modest proposal: a different kind of Web site


46 posted on 08/20/2009 2:01:14 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: dixiechick2000

Only the brand has changed..


47 posted on 08/20/2009 2:36:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: abb

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hOSrp-uxxzdg3DYhyKaLfx-fdx2wD9A6RBLO1
Philly newspapers file debt-free bankruptcy plan


48 posted on 08/20/2009 2:48:57 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Milhous
"IMHO a lot of sexual tension exists between George and Elaine."

But all of the "tension" was only with George.

49 posted on 08/20/2009 3:03:52 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: abb
The glaring thing about this article is that it NEVER covers the facts of what this guy did!!! Turn the tables and you KNOW the facts would have been repeated ad nauseum.

Disgustingly predictable. Ugh.

50 posted on 08/20/2009 8:28:09 PM PDT by PLK
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