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  • 'Imaginary Blame' in Blair book, Paper Says

    03/02/2004 7:41:38 AM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 3 replies · 169+ views
    USA Today ^ | 3-2-2004 | Peter Johnson
    Jayson Blair's book about his tumultuous tenure at The New York Times hits bookstores this week, but his former bosses already are criticizing it. Burning Down My Master's House (New Millennium) "does not merit much attention," said a memo to staffers last week by executive editor Bill Keller and managing editors Jill Abramson and Bill Geddes. "The author is an admitted fabricator. (Chapter One begins, 'I lied and I lied - and then I lied some more.') The book pretends to be a mea culpa, but ends up spewing imaginary blame in all directions. We don't intend to respond to...
  • JOURNO FRAUDSTER RECAST AS VICTIM Blair's Publisher Claims 'Times' Infringed Copyright

    03/02/2004 2:30:20 PM PST · by Liz · 14 replies · 285+ views
    Copyright 2004 Editor & Publisher ^ | March 02, 2004 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK--- A dispute over what constitutes a newspaper embargo and copyright infringement has arisen between the publisher of disgraced former reporter Jayson Blair's forthcoming book and The New York Times, leading the publisher to seek receipts for a purported purchase of the book by a Times staffer. New Millennium Press of Beverly Hills, Calif., contends that the Times, in an article published last Friday, broke an embargo when it ran several quotes from the book. New Millennium President Michael Viner said he sent the paper an advance copy of the book, titled "Burning Down My Masters' House" last...
  • Reliving his bad Times (Jayson Blair is back and blairing)

    02/27/2004 4:44:42 PM PST · by presidio9 · 26 replies · 180+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | February 27, 2004 | PAUL D. COLFORD
    He's back ... and blaring. Jayson Blair, whose serial fabrications and deceit rocked The New York Times last year, revisits the whole sad story in a 300-page memoir about drug use, mental instability and hard times at the paper. In "Burning Down My Masters' House," obtained by the Daily News before it goes on sale next week, the ex-reporter offers his own distorted look at the scandal that ultimately led to the resignation of The Times' two top editors. Blair - at times self-pitying, at times self-righteous - goes into greater, often lurid detail about how he came unhinged and...

    02/19/2004 6:34:21 PM PST · by mhking · 29 replies · 823+ views
    KATIE COURIC LOOKS INTO THE SCANDAL THAT ROCKED THE NEW YORK TIMESExclusive First Interview with Jayson Blair airs Friday, March 5th on "Dateline NBC" and Monday, March 8th on "Today" NEW YORK -- February 19, 2004 -- When Jayson Blair's lies, fabrications and plagiarism at the New York Times were discovered last may, the scandal shook journalism to its very foundation. In an exclusive interview, Katie Couric interviews Jayson Blair, the man responsible for one of the most embarrassing chapters in the history of the New York Times. The interview airs Friday, March 5th on "Dateline NBC"(9pm). Blair will...
  • Hutton is our Jayson Blair, says BBC news chief

    02/12/2004 1:59:35 PM PST · by Pikamax · 2 replies · 147+ views
    Guardian ^ | 02/12/04 | Claire Cozens
    Hutton is our Jayson Blair, says BBC news chief Click here to read Sambrook's email to BBC news staff Claire Cozens Thursday February 12, 2004 The BBC director of news, Richard Sambrook, has compared the Hutton crisis to the fallout at the New York Times over rogue reporter Jayson Blair and the Times' Hitler diaries as the corporation works to repair its reputation in the wake of the scandal. Mr Sambrook, who is himself under investigation over his handling of former BBC reporter Andrew Gilligan's hugely controversial Today programme story, admitted the BBC had made a "big and high profile...
  • Judging Blair by His Cover; Jayson's Book for Sale on Amazon (ranked 1,289,847)

    12/05/2003 10:40:50 AM PST · by Liz · 8 replies · 177+ views
    EDITOR AND PUBLISHER ONLINE ^ | DECEMBER 04, 2003 | Greg Mitchell
    NEW YORK -- The long wait is over. Now you can order Jayson Blair's forthcoming book, Burning Down My Masters' House: My Life at The New York Times at The cover of the tightly guarded book, which will not be published until March, is also available at the online bookseller. It features a mock front page of the Times, with the paper's logo partly cut off at the top, the book title as a huge headline, and a fairly small picture of Blair in a light colored T-shirt (but looking very serious) in the lower right corner. You can...
  • Before Jayson Blair: AIM and The New York Times

    11/13/2003 3:17:35 PM PST · by walford · 8 replies · 3,131+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | November 12, 2003 | William R Alford
    Receive FREE updates by email: | Before Jayson Blair: AIM and The New York Times By William AlfordNovember 12, 2003 Subsequent to the fallout over Jayson Blair's numerous instances of fraud, inaccuracy and plagiarism, senior staff at The N.Y. Times surely hoped that credibility doubts would end by throwing the 27-year-old journalist over the side in May. Questions nonetheless persisted over such practices as the widespread misuse of unnamed sources, attributing freelancers' work to staff reporters, and insufficient research and 'advocacy' journalism. On an early June "day that breaks my heart," publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. announced the 'resignations' of...
  • Ex-Times Exec to Discuss Blair in Book

    11/13/2003 8:03:28 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 7 replies · 224+ views
    Star News ^ | 11/13/03
    Associated Press Story - Former New York Times executive Gerald Boyd, who resigned last June in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal, is writing his memoirs. Currently untitled, the book will be published in 2005 by Amistad, an imprint of News Corp.'s HarperCollins that specializes in publications by black authors. "The Jayson Blair scandal will be covered, but it will be just a small part of the story," Boyd's representative, Robert Barnett, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney, said Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Blair resigned from the Times last spring after editors learned he had embellished and plagiarized parts...
  • Joseph Sobran "Airbrushing History?" {in Walter Duranty Case}

    11/06/2003 5:35:41 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 257+ views
    Joseph Sobran column ^ | 11-96-03 | Sobran, Joseph
    Airbrushing History? October 23, 2003 Professor Mark von Hagen, a historian at Columbia University, says a 1932 Pulitzer Prize should be rescinded. That was a long time ago. Why does it matter now? Because the prize went to a liar for his lies. And they were very influential lies, whose impact was of historic importance. The liar was Walter Duranty, Moscow correspondent of the New York Times. Duranty wrote at the time that the Ukrainian famine, which had been amply reported in the less prestigious Hearst newspapers, was a false rumor. But the famine was real, and it was no...
  • NY Times False headline putting words into Bush's mouth

    10/29/2003 7:43:45 AM PST · by jmcclain19 · 7 replies · 148+ views
    Headline listed on the New York Times story "Bush Says He Sees No Need in Iraq for Adding G.I.'s" Actual quote from the article Mr. Bush also indicated that he was not considering sending in additional American troops to help restore order, but said he was not the one making the decision. "That's a decision by John Abizaid," Mr. Bush said, referring to the senior American commander in the region. "He makes that — General Abizaid makes the decision as to whether or not he needs more troops. I've constantly asked the secretary of defense, as well as when I...
  • N.Y. Times Columnist: Fox News Is Bush's Al Jazeera

    10/16/2003 1:14:56 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 97 replies · 538+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/16/03 | Limbacher
    Premier New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman attacked the Fox News Channel on Thursday, comparing the top-rated cable news network to the pro-terrorist Al Jazeera broadcasting company. Using a recent speech by Vice President Dick Cheney to argue that the Bush administration is too narrow-minded in its handling of postwar Iraq, Friedman complained, "Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein issue messages from their caves through Al Jazeera, and Mr. Cheney issues messages from his bunker through Fox." "Out of fairness, my newspaper feels obligated [to cover the Cheney speech]," the top Times columnist wrote. "But I wish we would have...
  • No lie: Jayson Blair movie called 'dark comedy'

    10/16/2003 12:52:06 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 167+ views ^ | Thursday, October 16, 2003
    The scandalized New York Times reporter who filed stories replete with false information and plagiarized material is the subject of a new Showtime movie titled "The Jayson Blair Project." The network calls its film a "dark comedy" which seeks to answer the question: "Why would a seemingly bright reporter at one of the most prestigious newspapers in the country sabotage a wonderful career by fabricating stories?" Jayson Blair (N.Y. Times photo) "We are very excited about this project," said Robert Greenblatt, president of entertainment for Showtime Networks. "Most films based on the world of journalism focus on how a reporter...
  • THE BLAIR RICH PROJECT (Jayson Blair TV Movie)

    10/16/2003 12:49:15 AM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 90+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/16/03 | MICHAEL STARR
    <p>October 16, 2003 -- SHAMED reporter Jayson Blair's tale of plagiarism and deceit is coming to a TV screen near you.</p> <p>Showtime announced yesterday it will produce "The Jayson Blair Project," based on the story of the ex-New York Times reporter who was fired for plagiarism and fabrication on hundreds of stories he filed over a period of several years.</p>
  • Another New York Times Scandal

    10/15/2003 3:46:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 263+ views ^ | October 15, 2003 | Cliff Kincaid
    Remember Jayson Blair? Now, another name will go down in infamy at the New York Times. Lynette Holloway, another affirmative- action promotion at the New York Times, has resigned in the wake of the paper running its second-longest correction in history. That 2,175-word correction ran back on July 14. Holloway’s by-line has not appeared since. Now she’s gone. The Times didn’t want to draw any more attention to this scandal, and her resignation was disclosed by a competitor, Keith J. Kelly of the New York Post. He reported that Times spokeswoman Catherine Mathis said they had reached "an amicable settlement."
  • Shattered Glass: Review

    10/13/2003 6:11:19 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 2 replies · 249+ views
    Three Movie Buffs ^ | Sept. 21, 2003 | Scott
    Shattered Glass "Read between the lies." Directed by: Billy Ray Starring: Hayden Christensen - Stephen Glass Peter Sarsgaard - Chuck Lane Chloë Sevigny - Caitlin Avey Melanie Lynskey - Amy Brand Steve Zahn - Adam Penenberg Hank Azaria - Michael Kelly Rosario Dawson - Andie Fox Back before anyone had ever heard of Jayson Blair and his plagiarized stories for the New York Times, Stephen Glass was the star reporter for 'The New Republic' magazine. You may not be familiar with the magazine, its circulation is less than 100,000, but it’s known as ‘the in-flight magazine of Air Force One’....
  • Affirmative Action and "Jayson Blair" on Law & Order

    10/01/2003 7:53:53 PM PDT · by ArcLight · 8 replies · 128+ views
    10/1/2003 | Me
    Anybody watching Law & Order? A Jayson Blair-like black journalist accused of murder. It's the most honest debate on affirmative action I've heard on TV yet.
  • New York Times Warns of Lower Earnings

    09/17/2003 6:05:40 PM PDT · by kattracks · 28 replies · 338+ views
    AP | 9/17/03
    NEW YORK, Sep 17, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- The New York Times Co. reported lower advertising revenues for August and said Wednesday that its third-quarter earnings would be well below Wall Street expectations. The Times said it expected to earn between 30 and 32 cents per share in the third quarter, compared with 38 cents in the same period last year. Analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call had been expecting the company to earn 39 cents per share. Advertising revenues in the company's newspaper group fell 1.4 percent in August compared with the same month last year. "The...
  • Author Exposes Most Influential U.S. Newspaper's Leftist Slant

    09/17/2003 2:23:12 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 10 replies · 312+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 9/17/03 | Chad Groening
    conservative columnist says the liberal bias of The New York Times extends far beyond the environs of New York and should be a matter of concern to every American. As a native New Yorker, Bob Kohn grew up reading the Times. But now the columnist for WorldNetDaily has written a book about the newspaper called Journalistic Fraud: How The New York Times Distorts the News and Why it Can No Longer Be Trusted (WND Books, 2003). Kohn says every other liberal news agency follows the Times, even broadcast news organizations. "The old joke applies -- Peter Jennings is not a...
  • 'My Master's House' (Jayson Blair is a true sell out)

    09/17/2003 6:10:50 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 25 replies · 314+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, September 17, 2003 | JOHN MCWHORTER
    <p>The spelling of Jayson Blair's first name suggests that he is black. Seeing the name when I read an article about the first indications that he had been fabricating stories for the New York Times, a chill went up my spine. What worried me was not that a black person had been screwing up. We can expect that black people, as human beings, will have their bad days like anyone else. But I imagined one direction the fracas might go: that Jayson just might "spin" the story into a tale of discrimination.</p>
  • How the ombudsman, once dismissed as a matter of doctrine, came to the New York Times

    09/13/2003 5:36:22 PM PDT · by Jay Rosen NYU · 8 replies · 417+ views
    PressThink ^ | September 10, 2003 | Jay Rosen
    The ombudsman is here because the doctrine against it collapsed. But pride says the Times cannot copy the Post. What's Bill Keller to do?The argument for why an ombudsman would never be needed at the New York Times went like this. Every editor should represent the interests of the reader. That’s what good editors do. No ombudsman. Before you start poking at the logic, appreciate how long it stood and how well it served the authority of the Times. First ombudsman is 1967, Louisville Courier Journal. Thirty six years later, the New York Times agrees: maybe it’s a good...