I think the thing that is being missed the most in the coverage about Jayson Blair is the personal aspect of it. I am not apologizing for his behavior- he will and should have to pay the price for his misdeeds- but am I the only person who looks at this young guy and thinks “What is he going to do with the rest of his life?”
The NY Times will recover- in fact it already has. I expect there will be four op-eds penned tomorrow bashing something or another about the current administration. What will happen to Jayson Blair – he is simply ruined, done, finished. Even if he brought in on himself, it is nothing to be gleeful about. It really is kind of sad.
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Apparently Blair did this at the Boston Globe, as well.