Jayson Blair had not heard or read anything about this week’s Intercept debacle until it was brought up to him by a New York Daily News reporter.
In the resulting piece by Jason Silverstein, Blair, who carved out a very similar trail at The New York Times, has some succinct advice for disgraced reporter Juan Thompson:
Blair now works as a life coach in Virginia, and spoke from his Virginia office. He never tried to re-enter journalism, and advised the same for Thompson.
“It’s very hard for someone to recover from something like this,” the infamous fabulist said.
Blair also speculates how Thompson probably first started down the “slippery slope” of making things up. Read the rest here.
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