Thursday, May 22, 2003

More Jayson Blair. Yes, I realize that we've slipped past the overkill stage, but here's a link to the New York Observer piece that everyone's talking about, if you haven't seen it already.

Today's Globe has a comprehensive overview of Blair's brief time at that paper. The Globe goes high up with Blair's claim that he's been diagnosed with bipolar disease, better known as manic-depression -- a serious mental illness. If this is true, can't someone please get this guy out of the limelight?

For my money, though, this piece by Jill Rosen, which will appear in the upcoming American Journalism Review, is among the most revelatory. Rosen really gets into Blair's time as a student at the University of Maryland, where all the self-destructiveness that would later bring him down was on full display.

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