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Jonah Lehrer Fabricated Quotes

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by PopeDirkBenedict, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    This article should mark the end of Jonah Lehrer's career -- some of this sounds like Stephen Glass.

  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    And we thought he only plagiarized himself.
  3. brandonsneed

    brandonsneed Member

    That link's down ... can anyone provide a rundown on what happened this time around?
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Jonah Lie-hrer.
  5. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Here is the Google cache of the article -- apparently, the mag is experience a denial of service attack.

  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    He gone!

  7. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Sure seems like a lot of work to catch someone plagiarizing.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Ironic that you can finally get the axe for misquoting Bob Dylan. He mumbles so badly you can just say you misheard him.
  9. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    The real stupidity of what Lehrer did was this: Bob Dylan is one of the most analyzed people you will ever find. He is reclusive (at least in terms of interviews) and there are people who hang on his every word. If you read this interview with the author, it seems pretty clear that the author was a huge Dylan fan who simply wanted to know where the quotes came from. Not in a "I'm gonna get you" kind of a way, but in a "I'm a Dylan obsessive and I never heard this before. What's your source?" kind of way. And it snowballed from there.

  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The Pope's Kindred quote reflects a vastly-underrated approach, usefully-employed by at least one person who taught me the ropes of this business.
  11. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    Just so. Lehrer was recklessly foolish not to realize that a Dylan obsessor would catch him out.
  12. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    When contacted, Lynn Hoppes checked Wikipedia and offered up "No comment."
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