July 31st, 2012

American Hack Sees Visions of Johann

A US journalist has been forced to resign from the New Yorker magazine after being caught making up quotes from singer Bob Dylan. Jonah Lehrer first tried to contest the allegations but yesterday conceded that he had falsified quotes from the sixties legend: “I said that they were from archival interview footage provided to me by Dylan’s representatives. This was a lie spoken in a moment of panic. I then continued to lie and say things I should not have said.” Seems Johann Hari took his old tricks with him when he fled across the pond…


12 Comments

  1. 1
    David Rose says:

    This guy is a progressive – he was telling agreater truth for the good of all.

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  2. 3
    Robert Zimmerman says:

    How does it feel?
    How does it feel?
    How does it feel?
    To be on your own,
    With no direction home,
    Like a complete unknown,
    Like a rolling stone?

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    • 11
      Fumbles says:

      What quote did he make up: “The Sun isn’t yellow, it’s chicken.”
      Oh wait, Dylan actually said that…

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  3. 4
    Johann Hari says:

    Time for me to obtain a super injunction.

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  4. 5
    Webwrights says:

    Actually, elsewhere in the lyrics we can find a description of the boy himself:

    “Now, little boy lost, he takes himself so seriously.
    He brags of his misery, he likes to live dangerously”

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  5. 6
    Tron says:

    “When you ain’t got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose”

    Bob said that to me only the other day.

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  6. 7
    David Rosy says:

    “I then continued to lie and say things I shouldn’t have said,” Jonah told me softly. #interviewswithhari

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    • 12
      Dylan's lawyer says:

      Didn’t Dylan say that line to his schoolteacher after being caught lying and saying things he shouldn’t have said ?

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  7. 8
    Jonah says:

    It was an intellectual portrait

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  8. 9
    chriselee says:

    “Most likely you’ll go your way and I’ll go mine”

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  9. 10
    blonde on blonde, please says:

    There must be some kind of way of of here said the joker to the thief.

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