Flashback: "The Paper's Reputation Was Left In Tatters"

If they’d fired Hari this story would have gone away, instead the Indy’s mad decision to welcome him back in 2012, so long as no more significant revelations emerge, has poured more fuel on the fire. In many ways Hari is no longer the issue and fingers are being pointed above his head:

http://twitter.com/#!/indy_hack/status/114117651902631936

Guido had to chuckle when he had a look at the Indy’s  coverage of the sacking of the New York Times fantasist Jayson Blair:

“It was a byword for journalistic integrity, a beacon of truth and one of America’s proudest institutions. Then, in 2003, The New York Times was brought to its knees. A 27-year-old reporter, one of the newsroom’s brightest stars, was exposed as a plagiarist who fabricated stories and concocted quotes. The fall-out was epic: the editor quit, staff mutinied and the paper’s reputation was left in tatters.”

Sound familiar?

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