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Jayson Blair

October 3rd, 2009 No comments

Jayson BlairIn 2003, the New York Times reporter was caught plagiarizing and making up parts of his stories. He resigned and published a book in 2004 called Burning Down My Masters’ House: My Life at the New York Times. In the book, he blames his behavior on a past battle with bipolar disorder and drug problems.

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Stephen Glass

October 3rd, 2009 No comments

Stephen GlassWhile working as a reporter in the late 1990s for The New Republic, it was discovered that Glass had been making up facts in his stories. Glass had gone so far as to create fake websites and sources.

A movie about Glass called Shattered Glass came out in 2003, starring Hayden Christensen as Glass. The tagline for the movie was: “He’d do anything to get a great story.”

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James Frey

October 3rd, 2009 No comments
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After his autobiography A Million Little Pieces became a bestseller thanks to Oprah Winfrey selecting it for her book club, it was discovered that important parts of the book had been fabricated.

After much controversy, Frey appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show for the second time on January 26, 2006 and claimed that the “demons” that had driven him to abuse alcohol and drugs were the same ones that had led him to invent events in his autobiography. Oprah told him: “I feel that you betrayed millions of readers.”

Check out the video link. He now thinks he is some kind of celebrity entitled to special consideration. Welcome James to the NIP Hall of Shame.

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Bill Clinton

October 3rd, 2009 2 comments
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How we wish he was back!

The 42nd President of the United States. Lied under oath about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky and subsequently, in 1998, became the second president in U.S. history (the first was Andrew Johnson) to be impeached by the House of Representatives.

Of course you have seen the bumper sticker NOBODY DIED WHEN CLINTON LIED. Don’t be too sure. Where was Clinton’s attention when he was offered the captured Osama Bin Laden? Was he too preoccupied with something else to bring OBL to justice?

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