I Am Right About Everything Always, But Especially About Jonah Lehrer

by evanmcmurry

Not that this was especially difficult to call, but exactly one month ago I bet this blog’s annual budget that Jonah Lehrer’s fabrication of a Bob Dylan quote was only the beginning of his journalistic malfeasance, rather than its limit, as Lehrer himself was claiming. And what a beginning it was: according to an NYU science journalism professor hired by Wired* to scour their own Lehrer archives for violations, Lehrer’s journalistic misdeeds approach 100% of his work.

Bonus: draw whatever links you’d like to this story of up to 125 instances of cheating in an Intro Government class at Harvard.

* Yes, I know that rhymed.