It’s been fashionable to mention Jayson Blair in stories about the meltdown at CBS. While his case of journalistic deception is fashionable to mention, not one of the major (or minor) mainstream media outlets bothered to contact him for his take on the CBS memo mess. Mark Hemingway of Rathergate contacted Blair and got the first interview with him. Here’s how he starts:
“My first reaction when a friend asked about the Dan Rather memo flap was to ponder whether anyone learned anything from the mess I got myself into. Nobody knows the value of credibility better than I do. I’d give up the book royalties if I could get my credibility and career back.”
Read the rest of Mark Hemingway’s exclusive interview Rathergate.