May 21, 2003

What the hell?

I haven't said anything about the Jayson Balir Scandal™, because feh, the New York Times, what a surprise... but I came across this article (via a commenter on Michele's site) and the last line gave me pause, to say the least:

"I was either going to kill myself or I was going to kill the journalist persona," he said. "So Jayson Blair the human being could live, Jayson Blair the journalist had to die."

In the parlance of these times, dude's got major issues. Wanker.

Posted by Andrea Harris at May 21, 2003 03:14 PM

Here's the full article, if you've got the stomach for it.

Posted by: mtpolitics at May 21, 2003 at 03:38 PM

Here's how "Jayson Blair the journalist" can die.

"Dear Mr. Raines - Please accept my resignation, effective immediately."

Quick, tidy, and efficient - but then there'd be no book deal, would there?

Posted by: andy at May 21, 2003 at 09:27 PM

Who had to die so Jayson the jerk-off could live??

Posted by: cmk at May 21, 2003 at 09:55 PM

Maybe Jayson the reporter, Jayson the human being, Jayson the jerk-off and all the other random Jaysons (Jayson the grouch before he has his coffee in the morning, Jayson the late weekend sleeper, etc.) could get stuck in a terrible thunderstorm in a Nevada motel and randomly kill each other off until only one Jayson is left.

Posted by: mary at May 22, 2003 at 09:53 AM

Issues? This guy has entire bound volumes!

Posted by: Dave at May 22, 2003 at 12:59 PM

Yeah, it was some other guy who was the lying bastard. Where have we heard this before?

Posted by: Mrs. du Toit at May 23, 2003 at 08:27 AM