Confronting Jonah Lehrer

Moynihan: Confronting Jonah Lehrer

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Aug. 20 2012 7:15 PM

Michael C. Moynihan: Confronting Jonah Lehrer

Journalist Michael C. Moynihan famously sleuthed out the fact that science writer Jonah Lehrer had fabricated Bob Dylan quotes. Moynihan’s disclosure of Lehrer’s journalistic malpractice—and of a lie Lehrer had told Moynihan to cover his tracks—led, several weeks ago, to Lehrer’s departure from the New Yorker. Here Moynihan describes the dramatic moment when he confronted Lehrer.

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