The New York Times
is reeling from a humiliating scandal in which it was found that reporter Jayson Blair had been fabricating breaking news scoops during the Washington sniper saga, quoting people he had never spoken to, regularly plagerising copy from other reporters’ work, and claiming to travel to cities and towns across the United States that phone records and a lack of travel expenses did not support. Times
executive editor, Howell Raines, spoke to concerned parties at a recent press conference in New York, NY
’s Najeeb Al-Anbarri was present at the conference but has lost his ticket stub so therefore requests that you take his word for it.