Jayson Blair, worked for The Times for four years before resigning on May 1 after being accused of many ethical violations. If you have not read this story I think you shouldn't miss it. Take a moment to read it and then consider giving us your observations.
What is really going on here? To me, I detect undercurrents of race (hidden indictments of affirmative action - where if anything it was an informal process) and a whiffs of vindictiveness on the part of the NYT. What are your observations?
Me, It think they got sloppy in their supervison, have serious egg on their faces and they were seriously taken advantage of by a lazy kid that kept getting away with it. I think that "liberal-white-guilt-syndrome" perhaps kept the kid from getting a early ass chewing that might have kept him on the straight an narrow.