February 27, 2004

The Collector

If (and it's a big if) Jayson Blair's new book is to be believed, the young fabulist had a hobby far stranger than cocaine:

"I lied about a plane flight I never took, about sleeping in a car I never rented, about a landmark on a highway I had never been on," he writes. "I lied about a guy who helped me at a gas station that I found on the Internet and about crossing railroad tracks I only knew existed because of aerial photographs in my private collection."
(Emphasis added.)

Posted by John Tabin at February 27, 2004 01:30 AM