Disgraced NYT reporter Blair botches even edit of inaccurate-by-design novel

Paul points me to an article entitled Big Pharma Backs Novel About Poisoned Canadian Prescriptions, Hires Jayson Blair to Edit.” “This story has to be a shaggin’ hoax but it’s too good not to pass on,” he says.

It does read, as reports on many unfathomable developments seem to these days, like an Onion story, but The Book Standard is a reputable publishing news source. And given the horror stories a friend has told me about her production work on training videos for pharmaceutical salespeople, only the details are surprising.

Background reading: Michael Moore’s next film, Sicko, already has drug manufacturers in a tizzy.


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