CNN Evening News for Monday, May 12, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(New York: Jeff Greenfield) The scandal at the "New York Times" over plagiarism by young reporter Jayson Blair†† reviewed; details given of the problems with his reporting. [Fairfax County commonwealth attorney Robert HORAN†- criticizes the "New York Times."] ["Washington Post" Howard KURTZ†- says Blair told so many lies; notes this will cast doubts on all journalism.] The fabricated reporting at the "Washington Post" by Janet Cooke†† in 1981, at "Dateline," the "New Republic" & CNN reviewed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Taped interview held with "New York Times" columnist Bob Herbert about the Blair fraud. [HERBERT - says this has been embarrassing to the "New York Times" by hurting its credibility; comments on Blair's "pathological" behavior in making up stories; states diversity & affirmative action in the newsroom has already been attacked.]