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Ostracize Jayson Blair; He Undermined Trust

May 29, 2003

Re "He Stole a Lot More Than My Words" (Opinion, May 25), concerning the plagiarism of New York Times journalist Jayson Blair: I agree that this has nothing to do with racism. This guy is an incredible bottom feeder. Now he is trying to peddle his story for book and movie deals, alleging that he was just testing the system. He also brushes his actions off as substance abuse-related (very popular lately).

He'll probably come out of this with deals worth a lot of money, but what should happen is that he should be ostracized by everyone and denied any financial gain from his devious and despicable actions.

It should not matter what color a person's skin is when it comes to promotions or punishment. Blair should bear the full weight of what he has done. May he rot in hell for victimizing others and contributing to many people's opinions that the media cannot be trusted.

John Moran

Burbank

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