- September 15, 2011
After nearly two months of expectation and speculation, the Independent has announced the result of its ‘inquiry’ into the various accusations levelled against its columnist Johann Hari.
Yesterday Hari published a characteristically self-serving apology, which admitted to plagiarism and conducting vicious ‘sock-puppeting’ campaigns against people he dislikes on the Internet, and yet still managed to suggest that such behaviour was motivated by essentially honourable and even noble intentions.
The end result is that Hari is not going to resign and the Independent’s editor Chris Blackhurst will not sack him. Instead he will attend a...
- June 28, 2011
Can’t say I’m sorry – or surprised – that The Independent’s Johann Hari has been caught out inserting quotations from his interviewees’ books or articles in his own interview/profiles and then passing them off as his own quotes. I’ve always found his writing wheedling, bombastic and manipulative, and his analyses of people and events...