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Cynical Johann Hari Is The Celebrity Plagiarist: His Fame Keeps Him Working In The Profession He Cheapens

by | 16th, September 2011

AS I wrote on June 28, the fuss over columnist Johann Hari will do him no harm whatsoever. So I told you so. Many privately assured me that he would lose his job at the  Independent but I knew better. Once you understand that newspaper editors are craven in the court of celebrity even a micro-celebrity created by themselves or predecessors it was rapidly deducible that a laundering formula would be found to retain Hari’s services which did not include the words ‘You’re fired!’

What impresses me most is that Hari has clearly paid attention to Madame Arcati. In my piece (linked above), I lectured that a celeb interview is an ‘encounter’ not an ‘intellectual portrait’ as he self-servingly put it: so, in yesterday’s apology, what word does he use to display his new wisdom and describe a celebrity

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