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12 May 2003

A Tale of Two Blairs

... and neither one of them named Tony. Yesterday's Observer featured a wonderful retrospective of George Orwell (née Eric Blair.) The main focus of the article was his meticulous and troubled search for truth and clarity in journalism, and how he set the standard for Observer journalists for the next fifty years. Today's story is of a very different Blair - a feckless 27-year old who is (was) both high-flyer and pathological liar - Jayson Blair, late of the New York Times.

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