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WJLA, March 20, 2012

Top plagiarism scandals: Journalists who borrowed stories, made up sources

Mike Daisey, the performer whose one-man show purported to expose horrific working conditions in Chinese factories where iPads and iPhones are assembled, has now admitted that he mixed fact and fiction - though he never warned his audiences or the journalists who talked with him. Here are some other journalistic scandals.

Jayson Blair

New York Times reporter Jayson Blair made up sources, stole work from other journalists, and lied during his tenure at the paper. The New York Times reported on his lies in front-page story in May 2003. The story described Blair's time there as "a low point in the 152-year history of the newspaper."