All over now for hack
'Fake' Bob Dylan quotes leads to mans resignation
A staff writer at the New Yorker magazine, John Lehrer, obviously didn't think twice as he had to resign after admitting that he invented quotes by Bob Dylan in his book, 'Imagine: How Creativity Works'.
Another writer, Michael Moynihan, challenged Lehrer on the origins of the quotes. He said: "The quotes in question either did not exist, were unintentional misquotations, or represented improper combinations of previously existing quotes. But I told Mr Moynihan that they were from archival interview footage provided to me by Dylan's representatives. This was a lie spoken in a moment of panic. When Mr Moynihan followed up, I continued to lie, and say things I should not have said".
The incident has left Lehrer blowing in the wind. (Enough! - ed).