This was the lede in John Warner’s Just Visiting blog on Inside Higher Ed recently:
To the surprise of no one, disgraced journalist and serial bullshitter Jonah Lehrer is back.
I’ve been following the saga of Mr. Lehrer since the nascent days of this blog when I was quoted by Forbes.com about the early days of the then-breaking original scandal. (You should definitely place emphasis on the second syllable: skan-DAAHL!)
Lehrer is back to publishing, this time alongside Shlomo Benartzi, a UCLA behavioral economist and Lehrer’s co-author of the forthcoming book The Digital Mind: How We Think and Behave Differently on Screens.
Like Warner, I don’t believe Lehrer should be banned from publishing for life, but I do think that I’ll think twice about actually believing anything he has to say for quite a long time. Not saying ever; just saying a long time.
Footnote to it all: I heard Lehrer on NPR over the weekend. One supposes that means he’s back for sure!