As one of the bloggers and journalists who recently posed questions for Johann Hari to answer about his writing, it may seem either very appropriate - or not appropriate at all - that I am rather concerned about how all this must be affecting him. In particular, I do hope his employers are properly looking after their employee.
If it turns out that there were faults, then - as he was (and is) a young journalist - it is clear that those responsible for editing his work also have difficult questions to answer.
Whatever happens, I do trust that those at the Independent who allowed such allegedly bad journalistic practices to continue do not try to blame it all on Hari.
I actually admire Hari's polemical works, and so I want him to come out of this affair a better and more rounded journalist.
I am certainly not taking any pleasure in any of this (unlike, it must be said, some others).
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