He Stole a Lot More Than My Words

By Macarena Hernandez, The Los Angeles Times

SAN ANTONIO — One of the last stories Jayson Blair wrote before being unmasked as a liar and plagiarist contained these words: “Juanita Anguiano points proudly to the pinstriped couches, the tennis bracelet in its red case and the Martha Stewart furniture out on the patio. She proudly points up to the ceiling fan.”

Eight days earlier, I had written similar words about Anguiano in an article for my newspaper, the San Antonio Express-News: “So the single mother, a teacher’s aide, points to the ceiling fan he installed in her small living room,” I wrote. “She points to the pinstriped couches, the tennis bracelet still in its red velvet case and the Martha Stewart patio furniture, all gifts from her first born and only son.”

Read more on this story here.