Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Missing: Johann Hari's website.
The website of the Independent's suspended columnist/interviewer/awards hoover Johann Hari has disappeared: http://www.johannhari.com/. And if you click cached on any of his Google story links, the message informs 'website closed'. This is a most worrying development. I should have thought this is the time to brazen out the accusations (of plagiarism, made-up quotes, etc) and proclaim one's innocence by maintaining accessibility of the evidence (of putative authentic journalism). I wonder whether Hari's judge and jury Andreas Whittam Smith knows about this.