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.

4 comments:

Matt Wardman said...

It seems to be still in the cache.

eg:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fjohannhari.com%2Fcategory%2FIsrael&btnG=Search&meta=

I think the broken links are ones with spaces, that you need some

On your subtantive point, I think the problem is that there may be significant substance to the claims.

Most of the website can be accessed via archive.org, at the Indy or the Huff Post (though there are differences) or links here:

http://bit.ly/johann-hari

Madame Arcati said...

Thank you, most useful.

Anonymous said...

Hari's fucked ...goodbye Orwell prize...hello, alt sex stories.

Couldn't happen to a more deserving piece of hate filled limp lettuce.

Madame Arcati said...

Poor Johann. Madame is everyone's port in a storm.