Report: Blair ‘couldn’t stop laughing’ at Times correction.

In one of his few interviews since resigning from the Times on May 1, Blair told the Observer that he “fooled some of the most brilliant people in journalism” with his reporting.

(…)According to excerpts from the Observer, Blair said his deceptions stemmed from personal problems.

“I was either going to kill myself or I was going to kill the journalist persona,” he said. “So Jayson Blair the human being could live, Jayson Blair the journalist had to die.” CNN