Jonah Lehrer got busted fabricating Dylan quotes, but Dylan has done a fair amount of fabrication over the years himself. Artists can get away with anything.
Jonah Lehrer got busted before he could become Stephen Glass. “Plagiarism has been a nearly perfect crime for centuries, now imperiled by detective work made possible by digital means,” says Podhoretz.
A “Dylan obsessive” at Tablet outed the New Yorker writer and controversial self-plagiarizer, leading to Lehrer’s resignation.