Jonah Lehrer ‘understands he made a serious mistake’

Jonah Lehrer

Will Jonah Lehrer remain at The New Yorker? editor Nicholas Thompson “couldn’t comment on Lehrer’s future at the magazine,” writes Jacob Silverman, but Thompson made it clear that the recycling issue first disclosed on “was considered serious and had been expressed as such to Lehrer.”

“We’ve been on the phone back and forth throughout the day,” Thompson said. “He understands he made a serious mistake. He understands the rules. It’s definitely not going to happen again.”

Searching for a silver lining, Thompson said, “I think the one good thing that will come out of it is making it very clear is that this is unacceptable.”

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