Tablet exposes Lehrer’s fake Dylan quotes; claim attack when site crashes!/tabletmag/status/229999342889627648


Tablet magazine exposed New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer’s made-up Dylan quotes today.

Massive props to @mcmoynihan, @bariweiss, and @tabletmag for exposing Jonah Lehrer's lies (to involve Dylan no less!)

— marc tracy (@marcatracy) July 30, 2012

As a result, Lehrer has resigned.

Jonah Lehrer has resigned from The New Yorker

— Tablet Magazine (@tabletmag) July 30, 2012

Another result? The heavy traffic that results from a hot story.

Can you all stop reading @mcmoynihan's takedown of Jonah Lehrer? You've crashed the website! And I haven't read it yet!

— Karol Markowicz (@karol) July 30, 2012

It appears @TabletMag has crashed. I'm guessing this due to traffic to Jonah Lehrer plagiarism piece.

— Nicholas Jackson (@nbj914) July 30, 2012

Please bear with us as our sit is getting slammed with traffic. We're trying as best we can to get back up.

— Tablet Magazine (@tabletmag) July 30, 2012

Tablet Magazine's website has crashed after breaking story about New Yorker writer making up stuff. @tabletmag

— Adam Goldman (@adamgoldmanwp) July 30, 2012

Tablet seems to have confused super heavy traffic with an attack. Did Lehrer strike back?

THE LEHRER ARMY MT @tabletmag We're suffering a DDOS attack. Techs are working to get things back up.

— Adrian Chen (@AdrianChen) July 30, 2012

The internet is hard!

By whom? AnonLehrer? RT @tabletmag: We're suffering a DDOS attack. … Google cache of the Lehrer piece is here:

— Mister Bunny (@AskMisterBunny) July 30, 2012

@tabletmag probably not DDoS, just the popular site server overload phenomenon, no? Slashdotted/ Reddited/ twitter-Lehrer'd?

— Giulia Forsythe (@giuliaforsythe) July 30, 2012

@tabletmag Is it an actual attack or does everyone just want to see the piece?

— Peter Sterne (@petersterne) July 30, 2012

err, are you sure? RT @tabletmag: We're suffering a DDOS attack. Techs are working to get things back up.

— John Herrman (@jwherrman) July 30, 2012

ATTN @tabletmag : A rush of traffic for a hot story is NOT a "DDOS attack" Turn on caching.

— Dan Nguyen (@dancow) July 30, 2012

@dancow I love how the Cloudflare page on Tablet Mag just tells you to refresh the page and see if it's up yet

— Trace Gilton (@tracegilton) July 30, 2012

Who are all these Jonah Lehrer fans launching a DDOS attack on @tabletmag?

— David Weiner (@daweiner) July 30, 2012

Or is it?

If there really is a DDOS attack on Tablet, it must be a coincidence; I don't think Jonah Lehrer is a hacker. (Jewish sites do have enemies)

— John Tabin (@johntabin) July 30, 2012

@tjl @johntabin In all fairness, I think Tablet might have a reason to be paranoid about DDOS attacks.

— PJ Doland (@pjdoland) July 30, 2012

DDOS attack on @tabletmag coincides with #POTUS fundraiser @ NoMad next door to our offices. Coincidence? I think not.

— Matthew Fishbane (@mattnycs) July 30, 2012

Heh. In any event, while techie stuff may be hard for Tablet, they deserve kudos for the Lehrer exposé.

Impressive work, @tabletmag!

— Lawrence Gutman (@lawrencegutman) July 30, 2012


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