David Remnick: It's not like Jonah Lehrer took other people's work

“There are all kinds of crimes and misdemeanors in this business, and if he were making things up or appropriating other people’s work that’s one level of crime. ... This was wrong and foolish, and I think he thought that it was OK to do this in the blogging context — and he is obviously wrong to think so.”

Related: Jonah Lehrer is sorry for whatever you call what he did (Poynter)