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Former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair has been commissioned to write an article for Esquire, the magazine said yesterday.

Blair, who resigned from the Times after editors learned he had embellished and plagiarized parts of dozens of reports, will review the movie version of the Stephen Glass story, Shattered Glass, said David Granger, Esquire's editor-in-chief.

"We thought it was a clever way to do a movie review, to have the most infamous fabricator review another infamous fabricator," Granger said. "It'll be a short review, about 1,000 words."

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The movie tells the story of Glass, who left The New Republic in 1998 after editors learned he had fabricated stories for their magazine and others where he freelanced. AP

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