Jonah Lehrer was Innocent

He didn't cite something he wrote himself

Background Information

He worked for the New Yorker before he worked for the New York Times. He was a Blogger and he was good at it. When he was 31 he was accused of being a plagiarist.

He Used his own work in another blog that he wrote but didn't cite it.

unfortunately for him he got accused of plagiarism even though the definition of plagiarism is stealing OTHER peoples work. You can't steal what is already yours. So he should not have been penalized in the first place! If he didn't steal he didn't plagiarize.