Is a plagerist
Another reason for Jonah being caught for plagiarizing was that, "Jonah had a lot of promise and he was not living up to it, this shows how having a lot of promise is hard to live up to and a way of copping with this is plagiarizing, this is clearly not a good method", (James Lileks).
Jonah's opinion on plagiarizing was shown when he said, “A lie told well is just as good as the truth” (Jonah Lehrer). This shows that he believes that lying is okay, as long as you don't get caught. He took this risk when he plagiarized, but ended up getting caught.