The new scandal "does not diminish his work as a valued contributor to the magazine and website," said [Wired spokesman Jon] Hammond, who added that Lehrer's continuing contract with Wired, a Conde Nast sibling of the New Yorker, meant that "a couple of pieces that were already in the works."
"We still value the work that he has done for us," Hammond said.
Sure. Why not? It's not like there are thousands of out-of-work journalists out there dying for a shot at the kind of career Lehrer threw away, right?