Add helpful error message to r.json() method #1296

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4 docs/user/quickstart.rst
@@ -131,7 +131,9 @@ There's also a builtin JSON decoder, in case you're dealing with JSON data::
>>> r.json()
[{u'repository': {u'open_issues': 0, u'url': 'https://github.com/...
-In case the JSON decoding fails, ``r.json`` raises an exception.
+In case the JSON decoding fails, ``r.json`` raises an exception. For example, if
+the response gets a 401 (Unauthorized), attempting ``r.json`` raises ``ValueError:
+No JSON object could be decoded``
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