Over the weekend, no matter what form of media we came in contact with, no matter what radio station, TV station, magazine or newspaper we held, everything was about James Frey, Oprah and the fact that he wrote a book and apparently lied through a lot of it.
Air America’s Satellite Sisters interviewed Bill of The Smoking Gun. They also interviewed two publishers and a writer. They took calls from irate Americans. And then CNN interviewed another batch of publishers and asked people what they thought. I even wrote in.. The New York Times published an article about how Oprah Trumped Truthiness. (The best part about the printed version was that at one point, they accidentally spelled Mr. Oprah instead of Ms. Oprah.) You can’t get away from this story if you try.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t read the book. I never will. I couldn’t care less about Mr. Frey but don’t wish to offend anyone in saying so. I am curious to hear how others feel about the whole scandal. Do you care? Why? Why do you think others care so much?