Tuesday, January 24, 2006

I'm stepping into the Frey

It's bad enough that the guy is a liar and a cheat and beneath contempt. What is truly galling is that his publisher and Oprah, (talk about the road to hell being paved with good intentions) instead of showing some backbone and admitting having being duped, instead of saying that outright lying and embellishing what is supposed to be a real story is unacceptable, DEFEND this bastard and spin themselves silly because all they want to do is save face and keep collecting their millions.
I am appalled, shocked, dismayed and frightened at the levels of spin, which is nothing but lying and distortion of the truth, the powerful in America are willing to engage in, from our moronically malevolent president, to the Grande Dame of TV and the publishers of A Million Little Pieces. But hell, that's how things in America work today: an editor told Mary Karr, who wrote a great memoir, The Liars Club, to insert a sappy goodbye scene with her mother, even though it never happened, to sell more copies. She refused. Read her opinion of this farce by clicking on the title.
People have no shame anymore, and that is accepted. It is accepted that in the name of money and fame, you can lie and cheat and grovel and debase yourself for your fifteen minutes of glory. And people understand; Oprah, in her all encompassing magnificence, has the power to forgive and so will many morons who watch her dreadful show. It's only natural. Everybody wants to be famous. Everybody wants to make it. It doesn't matter how. It's revolting.

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