26 January, 2006

Oprah

Mr. Frey's A Million Little Pieces, classified as non-fiction by the NYT was a lie, broken by a blogger, the smoking gun--- see link above.

Oprah Winfrey finally has acknowledged The Truth.

The Truth: When I discovered that Lake Wobegon was fiction, I threw it in the trash. It amazes me how people can accept fiction for fact.

Or is it that certain people refuse to confront others on their veracity?

8 Comments:

Blogger Chief RZ said...

Maybe she really "gets it" that The Truth does matter. I hope so.

28.1.06  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I heard clips of her on the Glenn Beck radio show. She did sound sincere. Beck says that is why Oprah has such credibility, because she will stand up and admit when she is wrong. Though I've never been a big fan of hers, I think she's a class act and that is one of the reasons she has such a big following.

28.1.06  
Blogger JFH said...

Why did you assume Lake Wobegon was non-fiction? Just curious 'cus I always assumed it to be fiction.

(Then again, my wife bought Frey's SECOND book, even after I told her he was a liar! I could say she didn't believe me until Oprah told her; but to be honest, she told me she didn't care; "He writes a good story!")

30.1.06  
Blogger Chief RZ said...

jfh,
Yes, I did think it was non, but for the first time, and the last, I didn't check the front cover. It was a gift as I remember.

It is amazing what some people will swallow as The Truth.

30.1.06  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

I think most pple were angry when they found out bout Frey's "embellishments" particularly because of the subject matter...wonder how he feels about all this now?

31.1.06  
Blogger Chief RZ said...

woman-
Thanks for the vist.
I would be much more direct. Lies.
How he "feels"? To continue, certain people apparently, are unable to discriminate between The Truth and fiction. I really hope that Oprah will take this lesson and include more of this value in and on her show.

31.1.06  
Anonymous Matt G. said...

While what Frey did was repugnant and deceptive, I don't understand why you are bringing Lake Wobegon into this. Garrison Keillor never pretended that Lake Wobegon was anything but fiction. I understand that not everyone enjoys reading fiction, but if you're so opposed to it that you feel the need to destroy it by throwing it in the trash, at least be consistent and toss out the garbage that Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter peddle as non-fiction.

3.2.06  
Blogger Chief RZ said...

It was a lie. He lied.
The Wobegon incident occurred sometime in the 80s I believe. That was before I found out that NPR was liberal and people "put on" like Garrison did. I perceived that he passed his book off as his true childhood. Maybe that is where Mr. Frey got an idea from, who knows.
What part of Mrs. Colter's book is incorrect? This part:
http://magyartruth.blogspot.com/2006/01/monitoring_09.html ?

3.2.06  

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