Thursday, January 26, 2006

Winfrey's Redemption

I think Oprah Winfrey redeemed herself today. Frey can never be.

Update: I've decided after careful thought Oprah should have known better to begin with, (a given really) and can't be completely redeemed. Everyone must pay for their indiscretions one way or another.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Late Mitchell Warren said...

I thought about writing a big article on this and posting it on an obscure forum somewhere. But I just don't care enough.

What Frey did was typical of a writer who will and probably should do anything to make it in this hard business. If your goal is to sell a lot of books, then he has lost his soul but accomplished his goal.

Oprah on the other hand, I don't get. She is so obsessed with image and presenting herself as a flawless saint, she embarrasses herself publicly then rushes to save face. The only way Oprah could "redeem" herself in my eyes is if she admitted, "Oh hell I just did that whole bit as a favor to a nobody author."

6:42 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Frey's a fraud. That's the bottom line, but the check has cleared. I want his books pulled. You can't write a memoir about a guy you met in jail when you weren't IN jail. Both books are deceptions. The guy was a produced screenwriter. Do you know how hard that is? He planned the whole thing. I think Winfrey was "duped." She hammered him and Talese. You are right though, she should have not continued to fall for it. I'm a memoirist so I have a dog in this fight.

6:47 PM  

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