Thursday, January 26, 2006
it's all about the "O"
This is a brief update to yesterday's post. If you haven't read it, please skip down to yesterday's post first
***We now rejoin our program already in progress***
Well, it seems that Oprah's fans are also upset at her equivication when confronted with Frey's lies. She said today that she now regrets supporting Frey: "I left the impression that the truth is not important," she stated. And in turn confronted Frey by saying "I really feel duped ... but more importantly I feel that you betrayed millions of readers."
Well, well. The cynic in me would remind you that those involved with all this are worried about cash. Oprah, on the other hand, is more concerned about her reputation and at least the integrity of her fan base and/or book club: which in it's simplest form translates to money.
Frey, for his part, apologized and (surprise, surprise) blamed his "demons" for the fraud. I notice that the publisher is not pulling the book anytime soon, and it appears sales have not slowed down. Give it a month- it's too early to tell from sales figures yet. It'll happen. What's significant is that what we discussed yesterday is relevant- but it seems that where Oprah is concern all four points matter. She's not about to let some gloryhound opportunist take her down with him. You kissed the ring finger once, James. Seems like more people are giving you the other one now.
Well, why don't you come and see me some time when you have no class.