I know it may not be "cool" to jump on the bandwagon, but I'm bothered, so here I jump.
Did you watch James Frey on Oprah today? If not, let me assure you it was pretty hard to watch. I understand she was upset because she put her "stamp of approval" on something that turned out to cause a huge scandal. And she was lied to and kind of made a fool of. I get that. I'd be angry too.
I don't think I would have, however, paraded him out onto my show to berate him like she did.
Whatever is true or not about James Frey's book, it still doesn't take away from his incredible talent as a writer. I could feel his words. I felt pain when he did in the book, and I felt sad when he was sad in the book.
And today, as he sat on her stage (and was brave enough to show up, because I know I wouldn't have had the balls to go on the show when I knew what was probably waiting for me) shaking and obviously upset at being called a liar over and over again (which whatever, he lied about some things - like I said, the book still moved me, true or not) I felt sad for him.
I'm usually a HUGE Oprah fan. I think she does a lot of good things, I learn a lot of things from her show, and basically, she's very entertaining. But today, I wasn't on her side. I don't think that, just because she has this outlet that she should publicly flog someone on it. I thought the whole thing was ridiculous and uncalled for.
I don't know what your thoughts are on the whole thing, but those are mine. And I know that this is the "hot topic" that people are talking about, and everyone will have something different to say. This is mine.