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Thursday, January 26, 2006
FREY'S STORY FALLS TO PIECES
and Oprah's does, too.
In her best CYA mode, Oprah confronted the literary hoaxer du jour, James Frey, and tells him she feels "duped."
In an extraordinary reversal of her strident defense of the author whose book she catapulted to the top of the best-seller list, Oprah Winfrey said today she believed that the author James Frey "betrayed millions of readers" by making up elements of his life in his best-selling memoir, "A Million Little Pieces."
She added that she believed "I made a mistake" when she said that the truth of the book mattered less than its story of redemption.
"Made a mistake"? Who is she kidding? Could it be that others, like Mo Dowdy, have questioned her judgment on this? What a scam.