Monday, December 29, 2008

Concentration Crap


Man, you thought Hitler's Germany was bad -- just wait 'til you see what Oprah's gonna do to you.

CBS News: Oprah-Approved Holocaust Memoir a Hoax/12.29.08

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

If he'd only said it was fiction and not claimed it was true he could have been rich. Seriously, what is wrong with some people?

Deacon Blue said...

I have to agree with anon 10:36 here. He could have even mixed the realities of what he experienced with fiction, either directly (and saying so up front) or as a dual approach in the same book...a compare/contrast almost.

I'm reading "World War Z" right now by Max Brooks, and I think it is kick-ass. It's fiction (since obviously, zombies have not overrun our world...yet), but it's written as an oral history. So we get all these viewpoints on the zombie war. These various stories by "real people" are very telling about how our world society (and national ones) really does function, fall short and succeed. It's fiction, but I think it is pointing to some real truths.

This guy had a chance to do the reverse...tell a real story perhaps, and embellish it openly or write the "how I would have liked reality to have been" and it could have been something powerful perhaps.

Felis Femina said...

So let me get this straight, Oprah has now been duped twice by amazing personal memoirs that turned out to be nothing more than fiction? Maybe it's time for Big O to get some new fact checkers.

michael said...

Felis Femina,

It would be better if Oprah would stop positioning herself as America's Wiser-Than-Thou Mommy.

Deacon Blue said...

This is why Oprah will probably never give Dead Star Twilight any air time. Not because Chez loathes here but because his memoir is probably at least 90% true....

Chez said...

I've been very honest about what was adjusted in DST: names changed, certain events moved slightly to fit along the time line, things like that. But yeah, the book is pretty much what I remember as best I remember it.