Monday, December 29, 2008

Oprah's Gullibility

Ann Althouse has comments on the story of the Holocaust survivors who invented their story of meeting in Buchenwald and then marrying after. Apparently they've been on Oprah a couple of times and she was taken in by their story much in the same way she was taken in by James Frey.

I'm willing to cut Oprah a little slack here. These folks had a publishing deal and Oprah would have a reasonable expectation that the people with a financial and credibility stake in the story would have done the necessary legwork to verify it.

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