Oprah as journalist

The Daily Show do a great piece on how the journalists of America could learn something from Oprah’s grilling of James Frey.

Watch the video here
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I find the Random House blurb by Coates Bateman quite funny:

What’s interesting is that the most affecting scenes (for me at least) are not gratuitously violent. They’re not graphically explicit. They’re not emotionally manipulative. They’re quiet conversations between a son and his parents. But, they are some of the most devastatingly honest, heartfelt, self-loathing, eloquent and hopeful conversations one will come across in a book.

He succeeds because of his honesty, responsibility, a sense of humor and a greater sense of purpose.

James Frey lied. Nobody died. (Or did they?)