Thursday, January 26, 2006

DAMN, OPRAH

Oprah knows how to apologize. After she called the Larry King show in support of fraud/author/drug addict James Frey, Oprah finally wised up and said ENOUGH! I just watched today's show (yea TiVo). She started off with a very sincere apology and then pulled no punches with the interview. It was a public bitch slapping of Frey, his publisher and his publishing house all LIVE. Oprah's steamed. The woman is livid, I tell you. But was it just her feeling betrayed that fueled the furor or was it spin control for Oprah as well? I'm sure this debacle didn't help her street cred considering she is one of the most trusted people on TV. But more importantly, Harpo is a huge money-making media empire and Oprah is a very savvy business person. Either way, she handled it with style.
So to you Oprah, I say well done. It's nice to know that big wigs make mistakes, can admit it and ask forgiveness. It also helps that you can now squash the author, publisher and publishing house into a million little pieces.
Looks like she's got an opening in the book club division at Harpo, Inc. for a fact checker.

2 comments:

Monkey loves Kitten said...

I didn't see it but I heard the Smoking Gun guy who outed Frey even felt a little sorry for him.

Rose-Colored Beer Goggles said...

Anybody who thought they could mess with Oprah is an idiot. And kudos to her for backpedalling and fessin' up to her own shortcomings... that goes a lot further than blindly supporting a liar to save face.