For those of you who were disappointed by Oprah Winfrey’s shoulder-shrugging defense of James Frey on Larry King Live two weeks ago, she and Frey will have another chance to
apologize staunchly defend themselves in a live broadcast today. Frey, his editor Nan Talese, and journalists familiar with the A Million Little Pieces controversy will be on hand for the discussion. I wonder if anyone will address Tuesday’s New York Times report that a staffer at the Hazelden clinic had warned Oprah producers about Frey’s alleged fabrications before she had him on her show the first time.
So far, my favorite comment about this whole thing has come from The Late Late Show’s Craig Ferguson, who expressed surprise that anyone has been surprised to learn that a former addict may be a fabricator. Said Ferguson: ”They lie their asses off. That’s what junkies do.”