Oprah Reams Frey
Oprah Winfrey skinned James Frey alive on her show today…
“I really feel duped,” Winfrey told Frey on her television show. She said he had betrayed millions of viewers.
Winfrey began by apologizing to viewers for a telephone call she made to CNN’s “Larry King Live” show on January 11, while King was interviewing Frey about the controversy. In the call Winfrey said that even though the facts were being questioned, the book “still resonates with me” and called the controversy “much ado about nothing.”
“I regret that phone call,” she told her viewers on Thursday. “I made a mistake and I left the impression that the truth does not matter and I am deeply sorry about that. That is not what I believe.”
Jesus Christ, if Frey wasn’t really a crack addict before he wrote this book he’s going to be one after everyone gets through kicking the shit out of him. I’m starting to feel sorry for the guy.
UPDATE: Oh, the reaming is ever-so-much worse than the AP made it sound—and it wasn’t just Oprah doing the reaming. It was a freaking gangbang—Oprah, Frey’s publisher, Frank Rich, Maureen Dowd, and more. Go read Gawker’s live-slogging of the assjackhammering Oprah treated Frey to this morning. Christ!