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Bush Creates Department of Faulty Intelligence

The satirist envisions a Cabinet-level agency to better handle the abundance of misinformation pumped out by the administration.

Posted on Mar 18, 2007 READ MORE


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From defamer.com

Sales of Frey Memoir Unhurt by Fabrications

Surprised? Hey, Paris Hilton went from B-list to the cover of Vogue after her sex video made the rounds.

Posted on Mar 23, 2006 READ MORE


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Frey Publisher Axes Book Deal

The Fabricating Fabulist loses out on a reported seven-figure deal with Riverhead Books because of the fallout from the scandal surrounding “A Million Little Pieces.”

Posted on Feb 24, 2006 READ MORE


New York Times Roundup

The Gray Lady publishes a slew of important and underreported stories its Saturday edition:

  • Two federal courts strike down the Partial Birth Abortion Act because it doesn’t have an exception for the life of the mother.
  • Yahoo and AOL are going to introduce digital postage stamps that companies can buy to ensure delivery of their e-mail.
  • Most Internet users have no idea how easy it is for courts to get ahold of their personal information.
  • The personal savings rate of Americans falls below zero for the first time since the Great Depression.
  • Now James Frey’s editor says that he, too, was fooled by the fabricating fabulist.

  • Posted on Feb 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Oprah and Frey
    From www.defamer.com

    Frey Won’t Pen Memoir About Faking His Memoir

    Fabulist James Frey says on an unaired segment of Oprah that he won’t seek to cash in on his lies. | story
    We applaud his promise. In the meantime, should we be surprised if his new book, “My Friend Leonard,” turns out to be ridden with mere “essential truths”?
    Also, see a clip of Frey’s Oprah appearance: video (Internet Explorer req’d)

    Posted on Jan 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Oprah and Frey
    From www.defamer.com

    Oprah Turns on Frey

    In a radical reversal, the talk show host drops her loyalty to Frey on live television and says he “betrayed millions of readers.” During an interview the author admits fictions and confesses that he “made a mistake.” | story

    Posted on Jan 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Frey Tale Was Debunked By Rehab Staffer Months Before Oprah Show

    A former counselor at James Frey’s rehab clinic told Oprah’s producers three months before the show that the memoir was full of B.S. | story
    Editor’s note: We feel confident of both the “essential” and actual truths of the above item.

    Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE


    James Frey Gets Spanked by Two NYT Columnists

    Kakutani and Haberman slam the “Million Little Pieces” fabulist for his B.S. spin attempt. | There seems to be no end to the number of potential headline puns stemming from “A Million Little…” 

    Posted on Jan 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Oprah Winfrey selected an Elie Wiesel memoir for her book club.
    Oprah.com

    With Friends Like Oprah, Who Needs Irony?

    Winfrey’s next monthly selection is a Holocaust memoir. | story
    But her now-dubious stamp of approval is hardly a comfort.

    Posted on Jan 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Publisher to Add Author’s Note to ‘Little Pieces’

    The move comes in the wake of James Frey admitting fabrications in his book. | story
    Earlier: Publisher Nan Talese spars with her husband, author Gay Talese, over the issue of falsehoods in memoirs. | story

    Posted on Jan 13, 2006 READ MORE


    The Bestselling Fake True Story

    Memoirist-fraud James Frey brings out the big gun on “Larry King Live.”

    Posted on Jan 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Author’s Fabrications Spark Debate Over Memoirs

    Nan Talese, the publisher of admitted embellisher James Frey, spars with her husband, author Gay Talese, over the issue of falsehoods in memoirs. | story

    Posted on Jan 11, 2006 READ MORE


    ‘Smoking Gun’ Shoots Holes in Bestseller

    James Frey’s addiction memoir “A Million Little Pieces” is riddled with falsehoods, says muckraking website. | story

    Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


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