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With Friends Like Oprah, Who Needs Irony?

One supposes that after losing all faith in Oprah by hearing her phony live endorsement of James Frey’s phony addiction saga, we should be mollified that she has chosen a book and an author with slightly more gravitas: “Night,” Elie Wiesel’s classic account of his lost childhood in Hitler’s death camps. Still, at a time when Holocaust denial has become an effective political strategy of jew-haters both here and abroad, Oprah’s now-dubious stamp of approval is hardly a comfort. | story

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