Monday, January 30, 2006

Liars R Us

Natalie Collins has a interesting rant about some guy name Frey who just walked off with a boat load of cash having published an autobiography that was (apparently) largely fabricated. This autobiography apparently got a spot on the Oprah book club ... which guaranteed it would be a bestseller. The controversy (selling fiction as fact) means even more sales.

The puzzle is, why do we heap so many rewards on people who lie and manipulate us?

Sorry, I really don't even have a way to begin answering such a question. One can't help but feel that the modern way of thinking is simply creating a culture of lies.

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