The amount of oxygen burned up over James Frey's million little lies and Oprah's reactions to him is great proof that Americans are the most over privileged people on Earth. If this is our biggest problem, then we don't seem to have many serious ones left to worry about. From my own sampling of the media coverage, it seems that far more attention was given this week to Oprah and Frey than to King George's continued dissembling about his incremental progress in chippping away at the Bill of Rights' limitations on governmental power.
Polls say that he's succeeding. More people than not approve of his illegal wiretaps and agree that anything done in the name of the phony war on terror is justified.
Naysayers should start assembling a little hobo kit for the day when the political concentration camps open their gates. Perhaps they will have TV there so that we can continue to watch Anderson Cooper, Larry King, and, of course, Oprah to continue to be apprised about what's really important.
Can we all stop talking about Frey now?
The subject isn't really that deep and it has been exhausted.
Let's move on.