Archive for the ‘Herman Rosenblat’ Category

Oprah’s Literary Liars Club: Who Is Responsible?

January 17, 2009

Oprah Winfrey, as near as we can tell, has never and will never take responsibility for anything.  She is currently blaming former guest Herman Rosenblat as a liar.  He’s guilty of  getting on her show more than once with a story that was never true.

Careful historians could have told Oprah on day one that Rosenblat’s story could never have been true under the rule of Nazi, Germany.

Oprah also avoided being truthful and taking responsibility when reporters said a pediphile on Oprah’s payroll at her school in Africa was preying upon young people….

CNN said, “Winfrey personally selected the school’s 152 pupils.”

So who selected the teachers and staff?

Gag!

Related:
 Oprah, Worth $1.5 Billion or More, Fails To Do Her Work

CNN: Teacher Arrested At Oprah’s School
http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ
/TV/11/02/arrest.oprah.school/

Video from Gawker:
http://gawker.com/5133444/oprah-lets-her-fr
iends-do-the-talking-about-her-literary-liars-club

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Oprah Winfrey broke her silence Friday about former guest Herman Rosenblat, saying she’s “very disappointed” in his now discredited story about meeting his future wife in a Nazi concentration camp.

“That’s what happens with lies,” Winfrey said on an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that aired Friday. “They get bigger and bigger and bigger.”

Rosenblat, a 79-year-old resident of North Miami Beach, Fla., and his wife Roma have appeared twice on Winfrey’s show. Winfrey said he had planned to appear again to “explain himself,” but the man’s lawyers scuttled that.

By JIM SUHR, Associated Press Writer

In this Dec. 5, 2008 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at The ... 
In this Dec. 5, 2008 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Beverly Hills, Calif.(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

Rosenblat’s tale of a little girl throwing apples over a barbed-wire fence to him every day at a sub-camp of Buchenwald in the 1940s was endearing, Winfrey said.

“And he told that story and I was crying, everybody was crying,” Winfrey said.

Winfrey noted that the couple did have an unusual story.

“They have been married for 50 years and he was, indeed, in a concentration camp and so was she,” Winfrey said.

Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), had planned to release Rosenblat’s memoir “Angel at the Fence” in February. But after scholars, friends and family members challenged him, Rosenblat acknowledged the story was untrue and Berkley pulled the book.

A planned feature film about Rosenblat’s story still is scheduled to begin production this year, with producer Harris Salomon saying the script may note the “fabricated elements of their wartime love story.”

Read the rest from the AP:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090117/a
p_on_en_tv/winfrey_holocaust_story

Oprah, Worth $1.5 Billion or More, Fails To Do Her Work

December 30, 2008

Oprah is starting to remind me of the scum of Wall Street that got away with huge money while the customer got screwed.

In Oprah’s case, the customer is you and me.  Oprah’s work is to check out and bring us good things to read and watch.

Because of her poor research, Oprah got taken.  Then she took us all for a ride.

More precisely, Oprah allowed herself to be taken.

Again.

Oprah, like many of us, often fails to do her homework.

But the lesson of credibility, often learned once some or all credibility is lost, is that to remain in high esteem in the kind of work Oprah Winfrey has chosen, one must be right most of the time.

And that means even the Queen of daytime TV has to do her homework — or just make sure her staff does theirs.

Oprah gets paid handsomely for doing her homework.  She just doesn’t always do it.

Related:
Oprah’s Literary Liars Club: Who Is Responsible?

Forbes reported during 2007 that Oprah’s yearly pay was $260 Million — and that she was worth $1.5 Billion

Oprah was, frankly, taken in by a fraud when she discovered Herman Rosenblat’s memoir, “Angel at the Fence.”

By dubbing a fraud “the single greatest love story” ever featured by Oprah, the megastar calls into question her exact criteria for greatness.

Just as Oprah was shocked to find evil behavior at her girls’ school in Africa, Oprah got a black eye on a book because she never really investigated its lineage.

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls had Oprah’s money and Oprah’s prestige and Oprah’s cachet but none of Oprah’s supervision, direction or involvement.

And Oprah cried when she found out what was going on at her school.

Cha-ching.

Well, the buck stops here.

Oprah is a fraud.

We hope Oprah has enough sense (and time) to sort all this out and do her homework with more diligence.

People trust you, Oprah, which brings certain responsibility…..You have all the money anyone could want: now how about trying to be real.  Honest.  A semi-journalist.
 


Photo: Getty Images 

By Richard Rusher
Peace and Freedom

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http://princesimon.wordpress.com/2008/
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http://hillbuzz.wordpress.com/2008/12
/29/why-is-oprah-so-damn-stupid/?refe
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Professor Ken Waltzer, the director of Michigan State University’s Jewish Studies program, said the book “Angel at the Fence,” “was at the far end of implausibility, yet until yesterday, no one connected with packaging, promoting, and disseminating it asked questions about or investigated it. Some actively resisted such investigation and tried to shut mine down.”

By Emily Friedman
ABC News

Unfortunately for Oprah Winfrey, some stories really are too good to be true.

Herman Rosenblat’s memoir, “Angel at the Fence,” deemed by Winfrey as “the single greatest love story” she’s ever featured on her show, may now be coined by some as the single phoniest love story, after the author admitted he fabricated the story of how he and his wife met at a Nazi concentration camp.

They did not, as Rosenblat falsely wrote in the book, meet at a concentration camp during World War II, where Rosenblat claimed his wife had thrown him apples and bread over the barbed-wire fence that separated them.

In reality, Rosenblat and his wife, Roma, were set up on a blind date in New York years after the war was over.

Read the rest:
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=6543206&page=1

Related from CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/12/30/
holocaust.hoax.love.story/index.html