Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Troubled journalists...

I was thinking about Glass as well. How can a person have so little self respect to attach their name to items they made up? If he were a fiction writer he would have been wonderful. He had an amazing imagination. But he was not. He was a journalist assigned to report the facts. He knew that but still he lied. I consider it lying because he was told to tell the truth and he didn't. If he were writing fiction he could do that.

It angered me that when he was interviewed he was so smug. It was like he didn't care he had gotten caught. He only wanted publicity. It was sad when he said he was apologizing on national television to the people he deceived. And only after five years. I agreed with the older gentleman that called him a worm. I would want to never see him again either.

I am so angered that he can now write about his experience and make money. I was pleased to hear that not many people bought his book. It serves him right.

Just one thing that bothered me. If he was so messed up about his lying then how can he pin point when he started. If he consciously did it he could. Therefore I think he did it on purpose and now is trying to cover his tracks. He thought he was so smart that he could get away with it and he wasn't. Now he has to find a way to make himself look like a victim when he isn't.

1 comment:

Moulton said...

Our culture has an unresolved issue with untruths.

We have an easier time making up our mind about deliberate untruths — bald-faced lies. We enjoy a good yarn, as long as it's shelved in the Fiction (or Humor) section of the library.

But there is another kind of untruth, far more insidious than intentional fabrications.

Our real problem is self-deception — adopting ungrounded beliefs upon which we base wide-ranging foreign policy and disastrous military adventures.