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Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.27.06

Fact Checkers Get Ready; Fairchild Fills Seats

January 27, 2006
Oprah didn't just banish disgraced (can we start calling him that now?) "memoirist" James Frey from her Book Club on her show yesterday, she also paved the way for the lifetime employment of non- fiction fact-checkers at all of the major houses. Her dressing down of Doubleday/Random House executive Nan Talese for failing to vet the book for accuracy, as opposed to just for just ("Well, that needs to change," Oprah said icily) means future generations of freshly minted Smith and Vassar grads can look forward to losing the next six months of their life to going ...

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