Fact check, says Bob Thompson in the Washington Post. It’s not really all that hard. Especially when the possible hoax doesn’t involve a few lines here or there, but the entire basis for the book. A couple of phone calls could be all it takes.
But Colin McEnroe of the Hartford Courant doesn’t think the latest scandal — about Love and Consequences — is over yet. Not when the book editor responsible for the memoir is the daughter of Charles McGrath, editor-at-large of the New York Times. And the Times happened to give Love and Consequences some splashy coverage, a connection that Gawker.com was first to harp on.
Ummnm, sorry, but it’s an unlikely sequence of events, says New York magazine.