BL asked in a comment on another post here: "i’m surprised you haven’t blogged about Frey and LeRoy yet. i’m curious to see what you have to say."
I haven’t written about it because I have nothing to add that hasn’t already been said. They are liars and they got caught. Lying is very much in vogue these days, not just here, but all over the world (eg President Bush saying Iraq was producing weapons of mass destruction, President Clinton saying he didn’t have sex with Monica Lewinsky, the South Korean geneticist who made up all his research results, Jayson Blair making up news reports for the New York Times, etc. etc.) I’ve written here before about how blithely and unapologetically people are "anti-factual" and "disembling" and "honesty-challenged" nowadays. What amazes me is that Frey et all actually think that they can perpetuate a very public, widely repeated lie and get away with it. The fact that these unabashed liars simply don’t care is the disturbing new wrinkle. Perhaps what we are seeing is an evolution…the beginning of lies as the new truth. Who needs truth anyway?