Friday, February 6, 2009

Shattered Glass

Stephen Glass should be writing books, making movies, and have his hand in all other types of Fiction entertainment. He is one of the greatest storytellers that I have seen in a while. I mean I was amazed at all of the detail that he had in his stories and in his "notes". He was a great writer and had people eating out of the palm of his hand.
That goes without saying that what he did was wrong and that he deserved the consequences that he received. It was interesting to see and hear from his 60 Minutes interview how this all started. How he said that lying was a slippery slope. How he said that it started with just manipulating some quotes. I wonder how many journalists are guilty of that. Then he branched into other lies. He said that it was all because he wanted to have a good story and would do anything to get it.
I could not believe what he was able to do at the end when he fabricated everything in the story, from the characters and the story. This really shows to how great extents writers will go to to get a good story. I think that most all journalist can learn form Stephen as he said that it all started with the little stuff and then grew into complete fiction.

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