Perhaps it is because this hoax was overshadowed by yesterday's primaries and Frey's bestseller A Million Pieces had already amassed an ardent following (including Oprah Winfrey) when the scandal broke.
Yet the lies told in Jones' memoir are not mere embellishments, they are utterly made up. Jones published the memoir as a mixed race young woman who was raised in a family mired by gang violence. In reality, Margaret Jones is Margaret Seltzer, a 33-year-old white woman and creative writing student who grew up in Sherman Oaks and attended Campbell Hall, an exclusive private Episcopal school in the Valley, reports the LA Times. Meanwhile, according to USA Today, Seltzer's bookstore and media appearances have been canceled, and the 19,000 copies of her book that were shipped to retail outlets were recalled.
President George W. Bush endorses John McCain, but pundits wonder: will it hurt or help?
Hillary Clinton's victory honeymoon didn't last long. The Washington Post is already calculating the mathematical impossibility of her winning the nomination.
A staggering healthcare scandal: a clinic in Las Vegas allegedly reused syringes on patients, exposing nearly 40,000 patients to Hepatitis or HIV.