Angel Fools Oprah

Oprah, we adore you, but even the great Oprah Winfrey can make a mistake once. In this case, Oprah has done it twice with an "Angel at the Fence."

Remember James Frey's A Million Little Pieces which became a little best seller and then oops – turns out it was false? In 2005 the little incident gained national attention when inaccuracies were pointed out in his so-called true tell-all tale.

Well, Oprah has been duped again with Angel at the Fence. When you think about it, it's a pretty impressive track record to have only two inaccuracies in what, decades on the air? We were a bit dismayed to hear the greatest love story ever is well, not true after all.

Herman Rosenblat and his wife Roma

Here's the 411 on Angel at the Fence: A Holocaust survivor, Herman Rosenblat, met his future wife, Roma, when he was a prisoner in a concentration camp. For seven months she brought him apples and bread through a fence and they reunited years later on a blind date in effervescent Manhattan.

Turns out, the story was fabricated as Herman recently admitted it.

"I wanted to bring happiness to people. I brought hope to a lot of people. My motivation was to make good in this world," Rosenblat says.

You can imagine what happened next. His publisher, Berkley Books, pulled the plug on his upcoming book, Angel at the Gate. According to the Associated Press, the show will go on: a film version of their tale will go into production in March and the film adaptation will continue as originally planned.

What is the silver lining on this whole Angel at the Fence fiasco?

Although their story was fabricated, Herman and Roma have indeed been married for fifty years. They did meet on a blind date in New York City. That, my friends, is a testimony to matrimony.

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Comments on "Oprah hoax is no Angel at the Gate"

BR Bobs January 13, 2009 | 8:29 AM

Being Is A Gift From God? From the mouths Oprahs favorite spiritual leaders on her show. Supported by them with the statement and Jesus said "love your neighbor as thy self" Jesus statement is not an endorsement for Being or a commandment of acceptance of it. With all the books Opreh has read it is obvious to me that she hasn’t read the most important one, the Bible. It states in Leviticus 20:13 " 'If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads. Opreh appears to be as confused about her Christianity as Oboma. As for trying to change the meaning of the written words in it in her show, I will give you. Revelation "22: 18 warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book". Oprahs success in this life doesn't guaranty that she will have any in the next. BR Bobs Grants Pass Oregon

lynn January 03, 2009 | 5:15 AM

the oprah book

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