Random House/Sony Appeals Response Reads Like Frey Defense
But a quick read reveals the same sort of vague and slippery arguments Random House and its supporters have been using to try and extricate James Frey and his "fiction is truth" novel/memoir.
In addition, they have filed 70 pages of regurgitated verbiage, mostly cut and pasted from their previous filings, repeating many of the same distortions and misrepresentations noted and discredited by the facts previously in this blog.
If they're willing to defend fiction as fact for James Frey, how far are they willing to torture the truth when hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake?
Their reply shows their same cavalier disregard for facts and the truth as their schemes to market fiction as fact in A Million Little Pieces, The Da Vinci Code and ... ?
Significantly, they have failed to reply in any meaningful manner to the reversible errors made by the District Court.
They do make a desperate and pathetic attempt to rationalize away the fact that the judge denied me a trial because he mistakenly believed that what Random House had presented as history was actually fiction which I wrote first and Dan Brown copied.
But Random House WOULD try to make that argument. After all, they've got a lot of experience in fooling people into believing that fiction is fact. That also describes their response to my appeal as well.