My friend Sharon had this to say after surveying the landscape on Twitter:
Yeah, I know #TedWilliams is a flame-out, but damn, there are a lot of people who are happy that a homeless guy is down on his luck again.
It’s different, but Dr. Phil’s confrontation reminds me of Oprah taking on James Frey. I only hope the outcome here is better.
Williams’ story, for one, is not fiction. It’s also a lot more redeeming than Frey’s. And in his story God was focal both for Williams and the videographer who shared Williams’ voice with the world. There is also something a lot more biblical about caring for and about the homeless.