Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Before
January 6, 2008 § 3 Comments
After all I learned in researching this post, I couldn’t resist firing off the following letter to the editor of Vanity Fair:
Vanity Fair, you owe readers of Nancy Jo Sales’ piece, ‘The Golden Suicides,’ about art couple Jeremy Blake and Theresa Duncan in the January issue, a further explanation. Those of us enthralled by the story who ventured online for more information discovered that Sales wasn’t the first reporter assigned to the story, and that Sales is not legally married to Father Frank Morales, but rather their union was a spirtual one. Furthermore, did Sales — and Vanity Fair — exploit Morales’ personal connections to Blake and Duncan to gain access to sources? An email from Blake’s mother on www.somareview.com confirms that Morales introduced her to Sales. These odd connections conjure questions of journalistic integrity, and perhaps more ironically, illustrate that troubled Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake were not unique in their complicated tangle of intrigue — we all as human beings create a confusing tapestry of difficult-to-explain interconnections, but Vanity Fair has a readership to explain itself to in full.
Graydon Carter, I think you hear me coming for you. In retrospect, I wish I would have mentioned the Italian interview where Beck talks about Alice Underground, but, I only had about 10 minutes to throw this together.