|Greg Mortenson shows just how many|
big lies he's told in just the last few minutes.
I'm with the author of the article--this seems to be a really ridiculous charge. In fact, I find the idea of a lawsuit against him because of this book to be stupid. Yes, he should face consequences for his actions, but, if we're going to start suing authors who don't tell the truth, then no author is safe. Even the most honest of memorists and auto-biographers stretch the truth. Obviously not all of them bring mountain villages and philanthropy into the mix, but everyone tells little white lies in their life story. The focus of this case should be the damage he has done to the Afghani people, not the lies he told to the American public.
We are so fracking sue-happy in this country that it's absolutely ridiculous. The fact that Mortenson is now the defendant in a personal injury lawsuit when there was no real personal injury committed makes me think that the prosecuting attorney should be ashamed. Readers aren't emotionally or physically scarred because someone lied to them in a book. There are far more important issues at stake here and this is just a money grab by some pathetic, greedy people who are simply trying to get in on the current "hot topic."