The twin fabulists: Joe Wilson and John Mark Karr

What is it with these fabulists who fantasize about what movie star will play them on the big screen? First, we had Joe Wilson musing to the  Washington Post's Richard Leiby in October of 2003 about who will play his wife in the movie adaptation.  Now we learn falsely confessed child killer John Mark Karr harbored similar delusions. In a recorded July 29 phone conversation  Karr noted that he wanted Johnny Depp to portray him in a movie to be based on a manuscript Karr had authored.

No doubt, these two guys are both in the running to win the Clifford Irving Hoax Award. This award dishonors people that perpetrate high profile media hoaxes and frauds. Dan Rather also looks to be a good bet to make it to the finals.

Right now, I'd give the edge to Wilson. Karr led the media on a 10 day wild goose chase but they'll discard him as fast as they glommed on.
Wilson's been able to keep this con going for more than three years. Clearly, this was only possible with the cooperation he got from his media co—conspirators.

I am not sure if the Awards committee recognizes aiders and abettors. I suppose Wilson will have to make his expressions of gratitude in his acceptance speech. He's gonna have a mighty long list. If Wilson wins they may have to switch the program from a hotel ballroom to a venue like the Staples Center so they can accommodate all the reporters and editors that assisted him in this enterprise.

Chris Alleva   8 29 06
 

What is it with these fabulists who fantasize about what movie star will play them on the big screen? First, we had Joe Wilson musing to the  Washington Post's Richard Leiby in October of 2003 about who will play his wife in the movie adaptation.  Now we learn falsely confessed child killer John Mark Karr harbored similar delusions. In a recorded July 29 phone conversation  Karr noted that he wanted Johnny Depp to portray him in a movie to be based on a manuscript Karr had authored.

No doubt, these two guys are both in the running to win the Clifford Irving Hoax Award. This award dishonors people that perpetrate high profile media hoaxes and frauds. Dan Rather also looks to be a good bet to make it to the finals.

Right now, I'd give the edge to Wilson. Karr led the media on a 10 day wild goose chase but they'll discard him as fast as they glommed on.
Wilson's been able to keep this con going for more than three years. Clearly, this was only possible with the cooperation he got from his media co—conspirators.

I am not sure if the Awards committee recognizes aiders and abettors. I suppose Wilson will have to make his expressions of gratitude in his acceptance speech. He's gonna have a mighty long list. If Wilson wins they may have to switch the program from a hotel ballroom to a venue like the Staples Center so they can accommodate all the reporters and editors that assisted him in this enterprise.

Chris Alleva   8 29 06