It’s disappointing to see the new book, “Cult of the Amateur,” getting so much attention from media organizations — but sadly not surprising.
As noted here and elsewhere, the book is rife with falsehoods and misrepresentations, but journalists aren’t bothering to do any homework. As they do so often, they just conduct interviews, giving a megaphone to an author who lacks integrity, and give this travesty even more legs.
I’ve been asked by PBS and BBC if I might appear as a counterpoint in a semi-debate format. Sorry, I won’t help sell such a sleazy book. Regrettably, they do.