Do 'Americans have a fascination with fraudsters'?:

An Interview w/ Alex Gibney

I do think that we as Americans – going back to movies like The Music Man – there’s a kind of fascination with a fraudster, somebody who breaks the rules. We want to see them brought down and punished.

Journalists are both truth seekers but also storytellers.

In coming across Elizabeth Holmes, this was a powerful story that they really wanted to tell of a young female entrepreneur in male-dominated Silicon Valley who’s really coming up with something that was doing good. But when you see something that is such a wonderful story, sometimes you have to wonder whether it’s a fairy tale. And they didn’t wonder hard enough. Interesting

Full Article by Julia Carrie Wong via The Guardian

“This story is a classic example of truth is more dramatic than fiction. The characters are at once larger-than-life and real.”