A young woman named Lucy Diamonds, a rapper, claims that she’s being persecuted by Oprah Winfrey. (The Transom sometimes feels that way as well!) Ms. Diamonds’ claim, as reported by Radar, is that Oprah even went so far as to squelch a distribution deal between the rapper and iTunes, because Ms. Winfrey was offended by such lyrics as “Yeah I got drunk and I finger-fucked Oprah.”
Now The Transom loves the image of Oprah Winfrey, world’s top-earning synergist, stomping on some lil’ 20-year-old gal over an allegation of digital manipulation, as it were.
But according to a published one-sided correspondence between Ms. Diamonds and Bill Bastone, the document-loving honcho of The Smoking Gun, and one of the best reporters in the biz, no such hubbub can be proved. Mr. Bastone wrote to Ms. Diamonds:
Oh, tarnation. Nothing like real reporting to mess up a good scandal.