In her newest published effort to pander to the delusional, Sarah shares some insight that makes the above piece so much more relevant. l posted this piece several months ago, but I think it really deserves to be re-posted in connection with her own words . From Sarah’s new book “Stabbing America In the Heart” she says:
“Did you ever wonder where the producers of ‘American Idol’ come up with the seemingly endless supply of people who can’t sing but are deluded enough to get in front of a national television audience and screech out a song anyway?
No one they have encountered in their lives – from their parents to their teachers to their president – wanted them to feel bad by hearing the truth, so they grew up convinced that they could become big pop stars like Michael Jackson.
On American Idol, of course, these self-esteem-enhanced but talent deprived performers eventually learn the truth. After they’ve embarrassed themselves for the benefit of the producers, they are told in no uncertain terms that they, in fact, can’t sing, regardless of what they have been told by others.
Cowell can be a little harsh at times, but he upholds the highest standards and something in us recognizes and responds to that. Unfortunately Cowell is almost alone in his willingness to tell hard truths.”