Beck-Bashing Author Admits He ‘Never Tried to Get in Touch With’ His Subject

I’m so old, I remember when hostile “unauthorized biographers” at least pretended they’d made every effort to contact the subject of their “investigations.”
“No, Mr. X didn’t return my numerous calls or answer my letters. What can I say? Maybe he has something to hide, who knows…?”
In fact, Gay Talese created a whole new literary sub-genre [...]