In episode 141 David talks with Brian Friedman, a New Orleans journalist, in his quest to find out whether Meredith McIver, the woman who took the blame for the plagiarism of Michelle Obama in Melania Trump’s RNC speech, is real. She has rarely been heard from. The last time was 10 years ago when Donald Trump blamed errors in two of his books on the woman he called his ghost writer. Friedman is not just concerned about whether the Trumps have an imaginary friend to blame things on, but also how compliant the mainstream media has been in accepting the story of the invisible woman, without verifying it, even though clues to her existence mean that for a news organization it would not be difficult to find her if she’s out there. It’s an interesting discussion about how we can distinguish truth from fiction. Because in this case it is not clear that we can.