Marty Rathbun: How (Not) to Make Friends and (Not) Influence People
It may be no use crying over spilled milk, but don’t tell that to Marty Rathbun. After years of bullying people, violent outbursts, lying, secretly suborning perjury, financial malfeasance and smearing others with phony tales he makes up from whole cloth, he’s now shedding tears for the camera because, surprise, nobody likes him. It’s all part of an apology tour junket paid for by HBO that has the hopeless task of somehow trying to make people feel sorry for pathological liar Rathbun. Watch him sob. Watch him complain how he’s friendless, and of the torture he endures when people cross the street when they see him coming with his dog. He might as well be the last kid picked for a team at recess. But like everything else, Marty’s Rathbun’s sob story is all about Marty Rathbun and, most important, it’s always someone else’s fault. Forget about personal responsibility. Just point the finger at everyone else and start cranking out the tears.