There’s a good-vibe antidote to the bad-vibe quote in that 11.4 N.Y. Post piece by Susannah Cahalan in which the real-life Richie Roberts said that American Gangster depictions of Frank Lucas — Denzel Washington‘s Harlem drug-dealer — “as a family man are ludicrous…to make him look good and me look bad.”

I’m speaking of last Friday’s Charlie Rose Show discussion between Roberts, Lucas, New York writer Mark Jacobson and American Gangster exec producer Nick Pileggi.

The Post piece made it sound like Roberts was pissed and taking swings at the film. That is not the impression he gives during the Charlie Rose chat.