Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Dang it, Martha, we trusted you: A PROTEST
I should have stuck with my original thought: Martha Stewart was NOT going to ask her audience to vote on a new magazine without already having one planned. And knowing her love of animals, I should have known Martha would go to the dogs.
My daddy always said, "Lie Down with Dogs, Wake up with Fleas." Well Martha, I hope you're happy. And I hope you get fleas.
She did this to the entire allergy community today on her show. Even though a whopping 58 percent of those who voted (many times I might add) voted for a publication that would cater to people with food allergies, Martha's new mag will be PET CENTERED.
Will foo on you Martha poo.
Now, I was taught in journalism school, "Never pick fights with people who buy ink by the barrel," and also, "Freedom of the press belongs to those who own them." In other words, she owns the cards, so she calls the game (Cliches are us today....sorry). I have to say I'm not surprised.
But I am OUTRAGED by her faux poll and subsequent decision. No WONDER the votes disappeared last week! Did she not know we were out there?
I think our 58 percent who voted to be heard and posted more than 700 comments (most of those were ours -- did you read any? HEART wrenching, some of them) should reply to this by doing one thing:
BOYCOTT MARTHA STEWART.
I am going to give my money, my time, my business, and my attention, to someone who takes my daily plight with food intolerances and allergies serious consideration. I won't buy her sheets. I won't buy her toys. And I won't buy her magazines.
As my sister Janet used to say about Liz Claiborne, well, it involved the F Bomb. You get my drift.
Who needs Martha Stewart (or her dunderheaded daughter, Alexis)? Let's show her OUR buying power.
We're here. And We'll Steer Clear!
Much love, and take that, Martha -- right in the old pocketbook! And that's all I'm gonna say about that.