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Date:November 9th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)

The Cooks Source homepage statement...

How long has it been there? The donation they mention, was it the amount you requested?

Last month an article, “American as Apple Pie -- Isn’t,” was placed in error in Cooks Source, without the approval of the writer, Monica Gaudio. We sincerely wish to apologize to her for this error, it was an oversight of a small, overworked staff. We have made a donation at her request, to her chosen institution, the Columbia School of Journalism. In addition, a donation to the Western New England Food Bank, is being made in her name. It should be noted that Monica was given a clear credit for using her article within the publication, and has been paid in the way that she has requested to be paid.

I love that last line. How many times can these people miss the point?
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Date:November 9th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)

Re: The Cooks Source homepage statement...

Seriously. She makes it sound as if getting permission was the usual course of things and she forgot this one time. Bull pucky!

She still has NOT admitted that what she did was just wrong and not 'an oversight', or for what she said to you in the email.

Not an apology, but I'm afraid it's the best you'll get, dear Monica. At least she made the donation (but I'd check on that if I were you.)
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Date:November 9th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)

Re: The Cooks Source homepage statement...

As I said elsewhere in response to this latest post from Griggs:

"Disreputable people" are the people willing to call out a thief, while the apparent thief herself takes absolutely no responsibility for the act?

Sorry, but I find it implausible that articles were "accidentally" stolen by some unknown and ill-defined cadre of staff and/or writers -- if the articles were found by staff, the staff clearly understood the source of them, and if the articles were submitted by writers whose names weren't the same as the byline of the article, wouldn't deafeningly-loud alarm bells have rung?

She tries to portray Cook's Source as a champion of the little guy and an unfairly maligned agent of social good, but it's a for-profit magazine that seems to have systematically abused the rights of any number of writers, who are no less hard-working and no more wealthy for it than the farms and co-ops and restaurants whose legitimately-built reputations she is trying to shield herself behind. So this "apology" looks to me like nothing more than more attitude and lies.

As local to both Griggs and many of her advertisers, I will say that this incident has made me a customer of one business I'd never gone to before, and no longer a customer of several formerly regular places. Hoping they get their heads out of their asses so I can go back there with a clean conscience.

Edited at 2010-11-09 08:06 pm (UTC)
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