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)