Originally Posted by edinatlanta
foodguy had a good post about the "scandal" on his blog.
I disagree. You know I love Russ, but while taken at face value, a simple recap of some people in the food industry who have found scandal it seems fine. If you
go down the list and punishments, it seems that one is not like the others.
1- Plagiarist has his books yanked after legal settlement. - seems like a reasonable conclusion.
2- Person who like about their background is let go. - this is very typical in every walk of life
3- Person convicted of insider trading goes to jail. - hard to argue this one, legal proceeding, punishment obvious.
4- Person tries to hire a hit man, loses his job, goes to jail. - legal proceeding, punishment known. Again, obvious.
5- Person accused of being a sexual abuser, four years later suit is fired and show cancelled. - I suppose this is the closest, though the accusation of an actual crime and number of accusers makes it different in kind.
6- Woman admits to saying nigger at some point in her life, show cancelled - well, I think you see where I am going with this.
To his credit, it was probably the least hyperbolic thing written on the subject and he didn't go into any of the peripheral accusations or state them as fact, but what I take away is not that there have been scandals, but why is this at all similar.