Daughter is an inveterate viewer of the Food channel, so I do I have a passing familiarity with this woman's show. So I wasn't shocked, but simply interested, to see this via Drudge:
"Barefoot Contessa" Ina Garten has a new nickname -- "Heartless Contessa" -- in the wake of news that she repeatedly refused to meet with a 6-year-old boy named Enzo who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
But what I do care about is the slippery slope that we, as a society, are whizzing down with ever-increasing speed, so I read the article. And the comments. After which I wondered if the contessa is glad she doesn't live in France in the late 1700s, for she would surely have mounted the guillotine shortly after Marie Antoinette.
Here's a few snippets from the comments:
"what an ass"
While there are some supportive voices (plus my comment about the nature of forcing her compliance via threat, which I'm betting never passes the test to appear), it seems the lynch mob is forming. Ina Garten is going to be crucified for "failure to give back to the community".
The whole thing sounds like a bad remake of The Fountainhead.
In case you miss it in the comments, there is another good blog on this subject at I Fry Mine In Butter.