Farfallegate

April 17, 2008 at 9:25 am 4 comments

These articles all from two pages in yesterday’s Times, needless to say, I giggled a little…

Cindy McCain’s recipes were stolen from cookbooks and websites.  This has been dubbed “farfallegate.”  Our country is funny.

The Obama-Clinton Decision Tree.  I love this.

Bloggers are changing the political world, but the one who released the bit about Obama dissing PA small-town voters is not only an Obama supporter but she’s also 61!

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Entry filed under: 2008 Presidential Election, Food, New York Times, Politics.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lauren  |  April 20, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    I love that Cindy McCain story–did you by chance hear them making fun of it this weekend on WWDTM? Very funny.

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  • 2. Andrea  |  April 21, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    I haven’t read the article yet, mostly because I’m only allowed a short list of blogs during the day to distract from finals studying, b/c otherwise I’d read the paper all day.

    BUT, recipes can’t be copyrighted, because they are merely lists of ingredients. As long as Mrs. McCain didn’t use the exact same distinct and descriptive wording in the directions, she’s fine. All recipes are copied from somewhere, it’s just easier to figure it out now.

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  • 3. emgusk  |  April 21, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Lauren: No I didn’t, I was traipsing around the tri-state region for Passover. I ❤ WWDTM though.

    Andrea: I don’t think it’s a copyright issue, I think it’s just controversial because she used someone else’s recipes and claimed they were old family secrets. It’s not against the law, but it is lame.

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  • 4. Vicky T.  |  April 22, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Gloria Feldt blogged about the same topic at her politics blog, Heartfeldt. Check it out and leave a comment, if you’re interested. She posted “evidence” (image proof) of the copying.

    http://www.gloriafeldt.com/heartfeldt-politics-blog/2008/4/21/image-politics-everybody-lies-about-sex-but-who-knew-they-li.html

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