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March 6, 2004

Hold Your Head Up You Silly Girl/Look What You've Done

It seemed so outlandish when Jay-Z called himself "the Martha Stewart who's far from jewish," but pretty soon lots of rappers might illustrate their "realness" by comparing themselves with Martha, who is likely on her way upstate.

It's hard not to chuckle at the thought of jailtime for Martha, and it seems clear that ultimately this is nobody's fault but her own. But honestly my impression (as one who didn't follow this story very closely) is that on another level she's totally getting scapegoated by the government.

With all the corporate scandals in recent years, they need to look like they are going after these things, but of course they'd rather avoid taking down any of the corporate bigwigs with whom they share a bed. So what better solution than to make an example out of Martha Stewart, who is far from a major player in this game and whose crime involved a relatively small amount of money, but whose celebrity name will bring the government tons of publicity as champions of the fight against corporate corruption?

Posted by jsmooth995 at March 6, 2004 7:28 PM

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