[Sca-cooks] Food network and plagiarism
t.d.decker at att.net
Fri Feb 17 12:53:40 PST 2012
Lying to the network is one thing, it costs the network nothing and is an
internal matter for the network. Plagarism can land the network in court, a
costly proposition whether or not the claim is upheld. Besides, considering
how various studios and networks have pumped up and trumped up their stars's
back-stories, what's a little more fakery.
> I find the whole plagiarism thing a little crazy. There are only so many
> ways to make pie dough or so of the basic foods and there have been
> thousands (millions?) of cookbooks that have been published over the
> years. I think it gets stupid after awhile to sit and watch that stuff,
> especially if you really watch what Ina and Martha (using them for
> example) have done... their recipes remind me a lot of the Betty Crocker
> recipes from the 80's. It's not like we can pin point a lot of that
> unless you had someone that specifically had the issue in hand.
> I sort of found it more interesting how Chef Robert Irvine could make
> claims about working for three US Presidents and the Royal family yet,
> he's still working for Food Network. Anyone else that basically lied on
> their resume would have been fired and never to be rehired. But no...
> this is TV.
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