You're right in part that Martha Stewart's
statement against Rachel Ray
was taken out of context.
The statement was stripped clean from it's initial/original interview so the original question wasn't a part of the podcast/initial radio report between Neil Conan
and Amy Dickinson
But the purpose of the thread and the radio program was more on the line of what kind of retorts can be considered reasonable and/or classy in a respectable/imitable/role model fashion. It was more of a commentary on Rachel Ray's
thoughtful and modest comeback then a sharp critique against Stewart
, which I agree with you and others, wasn't a terrible as the inclusion of this whole analogy/scenario illustration would make it seem.