Geez, Louise, let’s not make a mountain out of a molehill! If I knew my comment would have generated controversy, I might have kept it to myself. What’s funny is that, while I knew the article would appear Wednesday, I didn’t know it would be posted online Tuesday. I did mention once on another thread that there would be an upcoming article on N.Y. hot dogs. At least 5 people e-mailed me on Tuesday telling me about the article. When I said that I knew about it, and in fact had spent a considerable amount of time talking with Ed Levine, they were all surprised that I wasn’t mentioned or quoted. At the time, I didn’t even read the article, thinking I would see it for the first time on Wednesday. All I knew was that the article would be about New York Hot Dogs, and that the gist of it would be that Marathon supplied the franks to many of the New York hot dog joints. I also knew a few other details.
As I said previously, I’ve been contacted before for articles about hot dogs due primarily to my posts being available on the internet and my fascination (my family says obsession) with hot dogs. I freely share information and opinions and I don’t care if anyone uses or repeats anything I say here. And I enjoy speaking with people about hot dogs and corresponding by e-mail. I have no problem with The New York Times or Ed Levine. In fact, The Times did a very nice article about me 2 summers ago. The article focused primarily on my interest in hot dogs. So I wasn’t expecting to hear from them again. But I was contacted by Mr. Levine a few months ago. Every time that I was contacted in the past, with the exception being when I wouldn’t say something favorable about a hot dog that I didn’t like, I was at the very least acknowledged. This time, although I gave out more information, including some that took me a great deal of effort to obtain, I wasn’t. Which is fine. All I said, if you look at the past post, is that I thought I would be mentioned somewhere in the article. I won’t be losing any sleep over it.