Cleave Her Image


I can’t keep track of all the machinations surrounding the resuscitation of Ms. Martha. I really thought she was poised to derail her ride back up to respectability with her public whining over the ankle bracelet. Or the way she flaunted her time-served in a Vanity Fair cover story. (She’s already traded on her infamy for personal profitability.)

But a commercial for her new cable show, “Martha,” carefully constructs an image depicting her as fallible. One sequence has her breaking a vase, which is soooo not Martha. Now I hear the show wants to fill the audience will all Marthas. Now that’s more her MO!