The New York Daily News quotes IWF senior fellow Michelle Bernard in an article about the recently convicted Martha Stewart:

Did Martha Stewart get the third degree because she’s a rich and powerful woman?

And are there any other prominent women– besides federal prosecutor Karen Patton Seymour– willing to buck conventional wisdom and argue that Stewart’s gender played no role?…

*Pundit Michelle Bernard of the Independent Women’s Forum: “I feel that the U.S. attorney’s office needed low-hanging fruit. Martha Stewart was easy. They got what they wanted. … It’s very possible that if there were a man that was very polarizing, like Martha is, then he would have gotten it, too.”

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