well, well, well...the grand old lady the New York Times has reprinted a infotainment "article" advertisement on OneTaste and Nicole Daedone.
Its like reading this forum, but without hard facts, and more advertising copy.
Clearly, this is one of those "articles" where some PR company, well connected and VERY expensive, mines their Rolodex to get a story done, to shape the PR image of their clients. Its funny how that works after the real facts start coming out in internet forums. Go figure.
The Pleasure Principle
By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN and CAROL POGASH
Published: March 13, 2009 SAN FRANCISCO
Notice they had it put into the FASHION section right at the TOP OF THE PAGE. You have to wonder how that works...how the PR company finds the friendly writers at the paper, and gets them to write what they want them to write, and then get the top placement from the page Editor. It does make one wonder how that system works. But it says SAN FRANCISCO at the top, so one assumes they know how to get their local SF puff-piece top billing in the NYT Fashion page.
It reminds one of the PR pieces that pretend to be "articles" in the local SF papers, which one can probably get in exchange for a hooker, blow and a brown envelope. (or maybe a free prostate OM massage?)
Of course, they do a minor nod to the serious questions about OneTaste, like bad old Victor Baranco and his Mindfucking Mind Control techniques while running an abusive sex cult as documented in this thread. (hey, why don't they cite their reference for the Vic Baranco tip!)
and this is what they say about Daedone...
NYT on Nicole Daedone:
"some former members say she has cultlike powers over her followers. They say she sometimes strongly suggested who should pair off with whom romantically."
..."detractors regard her as a master manipulator"...
Hey NYT, why not follow that up? Ya think? "CULTLIKE POWERS OVER HER FOLLOWERS". That is a clue, one might want to research and flesh out. (at least they appear to have interviewed some former OneTaste people, so thumbs up for that, at least).
They mention some bullshit about a Ray Vetterlein, which is a distraction Red Herring. Its quoted in this fucking thread where Daedone's partner Robert Kandell said she studied Vic Baranco for 7 years!!! Then they removed it from the internet, after it was mentioned.
Nice fact checking, NYT Fashion dept.
They do confirm that Reese Jones is the moneybags behind the operation. Seems that I read that somewhere before...like in this fucking thread! Thanks again NYT Fashion Dept. for a great research job!
"Now she lives with Mr. Jones, her boyfriend, a braniac who sold a computer software company he founded, Netopia, to Motorola for $208 million, and makes financial resources available to One Taste, including helping to buy a retreat in Stinson Beach, Calif."
dear lordy lord, Reese Jones is going to look in the mirror one day in a few years and kick himself in the ass repeatedly for his quote in the NYT, in this article. Are you ready?
QUOTE from Reese Jones:
"Reese Jones, a venture capitalist-slash-geek-slash Ms. Daedone’s boyfriend, likens orgasmic meditation to massage.
“It’s a procedure to nourish the limbic system, like yoga or Pilates, with no other strings attached,” he said. “When you go to a massage therapist,” he added, “you don’t take the masseuse to dinner afterward.”
Ah yes, the limbic system. When a man gets older, often the "limbic system" does need some massaging. And it also needs a red convertible, and a case of Viagra.
But it depends what kind of "massage therapist" one goes to, so they say. There are some in NYC who do a full "limbic" massage for $40 these days, with a finisher.
(sorry, can't resist...you can put lipstick on a pig...but its still a pig).
Anyway, there are a few decent points in the article, but they are clearly put in there to try to disarm the criticisms and objections about OneTaste and Nicole Daedone. Its a clever strategy, you admit that certain critics said _____, and then pump up some advertising spin right after. You say some call it a cult, admit to some cultic Guru practices, and then disarm those objections, by saying now everything is different.
But who knows what they are smoking over there at OneTaste.
They actually think masses of people are going to join a sex-commune "cult" run for profit in NYC?
Someone with a lot of money to burn ain't thinking too clearly, perhaps the blood flow has been somewhat diverted from an otherwise intelligent mind.
But on a serious note...why did the NYT Fashion lifestyle stylists, completely ignore the questions about young women allegedly being taken advantage of?
Why did they ignore asking questions about the alleged orgies, and the "open relationships"?
They make it sounds like a love relationship seminar for yuppie couples. Why don't they tell the truth about that?
Why did they just print that Naked Yoga is cancelled, there is no touching, and everyone at OneTaste is now Mother Theresa? What a load of rubbish.
Why always with the PR propaganda?
Why not just be honest?
But no, they want to clean it up, and make it sound like Leave It To Beaver.
That is the problem with these types of culty sex groups. They advertise Spiritual Sensual Massage, but that ain't what its about. Any idiot can see that, have a look at the facts.
Its a clone of a sex-cult for profit.
Is mixing sex, mind-control cult techniques, and profit, a good idea?
Sex for profit with sophisticated group persuasion techniques?
Again, these sex-groups always try to act like they are the most HONEST people on earth, unlike the unwashed masses who lie about the nature of sex.
Meanwhile, their advertising is the most dishonest thing one can think of. Its outright deception.