Mark Pearlstein was quoted in the July 17 issue of The Boston Globe regarding Martha Stewart's sentencing. "It is a strikingly lenient sentence. It's a bitter pill for her to swallow. As with any white-collar defendant, any prison time is very difficult." He continued by commenting, "But the judge not only selected to sentence her at the bottom of the range but ordered her to serve it in the most lenient way (with half being served in her home)."