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The 'execution' of Paula Deen shows how badly we have misplaced our outrage Comments

Celebrity chef Paula Deen is being pilloried in the public media for telling the 'truth'. When asked under oath, during a legal deposition, Paula Deen admitted to having used the word "nigger," a racial epithet, in the distant past. Since that admission, she has lost sponsors and public support. However, supporters are coming to her defense saying that her use of a racial term was not particularly unusual or rare for her or others. Continue Reading

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  1. Robert Mazzella
    1 year ago

    I don't understand all the fuss over this story--I find it hard to care one way or the other.

  2. J. Dickinson
    1 year ago

    The use of derogatory and racist language by anyone is despicable. That said, the mind-numbing hypocrisy of those sensitive souls who would overturn every rock to root out real or perceived racial slights makes me wonder how far off the deep end of sanity we have jumped.

    Public figures, including those paragons of Hollywood virtue, and of course, political personalities, have uttered racial epithets, and after their obligatory penance, they have received "forgiveness". The best example I can recall is that of the late Senator Robert Byrd, who was actually a card-carrying member of the KKK in his younger days. His passing prompted eulogies from his fellow democrats, and "forgiveness." Public figures on the right AND the left have thrown racial epithets about, and their offenses have been either been forgotten or forgiven. Contemporary anti-semitism and anti-catholicism seems to be a specialty of public figures on the left, in our age.

    As for Paula Deen, her sincere apologies are more than enough for whatever offenses she has committed in the past. I intend to keep on buying her books, cooking with her cookware, and using her recipes for family meals. If I can find a restaurant she or her family owns, I'll spend my dollars there as well. The Cooking Channel is history in our house.

    Oh, for those sensitive souls who are determined to eliminate racial epithets while they are blinded by their own hyprocrisy, I have found a new cause for you....the physical sciences.
    Just look at the Periodic Table of the Elements. (You know, Hydrogen is number one.......
    Oxygen is number four.....Uranium is number ninety-three and so on.) If you just take all elements that start with "R", "A" , "C" ........well, you get the idea.

  3. Max Budson
    1 year ago

    She didn't just admit to using the word. She admitted to wanting “a bunch of little n***ers to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties, you know in the Shirley Temple days." This article is an example of biased news and a miscommunication of the facts.

  4. David Diaz
    1 year ago

    Liberals who perpetuate the Stereotype that Southerers are wrong, racist and ignorant (read 'bad') are also hoping that their brand of 'religion', that is, Christian, can be taken out and discredited as well.

    Hey, you hypocrites... When's the last time you used the 'F-Bomb' word? I find that word at least as 'de-humanizing' as the 'N' word. Both are repulsive and should be eliminated from the lexicon, but how about noticing the plank in your eye before criticizing the splinter in your neigbor's?

  5. Ariel Vaz
    1 year ago

    I have never seen this lady's show. I am agree with the article's author about "misplacing our outrages." However, I would like to know the context in which she used the questionable word. I think that if she already apologized let give her a second chance . . . Those who have asked the cancelation of Ms. Deen show, are showing more hatred and bigotry than the word she used. I remember hearing about a news anchor man who was fire for some cursing words he said on life TV. He also was fired. But what about George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei, among millions who are cursing in the big or small screen as well. Did some one ever asked them to quit or have they been removed from the Media. NO! I, personally do not like cursing words, nudity, or blasfemous shows, and I am not a saint. Ms. Paula Deen is another victim of the politically correctness that is destroying us little by little. Let He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone.

  6. rafaelmarie
    1 year ago

    Those without sin cast the first stone.


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