Jun
21
2013

Longtime Obama supporter Paula Deen fired from Food Network for racist language.

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PARTY!!!!!

In this day and age

Paula Deen, the self-proclaimed queen of Southern cooking and a sugary mainstay of the Food Network, was dropped by the network on Friday, after a bewildering day in which she failed to show up for an interview on the “Today” show and then in two online videos begged her family and audience to forgive her for using racist language.

A network spokeswoman said it would not renew Ms. Deen’s contract when it expired at the end of June. Ms. Deen has faced a volley of criticism this week over her remarks in a deposition for a discrimination lawsuit by a former employee. In the document, she admitted she had used racial epithets, tolerated racist jokes and condoned pornography in the workplace.

…Yup, she’s a Democrat – a word that, inexplicably enough, does not appear in the New York Times piece. Neither does the word “supporter,” or the names “Barack” or “Michelle Obama.”  Guess that the Old Grey Lady was pressed for space, huh?

Moe Lane

PS: Ms. Deen’s language* was… pretty bad, sorry.  Redacted language or no, I would recommend against clicking against some of those links from a work computer.

*Normally I would say ‘alleged,’ except that she’s comprehensively groveling at this point.

4 Comments

  • Crawford says:

    When did we require every person in the public eye — to a cooking show host on cable — to be paragons of virtue?

    • Spegen says:

      Not new, remember what happened to the Frugal Gourmet 20 yrs ago?

      • Crawford says:

        From what I recall, that was accusations of a crime, not of Bad Words.
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        Bad Words that, may I remind you, are absolutely 100% acceptable if the speaker has the right skin tone.

        • acat says:

          1). Ms. Dean has the wrong skin tone.
          2) Libs are going downright victorian, selectively..
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          Mew

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