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Paula Deen SACKED From Food Network Hours After She Makes Grovelling Apology Over Racial Slurs
UK Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 16:00 EST, 21 June 2013 | By Rachel Quigley

Posted on 06/21/2013 2:06:31 PM PDT by drewh

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To: estrogen

According to People Mag while Paula did reply “Yes, of course” to the question about using the n-word, she also added, “It’s been a very long time.” Paula said that she had used the word or thought about using the word in the 1980s when she was a bank teller and the bank was held up by a black bank robber, and she says she “probably” used the word when describing the events to her husband. Paula also said, “But that’s just not a word that we use as time has gone on. Things have changed since the ’60s in the South. And my children and my brother object to that word being used in any cruel or mean behavior. As well as I do.”

It is still inappropriate to joke like that at work, especially as a boss, regardless of how you grew up or who else is doing it. No excuse for stupidity and laziness. :)


51 posted on 06/21/2013 2:32:40 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: CodeToad

put some butter on it Paula!


52 posted on 06/21/2013 2:32:43 PM PDT by drewh
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To: Ann Archy

I believe this is called being hoisted on one’s petard.


53 posted on 06/21/2013 2:33:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MeganC

“Never apologize, it’s a sign of weakness.” - The Duke


54 posted on 06/21/2013 2:34:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: flaglady47

I have to agree & I think the Food Channel is going to get a lot of angry mail for firing her.

She admitted to use of the ‘n’ word 50 yrs ago, yet the reports make it sound like she does it currently on a regular basis. I believe she said that she used it when she described to her husband who had held up the bank she worked in.
As far as I’ve heard, she isn’t guilty of telling jokes with racial or ethnic slurs, but guilty of not telling others NOT to.

The MSM smells blood in the water and they’ve been on the attack.

Let’s see if some of her non-white celebrity friends come out to defend her.


55 posted on 06/21/2013 2:35:57 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: drewh

even though im a southerner. Never liked the bitc$.


56 posted on 06/21/2013 2:37:31 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: dfwgator
****“Never apologize, it’s a sign of weakness.” - The Duke

Also rule #8 of Special Agent Gibbs...

57 posted on 06/21/2013 2:37:47 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: lacrew
Just wait...the conventional wisdom in the social networking world will be that she is a republican.

A redneck tea bagger. (now that's an epithet I hate.)

58 posted on 06/21/2013 2:37:48 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: dfwgator
The only unforgivable “crime” in this country is being a racist.

Small correction, please.

The only unforgivable “crime” in this country is being a white racist.

59 posted on 06/21/2013 2:37:57 PM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Michael.SF.
between her and Zimmerman.....these people better wake to who the heck they've been hanging around and supporting.....

George and Paula.....ONCE YOU'VE KISSED THE HINEY OF THE RAT MACHINE, YOU ARE THEIR PAWN TO DO WHATEVER THEY WANT, WHENEVER...

I'll bet Fnetwork was just itching for a reason to can her.....she doesn't fit in with the "cool" people anyway....

I've grown to detest the Food network channel...surprisingly, I still like Bobby Flay and Ina Gartner....even though both are leftist and Ina particularly seems to have a lot of gay friends...

60 posted on 06/21/2013 2:38:04 PM PDT by cherry
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To: SoCal Pubbie

“Jim Crow laws began in the South”

Try New York.


61 posted on 06/21/2013 2:39:28 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: CodeToad
Hint: Slavery was started in the North by a black man that enslaved another black man during a time when slavery was illegal.

Ummm, what definition of 'the North' incorporates Virginia?

62 posted on 06/21/2013 2:39:39 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: drewh

Lesson to be learned: Never apologize. For anything. Ever.

BTW, the origin of the word that “cannot be said by non-black people but is used over and over again by blacks” is the Spanish word for black - negro.

Do we have to rename all the black crayons?


63 posted on 06/21/2013 2:40:00 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: drewh
The 66-year-old was due to appear on the Today show this morning to to answer questions from Matt Lauer about the racial slurs - but she pulled out just before the show started.

Good move on her part, because...

Matt Lauer is a lying scumbag.

64 posted on 06/21/2013 2:40:08 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MeganC

Black students get on the bus at South Boston High School in 1975 following court-ordered integration. (AP Photo/J. Walter Green)

65 posted on 06/21/2013 2:40:46 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Durbin

I won’t buy her cookbooks, watch her on TV, buy her merchandise or go to her restaurant. Not because of what she said but because she’s a liberal, lying, hypocrite, demonRAT!


66 posted on 06/21/2013 2:40:47 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Andy'smom

BUT NOT FOR LONG. Her sons will get the boot, as well.


67 posted on 06/21/2013 2:40:57 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: drewh

So now the Food Network can expect to get a huge bump in it’s viewership from grateful minorities? Right?


68 posted on 06/21/2013 2:40:57 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: drewh

This is really just a matter of too many hits. First the type 2 diabetes which should probably have ended her career as a celebrity chef right there. Then the lawsuit for a hostile workplace including sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and racial harassment. Then she admits to the n-bomb, sure she admits to it 30 years ago, but that’s not time time frame of the lawsuit. There’s only so much bad publicity a TV network will tolerate from their employees.


69 posted on 06/21/2013 2:41:52 PM PDT by discostu (Go do the voodoo that you do so well.)
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To: Andy'smom

Nope... Network is talking about canceling their shows too.


70 posted on 06/21/2013 2:41:55 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: laplata
you know, we never used that "n" word at all as kids IIRC...but we did use the "J" word, and the "G" word too.....Jew and Gyp.....still catch myself using them today.....

as in "he tried to jew me out of it" or "he gyped me"....

but I try not to use them....

71 posted on 06/21/2013 2:42:25 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Gunslingr3

“Ummm, what definition of ‘the North’ incorporates Virginia?

Who is talking about Virginia? That story is from Connecticut.


72 posted on 06/21/2013 2:42:30 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: flaglady47
Don't ya'll remember her and the Wookies little spat? This could be the reason she is being treated so harshly. Just sayin'

http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/paula_deen_responds_obama_her_reported_qytMVHp0FwGDGXRwDBX7GM

Tiny excerpt:

Deen even recently told the Washington Examiner, “[Michelle Obama] probably ate more than any other guest I ever had on the show! She kept eating even dur­ing commercials. Know what [the Obamas’] favorite foods are? Hot wings."

73 posted on 06/21/2013 2:42:47 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Persevero

“I hate the n word and would never even use it in a joke,”

Well, plenty of n’s use it, in conversation and literature and especially in music, and I think it is beyond ridiculous that other races can’t.


I think you got me mixed up. This is what I said:

I’ve used it in jokes. And other ethnic slurs, too. Big deal.

Blacks are the biggest n-—— users.


74 posted on 06/21/2013 2:43:33 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: drewh

There really is no reason to offend people randomly with a hateful slur. It’s not that hard to be better than that.


75 posted on 06/21/2013 2:43:56 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: nuconvert

again....her style of cooking...her mannerism...her speech patterns (too southern) and her age are the REAL reason she was fired......don’t kid yourself about the moral superiority of these people....they’re uppity about money, period...


76 posted on 06/21/2013 2:44:58 PM PDT by cherry
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To: estrogen
who in this forum has never told an off color or racial joke?

I think I told these kinds of jokes as a 6 year old kid in 1964. My parents caught me using the n word back then and took the belt to my backside.

As a Christian I recognize that we are all descendants of Adam and essentially one human race. It is sinfully prideful to think and speak as if "my race is better than your race." Paula Deen's apology may or may not have been genuine, seeing as how liberals are notoriously racist.

Having said all that, I am not blind to the trashy cultures found in all kinds of people groups. As has been noted by both white and black conservatives, the trash culture within the black community is aided and abetted by the liberal democrat party.

77 posted on 06/21/2013 2:45:48 PM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: KittenClaws
Deen even recently told the Washington Examiner, “[Michelle Obama] probably ate more than any other guest I ever had on the show! She kept eating even dur­ing commercials. Know what [the Obamas’] favorite foods are? Hot wings."

Here here! KittenClaws has it 100% right!

78 posted on 06/21/2013 2:45:54 PM PDT by Vesuvian
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To: drewh

Pretty soon, it’s going to become a hate crime to watch “Blazing Saddles.”


79 posted on 06/21/2013 2:48:59 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: drewh

Paula Imus.


80 posted on 06/21/2013 2:49:01 PM PDT by Old Yeller (You can't spell Stanley Ann without S-A-T-A-N)
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To: MeganC

What you said.


81 posted on 06/21/2013 2:49:52 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: ReformationFan
Pretty soon, it’s going to become a hate crime to watch “Blazing Saddles.”

Might as well lock me up and throw away the key.

82 posted on 06/21/2013 2:50:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: KittenClaws

Don’t ya’ll remember her and the Wookies little spat? This could be the reason she is being treated so harshly. Just sayin’
http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/paula_deen_responds_obama_her_reported_qytMVHp0FwGDGXRwDBX7GM

Tiny excerpt:

Deen even recently told the Washington Examiner, “[Michelle Obama] probably ate more than any other guest I ever had on the show! She kept eating even dur­ing commercials. Know what [the Obamas’] favorite foods are? Hot wings.”

************************************************************

Bingo! She’s on that special list...I knew there had to be a ‘reason’!


83 posted on 06/21/2013 2:51:04 PM PDT by homegroan (Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option....)
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To: CodeToad

Jim Crow was everywhere...for instance:

“In 1800 the vote of a single black-dominated ward had won control of New York City for the Federalists, and again in 1813 the votes of three hundred free blacks in New York City swept the Federalists into power, and gave them control of the State legislature. The Democrats took their revenge in 1821, when the new State constitution effectively disenfranchised almost every black voter in New York by requiring that they prove that they owned at least two hundred fifty dollars’ worth of property, a restriction not imposed on whites. In 1821 the triumphant Democrats changed the New York State constitution to enfranchise all white males, while erecting barriers to black male voters, so that by 1825 fewer than three hundred blacks out of a total State population of almost thirty thousand, and only sixteen of New York City’s more than twelve thousand blacks could actually vote.”
(Bound For Canaan, Fergus M. Bordewich, HarperCollins, 2005, page 149.)

Time for the Yankees (and I was born in New Jersey) to get off their racial high horse...


84 posted on 06/21/2013 2:51:08 PM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: cherry; flaglady47

I think she’s paying for the sins of her brother.
Unfortunately, she’s part-owner of his restaurant - too bad she didn’t sell her share to him.


85 posted on 06/21/2013 2:51:35 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: drewh
If you confess you will be forgiven - NOT!

86 posted on 06/21/2013 2:52:40 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: cherry
I'll bet Fnetwork was just itching for a reason to can her.....she doesn't fit in with the "cool" people anyway....

NPR and most of the reality shows on cable are all GayTV, all the time.

87 posted on 06/21/2013 2:52:57 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: cherry

but I try not to use them....


I don’t, either.


88 posted on 06/21/2013 2:53:17 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Persevero
Well, plenty of n’s use it, in conversation and literature and especially in music, and I think it is beyond ridiculous that other races can’t.

Next we'll take N out of the alphabet. I never dreamed we could be this stupid as a nation.

89 posted on 06/21/2013 2:53:33 PM PDT by stboz
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To: cherry

proof of your point...alec Baldwin called a black a coon on tape a month ago....he still works commercials


90 posted on 06/21/2013 2:54:21 PM PDT by advertising guy (golf in june in Phoenix ? it's so dry, our gators use Gold Bond)
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To: Mike Darancette
So now the Food Network can expect to get a huge bump in it’s viewership from grateful minorities? Right?

They're using the JCPenney marketing manual. Lotsa luck wi dat.

91 posted on 06/21/2013 2:55:08 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: drewh

I was going to go out and buy one of her books to support her until I found out she was a liberal.

Are there any other good books on real southern cooking?


92 posted on 06/21/2013 2:56:04 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: drewh; mickie; flaglady47; carlo3b; oswegodeee; Maine Mariner; pax_et_bonum; seenenuf; ...
I've always liked Paula the few times I watched her on TV.

I can't bring myself to revel in her losing her job because in my opinion she's a harmless Democrat low-information magnolia pie.

It rather intrigues me that this hard-working liberal lady finds herself thrown under the Meals-on-Wheels van by her own party's puppet media in an unfortunate dumping that may just be dietic......oops, poetic justice.

Leni

93 posted on 06/21/2013 2:56:30 PM PDT by MinuteGal (SO)
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To: CodeToad

Cite your source.


94 posted on 06/21/2013 3:00:35 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: cherry

The ‘Moron’ jokes were the big jokes when I was a kid.

Like “Why did the Moron throw butter up in the air?”

“To see a butterfly”.

I never heard a racial joke until I went in the Army. My parents wouldn’t have tolerated things like that.

The closest I ever came to saying something like that was when I said “Jap” and my Dad told me not to use that term but to say Japanese. My Dad had been on General MacArthur’s staff and after the Japanese surrender, and as the Occupation got under way, orders were issued not to use Jap and show respect to the Japanese people.


95 posted on 06/21/2013 3:03:51 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: MinuteGal

Dietic justice!

:-)

My bet is that she will recover from this and be even more successful and a lot wiser.


96 posted on 06/21/2013 3:04:20 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Michael.SF.

There is NO joy in this. Paula Deen may be a lefty, but she gave an honest answer, and I for one forgive her. Niggra’s was an acceptable term in the South. I know of few white people who use it now.


97 posted on 06/21/2013 3:04:25 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: dfwgator
The only unforgivable “crime” in this country is being a racist.

Or the accusation of being one, even if it's untrue.

98 posted on 06/21/2013 3:04:51 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: drewh
She told the truth.
Which is more than most people do these days.

Imo she didn't owe anyone an apology.
99 posted on 06/21/2013 3:05:29 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: drewh

Maybe Paula should have said her racial slurs in a Rap song~~~she would be considered an “artist” then!


100 posted on 06/21/2013 3:06:04 PM PDT by Isabel2010
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