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Future of Paula Deen's magazine, produced by Birmingham-based publisher, uncertain
The Birmingham News/AL.com ^ | 6/22/13 | Jon Reed

Posted on 06/22/2013 7:32:45 AM PDT by Bodleian_Girl

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The fate of Paula Deen's magazine, Cooking with Paula Deen, is still up in the air after a controversy over the Food Network host's use of racial epithets led to the end of her television contract.

"We are not in a position to discuss her magazine and contract right now," said Phyllis Hoffman DePiano, the president of Birmingham-based Hoffman Media, which produces the magazine. "A statement will be forthcoming later."

"We at Hoffman Media do not condone discrimination of any kind," DePiano said.

(Excerpt) Read more at al.com ...


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"In other news: Food Network has decided to dig up Mark Twain's body and crucify his remains for writing Huckleberry Finn. Right after they finish lynching Paula Deen's career." (As seen on Facebook.)
1 posted on 06/22/2013 7:32:45 AM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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To: Bodleian_Girl

sue them, lady.


2 posted on 06/22/2013 7:33:30 AM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Bodleian_Girl

This is the kind of thing that could make someone go Galt.


3 posted on 06/22/2013 7:36:59 AM PDT by albionin ( ,)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

In other news....the publisher announced that they’d concluded a deal with the Kim Kardashain for cooking books....although first...she’ll have to learn how to boil eggs, stir soup, and part an apple.

The curious thing with this mess....is that eighty percent of the fans of Paula’s....don’t rightly care about any accusation of racism. They see it nightly on TV, and it doesn’t bother them anymore.


4 posted on 06/22/2013 7:37:52 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: albionin

Considering Paula Deen had a massive suck up session with Michelle Obama around the 08 election, I’m not overly upset if she burns. Hard to suck up to people that hate you for being you (southern and white? Yeah, don’t feel the love from the O’s).


5 posted on 06/22/2013 7:38:53 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: drbuzzard

She kissed the liberal ring to have success. Now she inspects the undercarraige of the Obamabus.

I hope she loses everything she has and the earth she trod is salted behind her. Libs should get what they gave.


6 posted on 06/22/2013 7:42:53 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Iron Munro

steel gray hair translates into battle axe for me esp if the person is fat


8 posted on 06/22/2013 7:45:59 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

What she did was wrong IMO.

You don’t destroy people for doing something this level of wrong though.

Punishment of this level is indicative of a mental state that is severely flawed in the punisher, not the punished.

Make it known what Deen has done and let her fan base do what they will.

If I was a fan of hers, I would write her a letter and let her know I think she screwed up. Going beyond that is not called for. If she gets enough letters, she’ll stop the behavior.

That’s enough.


9 posted on 06/22/2013 7:48:29 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kennedy: Today I am a Berliner / Reagan: Gorbachev tear down this wall / Obama: I can't read this...)
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To: schm0e

We all joke about political correctness and how stupid it is, but, here we see a real life example of how political correctness is used to destroy a person.

Political correctness is one of the strongest forces in the world today.


10 posted on 06/22/2013 7:49:09 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Bodleian_Girl

when do the truth commissions start?


11 posted on 06/22/2013 7:49:28 AM PDT by willywill
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To: DoughtyOne

Good points. Let her fans decide what the fallout will be. If her ratings dropped sharply, and she doesn’t sell magazines and cookbooks anymore, then her fan base will decide whether this alleged controversy is enough for them to shun her.

What is shocking here is that she admitted use of the N word while she was under oath in a courtroom, as part of a lawsuit filed against her. She told the truth, has explained the circumstances, but that’s not enough for the politically correct crowd.

It’s shocking that the Food Network decided to cancel her show because of this. But that’s political correctness for you. The forces of political correctness are very strong in today’s world.


12 posted on 06/22/2013 7:51:54 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I agree with your comments. It is interesting to watch a Liberal hoisted by their petard by the politically correct crowd they swore allegiance to.

Alert!: No lessons will be learned by this...


14 posted on 06/22/2013 7:58:54 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kennedy: Today I am a Berliner / Reagan: Gorbachev tear down this wall / Obama: I can't read this...)
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To: Bodleian_Girl
Paula committed the unpardonable sin of poking fun at Michele Obama when she told the world how much Michele ate when she appeared on Paula's show. She said that Michele just kept eating, even during the commercials.

The fix was in from that moment - find something that she said or did, no matter how long ago, and destroy her. It's the Chicago way.

15 posted on 06/22/2013 8:00:58 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Norm Lenhart

You must have to work at being shallow, Norm. No one that has been a freeper as long as you have could have remained as shallow as your postings reflect unless they worked at it daily. And now you’re getting downright hateful!


16 posted on 06/22/2013 8:01:18 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Alas, I do somedays wish everyone at FR was as sane as you. Your post is such a breath of fresh air in a roiling sea of bilge.


17 posted on 06/22/2013 8:03:07 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

Someone wants to take her down. I understand she has had problems in her family.


18 posted on 06/22/2013 8:03:16 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: MHGinTN

If I recall correctly, the term “black” came into wide use around 1968. For some reason, activists did not like the term “Negro”.

And if I recall correctly, Jesse Jackson made a speech around 1988, in which he said that his people should be called “African-Americans”, and that term caught on. But the term “black” never went away after African-American became popular. But in the late ‘60s, use of black replaced Negro altogether. Nowadays, use of the term Negro might be enough to get you “lynched”.


19 posted on 06/22/2013 8:03:32 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Bodleian_Girl

Just stoopit...

I ain’t into her white trash but, she used those during another time that has since passed and she probably doesn’t think. Like that.

Hell , I am constantly corrected for not using the PC word of some contrarian who needs to inject his air of superiority and when one says “The Black” guy they say “African America Americn” or the vice versa will take place.

Too confusing when all one is tracking to do is not offend.


20 posted on 06/22/2013 8:04:44 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

And Lois Lerner the white tea party discriminator, is on cushy paid administrative leave waiting for her bonus. Sorry, Paula, you shouldn’t have made that over the top pathetic apology. You broke no laws!


22 posted on 06/22/2013 8:09:37 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Rodamala

No, you are wrong. Only ignoramuses use that word. I have noticed that certain types want the “right” to say it. No one I know uses it and I certainly wouldn’t contemplate using it. If anyone used it around me, I would leave immediately.

You can’t use that word without at least coming across as crude, stupid, myopic and mean. So use it at your own risk. What’s the benefit to you of sounding like a loser?


23 posted on 06/22/2013 8:11:01 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MHGinTN

Some of us think it’s shallow to fawn over people who help liberals. She used her celebery to help legitimize Obama. You wanna try denying that?

I know your Mad-on over my refusal to bow and scrape over Romney colors your opinion of me, And trust me, I don’t care, but try to post something logical occasionally.


24 posted on 06/22/2013 8:11:02 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: schm0e; Norm Lenhart

i am glad this is happening to her... big fat Obama supporter...


25 posted on 06/22/2013 8:16:56 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

Careful. The Liberal wing of FR will call you shallow and hateful too ;)


26 posted on 06/22/2013 8:18:08 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: MHGinTN; Dilbert San Diego

Thank you. I liked Dilbert’s comments here too.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3034311/posts?page=10#10


27 posted on 06/22/2013 8:19:47 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kennedy: Today I am a Berliner / Reagan: Gorbachev tear down this wall / Obama: I can't read this...)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Up your meds, Norm, you’re becoming delusional and floating too many strawmen.


28 posted on 06/22/2013 8:23:19 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

see you didn’t deny her Obama support. Just resort to Alynski tactics as usual.

Whatever.


29 posted on 06/22/2013 8:24:38 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: yldstrk

“Certain types want the right to say it”——what? I thought the First Amendment already guaranteed that.

It’s a racial epithet-—no more, no less, and there are lots of them. I’m sick of the attempts to try and imbue that one word with some sort of mystical, horrific evil.


30 posted on 06/22/2013 8:24:42 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

I have not seen any thing this insane for a long time.

I know she’s a libtard but her recipe for coconut covered sweet potato balls is to die for. I made them a couple of years ago at Thanksgiving and everybody just inhaled them.


31 posted on 06/22/2013 8:25:11 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: MHGinTN
The democrip party has maintained a magic thinking hold over those they never wanted to see as equals, but somehow the message from Martin never sank in

Your analysis is good. It's a fascinating example of thought-control, isn't it? Orwell called it "doublethink."

From Wiki: " Although Nineteen Eighty-Four is most famous for the Party's pervasive surveillance of everyday life, this control means that the population of Oceania – all of it and including the ruling elite – could be controlled and manipulated merely through the alteration of everyday thought and language. Newspeak is the method for controlling thought through language; doublethink is the method of directly controlling thought."

32 posted on 06/22/2013 8:25:43 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Norm Lenhart

It is you who have addressed her liberal side. I have addressed the issues exposed in her foolishness and the exploitation of her ignorance. Keep floating those straw assertions. It is instructional.


33 posted on 06/22/2013 8:26:38 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: pepsionice

“...first...she’ll have to learn how to boil eggs, stir soup, and part an apple.”

Careful there; those are way beyond her mental capability’s pay-grade.


34 posted on 06/22/2013 8:28:48 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: drbuzzard

In addition, if this gets her insufferable sons off my television as well, it’s a win-win as far as I’m concerned.


35 posted on 06/22/2013 8:29:21 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: CatherineofAragon

Let me rephrase that

you, me and the guy next door have the right to say it, but just like anything else, you have to live with the consequence of being thought a stupid, mean, nasty low-class person.

Believe me, no one is going to respect you for it.

In language is power, the power to create or the power to destroy and it is no biggie to figure out what power that word has.

Use it at your own risk lady


36 posted on 06/22/2013 8:29:33 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MHGinTN

So you don’t deny she was a full boat Obama supporter. Got it.

And here you are attacking someone who is happy the libs are eating their own and getting the very thing they fostered and developed for use on us. Got that too.

Well maybe ‘Us” doesn’t really apply here considering whose side you are defending. Which to be honest, shocks me not at all.


37 posted on 06/22/2013 8:30:44 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I’m not even a fan of Paula Deen (too over the top for me) but wrote Food Network to complain about her firing. Now, I’m going to have to buy her magazine! I don’t care if she’s a Democrat (she was a single welfare mother who made good), she’s being lynched by political correctness. And that is a much great evil than Paula making stupid remarks.


38 posted on 06/22/2013 8:33:45 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

It is way past time to push back against the oppression of Political Correctness, and to not let the thought police get away with this.


39 posted on 06/22/2013 8:36:20 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Just in case some may of forgotten this great George Carlin routine: The Seven words you cannot say
40 posted on 06/22/2013 8:36:23 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

“Sgt. William Meeks: [to Patton, after the slapping incident got him relieved of command of the Seventh Army] One little dogface... one measly slap... that’s what done it.
Patton: [ruefully] Ah, George... I wish I’d *kissed* the son-of-a bitch.”


41 posted on 06/22/2013 8:38:04 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Agreed. The Paula Deen case shows how strong and how pervasive political correctness is.


42 posted on 06/22/2013 8:39:15 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: mc5cents
Sorry. Here

The seven words

43 posted on 06/22/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: yldstrk
No, you are wrong. Only ignoramuses use that word.
No, the REAL ignoramuses use "THE 'N' Word" as if they were holding a cross before Dracula.

If anyone used it around me, I would leave immediately.
And if you couldn't leave, would you assume the fetal position, as so many do? That's what gives these race pimps their power - the recoiling of the whites over some word a minority claims to be offensive.
Hell, haven't they ever heard of "Wop", "Kike", "Polok", ad nauseum? Where's all the breast-beating organizations complaining about those hurtful slurs? Oh wait, they shrugged them off and moved on with their lives.

44 posted on 06/22/2013 8:39:40 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Oatka

I don’t hang around with losers


45 posted on 06/22/2013 8:43:04 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Reread what you hatefully wrote first about Paula, as you ‘cursed’ her. These other strawman assertions you make about me and your imagined agenda would be laughable, silly even, if they were not so illustrative of a mental illness. You don’t think straight, Norm.


46 posted on 06/22/2013 8:46:10 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Bodleian_Girl; All

What is happening to Deen is a Black Ku Klux Klan lynching

Trayvon Martin calls himself No Limit N-—a.....and he is a hero. A white woman is having her career lynched

And the White Guilt Liberals will cheer on the Black KKK on this


47 posted on 06/22/2013 8:46:32 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: yldstrk
"Use it at your own risk lady."

You enjoy making assumptions, don't you?

Can the self-righteousness. I repeat, it's one ethnic/racial slur of many, and it's just a WORD. It's slung around daily by blacks, so I'm just not feeling the moral outrage.

The word "honky", another racial term, originates from "bohunk", which was a derogatory word for Polish and Hungarian immigrants. Do you get worked up into a lather when you hear black people use it?

Somehow I doubt it.

48 posted on 06/22/2013 8:47:17 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: MHGinTN

Dance all you like. You are siding with an Obama supporting leftist and crying that people are glad karma bit her in the ass hard.. Period.

PS: Since I am not a witch or a VooDoo Bokun, I can’t ‘curse’ anyone.


49 posted on 06/22/2013 8:49:38 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Bodleian_Girl

Using a sledgehammer to kill a fly, as the saying goes.
George Orwell would have had a field day on this one. Big Brother could not have wielded more psychological power than these guys.
At least they cannot cart the woman off and subject her to torture.


50 posted on 06/22/2013 8:52:21 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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