Skip to comments.Future of Paula Deen's magazine, produced by Birmingham-based publisher, uncertain
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.
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sue them, lady.
This is the kind of thing that could make someone go Galt.
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.
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).
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.
steel gray hair translates into battle axe for me esp if the person is fat
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.
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.
when do the truth commissions start?
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
Someone wants to take her down. I understand she has had problems in her family.
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”.
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.
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!
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?
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.
i am glad this is happening to her... big fat Obama supporter...
Careful. The Liberal wing of FR will call you shallow and hateful too ;)
Thank you. I liked Dilbert’s comments here too.
Up your meds, Norm, you’re becoming delusional and floating too many strawmen.
see you didn’t deny her Obama support. Just resort to Alynski tactics as usual.
“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.
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.
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."
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.
“...first...shell 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.
In addition, if this gets her insufferable sons off my television as well, it’s a win-win as far as I’m concerned.
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
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
Agreed. The Paula Deen case shows how strong and how pervasive political correctness is.
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.
I don’t hang around with losers
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.
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
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.
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.
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.