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In Defense of Paula Deen: Who decides which words, said in private decades ago, are firing offense?
National Review ^ | 06/25/2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke

Posted on 06/25/2013 8:24:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: SERKIT

I’m with you serkit. If I had my way the f word would carry the same punishment as the n word does now.


51 posted on 06/25/2013 11:54:44 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: SeekAndFind

Her attorney needs to be fired. There should have been an immediate objection to anything older than 5 or 10 years being “overbroad” as to time, and then a response that she did not use such slurs within any time relevant to the lawsuit.


52 posted on 06/25/2013 3:37:03 PM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: SeekAndFind

People cannot fight each individual claim. The country is over and the time has come to face how you will tackle the future in an alien place.

Paula Deen may be who she is, but she is no worse than a black person who calls white folks crackers.

All of this is distraction from the fact that the communists have won. Our problem is that we have yet to admit that they did it with relative ease.


53 posted on 06/25/2013 3:44:01 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: schm0e
This whole Paula Deen thing suddenly reminded me of this skit.
54 posted on 06/26/2013 1:56:14 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: SeekAndFind

Compare Deen with Tyson on ESPN radio musing he’d like some well hung black stud like Rodman to rip apart Sarah Palin’s vagina

Mike and his usual violent rape fantasies....silly boy...no wonder he caught Robin betraying the blood with uber peckerwood Brad Pitt
No recriminations for rapist Tyson....its a cultural thing ya know....

Media laughed about it

Deen should not have apologized

Made her look weak


55 posted on 06/26/2013 2:06:49 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: Rodamala

might make an interesting screenname.


56 posted on 06/26/2013 6:44:19 AM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Blaming the victim for the crime?


57 posted on 06/27/2013 8:28:38 AM PDT by TiaS
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To: Venturer

I guess we’ll just have to stick with “Black trash” until they decide it is offensive.


58 posted on 06/27/2013 8:45:31 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think the point is being missed here.

All of these companies who are ditching Paula Deen were selling her goods in the first place because of her image. It’s now tarnished (frankly, her terrible taped apologies were a part of the problem.)

Her fans are comparing her words to something from a film like Django Unchained or rap albums — those are ART, whether we like the art or not isn’t the point. That’s different than a brand’s (and she is a brand) representation and image.

She can certainly sell her products on her own website, and if her fans are as devoted as they seem to be, she’ll probably do just fine. But blaming corporations for ditching a brand with an image problem is misplaced criticism. They’ve done their research and they know when a brand has become a liability instead of a benefit, and that’s the way capitalism works.


59 posted on 06/27/2013 9:40:53 PM PDT by TheFilter
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To: SeekAndFind

A company should be able to fire someone for any reason.


60 posted on 06/27/2013 9:42:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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