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Paula Deen cookbook surges to No. 1 on Amazon amid controversy
Today.com ^ | 6/27/2013 | Scott Stump

Posted on 06/27/2013 11:01:09 AM PDT by South40

Several companies have already terminated or suspended business relationships with Paula Deen in the controversy over her use of racial slurs, yet sales of the celebrity chef’s upcoming cookbook have skyrocketed.

Dean’s latest book, “Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up,” has jumped all the way to No. 1 on Amazon’s best-seller’s list and No. 7 on the Barnes & Noble Top 100 in advance of its scheduled release. The book, published by Random House, is still scheduled to be released on Oct. 15, according to Random House spokesman Stuart Applebaum.

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1 posted on 06/27/2013 11:01:09 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Why do I have a feeling this is going to go the way of Rush and the Sandra Fluke controversy.

Liberals. Always thinking they know more than they know.


2 posted on 06/27/2013 11:02:15 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: South40

When do the accusations of racism of the buyers of her books commence from the Collectivist Media?


3 posted on 06/27/2013 11:04:38 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: South40

Pretty much what I expected.

The Food Nutwork may die without Deen, but she doesn’t need them.


4 posted on 06/27/2013 11:04:41 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: South40

Glad to hear this.


5 posted on 06/27/2013 11:05:08 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: autumnraine

I got a kick out of some AA lib on Fox trying to say the Food Channel’s dropping Deen was an example of the market working.


6 posted on 06/27/2013 11:06:17 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Sweet. Proves that people out there still have some common sense ..and that if you’re truly good at what you do, you’ll always land on your feet.

Also proves that people will ultimately vote on all this nonsense with their pocketbooks ...and that we SURROUND them.

We really need to ramp up the focus on that last fact.


7 posted on 06/27/2013 11:11:13 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: South40

“Paula Deen cookbook surges to No. 1 on Amazon amid controversy”

HA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA haHA ha! GOOD


8 posted on 06/27/2013 11:12:20 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: rockabyebaby

I wonder why so many people on FR are supporting this diehard Obama supporting wacko. I don’t see anything admirable at all in her, or anything like Freepers. If you even skim what this lawsuit is about, you can see she is a terrible business woman. Are people really saying watching pornography at work is a good idea? In the presence of a female employee?


9 posted on 06/27/2013 11:12:57 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: V_TWIN

I guess she can write a huge check with that money to the Obama campaign fund. (Yes, he still has one)


10 posted on 06/27/2013 11:13:47 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

It’s because of all the butter she uses.


11 posted on 06/27/2013 11:16:28 AM PDT by Patriot95
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To: South40

Her naysayers have been “Chick-Fil-A’d”...big time.

Seems the more the babbling class tries to submarine her, the stronger her support gets.


12 posted on 06/27/2013 11:16:39 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: All

We went out to a nice little kitchen “shoppe” on Saturday, Paula Deen stuff was all over the place. I turn to my wife and said, “this stuff will be like 99% off by next week and they’ll be giving it away before the 4th of July” Well by Tuesday, the spices and sauces were marked down almost 75%, the books and the treats were BOGO. I stocked up on her spice mixes and whatever sauces remained. I don’t ever remember anything like this happening to a public figure. Hell, they showered the Elmo child molester and the rapist Roman Polanski with awards.


13 posted on 06/27/2013 11:16:53 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: South40

Fox should give her a spot on O’Reilly with a good, nourishing and healthy short recipe every week. People would love it. Easy supper tonite etc.


14 posted on 06/27/2013 11:16:55 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: editor-surveyor

Only person I watch (rarely) on food network is Ina Garten. Always cooking the best food. Can’t stand all those competitions they have.


15 posted on 06/27/2013 11:17:08 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: South40

It may be too late, but Political Correctness must be contested every time it pops up.


16 posted on 06/27/2013 11:19:46 AM PDT by lurk
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To: South40
This is actually funny as heck..Some one trying to ruin her and this is making her bigger..Paula do me a favor stay off TV and stop begging it is not a good thing..You don't need to grovel for those bastards..Anyone that is your friend should have no problem with what you said a million years ago..i did exaggerate a little but this is so stupid..it has helped the liberal communist get the people to take their minds off the real problems that are going on all around us..lets get back to the real problems and impeach Obama
and Holder..

I have said the word and still say the word in the privacy of my home..the reason I say it is because of the trash in the white house..I also call some whites trash,because they act like it some times..

17 posted on 06/27/2013 11:23:31 AM PDT by PLD
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To: South40

I never heard of her before this scandal broke, but I say, good.

I would guess that her big mistake was to hire black assistants, and give them jobs. It was back in the day when not many blacks did that kind of work, and people hadn’t quite realized that if you hired a black person, you were stuck forever, whether they bothered to do any real work or not. Because otherwise it would go to the trial lawyers and you would be punished for being a racist.

No, it wasn’t nice calling people names, but back when I was a kid everybody did it, and thought nothing of it. At least there was a kind of even-handedness about it—nothing personal. And it wasn’t just blacks. And if the school bullies called you a name, you just ignored it, or hit them back.


18 posted on 06/27/2013 11:23:45 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: South40
Get your copy now before all remaining ones are cooked at 450° for four hours.
19 posted on 06/27/2013 11:24:17 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: South40

I just pre-ordered Paula Deens cookbook because (even though she’s a dumbass democrat) she is being unfairly crucified.


20 posted on 06/27/2013 11:27:40 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: nickcarraway; All

” I wonder why so many people on FR are supporting this diehard Obama supporting wacko. I don’t see anything admirable at all in her, or anything like Freepers.”

http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/21/n-word-user-paula-deen-is-an-obama-supporter/


21 posted on 06/27/2013 11:30:09 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: V_TWIN
I'm attributing it to three factors and won't necessarily rate one over the other:

  1. People who genuinely like her cookbooks are genuinely afraid the PC culture will force a halt in publication.
  2. People anticipating the above and buying them with anticipation they can sell at a profit.
  3. People offering Paula Deen First Amendment support as a political statement.

22 posted on 06/27/2013 11:38:33 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: nickcarraway

>>I wonder why so many people on FR are supporting this diehard Obama supporting wacko. I don’t see anything admirable at all in her, or anything like Freepers.

Because she’s a white person who is being railroaded by the PC Gestapo. Every other race and ethnic group in America is permitted to have some solidarity and pride. Its about time that we started doing the same.


23 posted on 06/27/2013 11:41:40 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: nickcarraway
I wonder why so many people on FR are supporting this diehard Obama supporting wacko. I don’t see anything admirable at all in her, or anything like Freepers. If you even skim what this lawsuit is about, you can see she is a terrible business woman. Are people really saying watching pornography at work is a good idea? In the presence of a female employee?

So because she's for obama I'm not supposed to support her? What kind of thinking is that? If someone is dying on the street am I supposed to ask them who they voted for before I help them? I don't care if she's a terrible business woman, my support for her has nothing to do with how she runs her business. I support her because I'm sick of people being ridiculed, fired, put out of business for saying a word, a word that has no power except when blacks are offended, the same blacks who use said word hourly and the same blacks who find nothing offensive about saying "crazy ass cracker". Personally, I've been called worse - wop - guinea - greaseball and I don't care because I have a spine.

As for pornography at work, it's her place of business, if an employee doesn't like it they can work somewhere else. No one forced the employee to watch. The employee was not dragged into a room, tied to a chair and forced to watch. This is like the people who are offended by an angel on a Christmas tree, no one is forcing them to look at it. I worked at a place where alcohol was served after hours in the conference room. No one was forcing me or anyone else to look at it or engage in drinking it, did I sue? No, I chose to leave when my shift was over. People need to grow a spine.

24 posted on 06/27/2013 11:42:20 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Cicero
No, it wasn’t nice calling people names, but back when I was a kid everybody did it, and thought nothing of it.

Two of my best buds in high school were a Hispanic kid named Richardo and a Jewish kid named Michael.

We called each other "Rick the Spic", "Mike the Kike" and I was "Roy the Redskin."

25 posted on 06/27/2013 11:42:41 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: South40

Good. A little financial reward will go a long way toward compensating for the treatment she has gotten.


26 posted on 06/27/2013 11:45:46 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: dandiegirl

I watch Giada with the sound off :)


27 posted on 06/27/2013 11:47:53 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: nickcarraway; Vigilanteman

To me it’s like the chic-fil-a thing all over again.


28 posted on 06/27/2013 11:50:36 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: stephenjohnbanker
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3034650/posts
29 posted on 06/27/2013 11:52:13 AM PDT by South40
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To: Patriot95

Instead of an autograph, each copy of the book will come with a bite mark from Paula’s big choppers.


30 posted on 06/27/2013 11:54:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: South40
People who support Democrats should be aware that their turn under the bus is never far away.....the people persecuting her now are the same people she groveled for to get approval. Sorry folks but when ever a liberal gets what they deserve I'm happy. She and people like her inflicted this bastard on us and this is her just reward. Asked the people who have been screwed by the IRS how they feel about an Obama supporter getting shafted by other Obama supporters.
31 posted on 06/27/2013 11:55:25 AM PDT by ontap (ion. Would you suggest that that organization)
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To: nickcarraway
I wonder why so many people on FR are supporting this diehard Obama supporting wacko.

I don't think FReepers are supporting her as much as they are happy to see the left lose in their attempt to destroy her. And their selective outrage bothers me. Alec Baldwin recently called a black reporter a coon. Rep. Ryan Winkler just yesterday tweeted that Justice Clarance Thomas is an Uncle Thomas. There are many instances of the left getting away with overt racism yet Paula Deen is being crucified because she admitted to saying something decades ago. I didn't care for Deen before I knew she was an Obama supporter. I don't support her now, I just want her to defeat the racist left who are condemning her.

32 posted on 06/27/2013 11:55:34 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Thanks.


33 posted on 06/27/2013 11:56:35 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: nickcarraway

There is so much more to this Paula Deen story than people know. She is an awful person.


34 posted on 06/27/2013 11:56:45 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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So, there should be two separate standards? White people who supported Obama should get a free and white people who didn't, get pounded?

Sorry, she should reap what she sowed. I don't have any sympathy for. She wants to take my freedom and money away and reserve some kind of special status for herself. I hope she goes bankrupt, she can get a taste of her own medicine.

35 posted on 06/27/2013 12:01:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: rockabyebaby

Wow, you think a Christmas star is pornography? Sick. You are entitled to be anti-Christian, but you can’t suppress others beliefs.


36 posted on 06/27/2013 12:02:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Fishtalk

From the limited amount I know, you are right. Do you know more. I always feel sorry for people who work for someone like her.


37 posted on 06/27/2013 12:05:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Fishtalk

I personally could not stand her overdone creepy deep southern drawl...Yaawwwlllllllll


38 posted on 06/27/2013 12:12:53 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: nickcarraway
Wow, you think a Christmas star is pornography? Sick. You are entitled to be anti-Christian, but you can’t suppress others beliefs.

Sick.

Pot, kettle, black.

39 posted on 06/27/2013 12:14:06 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

How am I sick to say Christmas is not pornography?


40 posted on 06/27/2013 12:16:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

To each his own.


41 posted on 06/27/2013 12:19:56 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: nickcarraway

No that’s not what I said, I’m saying no one forced the employee to watch pornography just like no one is forcing atheists to look at angels, crosses, you can spin it anyway you want, but most intelligent people get the gist of what I’m talking about.


42 posted on 06/27/2013 12:21:24 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: South40

“250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up,”

Now that’s an unfortunately titled tome, considering the circumstances!


43 posted on 06/27/2013 12:30:10 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: nickcarraway
How am I sick to say Christmas is not pornography?

It is a legend, wrapped in rumor, wrapped in piety, a myth created by people who need to believe there is an afterlife.

That's pretty sick in my view.

44 posted on 06/27/2013 12:33:50 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’m sure Amazon is sharing the billing info of every purchaser with the NSA, so could be any time.


45 posted on 06/27/2013 12:34:59 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: nickcarraway

She had just the weirdest obsession about old fashioned southern weddings, with hundreds of begloved black men. It was weird, more than the casual N word.

Honestly I cannot stand the woman, and yeah there’s the pornography thing, no class.

Then she geets type 2 diabetes that everybody almost has, and we get boo hoos. Fake as all get out. Sons and monkey face husband get on the talentless band wagon.

No I can’t stand the woman and that horrible drawl of hers. So take me with brain of salt. But her behaviour is class less. Might want to learn more before defending her.

Dear L Ord, this woman’s picture was on a ham! I don’t need her to buy a damn ham.


46 posted on 06/27/2013 12:37:31 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: South40

There’s something wrong in a world where Andrew Weiner is ahead in New York but Paula Deen (I’m no fan of her cooking) is ostracized.

I’m sick of the Food Network. I watched Giada last Thanksgiving and she acted drunk.


47 posted on 06/27/2013 12:38:03 PM PDT by gattaca ("Empty heads are fond of long titles" Old German Proverb.)
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To: gattaca

I have never watched anything on the Food Network and I have no idea what a Giada is. My interest in this story has to do with the fact that this this woman is being crucified for her words from years ago while blacks and others on the left say far worse things every single day.


48 posted on 06/27/2013 12:42:19 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Giada De Laurentiis is another celebrity chef. I agree with you that she is being crucified. I was merely adding my opinion of the network that fired her.


49 posted on 06/27/2013 12:50:41 PM PDT by gattaca ("Empty heads are fond of long titles" Old German Proverb.)
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To: gattaca
Opinions are fine, and there are many here. I was merely offering mine that I find the selective outrage from the left to be unacceptable. Going after Deen for what she said is wrong. But the left seems to think it is right. If so, why are they not also going after these people?

Former KKK member and democratic senator Robert "Sheets" Byrd used the "N" word as recently as 2001. Not only was he given a pass the left still called him the "Conscience of the Senate".

Just yesterday democRAT Rep. Ryan Winkler called Justice Thomas an "Uncle Thomas".

Weeks ago Alec Baldwin called a black photographer a "coon".

Speaking about Barack Obama, Bill Clinton said: "A few years ago, Barack Obama would have been getting us coffee."

Again, my point is why does the left hold Deen to a higher standard when these people get a pass? I think it's because she is a southerner so they automatically assumed she is a Republican. Thus, the selective outrage.

50 posted on 06/27/2013 12:59:45 PM PDT by South40
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