Skip to comments.Paula Deen cookbook surges to No. 1 on Amazon amid controversy
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 chefs upcoming cookbook have skyrocketed.
Deans latest book, Paula Deens New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up, has jumped all the way to No. 1 on Amazons best-sellers 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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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.
When do the accusations of racism of the buyers of her books commence from the Collectivist Media?
Pretty much what I expected.
The Food Nutwork may die without Deen, but she doesn’t need them.
Glad to hear this.
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.
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.
“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
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?
I guess she can write a huge check with that money to the Obama campaign fund. (Yes, he still has one)
It’s because of all the butter she uses.
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.
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.
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.
Only person I watch (rarely) on food network is Ina Garten. Always cooking the best food. Can’t stand all those competitions they have.
It may be too late, but Political Correctness must be contested every time it pops up.
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..
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.
I just pre-ordered Paula Deens cookbook because (even though she’s a dumbass democrat) she is being unfairly crucified.
” I wonder why so many people on FR are supporting this diehard Obama supporting wacko. I dont see anything admirable at all in her, or anything like Freepers.”
>>I wonder why so many people on FR are supporting this diehard Obama supporting wacko. I dont 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.
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.
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."
Good. A little financial reward will go a long way toward compensating for the treatment she has gotten.
I watch Giada with the sound off :)
To me it’s like the chic-fil-a thing all over again.
Instead of an autograph, each copy of the book will come with a bite mark from Paula’s big choppers.
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.
There is so much more to this Paula Deen story than people know. She is an awful person.
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.
Wow, you think a Christmas star is pornography? Sick. You are entitled to be anti-Christian, but you can’t suppress others beliefs.
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.
I personally could not stand her overdone creepy deep southern drawl...Yaawwwlllllllll
Pot, kettle, black.
How am I sick to say Christmas is not pornography?
To each his own.
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.
“250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up,”
Now that’s an unfortunately titled tome, considering the circumstances!
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.
I’m sure Amazon is sharing the billing info of every purchaser with the NSA, so could be any time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.