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Paula Deen Under Fire: How Many Millions Is the N-Word Scandal Going to Cost Her?
E! ^ | 6/24/13 | Natalie Finn and Baker Machado

Posted on 06/25/2013 5:56:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Just how much of a hole did Paula Deen dig for herself?

With the Food Network's announcement that it would not be renewing its contract with the Paula's Home Cooking star, along with QVC distancing itself from the celebrity chef and Smithfield Foods cutting ties with her altogether after she admitted to past use of the N-word and other hurtful remarks, it would seem that Deen's culinary empire is currently up in flames.

But her bank account isn't under as much fire as one might think. Sure, her ranking as Forbes' No. 4 highest-earning celeb chef is definitely at risk...but all is not lost just yet.

"I would estimate the loss of Food Network and Smithfield to be pretty huge," Forbes staff writer Caleb Melby, who estimates that Deen has taken a post-scandal hit of $3 million to $4.5 million, tells E! News

(Excerpt) Read more at android.eonline.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: deen; fired; nword; racist; slur
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To: Wiser now

The SAME thing is happening with the media on Snowden....focus on HIM instead of the bad Obama bureaucracy behavior.


51 posted on 06/25/2013 7:09:02 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Vaquero

The big chompers give me the willies...


52 posted on 06/25/2013 7:11:17 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Homer1

***Not being from there or that era, is this, itself, a stereotype, or is this true?***

It’s true. My mom was raised in Tennessee and she always called black people niggers, not out of meanness or anything but that is just what blacks were called then.

My aunt did the same, drove a mail route through niggertown, and thought nothing of referring to them as niggers, because it is just what blacks were called then.

Look at the literature of the time. Major magazines had stories in them in which the word nigger was used often as a reference to colored people of Africa, India, South Seas.

H P Lovecraft’s story THE RATS IN THE WALLS has a cat named Niggerman,
The South Sea stories of John Russell uses the term quite often.

In the movie, THE DAM BUSTERS, the officer in charge has a black dog named Nigger.

I myself was not raised that way as I am originally from the Mountain States. My dad always impressed on us to never call Latinos “Mexicans” but Spanish, and I never knew there were so many nicknames for different races till I was in the military back in 1966.


53 posted on 06/25/2013 7:16:55 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: chessplayer

I found out years ago, that Navajo Indians hate blacks.


54 posted on 06/25/2013 7:18:16 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I actually was watching The Germans episode of Fawlty Towers the other night, and I remembered the scene where Major was talking about when he took a date to a Cricket Test Match...

“‘The strange thing was, throughout the morning she kept referring to the Indians as niggers. “No, no, no,” I said, “the niggers are the West Indians. These people are wogs”.’


55 posted on 06/25/2013 7:20:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Homer1

Yes, that’s just the way it was back then. We mostly heard negro, that was proper for a black person.
I don’t know when they became black.

Upon reading PD deposition, I don’t think she said anything wrong. She used what is now known as the n bomb 30 years ago, and she admired the professional black men who were servers at a wedding. A job I’m sure the black men choose and were proud of their looks and professionalism.
She’d be just as doomed if she wanted a bunch of crackers serving at a wedding;)

She’s liberal but she is old, white, and probably clinging to her guns and Bible. Southern lady. She just said mooch ate like a pig on her show.


56 posted on 06/25/2013 7:32:41 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Are the others any better?

Certainly not Canada.


57 posted on 06/25/2013 7:37:09 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well Smithfield is a small loss as the ChiComs are buying it. I won’t be buying anymore Smithfield products. The Food Channel will probably take bigger hit than Paula as there are a lot of ticked off Deen fans that will boycott.

The whole thing was much ado about nothing.


58 posted on 06/25/2013 7:38:25 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: SoFloFreeper

maybe the god she worships, obama will save her. After all she worships and serves him. And I hope that it costs her everything she has.


59 posted on 06/25/2013 7:41:16 AM PDT by sport
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To: chessplayer

“The minority groups hate each other. Blacks hate Hispanics and Asians. Hispanics hate blacks and Asians. Asians hate blacks and Hispanics.”

I heard a “Northern Mexican” talking about “Southern Mexicans” like they were some sort of vile bug infestation. Really close to a call for extermination — from a woman no less. I was shocked. This woman also expressed disdain for everything White American (she’s in the USA, WORKING on a B1 TOURIST VISA.) I no longer trust any hispanic.


60 posted on 06/25/2013 7:44:30 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Born to Conserve
“The minority groups hate each other. Blacks hate Hispanics and Asians. Hispanics hate blacks and Asians. Asians hate blacks and Hispanics.”

"....and everybody hates the Jews."

61 posted on 06/25/2013 7:45:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
LOL! Don’ call ‘em ‘Spanish’ either. It upsets my Castillian mother: “No! I don’ make Margaritas or eat tacos, I'm Spanish, HOKAY?” And my Mexican cousins are still trying to get over that whole “La Conquista” thing.
62 posted on 06/25/2013 7:48:02 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Homer1

I don’t think it was just used there, my mother was from Missouri and she used the word to designate people that were what we would now call losers, low life, worthless. To my mother it was not a racial word either- she called whites that if they were really not good people. In the 50s, 60s time frame I heard many use the word that way even in Arizona, blacks at that time called worthless people that name as did whites. I could see my mother use that word in a deposition at that time, it was commonly used.


63 posted on 06/25/2013 7:50:40 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: navymom1

I met her husband and brother on a cruise, they came in the cigar club. A couple of us offered our cigar cutters, but they had to have the attendant cut theirs with a plastic V cutter, that they said was better. The rest of us laughed at their snobbery after they left, they just wanted the attendant to cut and hold the lighter for them. They didn’t know how to correctly light a cigar and held them so we couldn’t miss the seeing the label. They ripped their followers off, we met three women, who paid twice what we paid for our suite and they had an inside cabin with a bunk bed. They did get a special BBO on the pool deck, which was closed off for the rest of us.

The only times, I saw Paula was in the casino, with her two black bodyguards and she appears to be a big gambler.


64 posted on 06/25/2013 7:54:52 AM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

It was more complicated in New Mexico than whether to call Latinos Mexicans or Spanish- Spanish was used to designate the descendants of the Spaniards and they would make it plain they were not Mexicans; Mexicans were from Mexico. That was like a mine field, I remember when I was a kid a Spaniard friend of my dad’s yelling and cursing because his daughter was marrying a Mexican as if it was a fate worse than death. It is still that way in some of the elders, but mostly not so serious as they took it back then.


65 posted on 06/25/2013 7:58:03 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: chessplayer

Proof that liberals can’t be held to a standard the must be able to flip flop to fit their agenda.


66 posted on 06/25/2013 8:04:46 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: All

This is the only surface of the story.

Her contract was up for renewal, was this a negotiating hardball. (you won’t resign on our terms then we will destroy you signing with anyone)

She is a defendant in a race based discrimination suit. Is this lawyers just trying to push her to settlement by smear?
like making her bankrupt will really help but then again the lawyer does not care, the acurser may be too stupid to get it.

I don’t even like her and her far left wackyness. She is just an old school democrat who only care about herself. That disclaimer said, the real story is far simpler and yet to be told. follow the money.


67 posted on 06/25/2013 8:08:57 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
"Look at the literature of the time. Major magazines had stories in them in which the word nigger was used often as a reference to colored people of Africa, India, South Seas.

H P Lovecraft’s story THE RATS IN THE WALLS has a cat named Niggerman"

I can't believe you mentioned that; I just finished reading that story. I found a hardcover compilation of twenty Lovecraft stories at Barnes and Noble for $7.95.

I was surprised the cat's name wasn't edited out somehow.

68 posted on 06/25/2013 8:31:05 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: dfwgator

***“the niggers are the West Indians. These people are wogs”.’***

Oh darn! I forgot about the Wogs and the Fuzzy Wuzzies.

Also the Fish heads, and Square heads.

What many don’t realize is the foreigners also have certain non-complimentary names for whites.


69 posted on 06/25/2013 8:51:33 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: miss marmelstein
Irony...a lot of paulas cooking, especially in the early days, was ver French. Butter-eggs-cream. Watch Laura Calders "French cooking at home"-- my present favorite cooking show. Calder's meals just have tiny portions.

I think this is about obesity, but mostly because liberals are all hate, all the time. Paula is white, Southern, Christian...and fat. Just too much for a liberal to resist hating. Donating to Obama wasn't enough to get over all that. When the Skokie is 66, I hope I'm around to call her fat. Weight us harder to control with every passing year.

70 posted on 06/25/2013 9:51:46 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Wookie. Not Skokie.


71 posted on 06/25/2013 9:53:09 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: dfwgator

Except, of course, during National Brotherhood Week.


72 posted on 06/25/2013 10:37:34 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (What happens over the rainbow stays over the rainbow)
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To: Scoutmaster

Thank you, I was afraid nobody would get the reference.


73 posted on 06/25/2013 10:38:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PowderMonkey
LOL! Don’ call ‘em ‘Spanish’ either. It upsets my Castillian mother:

I'm sure a Catalan would be just as upset.

74 posted on 06/25/2013 10:38:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: razorback-bert

Never met the lady, never cared for her television show, and never found a recipe of hers that worked for me.

I hear she is on The Today Show Wednesday. Should be an interesting interview.....


75 posted on 06/25/2013 10:41:22 AM PDT by navymom1
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if PD had someone research a list of 1,000 pop-culture references (in the last FIVE years) that use the word ‘nigger’ and then put that list on her web page?


76 posted on 06/25/2013 10:43:01 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: dfwgator
 photo Pepe-the-prawn_zpsa5fe520c.jpg
"I 'yam not a shreemp! I 'yam a prawn! A SPANISH KING PRAAAAWN! HOKAY?"
77 posted on 06/25/2013 10:46:49 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey

78 posted on 06/25/2013 10:47:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper
Why can't the truth about why she was canned ever be told? She didn't get the ax because of words she said decades ago. It was because she wanted to throw a Plantation-themed part using black people as pretend slaves.
79 posted on 06/25/2013 11:06:58 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Now that she has been mugged we can expect her to return to her roots and become a political and social conservative. She has seen the error of appeasing progs. They are no one’s friend, not even their own.


80 posted on 06/25/2013 11:26:53 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Roccus

The number of truly uncovered/uninsured individuals is under fifteen million.

See here for an excellent talk on the subject:

http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2012/07/scott_atlas_on.html


81 posted on 06/25/2013 1:30:03 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Even MORE towards my point!


82 posted on 06/25/2013 2:28:46 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Mamzelle

Hi, Mamzelle! I really like your post. You hit the nail on the head. Paula, despite all her lib creds, couldn’t win out against the food Nazis and haters.

I was a fan of hers when she had her first show. It was in a small, yellow kitchen (very pretty) and there was a dog wondering around the set. She made delicious food and was quiet and demure. I still think she’s the best cake maker on the food network.

When she became a “star,” she started getting strident and annoying. But the gal can cook!


83 posted on 06/26/2013 5:39:39 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

She denies that, you know. She wanted a Southern-themed wedding for her stupid brother. She had been to a restaurant that had elegant black waiters in white coats and black pants. That’s what she wanted; not black men playing slaves.

Off topic, about 15 years ago, I had dinner at a restaurant called Safari in Montgomery, Alabama. It was a steakhouse and politicians dined there. We were seated under a large photo of George Wallace! All the waiters were black and very, very elegant.


84 posted on 06/26/2013 5:44:07 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Cyber Liberty
I do not believe that. I saw her wedding and reception on tv and it couldn't have been more conventional. Whatever this bs was, I suspect is a lie (it is second hand hearsay after all)--or some silly joke/fantasy that went wrong. Deen is from a very modest background, struggled with agoraphobia and an abusive first husband.

I'm unhappy defending an ignorant Democrat. But--what's being used on Deen will certainly come get us all.

Btw--did you know that discrimination in hiring is allowed in show business? That's why the waitresses at hooters are a particular physical type. They are not waitresses but models, legally speaking. Movie producers when casting a movie discriminate on the basis of race all the time.

85 posted on 06/26/2013 6:01:43 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: miss marmelstein

I suggest the reruns of Laura Calder’s show on the cooking channel. I record them and watch them carefully. I’ve picked up a lot of techniques from her style. Just this week I made fritters from squash blossoms from one if her episodes. She has an attitude toward cooking and food very much like my own. I really liked Paulas show in the early years but she took on an unpleasant vulgarity as time went on.


86 posted on 06/26/2013 6:06:16 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

What kind of cuisine does Laura do? I’m not familiar with her...yet.

And, I agree: Paula let too much of her vulgar side out.


87 posted on 06/26/2013 6:51:33 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein
There are only repeats of old shows on Cooking Channel in the early afternoons. She has a very simple, elegant yet classic French cuisine. She was classically trained, interesting person. I get tired of the Spanx dresses she wears...with mostly women and gay men, why all the booty and cleavage on the cooking channels? But I've picked up more techniques than actual recipes--

I've been a fan of HGTV and the cooking channels, but lately they've been disappointing. All the contests and "Survivor" reality stuff. I like Ina Garten and sometimes can even take Giada, though I roll my eyes at the BOTT (boobs on the table) with her. Oh, she's so beautiful. She has twice as many teeth and four times the boobs...

88 posted on 06/26/2013 7:37:10 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

I know the chef you’re talking about! She’s from Canada, I believe. Yeah, the boobs get tiring. I do like Ina. She prepares good food using good ingredients - some of which are out of my price range.

Actually, after talking about boobs, I’m embarrassed to admit my favorite is the beautiful Nigella Lawson. I have all her cookbooks and even a bio on her!


89 posted on 06/26/2013 7:43:15 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: ScottinVA

Neah.
She should have said “Yeah. So what?”
Don’t lie. Don’t apologize. Don’t take any crap.
If she did that, she might have lost here show on Food Network, but she’d still have lots of sympathizers. Cringing and apologizing cost her both her show AND a lot of sympathy.


90 posted on 06/26/2013 7:46:04 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I watched the puke coming out of the NBC morning show this morning. Paula knelt and bowed to the gods of tv and for her troubles they spit on her saying her apology wasn’t sincere.


91 posted on 06/26/2013 7:49:50 AM PDT by The Louiswu (One brave man, that's all we need.)
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To: miss marmelstein

I wish they’d get someone truly excellent on these channels, like Anne Willan. She runs a school. Why not have a show?


92 posted on 06/26/2013 7:54:17 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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