On backing Paula Deen
Foolish 'conservatives' have leapt to the defence of TV chef Paula Deen after her 30-year-old racist remarks were revealed. Why?
In the US right now we have an unfortunate case of conservatives wading into a row they would do better to avoid.
Many voices of the Right have risen in defence of Paula Deen, a TV chef “hassled and harassed” for some comments she made many years ago. It might have been prudent to wait for all the facts to come out before jumping on her bandwagon.
Glenn Beck, never one able to stay out of a controversy, commented on his radio show.
“Beck took to his web show on Blaze.com Monday to denounce the uproar over the Southern sovereign of saturated fat’s admission of having used the n-word in the past.”
She was fired from her TV show on Food Network and dropped from sponsorship contracts including her book deal. She confessed to making some clearly racist comments about black people over 30 years ago. Needless to say her defenders bleat on about political correctness gone mad and double-standards.
Now she even has former President Jimmy Carter coming to her defence, which should fix things up nicely for her.
"'She was maybe excessively honest in saying that she had in the past, 30 years ago, used this terrible word,' Carter told CNN's Suzanne Malveaux in an interview Friday.”
Not just crusty old friends of Hamas have defended her. She has also received the backing of Holocaust denier and all-around cad David Cole (nee Stein). Cole is claiming to understand her pain in his rant. He has used Deen’s fall from grace as an excuse to whine again about his self-inflicted plight.
“Food Network superstar Paula Deen is the latest celebrity to embark on an “apology tour,” spending the past ten days releasing apology videos and making weepy teary appearances on TV shows begging for mercy for having used racial epithets in the presence of her employees, one of whom is currently suing her. I don’t know the details of the case, and I don’t want to know. The lawsuit will be decided by a court, not by me (and not by you). But I do want to say that I‘m sick to death of people being forced to publicly apologize.”
Obviously Cole is hoping for the “Cooking with Genocide Show” on Deen’s new TV network that she no doubt hopes to have.
With friends like these, Deen’s reputation will remain for many years to come. Lastly, Deen is an Obama-voting Democrat, so why are conservatives sticking their necks and reputations out by defending her?
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