Wednesday, June 26, 2013


When they persisted in questioning Him, He stood up and said to them, "The one without sin among you should be the first to throw a stone at her." John 8:7

The Paula Deen "scandal" has now been blown entirely out of proportion, the fuel being thrown on the fire by such paragons of civil speech as Joy Behar, a woman who, if hate speech and offensive language were a measure of worthiness of employment, she'd have been on the bread lines long ago. For her to cast aspersions on anything, real or imagined, that Paula Deen has said in the past is the height of sanctimonious hypocrisy. Likewise other such as the ladies of the talk, Wendy Williams, and all the rest. The only "talk show" folks who haven't piled on were the people at The Chew - all of whom have know Paula Deen and her family for years.

Now let's talk about The Food Network which has profited handsomely over the years from Paula Deen's various successful shows. Really? Really? All y'all are a bunch of lily-livered weinies! And what about those upstanding, courageous folks (not) at Smithfield? When they were involved in a contentious lawsuit and the other side urged Ms. Deen to drop her contract with Smithfield, she refused to do so. Pity that loyalty wasn't returned.

And of course it's bad enough these hypocritical yahoos are dumping on her for language she may have used back in the distant day, they're also bringing up the fact that she kept the news of her diabetes diagnosis to herself. Well hell, I'd keep it to myself as well. That diagnosis is a world shaker! If she chose to take some private time to make her peace with a life-changing medical situation, that's HER business folks.

I think we've all lost our minds in this country. We think that every little thing about every celebrity should be revealed to us as soon as we demand it. What hogwash!


Gwen said...

Her contract is up June 30th and they had not reached an agreement on an extension. Ratings are way, way down. Network wants to do more shows like reality TV and less cooking. Everybody else just jumped on board when they saw a hance to drop her.

Like the man said, follow the money.

Haven't been her in awhile--mom died and I had surgery a few days later.

Gayle Miller said...

Yeesh - you've been through it too. My sympathies love.