The Non-Complexities of Pretty Racist Chef Paula Deen
It’s not proven from the deposition - but the nature of the plaintiff’s deposition combined with Deen’s ‘defense’ in her deposition makes it pretty clear that Deen speaks like this … today, pretty much all the time. And far more than ‘talks’ like this, it seems pretty clear that she thinks that way too.
That’s why I think it’s a good thing when this stuff comes out. Because it shakes us up from the comforting denial that that there aren’t a lot of people in the country still living in the Paula Deen world, which it would be nice to think is the world of the 1920s but in fact, for a lot of folks, is the world of 2013.
The insinuation, based on his article, that Josh Marshall couldn’t possibly think or say things he wouldn’t share is utterly ridiculous. I’m sure he wouldn’t think it’s good when “this stuff comes out” if it were his stuff.
This language stuff is always hard for me. Not really sure why this or that word bugs people so much. People are still going to think what they think and then it becomes a game of “don’t let someone catch you saying…”
Everyone I know and have ever met says stuff they wouldn’t want to be caught saying in public. Every day, all the time. When someone finally messes up we all jump on em and say ‘Ah HA! I knew you were x,y,z”.
I think it’s a dumb game and I hate playing it. You can’t say X but you can say Y that means exactly the same thing. You can hate someone’s guts and every action you take validates that hate but if you say nice words then it’s all ok.
I really, really don’t get it.