am i missing something here?

i don’t know anything about paula deen except that she’s a famous cook.  i’ve never watched her on tv, heard her speak or even heard anything about her ever.  is it true that paula deen is being disgraced for using a bad word 30 years ago?

i just watched a clip of paula deen on the today show where matt lauer harshly (in my opinion) interviewed deen, who appears to be genuinely distressed by using the bad word 30 years ago, has apologized, asked for forgiveness and says she is not a racist.  she went on to say,

“If there’s anyone out there that has never said something that they wish they could take back, if you’re out there please pick up that stone and throw it so hard at my head that it kills me. Please, I want to meet you.”

did i miss something big here?  i’m feeling a bit confused because if that is not the truth, i suspect a boat load of people would have come forward by now to deny that what she said is true.  if it is indeed the truth, i want to meet the person who has never said something horrible too!   are the networks really dropping her show &  destroying one woman’s career because she made a mistake while someone had a gun to her head in a hold up and she called them a bad, bad word?  

please do not confuse what i’m saying by thinking that i believe her name calling was appropriate.  i am 99.99% sure that i have never called anyone by that word, but i’m also 99.99%  sure i have said many horrible things in the last 30 years that i wish i could take back – and not even at gunpoint.

seriously?  is this a good use of media? resources? time – or, anything else?  how about a little forgiveness here? maybe some compassion? or even better, a little looking inward by all of the peeps pointing fingers  . . .  if using bad vocabulary once was the worst thing i had ever done, i think i would crown myself queen of the world.



“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”
 ~ Mary Pickford

7 responses to “am i missing something here?

  1. it’s all about political correctness and keeping American minds distracted from the important issues in this country. the Bible speaks clearly on hypocrisy. “let he who is without sin cast the first stone” our media is a world wide joke. i tuned out of media almost completely the first of this year. it’s all lies and hypocrisy.


    • it just seems so ridiculous . . . .
      i don’t watch the “news” either, i just kept seeing paula deen’s pic all over the internet – so finally i clicked on an article out of curiosity to see what was going on there and that’s where I saw the today show video clip. i do agree with you john, there’s very little truth in media. maybe we should start referring to “the news” as “the opinion” 🙂


  2. 30 yrs ago the deep south was a much different place than it is today,I think she meant no malice in this and frankly the media loves to keep the racial divide open to sell their sick form of what they call’s a real shame that they won’t let us all move on from this,I live in the bulls eye of the new civil rights storm so I know what’s going on with them.


    • i agree with you 100%, shelle. i saw no malice – just someone who could maybe use a little “catching up” . . .
      i also think that if we can all begin to live in integrity, the media will have no choice but to catch up too.


  3. Some words for Mr. Lauer ” You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye;than you will see clearly the speck to remove from your brother’s eye.”Matthew 7:5
    I hope that God grades using a large Bell curve otherwise I’m in trouble !


    • BIG bell curve!


      • The bell curve is A Gaussian mathematical formula primarily used now in education referring to grading on a curve. A statistical method of assigning grades designed to yield a pre-determined distribution of grades among students. I’ hoping that God will admit those of us who only do C work but keep trying is what I meant by my comment. Sorry for the confusion.


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