Paula Deen "Lynched" By Public Mob Without Merit, Savannah Newspaper Claims

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Georgia history books report 458 lynchings there from 1882-1930, making for "a permanent bruise on the Peach State," a Savannah Morning News op-ed reads.

Better make it 459 after the treatment Paula Deen has gone through, her hometown paper says, after the treatment she's received over the past few weeks.

The Deen of Cooking

We're not paraphrasing, that's their word of choice. The opinion piece states:

"Savannah’s celebrity chef has been lynched - figuratively and publicly in the court of public opinion, and without a full and fair accounting of the facts."

Why? Mostly because the 66-year-old master of comfort food recipes and self-made mogul "said 'no' to the equivalent of a shakedown."

The editorial uses the lynching metaphor as "a reminder that justice should be dispensed in court, not at the end of a rope" or "by money-grubbing lawyers."

When Deen refused to pay $1.25 million in hush money to a former employee of her brother’s restaurant, the paper says, "the lynch mob began forming."

How bad was the effort to bilk and slander Paula? Savannah attorney S. Wesley Woolf reportedly wrote to Deen's lawyer, on behalf of Lisa Jackson:

“Exposure of the racist and sexist culture of her corporate and personal life is going to permanently, and irreparably, damage the value of the brand,"

"If we are unable to settle, the Complaint will not be quietly filed. I am making arrangements for a press conference on the day of the filing."

"I have identified the journalist for the New York Times who covers civil rights matters and he will be provided a pre-filing exclusive."

"A nationwide press release will be issued to the major networks, newspapers, newsmagazines and news websites across the country.”

The Times didn’t break the June 19 story about Deen using racial slurs (in the distant past) - the National Enquirer did - but the story spread rapidly.

The Morning News notes that Jackson's goal was "whipping a mob into a frenzy," and calls it "a lynching for our times," a term it insists is fitting.

None of this absolves Deen from using a racist slur, the paper says, but "there is such as thing as punishment fitting the crime ... this doesn’t come close."

"These rope burns were undeserved."

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It's still the south when a Lawyer can say that her statement is as bad as all the lynching, rapes, and murders committed in Savannah/Georgia!

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It is amazing that her lawyer has the gall to say Pauls Deen's behavior is in the class with all the lynching, slavery, and rapes in Georgia is as galling as her statement, "It was in jest."

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Deene is one bigoted bitch and deserves everything she's getting and more. Check out what she said on the radio interview with morning host Dave Garver on Atlanta radio station WTMI. She claimed “Jew executives” deliberately abandoned her in the wake of the controversy, which stemmed from a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee against her company. Not only that, she claims the world is run jews. As i said, she's a bigot and a racist who deserves what she has reaped!!

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I hope Paula's team intends to go after the National Enquirer!! They still have fraudulent information posted online! I'm really incredibly angry at the irresponsibility of news media such as CNN, CBS, etc that continue to slant this story towards Racism, which it absolutely has NOTHING to do with racism. Ok, she said the n-word in private. So freakin' what?!? But this event has brought the true racists out of the woodwork, the ones that hate southern white women that have created a success story!!

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Why does everything has to be black and white we live in the same world bleed the same blood why can't we be equal that racism happened a long ass time ago lets leave it there and focus more on the future

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@ Momoftwo

Because Blacks insist on making it Black & White.

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So she used the "n" word years ago...nobody ever cursed before? She looses everything she worked for...crazy country she must have people against her in high places

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@ Tricia

Do your research! Do you really think all of these companies would drop Paula if she had only said the N word once in the past.Think about how ignorant you are being. If companies you make a shit load of money for drops you and loses all of that money, theres a whole lot more that she has said and done. There are video out takes of her making racial and homophobic slurs on food network. There's video of her demeaning a supposed black friend of hers. She also stated in several interviews that she misses what her father misses, the old south in slavery times. There is more her deposition in her own words state she talks like that all of the time...

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@ linda

Once again you are talking out of your ass! How about Al Sharpton & Tawana Brawley! He committed a felony and the SOB is working @ MSNBC today! Did Paula commit a felony! Are you one of those (Dick 4Brains) that think whites have the market cornered on bigotry! Again- your people have earned the reputation they have! Why do you think no one trusts you? Why do we expect each & every time we hire you- we expect a discrimination charge the moment you get laid off from anything coming in constantly late to THEFT! You people are amazing! You have had every kind of Fu*king program under the sun -Affirmative action, Head Start , college grants and you still sit and ear screw the world about your misfortune! The God Damn Asians came over here in the 70's with salt water in the crack of their ass and they have blown by you and they PROSPER! Why is that? We are sick to shit of your crying ass bullshit! Without a doubt nobody really gives a shit about you- ESPECIALLY ME! The thing is YOURS can't even put me in a position where I want to give your race card playing ass a CHANCE!

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@ Avalanche

Are you talking about all black people or just a certain few. Well certainly you're not speaking of me. I myself started from nothing in foster care and worked myself up to buying my first home at the age of 31. In addition I am a Network Engineer at a prominent Defense contractor. Also do you have what it takes to say that to someones face or are you just a coward behind a keyboard. There seems to be a lot you all nowadays. It makes me sad that there is so much lingereing hate in this country. I'll pray for you. God bless:)

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Where was all of this outrage over LIL WAYNE trampling the American Flag? His CDs are still on the shelves of the stores dropping Paula. I guess it's OK to use the "N" word and trample the flag if you're black because taking your C"rap" off the shelves and dropping you from a record label would be considered racist and cause an uprising over the rights to freedom of speech and "artistic expression".

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@ Pat

your making this a black vs white thing by adding in balck people and what you think they have done wrong that they shouldnt have we are talking about racism not if lil wayne had sex with a horse and shit we dont care the fact is Paula said something unforgivable and now is paying her price now let a black person in the eye publicly say a racist statement about a white person and then you can talk and say let the black ppl lose there endorsements too untl then shut the fuck up

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@ Pat

I'm afraid you are speaking on deaf ears. The major news networks will not report anything outrageous that blacks do see ( Knoxville 2007) but they will pinpoint every thing that seems derogatory that a white person says. This is the world we live in. Whites are ashamed of who they are. Ashamed of the history of slavery. Ashamed of wealth. They have been lead to believe that whites are the reason for all that's wrong. It's taught in universities. It's a movement that keeps pecking away until it either sucks you in or a family member. It's a cancer. The weak have already bailed. Living like the other side and they are owned today- just like slaves.

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@ Avalanche

The so-called conditions that you are dealing with today will never ever ever ever ever compare to slavery. Do not make that comparison!!

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@ James

Yes I would have the courage to say it to someone's face- do you? Looks at the stats- look at the violent crime- look at the behavior, Many Many Many blacks have no respect in regards to a civil upbringing. Did you vote for Obama because he was black? Do you along with the Liberal whites and all Blacks find it necessary to have Zimmerman guilty? Do you somehow feel blacks are entitled? how is it that the word racist is only attached to whites? This mindset is not good for your coward character. This false sense of security is not good. Blacks live with the race card. It's what they do. Until all is equal (call it what it is- speak truth) then nothing will be right. Just like the public lynching of Paula Deen while Sharpton, J Jackson and so many others go as they please! Sorry- no sale here! Save your prayers for Muhammad. Black on white crime is 90% and people call it poverty related! America is living a lie and you know it! This refusal to face the truth is not the path it's only the road most traveled.

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@ Avalanche

It's not a movement, idiot, it's the truth. And ignorance that you are spouting proves racism seems to be okay for you and America. I think you are weak because you say these things on social media but I bet you are a coward and bigot in person.

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@ Avalanche

You "White" people are oblivious, especially you Avalanche. You don't get stopped while driving because of your color. You don't get harassed or treated less than because of your color. You don't get second rate anything because of your color. You are living in your own little white world if you believe what you wrote on here. Everything the news reports is negativity about minorities. WTF are you spouting?!

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@ linda

I could not agree more.

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@ linda

@Avalache lmao do you see how heated and mad you are getting at black people.your basing what you say on statistics on black people then you would know that white people commit mass murders of kids and people.over 95% of serial killers are white you guys rape the most and child molest.you also commit the most suicide so please yall are fucked up people black people don't go around doing that crazy shit

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@ linda

1st- let me invite you to kiss my ass! The Data does not lie- 70% of black mothers are raising kids on there own? Why do you think that is your simple minded skank! It's because black males do not want to be accountable but you still... Will back them anyway you can -you special ed moron. Why is it your ass has such a bad reputation? Is it a conspiracy? You have earned this reputation! Blacks or whites don't lock their doors when they drive through my neighborhood! Why does your Food Stamp receiving ass thinks that is? Does NBC edit "WHITES" 911 tapes- NO! Whites are attacked daily by Blacks but your Obama media doesn't post that! Why do you think that is while you sit and plot your next memo! It's because Black on White crime is not news! In other words you stupid (Handicapped race card playing misfit) its because Black on white is not news! Its commonplace! Your people are blaming whites! You need to clean up your own shit! Take responsibility for your own kids and then - ONLY THEN WILL YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY WORTH LISTENING TO!

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