Originally Posted by rat
It is like no one has ever worked in a restaurant or seen any of that!! Those attitudes are and have always been present, the real danger I see is people blindly following political correctness. To me it is a media witch hunt. A way to cast the publics attention to the banal and away from pressing topics. If people are happy bitching about Paula Dean then they wont be talking about the massive spying our government is doing on its own citizens for example. People need to get a life.
Of course there are other pressing matters to discuss and draw our attention to, but this is a food forum, discussing all things food and food related. This includes the Paula Deen story. It's obvious that this country is distracted with the mundane. It happens everyday when mainstream news outlets are designed for entertainment and not the dissemination of real news. Witch hunts happen every day. The public is entertained by conflict and celebrities falling from grace. Why are you complaining about this particular story? Besides, do you think you used the Deen story here to advance your political position in referencing government spying, which has been going on since Bush implemented the program?