When critics run afoul of someone like Vldimir Putin and he machinates to make their lives in Russia too difficult to continue, he is solemnly denounced in the West as a corrupt dictator making political dissent impossible. But consider the fate of Paula Deen.
Remember back before it was revealed that she once –like 20-plus years ago–related being held at gunpoint by a black thug bank robber and used the word “nigger” when telling the story? Remember how popular she was before that came out? How the media used her star power to pep up morning shows and celebrity cooking shows?
And now look at her. It’s reported that…
“RadarOnline.com has exclusively uncovered a history of violations at both Paula’s Savannah restaurant, Lady & Sons, and her brother, Bubba’s spot, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House. What inspectors found will shock you! Just a few weeks ago, Bubba’s was slapped with a ‘B’ grade and a score of 83 – just 4 points above a ‘C’ – on February 7, 2013.”
“The last real contact the Deen’s have had with the media came in an interview Paula’s son Jamie gave to Closer. In the interview, he talked about how his family overcame last year’s scandal…
So it looks like “They” won’t even let her make a comeback after her period of exile and expurgation. When she tries, they go after what’s left of her bricks-and-mortar restaurants–and those of her FAMILY. Unclean! Unclean!
I ask the reader to consider that in Russia, you KNOW who’s out to get you when you step out of line, thoughtcrime-wise. He has a face and can be pointed to.
But those who make the reputation-smearing decisions here in ToiletNation have no such figurehead. They are a slimy, shadowy cabal who, forever, have been well-known for who they are and what they do.
So the next time someone makes a crack about how evil and nasty Putin is, remind that person about somebody like Paula Deen or the members of the Duke LaCrosse Team. They had their reputations destroyed by a faceless mob of mediautomatons…and isn’t that somehow worse?