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DEEN: Media hypocrisy at its best

Letter by Lyle Laws, Puyallup on July 1, 2013 at 2:51 pm with No Comments »
July 1, 2013 2:51 pm

Paula Deen may as well turn off her oven because her goose is cooked. Why? Because the news media has charged her with the absolutely unforgivable sin of having used a racial epithet at some time in the distant past and because of that and the color of her skin her financial future and her reputation now lie in ruin.

While we have all probably made comments of some sort that we regret, some people seem to be immune from harsh criticism by the mainstream media.

Jesse Jackson, who made comments about “Hymietown” in reference to the Jewish people in New York City, is still going strong. Al Sharpton said, “White folks was in the caves while we (blacks) was building empires … We built pyramids before Donald Trump ever knew what architecture was … we taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.” He has an hour-long prime time show on MSNBC, and no one in the news media that I have heard about is calling for him to be fired.

Can you say hypocrisy?

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