Re: Too bad Paula Deen isn't a Hollywood progressive like Alec Baldwin
posted at 6/30/2013 1:27 PM EDT
In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
Loudmouth progressive and potential NYC Mayoral candidate Alec Baldwin, on the streets of NYC last year, attacks a black reporter and calls him a 'crackhead' and 'coon'. Suffers zero consequences. Then recently he Twitters to a reporter:
"I’m going to find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I’m gonna f--k…you…up”
If [sic] put my foot up your f--king as*, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much?"
The liberal media's reaction to one of its own, a leftist Hollywood celebrity?
ABC: "Alec Baldwin is kind of a loveable rogue. We're kind of sensitized to the fact that Alec Baldwin’s had another outburst."
" Last night Baldwin apologized to the gay community saying, “The words had absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone’s sexual orientation.” Baldwin’s wife is now speaking out on Twitter, defending her husband, saying some of her best friends are gay.
Yes, she really said that!
Capital One bank , crony capitalist recipient of a bailout of 3.5 billion in taxpayer dollars, keeps paying Baldwin millions for its commercials...
1980: Paula Deen, in her own home, uses the 'N' word, and admits such in a lawsuit 30 years later.. Loses millions for this transgression, businesses bail on her immediately. An old Southern white woman with a drawl, an Obama supporter, but obviously didnt contribute enough or show up at Hollywood parties...fair game for the race baiters..
Anderson Cooper at CNN to his credit has pointed out the absurdity of this..
I saw the Twiiter feed of Baldwin's meltdown.
In the larger context it was about a reporter reporting that Baldwin's wife was using her cellphone at a private wake in NYC for James Gandophini.
Yes, he went off on that reporter in defense of his wife. Those of us who are married and/or have children know there are times we are like tigers when it comes to protecting our spouse and our children
Using a cellphone at a private wake is very disrespectful no matter how you, CLC, feel about religion. Having it reported that your wife committed such a transgression would set a lot of husbands off.
Capital One and the Food Network are private companies. They are going to do what is best for their corporate interest.
When it came out about the use of the N word, the Food Network finally decided Paula was not worth the backlash despite her apology tour. She could not get ahead of the story.
Capital One, as of now, is retaining Baldwin. If a backlash grows they may change their minds. But he seems to have gotton ahead of the story. Does not seem any major groups from the LGBT community have taken issue with this incident.
Assuming you are in favor of capitalism, this is it. Worked against Paula...worked for Baldwin.
This is not about what is right and wrong in the moral sense. This is about the bottom line. The Board of Directors have a fid. duty to their stockholders to do what is best for that bottom line...not a duty to do the "right" thing, even if we debated what the right thing is in each case.