Paula Deen

Paula Deen, an American Story

Deen embodies the selective amnesia that’s allowed the U.S. to paper over its racial, economic and political contradictions, right from the start.

Bill Maher Sorta Defends the 'Hot Mess' That Is Paula Deen

Paula Deen probably had her worst week ever. She admitted to using the n-word, issued a couple of awful public apologies, and then was booted from the Food Network. But a recent episode of Real Time With Bill Maher brought up an interesting question: Is Deen just a product of her time – and should she get a pass? The answers on the show trended toward “no.”

But, as described at the Atlantic Wire: