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Raw Story’s top 10 villains of 2013

There are literally too many villains in the news. Here at The Raw Story, we reported so many awful things our elected officials and opinion shapers said or did this year — whether they’re imprudent, malicious or just ridiculous — that there were too many villains to fit into a…

Paula Deen ‘just got caught’ using racial slur, according to black supporter

On Saturday, Paula Deen made her return to the public eye at the Metro Cooking and Entertainment Show Houston. One Houston resident, who is black, said that “[w]hen I first heard about it, my feeling was, she just got caught. Just about everyone I know has used the word. At…

Judge rules white person can’t sue Paula Deen on racism charges

The racial discrimination lawsuit against former television cooking personality Paula Deen was dismissed on Monday when a federal judge determined that a white employee had no basis for making those charges against her. According to ABC News, District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. ruled that the plaintiff, Lisa Jackson,…

Fox News and Trump complain: Blacks say ‘cracker’ but we can’t use the N-word

Conservative mogul Donald Trump and the hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday complained that African-American Democrats were allowed to say the word “cracker,” but celebrity cook Paula Deen was “crucified” for using the N-word. During a weekly segment with Trump, Fox News host Gretchen Carlson reported that Rep. Charlie…

Beck: Food Network guilty of ‘un-American’ McCarthism for firing Paula Deen

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck is accusing the Food Network of McCarthyism after it fired celebrity cook Paula Deen over her admitted use of racial slurs. Wearing what appeared to be a Boy Scout uniform on his Monday Internet broadcast, Beck said that Deen “doesn’t sound racist.” “When you go…

Atlanta mayor: Georgia native Paula Deen’s actions ‘unacceptable’

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed spoke out Sunday while on Meet the Press about Georgia native Paula Deen’s revelations that she had frequently used racial slurs to describe African-Americans. “It’s very unfortunate,” he said, “and completely unacceptable.” “What she’s basically said is she used language from her childhood and growing up…

After diabetes diagnosis, U.S. celebrity chef feels heat

US cooking star Paula Deen, self-proclaimed “Queen of Southern Cuisine” famous for her dishes smothered in butter, has met a storm of outrage after revealing she has diabetes and is hawking a drug to treat the disease. Deen, who famously showed off trademark high-fat, high-calorie meals including such creations as a hamburger…

The Paula Deen situation and the cost of the all-or-nothing mentality

I’ve been following the dust-up over Paula Deen finally coming clean about having diabetes after her drug endorsements were in place. I’m not keen on tearing up Deen over this, because if it wasn’t her, it would just be another person holding down the extreme end when it comes to…

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