‘Paula Deen, Tell ‘Em All to Go to Hell’

Ilana Mercer has some advice for the beleaguered cooking show empress:

Ms. Deen appears to be a productive person who works hard and leads a good life. The Food Network, Wal-Mart and Caesars Entertainment have purged Paula, but her fans – hungry for the treacle of her voice and cooking – are packing into the “Paula Deen Cruise” liner and buying up her latest cookbook from Amazon.

“Go to hell” is what Ms. Deen should tell her detractors and wishy-washy, condescending defenders alike. The latter, it would seem, are offering up in her defense nothing but mitigating circumstances, the kind that attach to a crime.

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