Paula Deen testified truthfully when under oath. She was asked "have you ever [in your whole life] said [that word]?"
Unlike the US Attorney General, she answered honestly while under oath.
Unlike the head of the IRS, she answered honestly while under oath.
Unlike the woman our President wants to make "National Security Advisor", she answered honestly when asked a direct question.
Unlike the current or recent Secretaries of State, she answered honestly when asked a direct question.
Maybe that is why she is being villified: the left is outraged that a member of their party tells the truth.
A culture that has renounced Christianity is not capable of forgiveness. A culture that has renounced reason in incapable of rational thought.
I have written before about this disturbing habit of firing people for short term PR news bursts. It is a symptom of an infantile corporate management that allows immature Public Relations groups to run amok.
Instead of building their own legitimate company reputation on old-fashioned principles like giving customers what they pay for, honoring guanrantees, honestly representing the product, working to produce a unique product that can stand on its own, remaining loyal to existing employees and customers and suppliers, treating everyone fairly and equitably no matter who they know..... instead of building a great company themselves, companies like Food Network are trading on other people's reputations, rubbing elbows and bragging about Who They Party With, but it is all a shell game, and no one can trust them.
The Supreme Court may have ruled that in law, corporations are people, but they are not human.
And they have no souls.
Meaningful work and the chance to use our talents are among the great blessings God has given us in this life. They are blessings regardless of whether we get famous or rich in doing them. To make a living is a lovely thing. And good, honest, ethical people who put people and honesty and truthfullness above expediency and PR crap.... well those good people will always come out in the end with happy personal lives because no one can control them. They understand that their joy does not come from any corporation.
Never jeopardize your own soul for any "thing" on this earth.