disinformation and blame

Jan Chait issued a gem of a rant about the news media's collective villainizing of Paula Deen, and the wave of prejudice and mis/disinformation it rode:
There are 300 recipes for macaroni and cheese on the Food Network’s Web site[....] Mac and cheese with two cheeses. Three cheeses. Four cheeses. SEVEN cheeses! Mac and cheese with ham…with bacon…with corned beef. With heavy cream (four cups in at least one recipe). With Tater Tots.
The recipes were from such celebrity chefs as Ina Garten (the Barefoot Contessa), Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, and Emeril Lagasse (who once had an episode called “Pork Fat Rules.” BAM!). And, oh yeah, Paula Deen. Who, admittedly, deep-fries mac-n-cheese.
But people are only complaining about Paula Deen cooking starch- and fat-laden foods. Why?
[continued: DiabetesSelfManagement.com]
Chait also provides plentiful links to counter the media's heaping helpings of pasture pie.