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‘Duck Dynasty’: Unreal outrage
The New York Post ^ | December 20, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on 12/20/2013 5:30:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

So rednecks need to be politically correct now?

Wait, before the National Association of Rednecked Persons attacks me, let me be clear that I don’t mean “redneck” as an insult. Indeed, Redneck Pride has been on the rise ever since Jeff Foxworthy got rich informing people they “might be a redneck.”

Redneck reality shows have been all the rage: “Rocket City Rednecks,” ‘‘Hillbilly Handfishin’ ” and, of course, “Swamp People.” But the gold standard is “Duck Dynasty,” which follows the Robertsons, a family that struck it rich selling duck calls. It’s like a real-life version of “The Beverly Hillbillies.” All of the men look like they stepped out of the Hatfield-McCoy conflict to smoke a corncob pipe.

What all of these reality shows have in common is their shock value. And guess what? Sometimes the shock is manufactured. If the cameras weren’t on, the silicone life forms on the various “Real Housewives” shows probably wouldn’t be throwing wine in each other’s faces as much as they do.

But here’s a twist. Phil Robertson (who — shhh! — has a master’s degree from Louisiana Tech) gave an interview to GQ in which he said that, as a Christian, he has problems with homosexuality. He got a bit too detailed with his anatomical analysis. But his real sin was calling homosexuality a sin comparable with bestiality.

In response, A&E suspended him from the reality show about his own family. Which should give you a sense of how real this reality show is. If it’s about the family, some producer in New York can’t decide who’s in or out of the family. If NBC News decided it simply didn’t like the Republican Party anymore...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: duckdynasty; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; lavendermafia; palin; philrobertson; television
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1 posted on 12/20/2013 5:30:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OH yeah all of the family really smart I not suprising at all
Get this

Did you know Phil play football at Lousiana Tech guess who was back QB at the time

One Teddy Bradshaw


2 posted on 12/20/2013 5:34:28 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about a redneck show where all the rednecks act an overtly political correct way? The sarcasm would say everything.


3 posted on 12/20/2013 5:36:39 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: SevenofNine

They’re the number one show in the history of cable television, Dozens of networks will be bidding to give them another forum.


4 posted on 12/20/2013 5:36:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: SevenofNine

I’m with old Phil all the way. Hell, I’ll go him one farther:

I support gay marriage, as long as both chicks are HAWT!!!


5 posted on 12/20/2013 5:37:04 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Burn my flag? I'll piss on your ashes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I was their agent I be telling the family okay pick a network any network LOL!

I think reason why A&E are all tick off they are partly own by Disney Corp the Mouse hate to say been friendly gays going way back in da day

They were first company in Cali give health benfits to same sex company workers and their so called families

One company that tick off with A&E other company partly own by hearst corp they pretty conservative that same company that was founded by Citzien Kane inspiration himself

William Randolph Hearst


6 posted on 12/20/2013 5:38:49 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BTW did you hear on another thread just saw this

Wal mart can’t keep DD merchainze on the shelf fast enough they selling out that QUICK

WHOA


7 posted on 12/20/2013 5:39:34 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: West Texas Chuck
...gay marriage...

Yes, I support people being happy at weddings.

8 posted on 12/20/2013 5:39:34 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since A&E is still showing the show, their outrage is pure BS.


9 posted on 12/20/2013 5:40:03 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The point everyone seem to be missing is, the show is the #1 cable program because of the Robertson clan, not because it happens to be on the A&E Channel. A&E was the accidental beneficiary of a guy whose beliefs and values they despise. It’s as if a Christian network aired soft-core porn movies.

The Robertsons should take their bat, ball, and TV show somewhere else where they will not be mocked and punished for expressing their first amendment rights. If they do not, anyone who professes to admire, trust, and beleive in them ought to take a second look.

Yes I know “it’s a business decision”, but it would also be the height of hypocrisy for them to stay on A&E now.


10 posted on 12/20/2013 5:44:39 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Absolutely correct.

If they were REALLY offended, the show would not be running. They’re cashing in on this - what should we call them?


11 posted on 12/20/2013 5:44:46 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Nobody is outraged. Nobody is offended. The Left just wants to shut down dissenting voices from its relentless gay agenda. It's about quashing opposition, not true offendedness.

And even if they were offended, so what?

12 posted on 12/20/2013 5:45:51 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

OK, I quit rolling on the floor guffawing, awesome comment!


13 posted on 12/20/2013 5:46:38 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Burn my flag? I'll piss on your ashes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember when Coca Cola decided that their customers REALLY wanted a different soft drink instead of the product that made them #1?

A&E has just had their “New Coke moment” and alienated their loyal customer base who made their product #1.

To Coca Cola’s benefit, in less than 3 months, Coke Classic was back in production.

This will go down in lists of history’s most stupid business decisions. Stubborn ideology vs pragmatic business. What’s it gonna be A&E?


14 posted on 12/20/2013 5:48:15 PM PST by rusty millet
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To: JudyinCanada

I don’t know, from 8.5 million viewers last week to 2.6 this week.

I’d call them stupid.


15 posted on 12/20/2013 5:48:17 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But his real sin was calling homosexuality a sin comparable with bestiality.


He never compared the two. What a shame Goldberg follows gay activists talking points


16 posted on 12/20/2013 5:49:07 PM PST by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bfl


17 posted on 12/20/2013 5:49:15 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every state and region has it’s own “brand” of redneck.


18 posted on 12/20/2013 5:49:17 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindahl and Ted Cruz come out early with supportive, non-judgmental statements about Phil’s comments. Not so with the so-called conservative media.

In this case Goldberg lays out the redneck premise probably to try to insulate himself from Phil’s conventional religious views. Virtually all of the talking heads on Fox News seem compelled to castigate Phil’s “vile” comments before they support his right to blah blah blah

Interesting comment by BOR tonight after an interview with Howard Kurtz and Bernie Goldberg...enjoy your email, you’re going to get plenty of it


19 posted on 12/20/2013 5:55:31 PM PST by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unbelievable article. Hits it on the nail.


20 posted on 12/20/2013 5:58:47 PM PST by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: be-baw

I think this whole thing is great. It is separating the PC idiots from the rest in a big way. 0’Reilly is making a complete fool of himself tonight. I especially liked hearing that buffoon say “no one has been a bigger defender of Judeo-Christian values than me!”


21 posted on 12/20/2013 5:59:40 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: be-baw

BOR and Bernie really showed their ignorance of the Bible tonight. Bernie actually said the Bible was wrong on a number of issues. With him being Jewish I understand him thinking that way. But BOR is supposed to be a good little catholic boy. He should know better.


22 posted on 12/20/2013 6:00:58 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have the bestialists been heard from yet?


23 posted on 12/20/2013 6:02:15 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: RginTN

Phil said “”Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.””

So yes he did sort of associate homosexuality with bestiality. It was the next sin he listed after homosexuality. It was likely intentional. Many of us have asked what is next after acceptance of homosexuality - bestiality?

So I think that is the key item they are all jumping on. On can say all they want he did not directly associate the two but the inference is there ... by design. I have no problem with the association and cheer him for saying what many of us are thinking.


24 posted on 12/20/2013 6:03:20 PM PST by plain talk
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To: SevenofNine

You’re right! I was there yesterday morning... it seemed like every other aisle has some type of DD merchandise. As I headed for the Christmas wrap, they were moving more beard and camo-laden merchandise on to the shelves, where - you guessed it - I saw a lady carrying rolls of DD wrapping paper to her cart!

WHOA, indeed!


25 posted on 12/20/2013 6:05:44 PM PST by floralamiss
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To: arthurus

PETA: Ignore Sarah Palin’s Defense, Cancel Duck Dynasty
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3103916/posts


26 posted on 12/20/2013 6:06:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

It’d be a good line to throw into an otherwise “serious” conversation among some moonbat panty-wastes.


27 posted on 12/20/2013 6:06:30 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lots of speculation on these threads pretty much amounting to what freepers think the family should do.

I know bumpus about the nature of the contract they have with A&E. That will, in some fashion, determine the family’s next steps.

Would be interested in knowing the terms of their deal.


28 posted on 12/20/2013 6:07:01 PM PST by dmz
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To: rusty millet
A&E has just had their “New Coke moment” and alienated their loyal customer base who made their product #1.

It also sounds remarkably like the GOPe with conservatives.

29 posted on 12/20/2013 6:09:21 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Yep, even New Jersey, Florida and California.

A Country Boy Can Survive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4s0nzsU1Wg


30 posted on 12/20/2013 6:10:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: plain talk

Is the indignation because he put homosexuality on the same list with homosexuality or because he disapproved of bestiality? Yall know that legalized paedophilia and bestiality ARE on the agenda. They will come. By that time saying that homosexuality is a sin will get you sent to a FEMA camp and than time may be soon.


31 posted on 12/20/2013 6:11:49 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: plain talk
On can say all they want he did not directly associate the two but the inference is there ...

Only as an assumption.

32 posted on 12/20/2013 6:14:04 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: floralamiss

I saw UNCLE Si Chia pet at Walgreens I saw it close up it really cute


33 posted on 12/20/2013 6:15:58 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think this comment from a reader in the LATimes puts the controversy in badly-needed perspective:
While anti-gays have been whining about A&E firing the anti-gay loser, New Mexico's State Supreme Court has established statewide marriage equality there, and in Utah, a federal judge has revoked that state's anti-gay Hate Vote and some jurisdictions there are already issuing marriage licenses to same gender couples. That makes US State #19 to establish marriage equality. Go ahead and whine about this week's first defeat to your anti-gay agenda, anti-gays, Americans have handed you two additional defeats since then.

And A&E? They have demographics studies that show them how unpoplar the fired anti-gay's lies are.

In other words, they're not just winning. They've won. And in the name of "America," they're going to wipe the rest of us out at their earliest opportunity.
34 posted on 12/20/2013 6:19:53 PM PST by madprof98
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To: madprof98
In other words, they're not just winning. They've won. And in the name of "America," they're going to wipe the rest of us out at their earliest opportunity.

Ah, gee, I'm bloody terrified.

35 posted on 12/20/2013 6:22:49 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just listened to the Bill Oreilly show. Him and his buddies Howard Kurtz and Bernie Goldberg were taking turns calling Phil Robertson’s ideas “ignorant”. Bernie and Howard were both for kicking him off the show. Bernie said there was a lot of things in the Bible including what Jesus said that was untrue. These northeast elitists are no friend of ours. Let’s stick with Phil and the “Old Time Religion” that will save us all from Hell. I dread to think where these relativistic pontificators will end up..


36 posted on 12/20/2013 6:28:39 PM PST by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: SevenofNine

Have you ever seen Terry Bradshaw in a teddy ?

(yes I’m trying to ‘egg’ you on, or egg foo yung, whatever works)


37 posted on 12/20/2013 6:30:07 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: UCANSEE2

No. I heard he was naked in a movie once.... *mind bleach*


38 posted on 12/20/2013 6:30:37 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: plain talk

So is “sleeping around with this woman and that woman” worse than bestiality? Better than homosexuality? There is nothing in his statement that equates one act with the other. He is just listing off examples of sinful behavior, all sex-related in this case. The word “morph” even implies these sins are NOT equated, because morph means change. For all we know he thinks homosexuality is more sinful than bestiality...or less. You can infer either way from his statement because it’s totally ambiguous as to any “comparison” between the sins. All he says is that they’re all examples of sin.


39 posted on 12/20/2013 6:30:46 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: plain talk

“Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”

Maybe what he meant was that those women were real dogs.


40 posted on 12/20/2013 6:33:56 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: SevenofNine

LOL! You know, I’ve never been particularly attracted to big merchandising campaigns, but I’m mightily happy to see these strong-minded, fearless believers influencing people. Whenever I say, “Merry Christmas,” I receive a big, almost conspiratorial grin and “Merry CHRISTmas!” right back at me... from store clerks, too!

Jesus is getting around, SevenofNine... He never left us, but now, many young people are running to Him and clearly are joyful when they smile and say, “Merry CHRISTmas!”


41 posted on 12/20/2013 6:34:50 PM PST by floralamiss
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To: arthurus
Have the bestialists been heard from yet?

I think the Congress and Senate already left for Christmas vacation.

42 posted on 12/20/2013 6:35:55 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Future Snake Eater
Ah, gee, I'm bloody terrified.

Not saying you should be terrified, but you sure ought to be apprehensive. It's not just characters on reality TV who face loss of incomes if these folks get their way; it's everybody who told anybody else something that these people do not want anybody thinking. Just yesterday, the bigwigs at Lockheed declared the Boy Scouts a hate group. If you were an employee with a kid in Scouts, I expect you'd be sending out resumes.

43 posted on 12/20/2013 6:36:53 PM PST by madprof98
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To: RginTN
What a shame Goldberg follows gay activists talking points

What's a shame is how much he got paid to ensure he snuck that in to an article that moral conservative Americans would read.

44 posted on 12/20/2013 6:38:49 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When monkeys and apes want something, they exhibit “sham rage”.

Nome sayin’?


45 posted on 12/20/2013 6:41:47 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: JediJones

Yes but he listed bestiality right after homosexuality. And I am glad he did it.


46 posted on 12/20/2013 6:48:52 PM PST by plain talk
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To: madprof98

They’ve not won demographically, but they have sold the influential set that loves to believe lies. The devil makes like he is much bigger than he really is.


47 posted on 12/20/2013 6:54:23 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Yes, I support people being happy at weddings.

Especially when the beer is free.

48 posted on 12/20/2013 6:57:11 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


49 posted on 12/20/2013 6:57:27 PM PST by TurboZamboni ("PEACE ON EARTH TO MEN OF GOOD WILL".)
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To: Lizavetta

“Nobody is outraged. Nobody is offended. The Left just wants to shut down dissenting voices from its relentless gay agenda. It’s about quashing opposition, not true offendedness.

And even if they were offended, so what?”


As “darkness” rolls upon us.....

1 John 3:1-10

1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5 You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 7 Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. 8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. 9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

“An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.” Proverbs 29:27

So, LET US NOT BE DECEIVED! It is what it is. So....Love One Another, while there is time. Believe, and Trust in God, as He IS in Control of EVERYTHING.


50 posted on 12/20/2013 6:58:29 PM PST by ourworldawry
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