Skip to comments.‘Duck Dynasty’: Unreal outrage
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 dont 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. Its 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 werent on, the silicone life forms on the various Real Housewives shows probably wouldnt be throwing wine in each others faces as much as they do.
But heres a twist. Phil Robertson (who shhh! has a masters 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 its about the family, some producer in New York cant decide whos in or out of the family. If NBC News decided it simply didnt like the Republican Party anymore...
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OH yeah all of the family really smart I not suprising at all
Did you know Phil play football at Lousiana Tech guess who was back QB at the time
One Teddy Bradshaw
How about a redneck show where all the rednecks act an overtly political correct way? The sarcasm would say everything.
They’re the number one show in the history of cable television, Dozens of networks will be bidding to give them another forum.
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!!!
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
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
Yes, I support people being happy at weddings.
Since A&E is still showing the show, their outrage is pure BS.
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.
If they were REALLY offended, the show would not be running. They’re cashing in on this - what should we call them?
And even if they were offended, so what?
OK, I quit rolling on the floor guffawing, awesome comment!
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?
I don’t know, from 8.5 million viewers last week to 2.6 this week.
I’d call them stupid.
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
Every state and region has it’s own “brand” of redneck.
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
Unbelievable article. Hits it on the nail.
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