Skip to comments.Let's pluck 'Duck Dynasty' and sweep away trailer-trash TV
Posted on 12/22/2013 12:49:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Having grown up living in a trailer -- but having never, ever watched Duck Dynasty -- I feel uniquely qualified to say this: Enough with the trailer-trash TV shows.
I dont really care which side of the septic tank you stand on regarding the stuff that Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson spouted. Like a mountain lion stalking a deer (an example the shows fans might like), he was just doing what came natural when he mouthed off about gays, blacks, God and the little woman.
Its not his fault. Its Americas. We -- well, fine, not all wes but enough -- first tuned in to the spectacles of TVs anti-Christ, Jerry Springer. And then the gates of hell opened and out sprang cable TV and the drivel we have today: moonshiner shows, gold miner shows, logging guy shows, Alaska fisherman shows, truck driver shows, polygamists shows -- even doomsday people shows, brought to us by (shudder) National Geographic, the folks who used to be content to publish a pretty good magazine.
Full disclosure, I dont much care for ducks, either eating them or hunting them. And the last show I watched with the word dynasty in the title starred John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins and Heather Locklear -- who, trust me, were all much easier on the eyes than anyone on Duck Dynasty.
And I surely dont have anything against hardworking everyday Americans. That describes me too.
But I also know the trailer life -- been there, done that. I spent a few years crammed into an 8-foot-wide, 50-foot-long trailer with Mom, Dad, two brothers and two sisters. We moved a lot. Sometimes people didnt want us; sometimes they used names, like trailer trash.(continued)
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Los Angeles is the Definition of “Useless Eaters”, when SHTF, I would rather be with the duck folks than the $%ck folks in Kali-Porn-ia.
A conservative doesn’t like a show, they switch channels. A liberal doesn’t like a show, they want it removed from the air.... Nazi-wannabes...
What did he say that was negative about blacks, God or women?
Just more of what the Los Angeles Times (Pravda on the Pacific) does. It’s anti-American slant has never been more twisted. What should we expect from the exact opposite of a God fearing loyal patriotic Conservative operation?
Does the Times realize what historic footsteps it is following in, when it trashes Christian values and thereby Christianity?
As good little Marxists they should, because Christians are always the first to go in every single Marxist nation on God’s green earth.
We have told them where they were headed for thirty years. They laughed an denied it.
Here we are. The L. A. Times champions values that I detest. The good citizens of California will begin to understand over the next few years as the Times backs those who come after first one church and it’s believers, and then another.
That gets me too.
With liberals, we are told that if we don’t like a show, or are offended for some reason, to change the channel.
But the liberal view is also that if something offends liberals, then it should be taken off the air entirely.
Who died and made liberals the boss of all of us? Who decided that these decisions are to be made per liberal criteria???
Well, then, your opinion, as usual, is worthless.
Not sure educated, very rich people count as trailor trash
He calls Jerry Springer the Anti-Christ, yet doesn’t mention he’s a former Democrat mayor
moonshiner shows, gold miner shows, logging guy shows, Alaska fisherman shows, truck driver shows,
Just imagine how frightening a bearded white man who reads and believes the Bible, likes guns, shoots and eats animals must be to liberals and most of the Democratic base.
This “progressive”, liberal leftist admits to never having watched the show but he wants to do away with it. Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin would be so proud. Growing up in a trailer doesn’t make him a Duck Dynasty “expert”. Personally, I don’t know what trailers have to do with anything.
Living in Los Angeles, he should know that trailers can go for a million dollars in Southern California.
Bigoted liberal trash.
How about sweeping away elitist newpapers who seek to destroy what values are left in this nation? We’re doing just that L. A. Times. I give you five years and your doors will be closed, unless a Conservative businessman moves in and takes over.
Your Leftist trash isn’t selling anymore.
Pluck You Paul!
LOL, good one. He’s at the epicenter of trashiness, near the porn capital of the world.
Hey JC Penny how much have sales increased since you went gay?
and did anybody wonder why the LA Times is on the skids?
Like most Rush critics he doesn't have a clue...
Ding ding ding - we have a thread winnah!
Paul Whitefield is the Copydesk editor for the LA Times. If I did not look it up I never would have known. Phil, on the other hand, is a self-made man who built Duck Commander long before Paul Whitefield ever heard a duck quack!
Given my choice, I’ll take someone real over someone in Tinseltown!
Agreed. A lot of the shows he mentioned I don't watch, but if other people want to that's their business. There are shows on network TV that I decided right away I didn't like so I don't watch. Evidently the shows he points to make money which is better than his newspaper.
Ain’t that the truth.
Too bad, libs. You lose again.
What an "Elitist SNOB".
Well, actually, I think the second one is him.
“but having never, ever watched Duck Dynasty “, I am an expert on what happens on the show.
From trailer trash to pajama boy, apparently.
Well the Robertsons do live in a double wide. Guess they are trailor trash, rich trailer trash
Sounds like Santa Claus in my neck of the woods.
Definitely has gay ears
To the LAT: Duck You. You may quote me.
I’d certainly rather have the Robertsons as neighbors than anyone on the LAT staff.
I think the author is referring to the fan base.
Duck Dynasty and all of the "reality" shows mentioned in the article are aimed at, let's face it, a lower socio-economic crowd. This is the same demographic that has always been susceptible to mass low culture, consumer schlock, rip off advertising, fast food, and the craze of the day. This is why I'm suspicious of this whole "controversy".
All that racism, sexism and crudeness and yet in the first paragraph he admits he has never seen the show.....Liberals are so full of crap!
...but having never, ever watched Duck Dynasty...
....which is obvous, since he thinks the Robertson families live in trailers, bigot that he is.
I’ve seen the Duck Dynasty ads, and I doubt if anyone who grew up as I did in an environment very similar to the one depicted in the show can force themselves to watch the program.
I know I can’t.
An inkling of resistance, and they want to pull the show.
Another distraction from the onion of fail that is Obamacare.
A&E has been adding over bleeps to the dialog in an attempt to make good clean virtuous people into hypocritical clowns. That lie has been exposed, and the good people that are America have made it a hit despite all that A&E could do. Now they want to start a fight within the family, as has been done with OC Choppers, Red Jacket Firearms, and other shows.
Good on the family for sticking together. No doubt A&E will sue if they won’t continue to make the show absent Phil. I think they better lawyer up, and find a different network.
Nazi-wannabes? With use of electronic media, the modern day Nazis control the minds of tens of millions, something the original Nazis could only dream of doing.
First mistake of this writer, right out of the box - that the Robertson Clan is “trailer trash”. Might be rednecks, Lord knows, that is a pretty strong pejorative right there, but “trailer trash” they are not.
Darned good fundamentalist Christians, though. And that is sufficiently negative for those who inhabit this country who are “Americans in Name Only”, or “AINOs”.
Authenticity is such a hard act to follow.
Once upon a time becoming rich and not letting it spoil you was laudable. Sad was making millions and going broke from too high a lifestyle (Nicholas Cage?)
Now the blabber pundits use faith, charity, and honest as the basis of insults.
Class warfare on the poor? (Trailer trash)
I have an idea LA Slimes..how about lets pluck all liberals out of the US and put them all on some deserted island, let’s see how long they last without that pesky little Constitution they are always complaining about..I would give them a week tops before they kill each other..which wouldnt be a bad thing
Oh and one more thing LA Times, are you EVER going to release that Rashid Khalidi tape you have of Obama, because Im a patient girl but Ive been waiting FIVE years my patience is running a little thin
I haven't watched it either, but from what I gather from clips, Duck Dynasty is very different from Honey Boo-boo or Toddlers and Tiaras -- more like one of those shows about gold miners or lumberjacks or long-distance truckers than about "trailer trash."
There may be a comic element but I don't get the feeling that the Robertsons are pitiful or cringe-inducing or exploited or dysfunctional.
So he's probably wrong about the show, but he has grasped that the controversy is more about people venting whatever's on their mind and getting out their emotions than about facts or reality, so I have to give him that.