Skip to comments.Duck Dynasty’ Debacle Has TV Industry Abuzz As A&E Charts New Territory
Posted on 12/25/2013 12:14:49 AM PST by BunnySlippers
Hes a multimillionaire who lives in a swamp! one industry image specialist acknowledged. I dont think he gives a flying f**k whether or not [A&E] agrees with him. I dont think theres any fear in this guy. Ditto the rest of the Robertson family, who quickly issued a statement suggesting they will not do the show without Phil. ___
Duck Dynasty isnt just another of the homespun reality TV shows about swamp people, trailer park people, pickers, hoarders, storage-locker openers, and coupon clippers that litter the TV landscape these days its a religious parable, our pundits noted. This is a show where, somewhere in every episode theyre saying grace, noted one. These people have a certain genuineness to them, even if they did agree to do a reality show. ___
But, to Duck Dynastys religious followers, it was a battle cry. Said one exec, Their statement
should have been simply along the lines of, The opinion stated by Phil is his opinion only; its not the opinion of A&E and let it go.
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A&E charts new path onto the shoals at low tide...
Those directors have very spicy language, with the F word peppering every other expression. They have the right idea though, A&E will most likely be the ones to back down and apologize to the Ducks sometime after Christmas. Some in Hollywood think this was a ‘rookie mistake’ to have suspended Phil so instantly, so publically. I would agree.
I dont think he gives a flying f**k whether or not [A&E] agrees with him. I dont think theres any fear in this guy.
That’s because Phil’s foundation is his relationship with Christ. The Lord is the One he fears offending. A&E and the rest of the media-entertainment cabal are an afterthought.
It’s not just the Robertsons. Finally, FINALLY, Americans are standing up for our right of free speech and defending each other.
For a long, long time, we have bent the way the homosexuals, Muslims, and race baiters have wanted.
Personally, I don’t care if you’re a homosexual. I don’t care if you’re a Muslim. I don’t care if you are an AGW believer. I don’t care if you love or hate war. I don’t even care if you are a blatant racist.
I’m not going to allow you to decide what I feel, what I think and what I say.
The A&E guy who made the decision to drop Phil was once a Gay porn star. Knowing that makes the whole thing easier to understand. The Gays had this scumbag on speed dial.
Therein lies the challenge: will we allow immoral people to redefine morality?
Homosexuality is immoral by definition, and those who join in trying to redefine morality are likewise immoral.
One thing that the money-is-meaningless crowd should take from this: the golden rule. The Robertsons have the gold and can make the rules.
Speaking of parables,
How about one strong man saying something that has needed to be said for years, and refusing to back down?
And thus starting a powerful resistance to the political correctness and cowardice that has been threatening to bury this country?
Sometimes I get pulled into things that are prescient. A redneck now has America’s limelight... I would not be surprised if as many know who Phil Robertson is as Barack Obama. (Phil Robertson for president?) I called myself redneck when I joined FR, many many moons ago, because I was part redneck. Later I wrote a song called “Rednecks Built America.” And now I have been doing more musical stuff along those lines including “Redneck Revolution” and “A Humble Redneck I Was Born” (I think there is a good argument to be made that Jesus was born as a redneck of his day).
Redneck (in its good sense) transcends a race thing. It’s an attitude. You work hard, even to your own hardship or risk, without concern about what others might think of your glamor or lack thereof, and ultimately it’s for the sake of love, of doing what love does (which is to be gainful and build). Phil is that kind of redneck. I glorify the Lord for Phil, but the only special thing about him is that God put him in this place at this time. It could have been another redneck for all we know. God plans things in mysterious ways.
At the risk of looking like I’m bragging on myself (I hope I’m not, I’m only bragging on what God has done, or can do, with “rednecks”):
REDNECKS BUILT AMERICA (significant lines: Rednecks come in many colors; by the loyal love of God above, the redneck gits ‘er done)
REDNECK REVOLUTION (significant lines: there’s gonna be a redneck revolution/the love of God will be its food/and resolute will be its mood/’cause our politicians ignore the Constitution/they fill our land with a wicked, wicked brew)
A HUMBLE REDNECK I WAS BORN (story of Christ on earth)
All of this written well before this current stuff happened with Duck Dynasty.
Phil Robertson and Ted Nugent for President and VP. Doesn’t matter which is pres. or vp.
PS if someone knows how to get Soundcloud to stop running on to the next song when it finishes playing the one you wanted, please let me know. i am not trying to be a never ending jukebox here.
Here are the choices of who to support:
Redneck vs Butt Fu**er.
No, we won’t.
We will allow immoral people to think whatever they want.
I think you kinda missed the point, FRiend.
Immoral people are not going to allow YOU to think whatever you want.
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