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Is Hollywood 'White-Trashing' American Television?
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/03/18/is-hollywood-white-trashing-american-television ^ | March 18, 2014 | John Nolte

Posted on 03/18/2014 9:56:45 PM PDT by This Just In

In the Weekly Standard, John Podhoretz identifies television shows like "Justified," "True Detective," "Breaking Bad," "Sons of Anarchy," and "The Walking Dead" as "Hollywood folk making mincemeat out of poor rural folk" and part of the "ongoing American culture war that should not go unremarked." Podheretz notes that "[e]ven Mad Men’s Don Draper, the well-to-do man from Westchester, was damaged forever by being born to a hooker in rural Illinois and raised by a vicious farmer who beat him regularly."

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Why yes, John, they are. Honey Boo Boo, Nashville, Duck Dynasty, Red Neck Island are just some of the programs that come to mind.

Mr. Nolte said:

"You really can't ask for much more from Hollywood than that."

Well actually, you can. You can ask for much much more.

It's ironic that I read this article just moments after watching a film titled 'Mud' starring none-other than Matthew McConaughy. It was the epitome of "white trash" country folk cliches and slights by your typically Hollywood ignoramus'.

1 posted on 03/18/2014 9:56:45 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

There will be lawsuits because there aren’t enough minorities as lead characters on successful and profitable tv shows. Except for The Wire.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 10:02:07 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: This Just In

It is the new minstrel show. A politically correct way to make mock of politically correct niggras - the subhumans of flyover country.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 10:05:54 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: This Just In

Seems like all they have on TV these days are fags.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 10:06:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Or at least one per show.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 10:07:40 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: dfwgator

Another reason why I have not watched broadcast TV since about 2007. I also have never seen one episode of Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, etc.

When I do watch TV, it is vintage/classic TV shows and old movies.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 10:10:37 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

I admit getting hooked on Mad Men, I think it does a great job of recreating that era.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 10:13:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: This Just In

Redneck is more respectable than ghetto


8 posted on 03/18/2014 10:16:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Bump.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 10:19:08 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Rednecks work hard and usually are centered on faith and family.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 10:19:50 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Rednecks built America :-)


11 posted on 03/18/2014 10:20:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Army Air Corps

I hear ya...I have Netflix and Amazon Prime...I choose what i watch...and it is usually vintage.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 10:21:59 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Preach it.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 10:22:37 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: This Just In

Oh brother. Some here really need to get a life.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 10:23:05 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: This Just In

“White trashing” takes many forms. I’m amazed by the Travelers ad, played many times during PGA golf coverage, showing a white golfer who is enjoying the assistance of the Travelers protective dog, which retrieves his errant shots and deposits them on the green, or other propitious spots, to be discovered as though he had hit them there, much to his own happy amazement and the eye rolling disgust of his “black” playing partner.

This seems to me a blatant allegory of “white privilege”, under which doctrine whites receive unearned advantages. I can scarcely believe that they actually aired this at all, let alone giving it the saturation coverage that I saw.

What are they thinking? Where is this coming from?


15 posted on 03/18/2014 10:23:33 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Army Air Corps
Rednecks Built America
16 posted on 03/18/2014 10:26:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: dr_lew

Why not 2 whites or 2 blacks. It’s getting silly and doesn’t even reflect well on the Travelers dog.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 10:27:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
... and doesn’t even reflect well on the Travelers dog.

Well, that's right. The voiceover calls it "a helping hand" or some such, when it is blatant cheating on the face of it.

I'm sure they would offer the "Aw, come on!" defense. They're just kidding around.

18 posted on 03/18/2014 10:33:23 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

Well, might not be the best metaphor in the world.

On the other hand what are the golf rules for when an animal moves the ball, unseen?


19 posted on 03/18/2014 10:34:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: dr_lew

But what I mean is there is no need to pull racism into the metaphor.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 10:35:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: This Just In
Rednecks are entertaining...


21 posted on 03/18/2014 10:41:07 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Dallas59

To boldly go where no redneck has gone before!


22 posted on 03/18/2014 10:41:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

23 posted on 03/18/2014 10:43:47 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: This Just In

Shame on you!.....Duck Dynasty does not resemble any of those distasteful shows, ie Honey Boo Boo, etc

Have you even seen Duck Dynasty?


24 posted on 03/18/2014 10:44:01 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Guenevere

Yes, Duck Dynasty is classier.


25 posted on 03/18/2014 10:46:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: This Just In

I would concur because it is so obvious right now.


26 posted on 03/18/2014 10:47:56 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It’s not a metaphor, it’s an allegory! I’m sure it wasn’t intended as such, but there it is. You want to include a black guy, but not too black, and he isn’t. And let’s be real, you’re selling to a white audience, so the protagonist is the white guy.

So the logic of the thing is inexorable, however oblique.


27 posted on 03/18/2014 10:49:23 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

An allegory is a kind of metaphor.


28 posted on 03/18/2014 10:54:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: This Just In

If the intent of Duck Dynasty was to marginalize, they failed miserably.


29 posted on 03/18/2014 10:55:40 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: napscoordinator
Oh brother. Some here really need to get a life.

Exactly.

Hollywood's in the business of turning a profit. Shows that lose money get cancelled. Shows that make money don't. When people in "flyover country" stop watching them, Hollywood will stop making them.

If there was a market for the feel-good, family friendly pablum of the 1950s, that's what Hollywood studios would be churning out.

There isn't. Not much of one, anyways. Viewers --many of whom reside in red states and vote for the guy with the (R) after his name, want to see white trash zombies, bikers, meth labs, sex and violence.

30 posted on 03/18/2014 10:56:15 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

Give the people what they want - The Kinks

Well, it’s been said before, the world is a stage
A different performance with every age.
Open the history book to any old page
Bring on the lions and open the cage.

Give the people what they want
You gotta give the people what they want
The more they get, the more they need
And every time they get harder and harder to please

The Roman promoters really did things right.
They needed a show that would clearly excite.
The attendance was sparse so they put on a fight
Threw the Christians to the lions, sold out every night

Give the people what they want
You gotta give the people what they want
The more they get, the more they need
And every time they get harder and harder to please

Give ‘em lots of sex, perversion and rape
Give ‘em lots of violence, and plenty to hate
Give the people what they want
Give the people what they want

When Olswald shot Kennedy, he was insane
But still we watch the re-runs again and again
We all sit glued while the killer takes aim
“Hey Mom, there goes a piece of the president’s brain!”

Give the people what they want
You gotta give the people what they want
Blow out your brains, and do it right
Make sure it’s prime time and on a Saturday night.
You gotta give the people what they want
You gotta give the people what they want
Give the people what they want
Give the people what they want
Give the people what they want


31 posted on 03/18/2014 10:58:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Guenevere

Are you referring to the DD DVD’s we own?

Duck Dynasty’s on the list because A&E uses the popularity of the program in an effort to mock/stereotype red necks. It’s the, “See how back-woods they are?”.

Fortunately the Robinson’s are sharp business ppl. They’ve parlayed the shows popularity into a multimillion dollar franchise of it’s own despite Hollywood’s’ mockery.


32 posted on 03/18/2014 10:58:44 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: HiTech RedNeck

> Redneck is more respectable than ghetto

Or Modern Family; one of the heavy homo family promoters that make it look fabulous. It’s its such a great thing why do LGBT couples always pick children of their same sex and why fo their kids end up gay later? Two guesses...


33 posted on 03/18/2014 10:59:41 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: napscoordinator

And you’re visiting this thread because?


34 posted on 03/18/2014 11:00:50 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: jsanders2001

Well yeah, homo ghetto


35 posted on 03/18/2014 11:00:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: This Just In

Something to keep it from getting bored during its nap


36 posted on 03/18/2014 11:01:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Army Air Corps; dfwgator

We haven’t had televised programming for over ten years. I’ve never seen those shows either.


37 posted on 03/18/2014 11:01:53 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

I love it when a plan comes apart. :^)


38 posted on 03/18/2014 11:03:01 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: HiTech RedNeck

lol


39 posted on 03/18/2014 11:03:22 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: dfwgator

How old are you gator?


40 posted on 03/18/2014 11:03:26 PM PDT by wardaddy (ukraine......aint nobody gonna do nothing but talk and try to score political points)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

> Yes, Duck Dynasty is classier.

Because they are camouflaged businessmen with degrees and have more smarts than they let on. They are acting ‘redneck’ and exagerrating it for entertainment value. There is a difference...


41 posted on 03/18/2014 11:03:33 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Redneck is a culture thang. They probably don’t live in trailers and so what.


42 posted on 03/18/2014 11:04:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: dfwgator

How old are you gator?


43 posted on 03/18/2014 11:06:46 PM PDT by wardaddy (ukraine......aint nobody gonna do nothing but talk and try to score political points)
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To: jsanders2001

Just like Larry the Cable Guy.


44 posted on 03/18/2014 11:06:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wardaddy

I was just going to ask the same thing! ( Just once , though :-)


45 posted on 03/18/2014 11:09:46 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: This Just In

Looks like many if not all of those are on satellite vs. Network.


46 posted on 03/18/2014 11:20:52 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: dr_lew

TV ads are obscene. How about the business owned by a black female in which she “puts out fires,” then a white male is shown burning and she comes to the rescue with a fire extinguisher?


47 posted on 03/18/2014 11:30:58 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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"Hollywood folk making mincemeat out of poor rural folk"

Saul Goodman is poor? Rural? ABQ isn't exactly Mayberry RFD.

48 posted on 03/18/2014 11:34:57 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: dfwgator

And getting rich by acting dumb. Hey, why aren’t I rich?


49 posted on 03/18/2014 11:43:38 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: This Just In

Sy Robertson, two tours of Nam. I’ll take him over any Hollywood dildo any day.

Damned they are funny, esp. Jase. The women look like real women, the children are dressed nicely and look clean (not a lot of makeup for the girls), and they appreciate what they have.

Phil Robertson has a Phd and turned down playing in professional football. And he’s still a millionaire.

Jeff Foxworthy and his cohorts are extremely funny, and usually get by without any cussing in front of mixed audiences. Let’s see who among the other comedians can do this, other than Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno.

Hollywood and the TV industry have “Red-Neck Envy”. They envy the freedom these people have to live their lives the way they want to, essentially free of crime, divorce, sexual deviance, the right to own a gun and carry it openly, to treat their women proper, to value education esp. for those who couldnt’ get a decent one, and to be patriotic.

Everything Hollywood and its leftist progeny hate, and envy. Do you think that Alec Baldwin is a normal person? But he is representative of a lot of Hollywood. Charlie Sheen (who I like as an actor)? Lady Gag Me? Madonna (who I loved in her earlier career)? Jerky Cyrus? Her father should be ashamed of her acting like a teenage slut.

Anyone from the “Housewives of ...” series. I’ve never seen more decadence and stupidity in a show than these, and they reflect horribly on America. The Communists couldn’t have come up with anything more devastating to our image.

Where the hell are our “Archie Bunker” shows; “Good Times”; “Moving On Up”; Ozzie & Harriet; “Dragnet” where the cops were the good guys and supported by the people, not out of control Gestapo running rampant over our Rights (Oh, sorry, Obama is in charge of that)?

They didn’t call the 1940’s and 50’s “The Golden Age of Comedy” for no reason. Those shows were intelligently written, humorous, often taught lessons in morality and friendship, and were entertainment for the whole family.

Today I can only watch “SpongeBob Square Pants”, “The Three Stooges” and “Duck Dynasty with my young granddaughter. And we have a ball doing it.
Most of the other stuff for kids, outside of some non-PC science/educational shows, are leftist crap.

What a sad state our country is in.


50 posted on 03/18/2014 11:54:45 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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