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  • KKK Leaders Allege Producers Paid Them to Fake Scenes in Canceled A&E Documentary

    01/01/2017 8:58:51 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/30/2016
    The subjects of a TV documentary series about the Ku Klux Klan abruptly canceled last week by A&E allege to Variety that significant portions of what was filmed were fabricated by the producers. Some KKK leaders divulged that they were paid hundreds of dollars in cash each day of filming to compel them on camera to distort the facts of their lives to fit the documentary’s predetermined narrative: tension between Klan members and relatives of theirs who wanted to get out of the Klan. The findings are based on an exclusive Variety investigation based on interviews with over two dozen...
  • The Controversial KKK Series Is Canceled After A&E Discovered Klan Members Were Paid

    12/27/2016 9:31:46 AM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-27-2016 | Michael Schneider
    Michael SchneiderDecember 27,2016 Just a day after the cable network hoped to silence criticism on its Ku Klux Klan-centric docuseries “Generation KKK” by changing the title, the network has now canceled the show all together. In a statement, the network said it scrapped the series (which had been renamed “Escaping the KKK”) after discovering that participants on the show, including Klan members, were paid to participate by production company This Is Just A Test. “A&E learned last night from the third-party producers who made the documentary that cash payments — which we currently understand to be nominal — were made...
  • War And Peace Tops Ratings And Wins Rave Reviews

    01/04/2016 5:41:56 AM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/04/2016 | BBC News
    The first episode of the BBC's new costume drama War and Peace was watched by more than six million viewers. The drama, which stars Paul Dano, Lily James and James Norton, has also won rave reviews. The adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel averaged 6.3 million viewers, peaking at 6.7 million. It was up against ITV's Endeavour and spy drama Deutschland 83 on Channel 4, which averaged 4.4 million and 1.2 million viewers respectively. snip - Downton Abbey star James plays Natasha Rostov in the drama, with Dano - who starred in 12 Years a Slave - as Pierre Bezukhov and...
  • 9 Noteworthy Moments From 'Cosby: The Women Speak'

    09/18/2015 4:34:13 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Yahoo! Celebrity ^ | 7 hours ago 2015-09-18 | Elizabeth Durand Streisand
    By now you've heard the story (a few times): 50-plus women have accused Bill Cosby of various combinations of drugging and sexual assault that allegedly took place over the course of five decades. Banding together in a sort of makeshift sisterhood, the accusers have grown in both numbers and conviction, participating in numerous interviews, feature articles, and now a TV special. While A+E's Cosby: The Women Speak wasn't exactly packed with new information, it still managed to pique our interest just the same. Here's nine noteworthy moments from the hour-long special that shed a bit more light onto the case...
  • Duck Dynasty's Willie and Korie Robertson Star in New Movie, 'God's Not Dead' (Video)

    01/19/2014 12:05:40 PM PST · by montag813 · 8 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-19-2014 | TRNlive
    Two stars of 'Duck Dynasty' star in a new film that explores a student's struggle to prove the existence of God.Willie and Korie Robertson, who are well known for their family reality TV show and their staunch Christian faith, along with The actors  Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper and Dean Cain, appear in God's Not Dead, to be released on March 21st. In the movie, college freshman and devout Christian Josh Wheaton (Harper) finds his faith challenged by his dogmatic philosophy professor (Sorbo), who requires his students to disavow the existence of God on the first day of class, signing a declaration...
  • What We Have Learned From The Duck Dynasty Controversy

    01/11/2014 12:45:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    Steadfast Lutherans ^ | 1-8-14 | Pastor Matt Richard
    It seems that the A&E Duck Dynasty controversy has come to a conclusion. In the aftermath of this dispute, after all the words exchanged have been reviewed, what can we learn? I believe that the public responses surrounding this recent chain of events reveal several observable trends and ideologies about us as a society. Thus, the following theses presented below are based upon what I believe is the trending American ideology and ethos towards scripture, ethics, and what it values. Thesis #1: Society is unable to apply the simple rules of grammar to scripture. In the debated GQ Interview, it...
  • A&E Glorifies Homophobes (and Mass-Murdering Warmongers)

    01/04/2014 3:00:51 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1-4-2014 | Humberto Fontova
    GLAAD needs a makeover. Their Queer Eye for Straight Guy Phil Robertson blew up in their face. Just ask A&E. Not since the young Vito Corleone persuaded landlord Signor Roberto’s to “walkback” his decision to evict the poor widow and her dog (“and the dog stays, right?”) has a business decision been reversed as abruptly, awkwardly or hilariously. We can only wonder what Phil Robertson’s version of “and the dog stays, right?” sounded like to the hat-holding and stuttering A&E executives. “Who put a book by that filthy f*ggot on my shelf!” snarled Che Guevara (subject of a History Channel...
  • "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson urged marrying 'em very young in 2009 video [my title]

    12/31/2013 5:07:43 AM PST · by foreverfree · 67 replies
    Daily Mail (London) ^ | 12/30/13 | James Nye
    My parents got hitched right after they both turned 23, after my dad graduated from college and started his teaching career (my mom was already a bank teller). I (their lone child) was born 11 months later. ff
  • Controversial Float Spurs Call to Boycott 'Tournament of Roses' Parade (Video)

    12/30/2013 7:55:49 AM PST · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-30-2013 | TRN
    The same Disney that suspended 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson from its A&E network for expressing his religious views about homosexuality (until being forced to reverse it after a massive viewer revolt), clearly has no problem pushing the homosexual agenda in the faces of millions of Americans who watch the annual Tournament of Roses Parade on its ABC network on New Year's Day. That's right. Two Los Angeles men plan to celebrate their "gay marriage" on a float in this year's parade in Pasadena, California. The move has understandably sparked controversy and even a boycott. Danny Leclair, 45, and Aubrey Loots, 42,...
  • A&E, The NYT and the DNC Bring You “REHAB ADDICT: The Hillary Addition [sic]”

    12/30/2013 7:50:38 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-30-2013 | MOTUS
    It’s always nice to be validated, so I was pleased to read Roger Kimball’s column yesterday, Benghazi: The New York Times vs. the Truth. (Completely off-topic, butt does anybody know if they ever caught that one-armed man?) He concurs with my theory that Hilz is this season’s rehab project. “How are we to understand the Times’s latest entry into the contest to rewrite history for ideological fun and profit? My own sense is that it has less to do with salvaging President Obama’s tattered reputation — he is well on his way to winning the prize for the least competent and...
  • Three Lessons From The Duck

    12/29/2013 10:05:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2013 | Kevin McCullough
    At the end of a second week of--what can only be described as--an abysmal public relations failure, Arts & Entertainment Television revealed something very intriguing to the watching world. Their foolish action in the non-issue of Phil Robertson, exposed three rather profound lessons that voters and candidates would be very advised to pay attention to. 1. Economics still defeats activism -- Let's face it, the minute the spokespeople from GLAAD began screaming on the other end of the phone, A&E executives got nervous. A lot of A&E programming is aimed at rather promiscuous audiences. GLAAD surely threw around threats of...
  • Gay TMZ Chief Slams GLAAD: They Preach Tolerance But They Won’t Tolerate Religious Beliefs

    12/28/2013 11:16:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Pat Dollard.com ^ | 12/20/2013
    This is a week old, but I hadn't seen this before. It's an interesting view from a gay man. GLAAD has way over stepped their bounds.
  • Who are the losers in the 'Duck Dynasty' flap?

    12/28/2013 5:58:11 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 102 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 12/27/13 | CHARLES HOSKINSON
    Now that A&E executives have surrendered to the will of hundreds of thousands of "Duck Dynasty" fans and welcomed Phil Robertson back to the show nearly 10 days after creating a firestorm when they suspended him for expressing views about sexuality that are pretty much shared by many other conservative Christians, it's time to see who the winners and losers are. The winners: Robertson and his family.They held fast to their values and learned how deep their fan base really is. The family's admission of regret about his statements to GQ was no surrender, given that his comments were never...
  • Nevermind: A&E unsuspends Phil Robertson

    12/27/2013 7:23:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/27/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Does A&E have a spelunking reality show because they’re gonna need one to keep track of ALL THE CAVES.A week after the patriarch of A&E’s ratings juggernaut “Duck Dynasty” family was indefinitely suspended by the network for comments he made about homosexuality in a magazine interview, Robertson is back. Now, the national firestorm that erupted over A&E’s hasty disciplining of the reality star will no doubt erupt again, this time for its hasty reinstatement of him. Because how could the screaming elements of the Left possibly allow a person with views different from their own to be on TV and...
  • DUCK DYNASTY & a&e WAR NOT OVER

    12/27/2013 4:33:48 PM PST · by ealgeone · 23 replies
    self | 12/27/2013 | ealgeone
    The war between Duck Dynasty and A&E isn't over. This was merely the initial battle and the Left and the homosexual community lost in the court of public opinion. And that is something the left just will not tolerate. NOTICE: 1) A&E made their announcement very late this Friday and during the lull between Christmas and New Years. Too late for the pundits to chat about this. Most networks have second or third stringers on so not too much coverage there. 2) A&E has noted in the article they will be airing PSA announcements during the show promoting tolerance, etc....
  • Jesse Jackson Attacks ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson for ‘White Privilege’ (Video)

    12/27/2013 6:42:12 AM PST · by montag813 · 33 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-27-2013 | John Urban
    Compares to bus driver who challenged Rosa Parks by John UrbanTop Right News Not content to be left on the sidelines of any controversy, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is sticking his nose into the Phil Robertson affair. Jackson, clearly unhappy that only homosexual activists have had the stage thus far, attacked the star of A&E’s reality show “Duck Dynasty,” claiming that Robertson’s comments to GQ reflect “white privilege.” Jackson even absurdly compared Robertson to the bus driver who ordered Rosa Parks to move to the back of the bus in a statement obtained by ABC News: “These statements uttered by Robertson are...
  • Why We're Raising "Duck Dynasty" Boys, and Not "Pajama" Boys

    12/26/2013 5:55:40 AM PST · by rhema · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/13 | Trevor Thomas
    After Phil Robertson told the truth to GQ Magazine (though in a rather colorful way) about homosexuality, liberals went into their predictable hypocritical hyperventilations. While slamming Robertson’s (and essentially the Bible’s) views on homosexuality and sin (which are shared by ten-of-millions of Americans), liberals completely ignored (read: had absolutely no problem with) what were by far the most offensive things in the GQ column. Authored by Drew Magary, the column is replete with dripping sarcasm along with plenty of vulgar and foul language. In the very first paragraph, referring to Mr. Robertson’s large crossbow, Magary says “It looks like you...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Debacle Has TV Industry Abuzz as A&E Charts New Territory [A&E made "rookie mistake"]

    12/24/2013 7:31:10 PM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 97 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | Lisa de Moraes
    "Five Things A&E Did Wrong has become the hot parlor game among TV industry execs at holiday get-togethers." -snip- "“A rookie mistake.” That’s how one TV industry veteran who’s put in time dealing with rogue reality stars described A&E’s handling of its Duck Dynasty nightmare." -snip- "“Someone’s going to have to back down,” said one industry vet, predicting it’s not going to be the Robertsons. “Either [A+E Networks CEO] Nancy [Dubuc] says, ‘This is not the position of the network and we respect Phil’s religious beliefs,’ and we all move on from there, or I don’t think the show survives...
  • Jerk of the Week - A&E

    12/22/2013 2:34:00 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 9 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | December 22, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    This week was a particularly easy one to pick for our Jerk of the Week honors. As anybody who hasn't been living under a rock knows, a major brouhaha has blown up over A&E suspending the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family, Phil Robertson. In an interview with GQ magazine, Robertson was asked about what he considered sinful and his reply quoted the Bible and included such sins as homosexual acts, bestiality, and sex outside of wedlock. The perpetual outrage machine of the progressive liberal left went immediately into overdrive and, within a few hours, A&E had suspended Phil Robertson...
  • Daystar Offers a New Home to Duck Dynasty Family

    12/22/2013 12:24:04 PM PST · by NickFlooding · 39 replies
    DayStar ^ | 12/20/2013 | DayStar
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2013 – Just days after Phil Robertson’s biblical beliefs regarding homosexuality were made public; Daystar has extended an offer to air “Duck Dynasty” during primetime hours.