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Friday, December 20, 2013

So, about the Duck Dynasty kerfluffle

Look, the Duck Commander folks are going to be fine, on or off TV.  Let's not forget that Phil Robertson was a multimillionaire with his own wildly successful business before he ever got on TV, OK?

With that being said, I think A&E just screwed the pooch.  Hard.  They knew who the Robertsons were.  They knew what the Robertsons believed.  That's the hook to the entire show!  And Duck Dynasty has a huge audience of people who are happy to see hard-working Christians on their TV sets.  People who pray over their dinners, and enjoy watching a TV show where a family prays together before they tuck in to their meal.

So A&E caved to the tiny minority and suspended Phil Robertson "indefinitely".  How'd the rest of the Robertson clan react?  Well, just like you might suspect:

We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm.  We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty.

I was reading somewhere else about how the Robertsons had signed a contract and they couldn't get out of it without paying a load of cash, and blah blah blah.  Someone else responded "You have no idea just how much "Screw You!" a redneck can come up with when he puts his mind to it."  I have no doubt that the Robertson clan is going to either get their way with A&E, or find some other place to do their show.  Or for that matter, to simply fold up shop on the TV show and go back to being wildly successful millionaires in Louisiana.  But I've heard that Glenn Beck has already put out an offer to bring Duck Dynasty to his Blaze TV.

Now, wouldn't THAT be a hoot?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dave, You wrote that A&E caved to the "tiny minority". That is true. When I was growing up in Montana, it was always "majority ruled". Today, the more minor the minority is, the more they get their bigoted way about anything. That is truly fucked up. that is also the primary reason that The Ayatollah Obama is not going to be impeached.
a large majority of Americans want him impeached, convicted, and gone. But the Republican majority in the House, led by Boehner, a Democrat in Republican mufti, is too goddam scared of the fallout that will come from the country's prominent race hustlers - Jesse Jackass, Al Never-has-been-Sharpton, all the blacks in both Houses of Congress, and last but not least, the most recent of the race hustlers, Oprah. I place her in the same category as Moo-shelle: That is, I have crawled over better than either of them looking for a place to jerk off.