DUCK DYNASTY A SOUTHERN MAN'S VIEW
Posted Fri Dec 20, 2013 02:23 PM
Posted Fri Dec 20, 2013 02:40 PM
That being said, I think that some people need to learn when they are on top of the world, and someone is trying to provoke you into a position that would be controversial for someone, it's just not worth responding.
Posted Fri Dec 20, 2013 03:22 PM
Posted Fri Dec 20, 2013 06:05 PM
He's as entitled to his 1st Amendment rights as anyone else in this country .
Posted Fri Dec 20, 2013 07:05 PM
That being said, Phil Robertson's an asshole and a bigot.
Posted Fri Dec 20, 2013 08:08 PM
That being said, Phil Robertson's an asshole and a bigot.
Posted Fri Dec 20, 2013 08:16 PM
How about the bigger picture - WHY as a country are we living our lives based on reality tv personalities. That bothers me WAY more than a backwoods, redneck, cajun doing exactly what I figured he would/believing exactly what I figured he would.
Posted Fri Dec 20, 2013 08:38 PM
Posted Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:40 PM
Posted Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:29 PM
Far as bad representation of A&E? That's Horseshit! If dancing turd birds were making ratings then dancing turd birds is what's on. Duck Dynasty is a huge money maker, a reality show cost peanuts, then if you get one that brings in the ratings that it does you got yourself a mega profit generator, they could care less who they insult trust me. This is all a charade. A&E like all the other entertainment channels would book Charlie Mansion as a game show host if he could pull the numbers in.
The thing is, this is just part of the soap opera they already have half a season of episodes already made up, so they get all this shit stirred up, get tons of free publicity, they know the hardcore duckers will raise hell and keep the story live for a few days and they will wink, wink, nod, nod and the Phil guy will be reinstated in a few days, with tons of free publicity. Marketing 101 at it's best.
Honestly myself I fail to see the attraction of the show, but apparently a lot of people do and like them, I sure would like to have a piece of the action of the money this madness is generating.
Posted Sat Dec 21, 2013 06:48 AM
This post has been edited by rvrocker: Sat Dec 21, 2013 06:49 AM
Posted Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:40 AM
A&E doesn't mind the prayers in the show at all. That's why the show is so popular with the christian right. The reason for the riff was that the Ducks wanted more cash. Here is link about that. http://www.snopes.co...duckdynasty.asp
As far as the latest controversy goes, I think he has every right to spew his hatred and bigotry all he wants, but this isn't a free speech issue. He hasn't been arrested for his comments. The network has chosen to suspend him from the show to distance themselves from his comments about gays and African Americans.
Google: "Duck Dynasty before beards" They are rich yuppies wanting to be even more rich. It's all an act.
All that being said, I'm 99% sure that this is all a publicity stunt between the family and the network. I've never seen the show and do not intend on watching ever, but I haven't heard so much about A&E in my whole life.
My wish this Christmas is for them to disappear forever from TV.
Posted Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:44 AM
But, America is a free country, he is entitled to speak his mind. I do not find it much more offensive than some of the ultra-leftist comments coming out of Pelosi or Reid all the time! If you do not like the comment, do not watch the show. Vote with your feet.
Also, I think the comments are a little mis-interpreted, this guy is a born again evangelist...they talk pretty oddly sometimes, but do not mean harm.
Posted Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:59 AM
I did get an email this morning from the Phil Robertson Fan Club hawking "PHIL FOR THE HILL" tshirts. Could this have been the first step in a run for Congress.
Chelle, you are correct. This has been on of the greatest marketing program gimmicks of all time. These boys are not dummies. Phil has a masters degree and was a teacher for 20 years. Miss Kay ran the company for 20 years. Willie is a marketing genius.
Posted Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:23 AM
Interestingly enough, this guy isn't being fired or muzzled:
As the Heath Ledger's joker would say:
"When a Department of Homeland Security employee espouses genocide on white people, nobody panics. When someone doesn't agree with homosexuality on a reality TV, everyone loses thier minds!"
We're approaching fascist-Europe pitched ideological purity, here, folks. Keep trying to regulate and validate human thought....lots of people are going to die.
Posted Mon Dec 23, 2013 04:23 AM
I believe I also included the word cajun as well Q, not Volunteer. I grew up in the south, in the capitol city of The Delta. I have many friends who proudly call themselves rednecks. I'm full of Southern pride. However to answer your question, had I had to put money on it before the controvery - I would have bet on the fact that Phil had beliefs very similar to the ones he espoused. Many of my friends likely feel the same way. It's one of those things that doesn't come up because I don't want to have to deal with the consequences of that knowledge.
Posted Mon Dec 23, 2013 07:29 AM
Personally, I am not the least bit surprised by any of this—and it's precisely why I have never paid any attention to, nor have I had any interest whatsoever in, these people or their TV show. I've got better things to do with my time... like clip my toenails, or take out the trash.
The above statement is the most intelligent thing you've posted here. Well done.
As for the show being "reality TV"? LOL!!! We all know most "reality TV" is staged and not really "reality".
Kinda like how the Affordable Care Act isn't really making healthcare affordable?
But his comments were made in a GQ interview—and not on the TV show.
No one said he said it on the show. What was said is it's stupid to demand to alter a reality TV show because there are some who just can't deal with....er....reality.
This post has been edited by ilyushin: Mon Dec 23, 2013 07:33 AM