Re: DUCK DYNASTY.. thoughts? i say
posted at 12/28/2013 12:36 PM EST
In response to Free-UB's comment:
must admit that the first i ever even heard of the show was when this jabriach was suspended and Fox wouldnt let it rest with the USUAL SUSPECTS LIKE palin yapping without even reading the actual facts of the specific case or article. you can tell a lot about a person by who defends or attacks them. after actually reading the actual facts, it became clear that although reprehensible, enough of the banning of peeps merely for having dissenting orthodox opinions. yep the current zeitgeist is that gays should b allowed to marry AND brothas like me are untouchable to any criticism or public accountabilty (u know, slavery/jim crow apartheid trumps everything else). i say gays should have all the mainstream rights and headaches of everyone else including the fourth ring of SUFFER-ring..
bottom line for many reasons is that many arent down with all that. heck, many still reject roe vs wade, miscenegation/interracial dating and marriage, that obama was born here or not a communist.. on and on. heck, i'm sure u can find scientists to fight over whether the earth is in fact flat or not in fact the center of the earth as the perfect good book said it was, immaculately written and perfected it apparently is and all..bottom line, 9 day rest period was smart PR. guy's already on vaca.. yep, really hurt him.. not! but was good PR.
morality would come in if his show was in the middle of the pack in ratings like with alec baldwin or martin bashir and it was not so inconvenient to get rid of him. hey, blacks and gays together are only 15% of the population... and i'm willing to bet far less than that in the duckies demos. thats how capitalistic democracies work. its sad that in 21st century, a guy like this gets to b in an influential position but it is what it is. he has to write to disagree with orthodoxy. i'm sure many do in private as well. the other side has to pressure the advertisers, put him on notice, adn make sure the networks grasp the line.
if u look and think like that, (unless ur Rick Rubin) seriously.. y r u even talking to GQ, rolling stone or any clearly hip-left mag. go talk to Fox and whatever a right wing mag may be.. perhaps the Blaze or something else on the fringe.. they will protect ya. again, i totally disagree with his sentiments but he has a right to share them, as others have the right to bring in some left-heat in reaction to them. well-played by all sides incl not elevating the grievance hustler Jesse j.
its not censorship or a first amendment issue either way if the gov isnt involved (which they werent). one corp interviewed and published him, another chose to stick with him in same way they let go of others in the past. thats FREEDOM!
u mean Greatest PR Stunt ever? Maybe...