Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on December 20, 2013 by Allahpundit

Duck Dynasty could very well be done.

Sources connected to the hit A&E show, and the Robertson clan, tell E! News that the family is “very serious” about leaving the reality series, after the network suspended patriarch Phil Robertson for his GQ interview, in which he grouped homosexuality in with bestiality as deviant behavior.

“They’re an extremely tight-knit family and they’re not going to let this get in the way,” a source connected to the family explains. “[Phil] is the reason for their success—they’re not going to abandon him. They’re also not about to let anyone threaten their religious beliefs.”

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Now, I don’t agree with Robertson’s take on homosexuality. Heck, I don’t even like duck hunting. But I also don’t care. What I object to is the insinuation that I have to.

And what I find absolutely ridiculous is the feigned shock that an avatar of the redneck renaissance might actually have politically incorrect or just plain religiously orthodox views on homosexuality. Seriously, who called for the fainting couch when they read his interview in GQ?

Duck Dynasty has been a huge ratings success, receiving fawning coverage from the elite media. Much of the coverage has also been incredibly condescending, like aristocrats in Victorian London having a grand time inviting a Zulu tribesman to dinner. Everyone says, “Look at the funny rednecks,” until Robertson says something that you would absolutely expect to hear from a guy who plays a redneck on TV. Then suddenly everyone is scandalized? Please. Isn’t the whole point of these shows to demonstrate that there are lots of different kinds of people out there? Isn’t that a good thing?

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But no matter how nice you are, it’s never enough. Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, in his career-detonating interview with GQ, gave a rather thoughtful vernacular exegesis of the Bible’s line on sin, while carefully insisting that he and other Christians are obligated to love all sinners and leave it to the Almighty to adjudicate the competing charms of drunkards, fornicators, and homosexuals. Nevertheless, GLAAD — “the gatekeepers of politically correct gayness” as the (gay) novelist Bret Easton Ellis sneered — saw their opportunity and seized it. By taking out TV’s leading cable star, they would teach an important lesson pour encourager les autres — that espousing conventional Christian morality, even off-air, is incompatible with American celebrity.

Some of my comrades, who really should know better, wonder why, instead of insisting Robertson be defenestrated, GLAAD wouldn’t rather “start a conversation.” But, if you don’t need to, why bother? Most Christian opponents of gay marriage oppose gay marriage; they don’t oppose the right of gays to advocate it. Yet thug groups like GLAAD increasingly oppose the right of Christians even to argue their corner. It’s quicker and more effective to silence them.

As Christian bakers ordered to provide wedding cakes for gay nuptials and many others well understand, America’s much-vaunted “freedom of religion” is dwindling down to something you can exercise behind closed doors in the privacy of your own abode or at a specialist venue for those of such tastes for an hour or so on Sunday morning, but when you enter the public square you have to leave your faith back home hanging in the closet. Yet even this reductive consolation is not permitted to Robertson: GLAAD spokesgay Wilson Cruz declared that “Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe.” Robertson was quoting the New Testament, but hey, what do those guys know? In today’s America, land of the Obamacare Pajama Boy, Jesus is basically Nightshirt Boy, a fey non-judgmental dweeb who’s cool with whatever. What GLAAD is attempting would be called, were it applied to any other identity group, “cultural appropriation.”

In the broader sense, it’s totalitarian.

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In the 1960s, radical philosopher Herbert Marcuse popularized the “repressive tolerance” theory of modern progressives. “Liberating tolerance would mean intolerance against movements from the right and toleration of movements from the left,” Marcuse pontificated. “Certain things cannot be said, certain ideas cannot be expressed, certain policies cannot be proposed.”

The tolerance mob’s insatiable quest for power and control has led to such unhinged witch-hunting that many of its own erstwhile allies are balking. Novelist Bret Easton Ellis called GLAAD the “gatekeepers of politically correct gayness.” He was attacked as a “self-loathing gay man,” but unlike A&E, he didn’t give in. “An organization holding an awards ceremony that they think represents all gays and also feels they can choose which gays can and cannot be a member of the party is, on the face of it, ridiculous.”…

GLAAD’s counterculture warriors know full well: It’s a small leap from forcing Phil Robertson, the Boy Scouts and Rush Limbaugh out of the public square to forcing wedding photographers and cake bakers to serve gay customers against their will and mandating that Catholic medical providers and Hobby Lobby violate their religious conscience and cover abortion pills in order to stay in business.

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A&E has the right to its decision, but suspending Phil for his beliefs, even if expressed crudely, seems ungracious. The Robertsons’ Christian values are, in large part, exactly why the show is so popular. Millions of viewers have made it the top reality show of all time because they reject the moral bankruptcy of other reality families. Indeed, the Robertsons’ Christianity has been very profitable for A&E.

The outrage over Phil’s intolerance also seems blindly hypocritical. Many of his most indignant critics, including prominent voices in the media, are the very same people who are overtly intolerant and dismissive of Christians, regularly condemning them as idiots, fanatics and loons.

A colleague of mine — someone I like very much — once said that parents who taught their children the creation story should be charged with child abuse. Another colleague of mine likened a Christian community in Florida to Jonestown. I’ve heard many others openly wish that anti-abortion Christians had been aborted. This is the kind of tolerance to which Phil Robertson should aspire?

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This is what happened. The whole idea of the show was to parade these nouveau riche Christian hillbillies around so that we could laugh at them. “Look at them,” we were supposed to say. “Look how backward they are! Look what they believe! Can you believe they really live this way and believe this stuff? See how they don’t fit in? HAHAHA”

When the producers saw the way the show was shaping up, different than they envisioned it, they tried to change course. They tried to get the Robertson’s to tone down their Christianity, but to their eternal credit they refused. They tried to add fake cussin’ to the show by inserting bleeps where no cussword was uttered. At best, they wanted to make the Robertson’s look like crass buffoons. At worst they wanted them to look like hypocrites.

They desperately wanted us to laugh at the Robertsons. Instead, we loved them

And then we pointed at them. We pointed at them and said things like, “I wish my family was more like them. I wish we prayed together as a family. I wish we were together like the Robertsons.”

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“Look, I wouldn’t have certainly said it the way he said it, that’s for darn sure,” Santorum remarked, without saying he disagrees with the sentiment behind Robertson’s statements. At the same time, Santorim said he didn’t believe GLAAD or A&E’s objections had anything to do with the “coarseness” of Robertson’s language.

“What he did was crude and coarse, no doubt about it,” Santorum continued, “but what they really object to was the fact that he quoted scripture and they didn’t like that and that’s what they are really objecting to.”

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Via Gateway Pundit.

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Sophie. Bop.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 8:33 PM

YES

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Bish?

rottenrobbie on December 20, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Rats.

rottenrobbie on December 20, 2013 at 8:35 PM

To Axe: (Klink)

rottenrobbie on December 20, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Palin rocks. No squishy Santorum dithering at the beginning.

Dongemaharu on December 20, 2013 at 8:37 PM

A&E is ducked up, that’s for sure.

TXUS on December 20, 2013 at 8:40 PM

This is what happened. The whole idea of the show was to parade these nouveau riche Christian hillbillies around so that we could laugh at them. “Look at them,” we were supposed to say. “Look how backward they are! Look what they believe! Can you believe they really live this way and believe this stuff? See how they don’t fit in? HAHAHA”

When the producers saw the way the show was shaping up, different than they envisioned it, they tried to change course. They tried to get the Robertson’s to tone down their Christianity, but to their eternal credit they refused. They tried to add fake cussin’ to the show by inserting bleeps where no cussword was uttered. At best, they wanted to make the Robertson’s look like crass buffoons. At worst they wanted them to look like hypocrites.

They desperately wanted us to laugh at the Robertsons. Instead, we loved them…

And then we pointed at them. We pointed at them and said things like, “I wish my family was more like them. I wish we prayed together as a family. I wish we were together like the Robertsons.”

. . . I suspect that the Robertsons are more principled than that and A&E will end up disappointed on many levels. The Roberstons are who they are and I suspect the money means a great deal more to A&E than it does to them.

It will be interesting to see whether A&E likes the money more than they hate the Christianity. I wouldn’t be surprised if the hate wins.

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/pat-archbold/duck-dynasty-the-show-that-got-away-from-them

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 8:41 PM

To Axe: (Klink)

rottenrobbie on December 20, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Wait, let me get this lemonade open. I’ve got that hands-so-tired-I-can’t-twist thing going (shut up, Spark) . . .

K.

*clink* :)

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant and then it seeks to silence good. Evil must silence good because good serves as an ever present and ongoing witness against evil.

-Erick Erickson

Valiant on December 20, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Cities are Godless.

wolly4321 on December 20, 2013 at 8:43 PM

GLAAD’s counterculture warriors know full well: It’s a small leap from forcing Phil Robertson, the Boy Scouts and Rush Limbaugh out of the public square to forcing wedding photographers and cake bakers to serve gay customers against their will and mandating that Catholic medical providers and Hobby Lobby violate their religious conscience and cover abortion pills in order to stay in business.

^ Excellent.

Man, these are great, for anyone not The Gay’s out. –Which would be almost no one, I guess.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 8:45 PM

“Quaaaaa quack quack quack quack”

TarheelBen on December 20, 2013 at 8:45 PM

I think this resonates as much as, if not more, than chic-fil-a.

Whenever I have to look up a word, I count that as a pretty good day.

“exegesis”

cozmo on December 20, 2013 at 8:45 PM

One folk, one ideology, one brain.

VorDaj on December 20, 2013 at 8:50 PM

A&E is ducked up, that’s for sure.

TXUS on December 20, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Completely DUBARed…..

viking01 on December 20, 2013 at 8:50 PM

“Against individualism, our conception is for the State; and it is for the individual only in so far as he coincides with the State, which is the conscience and universal will of man. Our party conceives of the State as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived in their relation to the State. Our party’s conception of the State is all-embracing; outside of it no human nor spiritual values can exist, much less have value. Thus understood, it is a synthesis and a unit inclusive of all values and interprets, develops, and potentiates the whole life of a people.” – Benito Mussolini (The patron saint of today’s democrat party)

VorDaj on December 20, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Merry Christmas Everyone

gh on December 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Palin rocks. No squishy Santorum dithering at the beginning.

Dongemaharu on December 20, 2013 at 8:37 PM

To see that coming from Santorum was hilarious.

I noticed that Jonah Goldberg and Sarah Elizabeth Cupp, like MKH, also felt the need to let us know how they “disagreed” with Phil, too.

Anti-Control on December 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

VorDaj on December 20, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Pretty freaky. Atheistic self-worship writ large.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Merry Christmas Everyone

gh on December 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

MERRY CHRISTMAS, GH! :)

. . . almost certainly not pronounced “guh.”

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Duck…Duck…Goose!

KOOLAID2 on December 20, 2013 at 8:56 PM

And what I find absolutely ridiculous is the feigned shock that an avatar of the redneck renaissance might actually have politically incorrect or just plain religiously orthodox views on homosexuality. Seriously, who called for the fainting couch when they read his interview in GQ?

What is revealed in this escapade is to what extent Left/Leftmedia (includes GQ, A&E, variouis hmsxl activist grps and opinionators, etc.) they’re all out of touch with the reality of this country.

I’d take a guess and estimate that the views held by Phil Robertson and family are pretty well in-line with what sixty to seventy percent of the US population thinks and respects.

It’s not the Robertson’s or views that are incorrect but the Left’s assumption that their wonky views ARE correct. They aren’t, they’re as fringe as ever, they just assume that their grip on media somehow transports them to a supreme position of accuracy. Robertson and fans among the public just showed to what extent the Left/Leftmedia is out of touch with everything except their own extremism.

Lourdes on December 20, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Watching BOR tonight, I think he completely misunderstands the head of Duck Dynasty. BOR seems to think Robertson was damning all kinds of people including gays. I don’t see that in what I’ve read of what Robertson said. BOR is trying to play nice with the NYC crowd. Nice backbone.

BuckeyeSam on December 20, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Atheistic self-worship writ large.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 8:54 PM

State and group worship writ large.

VorDaj on December 20, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Public service message for the season:

Mistletoe Can Be Deadly If You Eat It

kcewa on December 20, 2013 at 8:59 PM

The Trumpet Shall Sound

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:02 PM

I noticed that Jonah Goldberg and Sarah Elizabeth Cupp, like MKH, also felt the need to let us know how they “disagreed” with Phil, too.

Anti-Control on December 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

The soul and substance of what customarily ranks as “moderation” and “middle ground” is moral cowardice — and always has been.

VorDaj on December 20, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Decent, normal people have been cowed into silence and submission by the aggressive homosexual deviants and their MSM and leftest political fellow travelers. It’s time to push back in every conceivable way. If rogue judges stand for election, vote them out. The same with other immoral politicians. We need to drop the pussy footing and call BS on this entire Satanic enterprise. Recapture the language and call sodomy what it is, sin.

Mason on December 20, 2013 at 9:03 PM

State and group worship writ large.

VorDaj on December 20, 2013 at 8:58 PM

No. I mean — I noticed that the atheism of some atheists is not a belief that God doesn’t exist — it’s a belief that they are, themselves, God. That man is God. Anyway, that quote took that idea and crystallized it. It declared it, “wrote it large.”

The State is the emergent God with man.

^ But typing all that took, like, ten times as long. :)

Blame the lemonade. Also, fatigue.

And Guh.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 9:05 PM

*within

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 9:05 PM

I noticed that Jonah Goldberg and Sarah Elizabeth Cupp, like MKH, also felt the need to let us know how they “disagreed” with Phil, too.

Anti-Control on December 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

The soul and substance of what customarily ranks as “moderation” and “middle ground” is moral cowardice — and always has been.

VorDaj on December 20, 2013 at 9:02 PM

So they disagree. So they can understand why a man would feel sexually attracted to another man. Am I getting the gist of it?

/yawn

gryphon202 on December 20, 2013 at 9:07 PM

I noticed that Jonah Goldberg and Sarah Elizabeth Cupp, like MKH, also felt the need to let us know how they “disagreed” with Phil, too.

Anti-Control on December 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I’m really sick of that.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Dang! I thought we could go a whole day without a Duck Dynasty Controversy post. I guess HA didn’t meet its traffic quota today.

KS Rex on December 20, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Anti-Control

SE Cupp is an idiot. I thought Michelle Fields was smarter than that.

But Jonah??

Sigh.

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:09 PM

I noticed that Jonah Goldberg and Sarah Elizabeth Cupp, like MKH, also felt the need to let us know how they “disagreed” with Phil, too.

Anti-Control on December 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I’m really sick of that.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 9:07 PM

It’s not that it doesn’t bother me. It’s just that I expect no more nowadays from modern movement conservatism. Daniel Patrick Moynihan was right about defining deviancy down, but I don’t think William F. Buckley, Jr. ever anticipated how “conservatism” has been defined down over the last 40 years.

gryphon202 on December 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

The BIG SHOCK from the liberal media & the LGBT crowd is one man’s belief—along with millions of Americans—that homosexuality is a sin. Oh my! It’s as if no one would ever dared to publicly come out and say what a huge majority of Americans still believe. A&E has every legal right as a legitimate business to make the decision they chose, just as Robertson has the legal right (1st amendment), to voice his opinion on the subject. That homosexuality might be considered an immoral act cuts into this society’s latest tendency to be tolerant of the gay lifestyle, while millions still find the act a disgusting form of “love-making”—a cultural clash that will not be solved overnight by either side of the issue. The left, and the gay community were only steps away from providing legislation that would label Roberson’s view as a “hate crime” which would literally vanquish the ability to debate this controversial issue, (similar to the AGW community that professed—incorrectly—that man-made global warming was a “settled science”). That the gay lifestyle might be still considered a moral sin shouldn’t be a shock to A&E, or the gay community. The reality is, nothing is “settled”.

Rovin on December 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:11 PM

I used to find her quite sexy:
Michelle Fields refers to Phil Robertson as ‘racist’…
Anti-Control on December 20, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Who is Michelle Fields? On second thought, based on her quote, I don’t really want to know.

KS Rex on December 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I noticed that Jonah Goldberg and Sarah Elizabeth Cupp, like MKH, also felt the need to let us know how they “disagreed” with Phil, too.

Anti-Control on December 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I’m really sick of that.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 9:07 PM

They make too much of the story about themselves.

VorDaj on December 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Meh, they enjoy being invited to all the right parties more than being true to their moral integrity.

cozmo on December 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Everyone is talking about Phil Robertson’s remarks about homosexuality.
No one is talking about the part of the GQ interview where he discussed race, which was obviously a ridiculous, ignorant statement.
I believe Phil said it sincerely with no hatred at all, but it’s still silly.
If A&E had fired him for this statement, they were somewhat justified for doing so.
But they fired him for his crude, inarticulate, but basically true comments about homosexuality.
This shows who has more clout with Hollywood.

itsnotaboutme on December 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

That should have been moral compass…hit the sauce early tonight.

cozmo on December 20, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Is it that the “conservative” media members can’t agree with Robertson and have a career…or is it they really don’t agree with him?

d1carter on December 20, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Watching BOR tonight, I think he completely misunderstands the head of Duck Dynasty. BOR seems to think Robertson was damning all kinds of people including gays. I don’t see that in what I’ve read of what Robertson said. BOR is trying to play nice with the NYC crowd. Nice backbone.

BuckeyeSam on December 20, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Not only did Phil not do that, he went out of his way to make it clear that only God can judge.

The soul and substance of what customarily ranks as “moderation” and “middle ground” is moral cowardice — and always has been.

VorDaj on December 20, 2013 at 9:02 PM

When you start worrying about being liked, it does make a person look weak!

Anti-Control on December 20, 2013 at 9:15 PM

I noticed that Jonah Goldberg and Sarah Elizabeth Cupp, like MKH, also felt the need to let us know how they “disagreed” with Phil, too.

Anti-Control on December 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

MKH once claimed to be a Christian here on HotAir.
How can you claim to be Christian yet reject the Bible?
I don’t know, but many millions of CINOs do.

itsnotaboutme on December 20, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Everyone is talking about Phil Robertson’s remarks about homosexuality.
No one is talking about the part of the GQ interview where he discussed race, which was obviously a ridiculous, ignorant statement.
I believe Phil said it sincerely with no hatred at all, but it’s still silly.
If A&E had fired him for this statement, they were somewhat justified for doing so.
But they fired him for his crude, inarticulate, but basically true comments about homosexuality.
This shows who has more clout with Hollywood.

itsnotaboutme on December 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Should Thomas Sowell’s syndicators let him go for pointing out that nationwide black unemployment and illegitimacy was lower in the 1940′s under Jim Crow than it is now? That’s not even debatable. It’s a fact. Do you think that crosses the line into racism from Sowell? Why or why not?

gryphon202 on December 20, 2013 at 9:16 PM

6 million people lost their healthcare insurance, and hours before they are not compliant with the law, the President breaks the law, trying to force private businesses to break the law he signed, just as he’s heading off for a vacation that 3 state healthcare honcho’s just resigned or got fired from for doing the same thing.

And we are discussing Phil Robertson loosely but accurately (at worst) quoting the Bible?

Walmart just sold out of all of Phil’s products. Phil is doing fine.

Obama is off the hook and escapes a Press Conference with the only unexpected question is: “What is your New Years Resolution”?

Phil is worth %400 million, he’s going to be OK.

What about the people Obama can actually bankrupt?

Hog Wild on December 20, 2013 at 9:16 PM

itsnotaboutme on December 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Dude, I worked many of the same things he was talkin’ about, even a few years later. I didn’t get any different vibe than he did. Basically, because the bosses treated us all like crap.

He allied with each other to have fun doing a hard job.

cozmo on December 20, 2013 at 9:16 PM

I noticed that Jonah Goldberg and Sarah Elizabeth Cupp, like MKH, also felt the need to let us know how they “disagreed” with Phil, too.

Anti-Control on December 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

MKH once claimed to be a Christian here on HotAir.
How can you claim to be Christian yet reject the Bible?
I don’t know, but many millions of CINOs do.

itsnotaboutme on December 20, 2013 at 9:15 PM

If memory serves, I believe Cupp is an agnostic with strong atheist tendancies. I wonder what else she and MKH have in common?

gryphon202 on December 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Though, a few years later…this stuff is goin’ down good tonight.

cozmo on December 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM

No one is talking about the part of the GQ interview where he discussed race, which was obviously a ridiculous, ignorant statement.
itsnotaboutme on December 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I had not heard that. What did he say? Perhaps I was too hasty.

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Phil is worth %400 million, he’s going to be OK.

What about the people Obama can actually bankrupt?

Hog Wild on December 20, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Never let a crisis go to waste.(tm)

gryphon202 on December 20, 2013 at 9:18 PM

How beautiful are the feet

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:18 PM

I had not heard that. What did he say? Perhaps I was too hasty.

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM

He talked about being on work crews with blacks who didn’t seem downtrodden and miserable to him. Talking about how they were all essentially in the same boat together, black and white.

gryphon202 on December 20, 2013 at 9:19 PM

So they disagree. So they can understand why a man would feel sexually attracted to another man. Am I getting the gist of it?

/yawn

gryphon202 on December 20, 2013 at 9:07 PM

I wish I could tell you.

JG is Jewish, I believe. I know Cupp is an atheist. But MKH? To me, her comment made the least sense of them all.

Anti-Control on December 20, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Thank you gh, you are playing some of the greats.

Murphy9 on December 20, 2013 at 9:23 PM

He talked about being on work crews with blacks who didn’t seem downtrodden and miserable to him. Talking about how they were all essentially in the same boat together, black and white.

gryphon202 on December 20, 2013 at 9:19 PM

That can’t be it. Jonah is not that stupid.

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:23 PM

JG is Jewish, I believe. I know Cupp is an atheist. But MKH? To me, her comment made the least sense of them all.

Anti-Control on December 20, 2013 at 9:22 PM

MKH? You out there? You going to explain to us what you meant by that? Or is this post just a sad exercise in futility?

gryphon202 on December 20, 2013 at 9:23 PM

He talked about being on work crews with blacks who didn’t seem downtrodden and miserable to him. Talking about how they were all essentially in the same boat together, black and white.

gryphon202 on December 20, 2013 at 9:19 PM

That can’t be it. Jonah is not that stupid.

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Stupid about what?

gryphon202 on December 20, 2013 at 9:24 PM

I used to find her quite sexy:

Michelle Fields refers to Phil Robertson as ‘racist’

“I’m all for defending free speech, even if I disagree with it. But I’m not going to turn a racist into a hero. GOP shouldn’t either.”

Anti-Control on December 20, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Squish Hunt!

22044 on December 20, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Phil Robertson aka The Duck Commander made a local visit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3MwBGsj7kw

J_Crater on December 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

No one is talking about the part of the GQ interview where he discussed race, which was obviously a ridiculous, ignorant statement.
I believe Phil said it sincerely with no hatred at all, but it’s still silly.
If A&E had fired him for this statement, they were somewhat justified for doing so.
But they fired him for his crude, inarticulate, but basically true comments about homosexuality.
This shows who has more clout with Hollywood.

itsnotaboutme on December 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

The reason no one is talking about it is because he didn’t say it. “Blacks had it better under Crow” was the interviewer’s interpretation of what he said. He said he didn’t witness the hate we (Louisiana here) were and still are supposed to be seething with.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

That can’t be it. Jonah is not that stupid.

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Pretty much. Neither statement is all that out of place when I am around old, or religious folk. Though, I am neither.

cozmo on December 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

MKH is wrong on this one. No big deal. Everybody gets stuff wrong on occasion. YMMV.

Unless she writes a follow up post or comment.

22044 on December 20, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Walmart just sold out of all of Phil’s products. Phil is doing fine.

Hog Wild on December 20, 2013 at 9:16 PM

The one problem with that is you can bet A&E got their percentage.

VorDaj on December 20, 2013 at 9:27 PM

I’m really sick of that.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 9:07 PM

You’re not alone! :)

They make too much of the story about themselves.

VorDaj on December 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Exactly. It’s bad form imo.

Anti-Control on December 20, 2013 at 9:27 PM

The reason no one is talking about it is because he didn’t say it. “Blacks had it better under Crow” was the interviewer’s interpretation of what he said. He said he didn’t witness the hate we (Louisiana here) were and still are supposed to be seething with.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

It’s hard for me to wrap my head around how black had it worse under Jim Crow when almost every indicator of prosperity, including overall unemployment, teen unemployment, inflation-adjusted median income, illegitimacy, and college graduation rates, were better for blacks under Jim Crow than they are now.

/KABOOM

gryphon202 on December 20, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Despite being against hunting, and this being a Jewish week(be quiet)I think I’ll buy a DD shirt tomorrow in a show of support. Wally sells mucho DD gear.
Happy Happy Happy.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 20, 2013 at 9:28 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on December 20, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Shut up and go suck up to PETA.

cozmo on December 20, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Can you believe MICHELLE FIELDS called him a RACIST in a Tweet based on a bunch of BS quotes she didn’t even take the time to verify? Hey Michelle, you bimbo, If you knew anything about the Robertsons you would know they love their biracial grandson as much as any member of their family. That God Twitter is forever and TWITCHY has called her out on it. Go back to your Christian-hating REASON cesspool and quite pretending to be a conservative.

AmeriCuda on December 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on December 20, 2013 at 9:28 PM

HOLIDAY THWACK

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM

cozmo on December 20, 2013 at 9:29 PM

I’ll take DD over the twits at PETA.
Peta is full of leftist jerks.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Way to go there Rick…

Even Rick Santorum Thinks Phil Robertson’s Comments Went Too Far – Mediaite

idesign on December 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

That is more like it. Jonah is stupid enough not to check things for himself sometimes. His behaviour when Derb was fired was pretty weak.

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Flinky New Year!

annoyinglittletwerp on December 20, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Thank you gh, you are playing some of the greats.

Murphy9 on December 20, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Just my favorite bits.

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:34 PM

This is not about the Duck Guy. He’s financially beyond worry about all this screeching.

This is about the Leftist/PC intimidation of me and my comrades, conservative/libertarians working in a Blue City in a Blue Work Environments (human services, education,non-profits etc).

It’s about the intimidation of Mrs.Strozek and other independent, self-employed or small business people and entrepreneurs – making sure that the person values that drive thier work are tamped down and keep the Ruling Class Republican Chamber of Commerce Elitists in control of the small business harassment.

Good for the Duck Guy.

More power to him.

Gawd, I hate the Ruling Class.

Bruno Strozek on December 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Midnight Drive

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

That is more like it. Jonah is stupid enough not to check things for himself sometimes. His behaviour when Derb was fired was pretty weak.

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM

“Liberal Fascism” is great. One of the weak points that bugged me was the careful embroidery, lots of perfectly factual statements prefaced with, “now I’m not saying,” “I don’t mean to imply,” — on and on. Weakened it quite a bit.

I dunno. It’s just his posture.

/just talkin

*sip*

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

I wonder if America will ever reach a breaking point. The point at which we’ve had enough of these fundamentalist intolerant insane double-standard Leftists. They clearly have no self-checking capability, no reflective capacity, no shame, no intellectual or moral honesty.

By the way, I predict that the Duck Dynasty clan will throw their patriarch under the bus, apologize and keep the TV show. Because that’s what we do in America for the fame and the buck and the need to not be demonized. So in way, I’m answering my own question — America will NEVER reach the breaking point. We’ll just end being America with a pitiful and probably silent whimper.

rrpjr on December 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Flinked by twerps. I swear. I was a man once. People feared me.

damn these slippers.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Gawd, I hate the Ruling Class.

Bruno Strozek on December 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

If my hate were heat it would melt steel.

rrpjr on December 20, 2013 at 9:40 PM

rrpjr on December 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

JetBoy did more to back it up. Even though he never paid up when he lost.

You are less than JetBoy.

cozmo on December 20, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 9:39 PM

You thought you were…

cozmo on December 20, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Surprise, surprise, the new TWOWN HALL TWITCHY has already taken down the Fields Tweet.

AmeriCuda on December 20, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Robertson was quoting the New Testament, but hey, what do those guys know? In today’s America, land of the Obamacare Pajama Boy, Jesus is basically Nightshirt Boy, a fey non-judgmental dweeb who’s cool with whatever.

Is Steyn good or what?

ddrintn on December 20, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Paglia calls out the LEFT over Duck Dynasty ‘controversy’ and much, much more

Second article in recent days that Paglia penned with which I agree… and I think her comments here are more important to the discussion than the finger pointing among those on the right. She’s condemning not only the reaction to the “Duck Dynasty” patriarch’s comments in an Esquire interview, but the LEFT’S disregard for freedom of speech and ‘fascist and Stalinist’ tactics toward those with whom they disagree in general.

Meanwhile, executives at A&E trying to explain to all and sundry how they’ve managed to paint themselves into a corner so swiftly and completely while simultaneously exposing the network and the parent corporations to such well earned criticism.

thatsafactjack on December 20, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Countrywide

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:43 PM

rrpjr on December 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

They will dust off their sandals and walk, if they are anything like the Louisianans I know.

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 9:43 PM

I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Never let a crisis go to waste.(tm)

gryphon202 on December 20, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Define crisis.

Religious person thinks homosexuality is bad (check nature, who but homo sapiens practice it). GLAAD get’s their way, it’s end of the species. Game over.

6 million people lose their healthcare insurance, and President is asked what his New Years Resolution is…. and the answer is not reading bills before he sign’s them?

Hog Wild on December 20, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

I bought Liberal Fascism but I only made it half way through … my reaction was similar to yours.

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Define crisis.

Religious person thinks homosexuality is bad (check nature, who but homo sapiens practice it). GLAAD get’s their way, it’s end of the species. Game over.

6 million people lose their healthcare insurance, and President is asked what his New Years Resolution is…. and the answer is not reading bills before he sign’s them?

Hog Wild on December 20, 2013 at 9:45 PM

A crisis in our modern culture is whatever the left says it is. I’m sure there are some in Congress and the White House thanking their lucky stars that Phil Robertson came along to distract the sheeple from the things that really matter. That’s all I’m saying.

gryphon202 on December 20, 2013 at 9:49 PM

…Phil Robertson…for Mary Landrieu’s seat…in the Senate?
…come on Louisiana!

KOOLAID2 on December 20, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Surprise, surprise, the new TWOWN HALL TWITCHY has already taken down the Fields Tweet.

AmeriCuda on December 20, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Did she apologize?

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:50 PM

They will dust off their sandals and walk, if they are anything like the Louisianans I know.

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Absolutely they will. I knew who Phil Robertson was years before Duck Dynasty first hit the airwaves. While I don’t think they’re above forgiving A&E and thumbing their nose at a chance to do the show again, they won’t do it without the family patriarch. I’d bet money on it. They’ll fade back into obscurity first.

gryphon202 on December 20, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Who is Michelle Fields? On second thought, based on her quote, I don’t really want to know.

KS Rex on December 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

She’s a journalist.

I used to see her on Hannity’s show, and looked forward to her appearances. She’s attractive, energetic, not afraid to stand up to the Left, and seemed very likable to me.

SE Cupp is an idiot. I thought Michelle Fields was smarter than that.

But Jonah??

Sigh.

gh on December 20, 2013 at 9:09 PM

I’ve liked aspects of all 3…I knew that Cupp was squishy, I’d seen that side of Goldberg, too, but not from Fields.

Squish Hunt!

22044 on December 20, 2013 at 9:25 PM

lol :)

Anti-Control on December 20, 2013 at 9:51 PM

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