December 28, 2013
Who are the losers in the 'Duck Dynasty' flap? (CHARLES HOSKINSON, DECEMBER 27, 2013, DC Examiner)
Posted by Orrin Judd at December 28, 2013 10:04 AMThe losers: A&E executives, of course, who knew all along that the Robertson family members were conservative Christians, yet did the world's worst imitation of Claude Rains in "Casablanca" when gay groups complained.And while we're on that subject, the other big loser is GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination, which showed how far it had strayed off the path of encouraging tolerance into the dark woods where conformity is enforced by witchhunts and demands for blood sacrifices. GLAAD's intolerance sparked what its leaders called the worst backlash they'd ever seen -- a backlash that included prominent members of the gay community such as Andrew Sullivan and Camille Paglia.That's right: Two groups of smug, urban sophisticates got outsmarted by a backwoodsman who shoots ducks for a living.Heckuva job, folks.