January 15, 2014
AN AIX TO GRIND:
Duck Dynasty and the Secular Theocracy (David J. Theroux, 1/14/14, Patheos)
As was the case with such earlier TV shows as Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, and Petticoat Junction, as well as NPR's long-running Prairie Home Companion, A&E was seeking an entertainment show portraying Middle America as "hickville" in order to get people to disparage and laugh at those who do not subscribe to "progressive" culture (social liberalism achieved and policed through bullying and government mandates). What A&E was not expecting is that instead of the audience laughing at a self-described "bunch of rednecks from Louisiana," the 14.6 million who view the program each week have been laughing with the Robertson's at the hypocrisy, foolishness, and tyranny of "progressive" elites.
All comedy is conservative.Posted by Orrin Judd at January 15, 2014 6:14 PM
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