NPR on the Duck Dynasty debacle. The minstrel got uppity:
A&E, here, is dealing with one of the fundamentals of reality shows that aren't at the documentary end of the spectrum but are at the comedy end of the spectrum. On the one hand, it loves to sell the Robertsons as real, genuine, cinema beardite stars who simply can't stop keeee-razy things from coming out of their mouths. On the other, it would like to be in the position of a sitcom in saying, "Hey, we are as appalled by this actor as you are, but it doesn't have to have anything to do with the show, right?" (That, though, will offend an entirely different group of folks who would really rather see Real Phil and certainly think there's no reason to find him appalling.)
Camille Paglia has more.
IN A BEAUTIFUL WORLD... Now that there is an opening on Duck Dynasty I see a role for PajamaBoy. Why can't we all just get along?