Tag: Duck Dynasty

Dying to see “The Interview”?

Yeah, sure, terrorist attacks over “The Interview.” We believe that. And not that, oh, I don’t know, Sony isn’t finding some success creating a viral marketing campaign around the film.


Chris Graham: Declaring war on Bowe Bergdahl

The nonsense over Bowe Bergdahl, who Republicans for years wanted President Obama to do something to free from his Taliban captors, then cried foul over when Obama actually did, says a lot about where our national discourse is right now.


Over the top? Raw segment features Bray Wyatt with children’s choir

The Bray Wyatt character, as currently written, should be let nowhere near a lone child, much less a children’s choir. Wyatt started out “Duck Dynasty,” but has long since passed over into “Deliverance.”


Update: Why A&E caved on Duck Dynasty

You’ve no doubt heard the breaking news: Phil Robertson is back on A&E’s Duck Dynasty. If you’ve been reading my columns on the Duck Dynasty story, you knew this was coming, because you knew that this was a manufactured controversy.


What’s on TV: Facts and figures on Duck Dynasty

We keep hearing that Duck Dynasty is a ratings juggernaut for cable network A&E because it’s the #1-rated cable TV series and draws 14 million viewers a week. How much of all of this is true?


Politics Beat: No free speech for Virginia legislators?

Republicans are falling all over themselves to protect the free speech rights of “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson. But if a Senate Democrat dares to say anything that a Republican considers to be out of line, well, no free speech for Democrats. “I’m not targeting anybody. I’m targeting behavior,” said State Sen. Tom Garrett, R-Louisa.


Bill O’Reilly: Duck Dynasty’s Robertson wrong to condemn gays, lesbians

Interesting perspective on the manufactured controversy over comments made by “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson equating homosexuality to bestiality, among other hateful comments from, of all sources, Fox News Channel ratings kingpin Bill O’Reilly.


Chris Graham: “Duck Dynasty” star suspension get us talking … about “Duck Dynasty”

Reality shows have a quick shelf life. (Long live “The Osbournes,” right?) Not that “Duck Dynasty” was necessarily nearing the end of its shelf life, but you had to be wondering if the show was approaching the shark, if it hadn’t already jumped it and stuck the landing.