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Friday, December 20, 2013

 
Losing the family jewels over Duck Dynasty

by digby

The Duck defenders are really on a roll. Get a load of this one from the "culture" critic at PJ media:

Robertson gave an interview to GQ in which, in his inimitable rough-spoken way, he grouped homosexual activity with the other sins — while also pointing out, as has been under-reported, that we must all repent and love one another going forward. For this, A&E knocked him off what is one of the most popular cable shows ever. They should be boycotted for this. It is, as openly lesbian intellectual Camille Paglia put it succinctly, “punitive PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist.” Other decent gays have concurred, God bless them.

But the rest of you liberals… listen, I know you. I know a lot of you are against the kind of oppressive and bigoted activity that is becoming more and more emblematic of leftist thought and action. But there comes a point where if you’re not against them, you’re for them.

Take a look in the mirror, liberals. Are you beginning to see Pajama Boy in there? Take it as a warning. Side with the left long enough, and your genitals fall off. As well they should.

No word about whether it was cool to drop those Dixie Chicks. But then they don't have the kind of genitals that fall off so who gives a damn, amirite? Or what about this little brouhaha, which had the big swinging wingnuts clutching their pearls like a bunch of schoolmarms:

ABC Sports apologized Tuesday for an "inappropriate" opening of the Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys Monday Night Football telecast involving a sexually suggestive locker room meeting between Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens and ABC's Desperate Housewives' star Nicollette Sheridan.

Sheridan, playing her character from the show, wore only a towel as she tried to seduce Owens in the team locker room. Initially unable to entice him to skip the game for her, she dropped her towel. Owens then said, "Aw, hell, the team's going to have to win without me," and she jumped into his arms.

"We have heard from many of our viewers about last night's MNF opening segment, and we agree that the placement was inappropriate," ABC Sports Vice President Mark Mandel said in a statement. "We apologize."

As I was thinking about this "utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist" move by corporate person A&E, and all the talk about censorship and the First Amendment and something ELSE kept tickling the back of mind. Oh, right. This:
KWAME HOLMAN: Since it opened at New York's Brooklyn Museum of Art last week, "Sensation" indeed has caused one, and drawn crowds from curators and critics to simply the curious.

Fully titled, "Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection," and carrying a mock health warning, the show features 90 works from the collection of British advertising magnate Charles Saatchi.

Among them: Damien Hirst's "A Thousand Years" composed of flies, maggots, a cow's head, sugar, and water, another Hirst work, "This Little Piggy went to Market, This Little Piggy Stayed Home" a split pig carcass floating in formaldehyde; Marc Quinn's, "Self," a bust of the artist made from nine pints of his frozen blood; and, most controversial, artist Chris Ofili's work titled "The Holy Virgin Mary;" it is this work -- a depiction of a black Madonna adorned with elephant dung and sexually-explicit photos -- that was deemed by New York's Mayor Rudolph Giuliani "anti-Catholic."

The city acted to revoke the museum's lease and remove its municipal funding unless it took down the show.

MAYOR RUDOLPH GIULIANI: If I ignored it, then the argument would be on the other side: How can you ignore something as disgusting, horrible and awful as this? And my view is you do what you think is right. I believe opposing this is the right thing.

And the difference, of course, is that Giuliani represented the government, the entity to which the First Amendment actually applies.

Genitals falling off notwithstanding, let's just say that liberals aren't the ones who've cornered the market on moral outrage.

h/t to AS

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