The Duck Dynasty cartoon

First thing? The Duck Dynasty story is way overblown, but enough about the obvious. It’s the end of the year and the news cycle is winding down so this is about the best we can hope for in the era of infotainment and the 24-hr news cycle.

Second thing? I wanna weigh in.

To those who remain shocked at the attitudes expressed by Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, otherwise known as King Duck, all I have to say is consider the source. Would you be surprised to see a beaver chewing on a tree?

As for those who are rallying behind King Duck, I say once again; consider the source. Sarah Palin? Fox News? Rush Limbaugh? Glen Beck?

To those who wonder in vain day after day after day why this story won’t die, it’s because:

a) The show is hugely popular

b) It’s sexy to journalists of the infotainment variety (colorful characters, gay bashing, racism, right wing wackos, etc). It also requires very little work to cover. The story writes itself and is a good fit for low common denominator TV.

For those who wonder why the show is popular…?

Consider the source.


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