Upset about A&E's treatment of Phil

Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 03:12 PM.

If we want grown-ups, tune in “Real Housewives” from various locations showcasing hormonal imbalances. Because such programs represent “reality,” it’s likely sensibilities might get bruised now and then.

It’s about personal preferences. I’m quite sure PETA folks don’t view “Life Below Zero.” Truth be told, I’ve become so domesticated I’m uncomfortable watching a trapped furry animal dispatched “humanely.”

Applying my southern perspective mentioned in the first sentence of this column, it’s my best guess the whole family will take a hike and turn off the light. I also suspect on their way out the door, they’ll tell the A&E suits to go do something that’s anatomically impossible.

Phil wasn’t inciting anybody to violence, but I understand what huge transgression he committed. Nowadays there are particular groups in political vogue that threaten hissy-fit eruptions if they uncover “incorrect” opinions or thought.

Phil’s preaching lit one of those fuses, but surely all of us entitled to our own Charlie Rich worlds behind closed doors. When I was a kid, I didn’t have doors but fogged-up windows of my 1953 Mercury in drive-in movies was a very adequate substitute.

Phil had an opinion that he expressed in response to an interviewer’s question. The public can vote him on or off the island by choosing what and what not to watch and buy, but in this case would put the speech police out of business.

I’m curious how or even “if” the network can put the “Duck Dynasty” humpty-dumpty back together again. I wonder how crow tastes compared to duck? We’ll see.



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