It is currently Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:20 AM


All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:36 PM 
Selling 50 Orc Belts!
Selling 50 Orc Belts!
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:14 AM
Posts: 668
The trifecta !

Is anyone really surprised?

I will say I was surprised that Louisiana came right out defending them for economic reasons. That show brings a lot of money into the state (kinda sad eh) and if A&E drops them, they'll find another way to give them a show. No way A&E drops them, and they can't walk likely due to contracts.

I think I watched it for 5 minutes, and lost interest in 3.

Not sure how they can cite religious freedoms behind hate speech.
I guess a different definition of hate.


Top
Offline Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:54 PM 
Camping Orc 1
Camping Orc 1
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:05 AM
Posts: 464
WoW: Prystus
I happen to actually live in West Monroe where this show is from, and frankly up until a few months ago I woulda said "who?" when they were mentioned, they aren't bringing much of nothing to this city in terms of money or notoriety. They could drop off the face of the earth, and no one HERE would really notice.

As for what was said. I imagine it helps if they news organizations take the whole statement into context, it;s been heavily cut for sensationalism sake.

But if Westboro can go saying and doing the crap they say, surely one redneck church of god member in the south, who isn't violent and doesn't go out of his way to get in people's faces can say what he wants.

Not to mention he wasn't getting up on TV and in print and spouting his rhetoric, they ASKED him his opinion before he gave it out. That's a vastly different thing then getting in a bully pulpit and spewing hate.

_________________
"People sometimes say that ideas cannot be stamped out by force. The Albigensian Crusade proves them wrong. Ideas can be stamped out by the elimination of everyone who holds the ideas." - Quote :"Middle Ages" by Morris Bishop.


Top
Offline Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:31 AM 
The Lurker at the Threshold

Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:54 PM
Posts: 4156
Location: Atlanta, GA
EQ1: Vanamar
WoW: Kallaystra
Rift: Tarathia
The First Amendment grants you the freedom to say whatever you want whenever you want. It does not protect you from the consequences resulting from what you say.

_________________

World of Warcraft: Kallaystra, Gweila, Steakumn, Tarathia [ Feathermoon/Horde ]


Top
Offline Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:38 PM 
Trolling like there is no tomorrow!
Trolling like there is no tomorrow!
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:22 AM
Posts: 3606
Location: DFW
EQ1: Ghaani (retired)
WoW: Gabbath (retired)
Rift: Gabbath (retired)
SWOR: Gabbath/Gh'anni (retired)
This is sensationalism for sensationalism's sake, on all sides. I wouldn't be too surprised if A&E didn't somehow want this to happen. We all know that the people on that show are so deep in "promotin' the gospel" and other bullshit like that. They know that there are to vocal and active sides in the bullshit religion antics. The hard-core right-wing ultra-fundie is going to defend Phil because he says that he is "just speaking the Word" and that Phil is being persecuted for his beliefs. Add Fox News and Palin to stir the pot and every idiot new teabagger and religious conservative will start echoing the "freedom of speech" battle cry.

Yet those fuckers are too dumb to realize they have been duped and they don't know what they are protesting. We were in the middle of the christmas shopping season. I almost think that someone was getting worried about "over-saturation" of the Duck Dynasty brand. Trigger some sort of insignificant controversy and the blind sheep supporters of the Robertsons will go out in droves buying up all that DD merchandise. A&E is connected to the redneck shrine Wal-Mart selling the DD crap. A&E gets a portion of the sales of DD stuff. The redneck thinks they are protesting A&E's actions yet their very protest is sending money right back to A&E. A&E wins on both sides. They get to look like they are taking the civilized action by suspending the guy all while raking in the cash from those outraged by A&E's actions.

The Robertson's label is Duck Commander, so the family is using the show to drive up their brand they benefit by people watching the show.


Top
Offline Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:47 PM 
Trakanon is FFA!
Trakanon is FFA!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:05 AM
Posts: 1458
EQ1: Tranthas
WoW: Niali
Rift: Janru / Tranthas
He's got rights like anyone else. To borrow from someone else on here years ago, "your right to extend your fist ends at the tip of my nose."

I guess in this case, that means that if you ask for the man's opinion and he gives it to you, you can be upset at the content of his opinion -- but you can't call him out for expressing it in your chosen context and retain the moral high ground. That's where the similarities with Westboro end, though -- Westboro is entirely in the wrong, because they push their rhetoric on their own initiative without welcome, and they willfully act to violate other people's rights. Duck Derpy did neither. I'll get excited if he burns a cross.


Top
Offline Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:31 PM 
Shelf is CAMPED!!
Shelf is CAMPED!!
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:24 PM
Posts: 1918
Location: Location
EQ1: Binkee
WoW: Wilkins
Rift: Wilkins
LoL: ScrubLeague
Yeah he has rights, no one is going to arrest him or confiscate his property because of what he said.

_________________
Image


Top
Offline Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:21 AM 
Grrrrrrrr!
Grrrrrrrr!
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:27 AM
Posts: 2301
Location: KC, MO


Black people were happy and smiling before the civil rights movement of the 60s ruined everything!


Top
Offline Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:16 PM 
Trakanon is FFA!
Trakanon is FFA!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:05 AM
Posts: 1458
EQ1: Tranthas
WoW: Niali
Rift: Janru / Tranthas
Whatever that is, it's not even loading. Just a blank white square.


Top
Offline Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:35 AM 
Grrrrrrrr!
Grrrrrrrr!
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:27 AM
Posts: 2301
Location: KC, MO
Ya, I suck, was trying to post Louis C.K. on being white. Youtube that shit.


Top
Offline Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:30 PM 
The Lurker at the Threshold

Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:54 PM
Posts: 4156
Location: Atlanta, GA
EQ1: Vanamar
WoW: Kallaystra
Rift: Tarathia
It's there now, you just didn't use the youtube right. :P

_________________

World of Warcraft: Kallaystra, Gweila, Steakumn, Tarathia [ Feathermoon/Horde ]


Top
Offline Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:48 PM 
Cazic Thule owned RoA
Cazic Thule owned RoA

Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:19 AM
Posts: 1651
Location: Baltimore, MD
EQ1: Sarissa Candyangel
WoW: Sarix
What ended up happening with this?


Top
Offline Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:59 PM 
Shelf is CAMPED!!
Shelf is CAMPED!!
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:24 PM
Posts: 1918
Location: Location
EQ1: Binkee
WoW: Wilkins
Rift: Wilkins
LoL: ScrubLeague
A bunch of republicans got salty and then nothing in particular.

_________________
Image


Top
Offline Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:06 PM 
Froaaak!!!
Froaaak!!!
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:10 AM
Posts: 1859
Location: San Antonio, TX
EQ1: Rugen Payne
WoW: Mathaen
Publicity stunt from beginning to end.

Apparently backfired:

Quote:
There were high expectations for season premiere on January 15th after the weeks of free publicity the show received due to Robertson’s comments about homosexuality and the subsequent, short-lived “suspension” he was given by A&E. But the notion that an even larger Christian conservative audience would flock to the show in support of Robertson was dispelled after the first episode of the season on Wednesday, January 15th drew 8.5 million viewers, a 28% drop from the fourth season premiere last August, which had 11.8 million. It was more on par with the third season premiere in February 2013, which had 8.6 million.

This week’s episode, with 6.6 million viewers, marked another large drop from the second episode of the fourth season, which had 8.5 million viewers. In the 18-49 demographic that is particularly attractive the advertisers, the show also saw a decline. While last season’s premiere had a 5.0 rating, this week’s episode was just 2.9. That put it below network competition like American Idol (4.5) and Modern Family

_________________
Image


Top
Offline Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:19 AM 
Trakanon is FFA!
Trakanon is FFA!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:05 AM
Posts: 1458
EQ1: Tranthas
WoW: Niali
Rift: Janru / Tranthas
He timed it wrong. The wave crested and broke before the premiere could cash in.

And yeah, Louis CK nails it. He usually does. :)


Top
Offline Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:28 AM 
Trakanon is FFA!
Trakanon is FFA!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:05 AM
Posts: 1458
EQ1: Tranthas
WoW: Niali
Rift: Janru / Tranthas
Surcamstances - the video totally loads now. Maybe it wasn't you. :)


Top
Offline Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Theme created StylerBB.net
Karma functions powered by Karma MOD © 2007, 2009 m157y