The significance of this Duck Dynasty thing | #bigotry #capitalism #uspoli
Confession: I have paid zero attention to this BS. But as Pam Spaulding points out, there is a lesson here, and it’s not a pleasant one: this is a conscious recognition by the suits at A&E that bigots, homophobes and racists are a significant segment of their target demographic and must be catered to. A token suspension, a couple of pious “we don’t like racism” press releases, and buddy’s back on the air with a wink to the knuckle-draggers.
So much for the power of the free market.
(h/t Scott Dagostino)