MSNBC: ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Robertsons Are ‘White Supremacists’

Ever the wild-eyed, anti-American, leftist ranters, MSNBC is now saying that the Robertson family of TV’s Duck Dynasty are little else but part of that sheet-wearing, white supremacist culture.

Today, of course, we found out that A&E has relented and reinstated Phil Robertson to his Duck Dynasty TV show, but earlier in the day MSNBC’s Michael Eric Dyson said that the Robertson family is just “part of a majority white supremacist culture.”

What isn’t “racism” to these people?

So, I suppose the Bible is just a racist screed, now? After all, that is what Phil Robertson was paraphrasing with his comments to GQ. If so, Michael Eric Dyson, why do so many African Americans believe in the Bible and go to churches that base their teaching on that ancient book?

Anyway, here is what Dyson said…

Transcript:

Gregory Angelon: Everyone’s open to freedom of speech. The left can say what they like, the right can say what they like. The whole point of proposing this, what we’re calling the “Moonshine Summit,” is saying that we’re getting into a dangerous point in this country right now, where it is almost an us versus them culture. Where it’s going to be the LGBT community versus the Christian right. Or it’s going to be the, you name your special interest group versus the right. We have become such a gerrymandered nation that unless we have these conversations, somehow be in the middle, somehow find common ground, we’re not going to be in a great place politically.

Michael Eric Dyson: It isn’t all created equal, you do know that. The mythology is that all interested parties should come to the table. But let’s not pretend that African-American people have had control of the law, where that they’ve indicated that Jim Crow was against poor white people. There’s not an equality of means of representing your interests or means of asserting oppression. When we have this mythology of all come to the table, let’s at least be honest about who has been provided opportunity to get their viewpoint broadcast more broadly. And Phil Robertson and the “Duck Dynasty” is part of a majority white supremacist culture that either consciously or unconsciously incubates hatred toward those who are different.

If I may paraphrase a Reaganism, there they go again.

Everything is racism. Racism under the bed, racism around the corner, racism in the closet and out.

It really is tiresome, don’t you think?

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Posted by on December 28, 2013.
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  • LiberalNightmare

    To be fair, MSNBC thinks everyone is a white supremacist.

    • Brett Buck

      I am just surprised that they didn’t throw in words like “heteronormative” and “misogynist”. Missed a big opportunity there, and considering that there are more people supervising the programs on MSNBC than there are watching it, rather surprising. They’ll work it in later.

  • Tunes59

    Good! I hope they keep ratcheting up the absurd rhetoric until no one is watching them and Microsoft closes the doors.

    • Brett Buck

      Microsoft bailed out more than a year ago. They are just another NBC outlet now. Comcast may be more willing to pull the plug than MS was.
      I wouldn’t underestimate the value of village idiots. No matter how bad you might feel about yourself, you can always click on MSNBC and be reassured that no matter how bad you feel, at least you aren’t as stupid as Chris Matthews.

      • Tunes59

        Guess that shows how much I don’t pay attention to MSNBC. Thanks for the info.

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    Too funny! Have they ever looked at the unbearable whiteness of say…MSNBC?

    • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

      You said it! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

      Unbearable, plus un-truth-worthy, just like the Regime. GRRRRRRR
      The Place for Lying Politics!

      • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

        It’s hard to find the industrial strength hypocrisy one typically finds at MSNBC

  • jim_m

    What isn’t “racism” to these people?

    Any objection to their ideology. Any objection to their hegemony over the rest of us. All objections are considered racism.

  • http://www.outsidethebeltway.com rodney dill

    Very Tiresome. The best quote I’ve found on it is

    Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.

    from Rick Warren as quoted here

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      He has the right of that.

  • http://www.outsidethebeltway.com rodney dill

    Phil Robertson has also said this:

    “We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job,” Robertson told GQ. “We just love ‘em, give ‘em the good news about Jesus – whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ‘em out later.”

    which I saw in earlier reports and here, but I haven’t seen it in many of the subsequent attacks on Phil, as the message that they don’t judge and love all, and tell them about Jesus, doesn’t play too well into GLAAD’s message.

    • jim_m

      The left is very afraid that the bet they have laid down on the nonexistence of God is going to to be a loser.

    • Par4Course

      I don’t watch either MSNBC or Duck Dynasty, but the evidence I’ve seen leads me to believe the Robertsons are a lot more tolerant group than the folks at the Peacock’s rotten egg network.

  • ackwired

    The most brilliant marketing move of 2013 continues to bear fruit as extremists on left and right continue to give the show free publicity. You have to give credit to A&E and the Robertsons for devising and staging this stunt.

    • Vagabond661

      Maybe A&E. Still a huge assumption based on no facts. what would one call that?

      • jim_m

        I would call it ideological sour grapes and lunatic conspiracy-nut speculation. Ackwired is having a hard time coping with the fact that the majority of Americans don’t think like he does so it must be a vast conservative conspiracy to put one over one everyone.

        • Commander_Chico

          It’s not a “right wing conspiracy,” just an obvious marketing ploy.

          Saps and stooges like GLAAD, Warner and Becker all fell for it. Equal opportunity suckers.

          A&E and the Robertsons are laughing together – all the way to the bank.

          • Retired military

            Yes Chico has zero proof of this. like he has zero proof of his previous beard statement.

            “As I said before, try answering what people say, and not try to put words in others’ mouths, debate goes better” – Chico, Famed Wizbangblog poster

            How about practising what you preach Chico.

            1 Oprah,the Lamestream media, Reid, Pelosi, and other major dems have called people racist simply because they oppose Obama’s
            policies. Yet when they oppose those same policies when espoused by Bill, Hillary. Reid, Pelos, Gore, Kerry, etc etc they weren’t considered racist then by Oprah, etc etc (I don’t know isn’t good enough)
            Do you feel that it is because the left is just playing the race card?

            2. People were called racist anarchist terrorists when they tried to delay Obamacare yet Al Franken who did the same thing wasn’t called Racist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the call just playing the race card because that is all they have?

            3. People were called racist anarchist terrorist when they called for the delay of all or part of Obamacare and Obama who is unconstitutionally doing the same thing is not called a racist anarchist terrorist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the calling are just playing the race card because that is all they have?

            4. Chico stated ” They (duck dynasty guys) were clean shaven before they pitched the TV show.” yet you provided zero proof of this statement. Please do so now.

          • Commander_Chico

            This is the way the Robertsons were before reality TV, a pack of golf-playing preppies:

            http://starcasm.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/beardless-Robertsons-490×367.jpg

          • Jwb10001

            So what Chcio? Should they not cater to their audience? You might also want to take a closer look at this picture if you think this is the standard uniform of the golf playing preppy.

          • Retired military

            I see a picture. No date on it. This could be from the 80s. This isn’t proof. It is not even certain that these are the duck dynasty guys. As usual Chico throws out a shiney.

          • jim_m

            It isn’t them. These guys are all the same age. Chico is lying again

          • jim_m

            Plus for Phil Robertson to be one of those men the photo would have had to be taken some 40-50 years ago. That photo was not taken in the 60′s or 70′s.

            Chico lies.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Patologically and unconvincingly.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            More like “yet again.”

          • Vagabond661

            If you are a fan of the show, you would know they grow the beards for and during hunting season. After hunting season is over they shaved them off. They kept them for the show.

          • jim_m

            As I said, you cannot accept that your ideological friends got their ass handed to them by a public that is sick and tired of having your BS crammed down their throats. SO being unable to accept that fact you have conjured up this bogus conspiracy theory, which has no basis in fact to support it, so that you can continue in denial of the fact that your views are not universally accepted.

          • Commander_Chico

            You think this is some great ideological victory, when it is about boosting DD’s Nielsen share by a couple hundred thousand viewers.

            Season 5 of Duck Dynasty is set to premiere on A&E on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

            Not everything is about politics. Mostly everything is about money.

          • jim_m

            This isn’t about politics. It is about the ability for a man to express his views and not be deprived of a living (OK, he could still make a living from his other business, but people like GLAAD would try to destroy his other business as well).

            Not everything is about money Mr Mercenary. Some people actually have principles and Robertson is one of them.

          • Vagabond661

            I don’t think politics had so much to do with as a clash between believers and non-believers.

          • Retired military

            And Shineys Chico. Don’t forget shineys.

        • ackwired

          Has nothing to do with left or right other than they were the ones being played.

          • jim_m

            Your proof?

        • http://www.outsidethebeltway.com rodney dill

          Yep, sour grapes is the only logical explanation for it. Liberals can’t stand it when their ploys for attention or control don’t work.

      • ackwired

        Clearly I have no first hand knowledge of A&E’s nor Robertson’s motivation. But I think the facts point to my conclusion. A&E knew exactly what the reaction of the gays and anti-gays would be to the “suspension”. There was clearly great monetary benefit to them in the form of free publicity waiting for them as a result of this move. The “suspension” was never permanent and was revoked as soon as the free publicity started to taper off. On Robertson’s side, I assume that he is a man of integrity since he frequently preaches in churches. Why then, would he knowingly breach his contract with A&E by making these statements during an interview with their competitor? The only reason consistent with his integrity is that he was complicit with A&E to cause some controversy and gain a huge amount of free publicity.

        • Jwb10001

          Yep those “facts” can only lead to one conclusion.

          • ackwired

            Thanks for considering another view and not distorting it.

        • jim_m

          How did he breach his contract? Was there a clause in it that said he was required to approve of gay sex?

          Assuming that there was some clause that said that A&E could terminate the contract if he attracted undue negative publicity, they could act on such a clause but it would not put him in breach.

        • jim_m

          How did he breach his contract? Was there a clause in it that said he was required to approve of gay sex?

          Assuming that there was some clause that said that A&E could terminate the contract if he attracted undue negative publicity, they could act on such a clause but it would not put him in breach.

        • Vagabond661

          We know what Robertson’s motivation is. It’s his beliefs based on his religion. If you think he was complicit, you are dead wrong. He had already told them they would walk if the family prayer or guns was removed. He doesn’t care about the money. He certainly doesn’t need A&E’s money.

          There has been no mention of the mysterious “breach of contract”. If so, A&E would have included it at least one of their statements. That would have been a great CYOA thing to be able to fall back on. Since they didn’t I doubt it exists. The “breach of contract” phrase sounds more like a narrative like the one about Phil comparing homosexuals to bestality. Disinformation is a useful tool to fool useful idiots.

          I don’t disagree that it could have been a marketing ploy by A&E, however.

        • http://www.outsidethebeltway.com rodney dill

          ackwired: “Clearly I have no first hand knowledge” (period)

          FTFY

        • http://www.outsidethebeltway.com rodney dill

          ackwired: “Clearly I have no first hand knowledge” (period)

          FTFY

    • http://www.outsidethebeltway.com rodney dill

      A small world view from an extremely small mind. Phil obviously would’ve walked if A&E didn’t back down, probably with no regrets. I offer the same ‘proof’ of this that you do of your view, but with significantly more insight into human nature of honorable peoples.

      • ackwired

        Maybe it is just my small mind, but I think Phil is actually a man of integrity that would not have knowingly violated his contract to show up A&E.

        • jim_m

          You are not honestly claiming that his expression of his religious views violated the morals clause of his contract as others have said?

          How is it a breach of contract since there is nothing in that contract that said he could not express those views(since clearly he has been expressing them throughout and no one ever claimed he was in breach)?

          [edit] Since Robertson has no contract with A&E how is he in breach? He has a contract with Gurney Productions that makes the show. A&E cannot hold him in breach. This is just lefty BS being used to defame an honest man.

          • ackwired

            A&E knew his views from the start and had told him from the start that public expression of his anti-gay sentiment would be considered a breach. I have not heard that Phil claimed that it was not a breach nor that he took this action to test it. He just kept quiet and let the gays and anti-gays have at it. That also sounds like a man of integrity. I also am not aware of Phil saying that his contract is not with A&E. The only reference to that that I am aware of is a right-wing publication quoting a woman that her contract was with Gurney and speculating that his is also.

          • jim_m

            But that makes sense. His contract would be with the production company. A&E could lean on them to exclude him but there was never any breach.

          • ackwired

            I’ll leave that to the lawyers. What we know is that A&E considered it a breach. or at least a violation of their agreement, and that Phil knew it when he made the comments.

          • jim_m

            I never saw anything from A&E saying that he breached any contract or legal agreement. I have seen it from a bunch of other people.

            He doesn’t strike me as the sort of man that would agree to anything that silenced his conscience.

          • ackwired

            You’re right. My info was from an LA Times article. But upon re-reading it, nothing is attributed to A&E. A&E and Robertson have been remarkably quiet about this. I suppose that has contributed to the controversy.

  • Constitution First

    msnbc desperately seeking relevancy and failing.
    It’s a mighty small world from their midtown apartment to a taxi cab to the tv studio and back again.