‘Denver Post’ Brands ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson a ‘Hate-Speech Spewer’

In a December 28 Facebook posting advertising its article on the A&E network’s decision to reinstate Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, the Denver Post called Robertson a “hate-speech spewer.” So much for an unbiased reporting of the news.

To flack its December 28 article titled, “‘Duck Dynasty’ debacle winners and losers,” by television critic, Joanne Ostrow, the Post threw up a blurb on Facebook saying that A&E “welcomed patriarch and hate-speech spewer Phil Robertson” back to the show.

“The feathers are no longer flying,” the Facebook blurb reads. “For now, the “Duck Dynasty” debacle is settled. The network, A&E, has welcomed patriarch and hate-speech spewer Phil Robertson back into the fold. So who were the winners and losers in this sad episode?”

Many of the comments on the Facebook page take the Post to task for its extreme bias.

A fellow named Mehedi Saad, for instance, slams the paper saying, “I’m about as liberal as it gets and calling him a hate speech spewer is f**ked up and unprofessional. Everything he said was taken out of context and blown out of proportion.”

Others offered equally negative comments.

The article itself goes on with the extremist comments about the Robertsons calling them “homophobic,” and “racist.

The writer also felt the need to slam Sarah Palin saying that Palin thinks Christianity is “an excuse for hate speech.”

It seems fairly clear that writer Joanne Ostrow never even read Phil Robertson’s comments in the first place.

Speaking of comments, those on the Denver Post article are as negative against Ostrow as the Facebook page comments were about the Facebook posting.

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  • Walter_Cronanty

    Someone who relatively accurately paraphrases the New Testament is considered to be a “hate speech spewer.” We’ve come a long way, baby, and I’m afraid it was all down hill.

    • jim_m

      Just wait. Another dem administration and you will find that most Christian religious viewpoints will be banned, or effectively so.

      [edit] of course, I would suggest that the characterization of Christian religious views as hate speech is actually a form of hate speech itself.

    • 914

      Nope! It’s all uphill from here on out.

  • Sky__Captain

    The Denver Post article simply adds to most obvious fallout from the Duck Dynasty/A&E affair is that the hate speech comes from the left end of the political spectrum.
    It does hearten me to see that at least some Facebook followers and readers of this “newspaper” are not fooled.

  • GarandFan

    Wonder how Ostrow views comments made by Shakedown Jackson and Al Sharpton. Probably something about their comments being “highly nuanced”.

  • yetanotherjohn

    Wouldn’t calling someone “a hate speech spewer” be in itself spewing hate speech?

    • 914

      Yes, But it’s yellow journalism so it’s ok.

  • How long is it going to be until people burn out on the professionally offended?

    “Dude! He said (insert relatively benign comment)! That’s the worst thing EVAR!”

    “Fuck off. I don’t care.”

    “But, but – you’ve GOT to care! It’s so EXTREME!!!11eleventy1!”

    “No, I don’t. It doesn’t matter to me. I don’t have to care about what you think.”

    “Well, you’re JUST as bad as the H8ers! You’re bad, bad, bad, because you don’t CARE!”

    “And I don’t care about your opinion. Fuck off.”

    The only power the shrieking idiots have is their visibility and the willing compassion of others. Whether that compassion is warranted or not is for those who pay attention to them to determine, but I’m a lot more inclined any more to think that the professionals who demand I be as offended as they are about something trivial are best off ignored.

    And that’s what I think really pisses them off about the Duck Dynasty folks – the media folks who shriek loudest about their supposed hate speech are the people who’s opinions the DD folk care least about, and they can’t STAND that their opinions don’t matter.

    Because if they don’t matter they’ve got no relevance, and their self-respect and self-image is tied intimately to their relevance. Take away that, and their egos implode.

    • Brett Buck

      I think it is long past the point of shrill. Even gay groups have begun to question this one. For accusations of racism it passed that point a long time ago, outside liberal echo chambers.

  • peter

    Jews control the media and they control America. Jews also hate Jesus and Christianity. Welcome to Jewish communism America.

    • Go peddle your antisemitism somewhere else.

      First, last, and only warning.

      • peter

        The truth is antisemitism? Go ahead and delete my comment. I’ve got lot’s of other sites that I go to and spread the truth. Anti-Semites are just people that Jews do not like, and they definitely don’t like people who criticize them and expose to everyone that they control all white countries. You can kiss my ass Rodney you fucking goof.