Duck Dynasty Pair Due on Fox News’ NYE Show

Willie Robertson and wife Korie will discuss the recent nine-day suspension of Phil Robertson following anti-gay comments

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Willie and Korie Robertson of the reality-television show Duck Dynasty speak at the Walmart associates meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., on June 5, 2013

Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson will appear on Fox News Channel’s New Year special to talk about his controversial father.

Robertson and wife Korie will appear live from Steamboat Springs, Colo., to discuss the recent nine-day suspension of Phil Robertson following his anti-gay comments in GQ magazine. Host network A&E reinstated the 67-year-old on Friday.

The Fox News All-American New Year will be hosted by Bill Hemmer and Elisabeth Hasselbeck from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. E.T.

[AP]

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BeverlyHelmDickson
BeverlyHelmDickson

Well you say us hillbilly don't act normal at least we know were the truth start and were it ends that why Jesus said I am the Alfa and Omaha the beginning and the end

pinnet
pinnet

@BeverlyHelmDickson:   With all due respect BeverlyHelmDickson, I would Start at...  the beginning....   just who put that Book of Truth together?   It may surprise you!

pinnet
pinnet

Let me ask a simple question.Did he need to get graphic; much less share his opinion about what he thinks is normal?Let me play devils advocate.So you can see where I going with this and what the real problem is.

“Well they, that whole hillbilly duck family, they don’t act normal!They talk funny, look strange, they’re a weird bunch! Don’t they get it, TV loves to exploit the strange and the unusual....because people are intrigued and captivated by the unbelievable oddities that exist in the world.You know like cirrus freaks!People actually “pay” to see the unusual... hence the Duck Show errr whatever it is. They are attracted to shows like Honey Do Do errr whatever it’s called. Extreme shows like The Cardashians, Cheaters,... how about that show with the women trying to get a man or turning tables over in public to boot, to get attention and ratings. What some people will do to get attention errrr... for money.He needs to stay in the woods and away from us normal people.He’s just another conservative, bible thumping hillbilly... that whole family is weird! Can’t they see what they look like? “

Herein lays the problem.Opinions, opinions, opinions!And how one articulates an opinion. Opinions are more so today because technology has made it possible so everyone can get in the act. Everybody thinks they’re normal.... and should live according to how they see it. It’s also true that programs, networks see a nets worth about getting everybody involved nowadays.... they have actually learned to utilize the psychology of controversy to cash in. They actually spend time finding ways to create it to get viewers to watch. They’re so good at it.... they know how to set it up.... to get a REACTION. The higher the viewership... the more likely the show will hold its longevity.Getting a negative reaction requires one to have to get involved and usually the negativity is spurred on by some insulting remark....as in this case.Like I said in the beginning of my paragraph ... was it necessary to get graphic?Was it necessary to get graphic?Some of my friends were insulted and didn’t hesitate to react to something that’s very personal to them. Rightly so! That doesn’t warrant an argument from the opposing side that claims gay’s preach tolerance yet don’t know how to tolerate others with opposing views.I asked my friends exactly what was it that they found it necessary to react in a defensive mode.Here’s what my friend explained.He said that Robertson and many just like him, assume that all gay people have anal sex!He, along with his partner informed me that they never had nor care to have anal sex.And I’m going to stop right there!I get it!That was an honest answer and as I thought about it.... my friends don’t deserve people’s ignorance or have anyone tell them they’re not normal.Make sense?He has a valid point...Who knows what goes on in the privacy of peoples bedrooms?I for one don’t concern myself with what people want to do, within their consensual privacy. Come on h

 Robertson came across to me like another Bible thumper...concerned with the soul ofothers... and matters he lacks educated about.

You create controversy to draw viewership, fans. What better way to provoke people’s reactions today then to hit on something that’s opposing your belief system and way of life. The same people who boycotted Chick-fil-A will now be patronizing Duck Dynasty and so forth. Homosexuality is a hot topic... but intrinsic to the lives of many.   I always tell people if you want to have a discussion about the subject matter; I welcome it......but don’t tell me I’m not normal or that my soul needs saved. Quite frankly... but always in a nice way.... I will tell them that they don’t know what you’re talking about.

 It’s all in how one delivers an opinion... some people have finesse when they feel they need to make a point.

He lacks finesse... and he knows very little about what he thinks and imagines about gays.

Not to expect a reaction from the gay community is unrealistic ... the only way not to get a reaction is to put your imagination to better use Mr. Robertson.

pinnet
pinnet

@Jim48382@pinnet:

There’s no agenda here Jim...My Point... if you missed it......I’m just saying it would be better if we looked for ways to get along in life. People are DIFFERENT – Period!  And there’s nothing anyone person can do about it....We should learn to respect others and their differences... it would unite us rather then separate us from one another.

pinnet
pinnet

@deedess57@pinnet:

Yes deedess57.... I did indeed slam –as the devils advocate. Read the first paragraph!It’s not how I think. You should here some of the slamming, I’ve been made to hear... around me, regarding this whole issue for the past few days!It truly is unkind.

My point... we all need to be objective and realize that we do not all think alike.But we do need to ask..... how better as a people..... can we find ways to get along and live in peace.What’s it going to take?

If you knew me.... I’m sure you would like me.... I'm not a bad person.  I don’t hate people who hold opposing views. I’d rather call people who preach salvation and don’t understand other’s who just don’t see it that way... other names. Is Bible Thumper all that bad? I always thought Thumper was cutie!  It's in the quality of our thoughts.  OK, if it offends you, I apologize. I’ll just call you a bible enthusiast, how’s that?

Jim48382
Jim48382

@pinnet I like how you try to put the blame on Robertson for quoting a bit of the Bible.  You do realize the controversy was created by A&E don't you?  They arranged the meeting.  They had a representative there to watch over it.  But of course, blame Robertson as that fits much better with your agenda....

deedess57
deedess57

@pinnet  You say "Say it nicely"? Really? re-read your message. It was full of slamming, degradding, belittling, people who dont act normal, odd, freaks, Cyrus, Kordashians, a little girl, etc etc. I would love to be around at circle time at Judgement Day, and your family must be so proud of you..........you are a hyprocrite!!!! By the way, I AM a Bible Thumper, (Another insult to Christians) and I have gay friends (non-judgmental). I wish I could meet you in person. You disgust me. You want to get along? Not a smart way to do it......by golly, I think you might be an abnormal, weird hillbilly!!!!

Jim48382
Jim48382

@pinnet Here's a thought.  Maybe next time you should say that instead of what you did say....

Jim48382
Jim48382

MSNBC your great news outlet resorting to bashing little black babies.  You all are disgusting.  Let's hear how it's ok to be so hurtful to a child in the name of trying to make the GOP look bad....

LarryJohnson
LarryJohnson

The most puzzling thing about all this is that ANY news organization (I know Fox is not really a news organization, but some think it is) pays any attention at all to what these morons say. 

Jim48382
Jim48382

@LarryJohnson Yes, maybe they should have put them on MSNBC news and let Harris-Perry make fun of them like she makes fun of little black babies.  That seems more like your style....

shell315
shell315

maybe some of you people should read and pay attention to what Phil said. Wow talk about drama!!!!! PAY ATTENTION!!!!! Talk about stupid!!!!!

Wake
Wake

I really wish both the Right and the Left would stop drumming up this issue to fit their own political agendas.

AntiUnAmerican
AntiUnAmerican

I can sure tell this is old news because only the intollerant left diaper wearing corn on a stick eating libertrolls are pretty much the only ones hear. lmao !

aztecian
aztecian

@AntiUnAmericanintolerant...my god...that term is reserved for the rethug, white racist, tea baggers!  !

nekonix
nekonix

I hope he gives advice from his pedo dad about how to pick up little girls. And then he can tell us how holy and righteous they are. I wonder if the bible says anything about the love of money or how to get your riches into heaven. /sarcasm

lordofthefly
lordofthefly

The remarks about teenaged girls was way over the top. The Duck guys and their womenfolk need to be sent to a galaxy far. far away. Now.

AntiUnAmerican
AntiUnAmerican

@lordoftheflyLord of the left. What does that mean. That you wear the most diapers a day or that you use the most tooth picks a day digging the corn out of your teeth?

Duffman
Duffman

OMG! Who the hell cares!!!!! Just look at this hillbilly! Did you really expect loving support and tolerance for all?

AntiUnAmerican
AntiUnAmerican

@Duffmanso duffgirl. By your own words " Just look at this hillbilly". Who is racist and intolerant of someone who is different them themselves?. Yepper go get out your mirror foolish libertard !! And you stink as well so go change your diaper and dig the corn out of your teeth.

EmmanuelleGoldstein
EmmanuelleGoldstein

Now the gay fascists at Time will stalk the Robertson's like they do with Sarah Palin. Time is just another hate-filled mouthpiece for the left. Have they done a story vet about the president of the united states breaking his vow of office by disregarding the constitution? Nope. Better to stalk a TV personality that said something the gays didn't like. 

bawgs
bawgs

@EmmanuelleGoldstein And yet no response from you about Fox News promoting the show and their hateful views. So it's okay when Fox News has nothing better to show than a bunch of homophobic rednecks, but when Time covers it, it's the darn liberal media pushing an agenda. Hypocritical much?

AntiUnAmerican
AntiUnAmerican

@bawgs@EmmanuelleGoldsteinballess what did Phil say that was hateful????? Tell me fool. That is what I thought you ignoranous. I think you just like anus so you set yourself up to be called one. Now go change your diaper please the crap coming out of your mouth stinks. You must of taken a good packing last night to back you up so far. Toothpicks are cheap so dig the corn out of your teeth libertroll.

DanBruce
DanBruce

I didn't think Fox News could get any dumber than they are, but there they go again!

EmmanuelleGoldstein
EmmanuelleGoldstein

@DanBruce Brilliant danny. If you would have spelled Fox 'faux' you would have gotten the Obot of the day award and perhaps a gold star.

Hollywooddeed
Hollywooddeed

@EmmanuelleGoldstein@DanBruce 

Funny, Emmanuelly!  By using the word Obot, you have gotten the Bilious Snarlings and Yawlps from a Deeply Disturbed Sub-enclave of Angry Caucasian Conservative Award.  

And a gold star!

AntiUnAmerican
AntiUnAmerican

@DanBruceI dont think anyone who chooses to wear a diaper at 45 to keep their chit in is up for the Einstein award. Now go change your stinky and leave Emma alone you libertard troll

DanBruce
DanBruce

@AntiUnAmerican @DanBruce Congratulations. Now that you've got the banter perfected, you qualify to be a Fox News commentator or maybe you will even be invited to be on their NYE show.

bawgs
bawgs

@lordofthefly@DanBruce So by you're logic, Justin Bieber is one of the best musicians in the history of music because he's made a bunch of money? Was Fox business savvy enough to find a bunch of gullible fools to tune in everyday to hear their lie filled propaganda... yes. Does that make it responsible or worthwhile journalism...no.

Jim48382
Jim48382

@DanBruce Spoken like someone that watches MSNBC bad mouth little black babies.

lordofthefly
lordofthefly

@DanBruce 

I don't care for Fox, but actually, it is not a dumb network. It is among the most successful networks ever, and the Duck show is the biggest reality show in TV history. We may not like it, but these people are not dumb. They have been smart enough to make millions off viewing audiences who will accept mediocre programming. This said, I would take the Ducks over the Kardashians any day of the week. Now there are some truly offensive human beings.