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‘DUCK DYNASTY': Media hypocrisy is showing

Letter by George Terhaar, Enumclaw on Dec. 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm | No Comments »
December 27, 2013 9:13 am

Re: “Something’s not so ducky in reality TV land” (Kathleen Parker column, 12-26).

Parker chose to denigrate “Duck Dynasty” leader Phil Robertson for his recent comments regarding homosexuals. She implied he was a hick, and his biblical quotes proved it.

I don’t remember Parker or any progressive media commentator being incensed by Andres Serrano’s “Piss Christ” photo that made the art circuit in 1987. Also, where was the liberal writers’ outrage over the mixed media “Holy Virgin Mary” created by Chris Ofili (1996), which included varnished elephant dung coupled with collaged pornographic images?

However, there were cries for our need to support the First Amendment and tolerate these blasphemies in the name of free speech.

Had someone depicted the Koran in a jar of urine, what would have been the consequences? The progressive media is concerned only when an issue doesn’t fit its liberal agendas.

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