Duck Dynasty must make liberals heads explode. It is now the most popular “non-scripted” show currently on television. Its Season 3 premiere had 8.6 million viewers and a massive 4.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which as you might know, is quite popular with the advertisers. At the same time, each episode ends with the entire family at the dinner table where they pray before eating.
Indeed, the Robertson clan is entirely evangelical. They take their faith in Christ seriously and exert quite a bit of effort preaching the gospel. The patriarch of the family, Phil, used to live a rough life, but had his life changed by God and his influence has clearly had an impact on his wife and children.
In last nights episode, the Matriarch, Ms. Kay, had a short discussion about sex with her grandchildren and their friends. Get this: she recommends not having sex until you’re married. I can hear Joycelyn Elders raging at the television and perhaps firing a revolver at it a la Elvis Presley, you know, if guns weren’t so evil.
Morissey, a singer you’ve never heard of and who doesn’t matter, raged against the Duck Dynasty crew, comparing them to murderers since Morissey is, surprise surprise, a vegetarian. Duck Dynasty responded by pulling in its largest ratings shortly thereafter.
What’s a liberal to do? A God-centered, traditional family that hunts is now explosively popular across the country and among the younger generation. Maybe they can call those Jersey Shore folks and see if they want to come back to give an impressive demonstration of what booze- and sex-centered lives look like.