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    Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction to the Confederate flag debate?
    TV Land Pulls 'Dukes of Hazzard' Reruns

    TV Land Pulls 'Dukes of Hazzard' Reruns - ABC News

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    "TV Land's decision comes amid a growing national debate over the use of the Confederate flag, which was painted on the roof of The General Lee, the orange Dodge Charger driven by the Duke boys."
    Personally, I never liked the show. I always thought it was dumb, and I was in the prime demographic when it was new. That being said, it'll be interesting to see if it comes back after the dust settles over the Confederate flag issue.

    Note: This thread is regarding the pulling of the show only, not the overall flag issue in general. We already have other threads for that. Please use those threads if you want to debate that.
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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction to the Confederate flag debate?

    Personally, I never liked the show. I always thought it was dumb, and I was in the prime demographic when it was new. That being said, it'll be interesting to see if it comes back after the dust settles over the Confederate flag issue.
    It's not merely an "overreaction," it's a ridiculous reaction...period. Television producers couldn't have missed the point behind the Confederate Flag controversy more if they tried.

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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    I would really hate it if they attempted to scrub our history in other old classics. There's plenty that's abominable in movies and television from our past, Gone with the Wind, nothwithstanding, as well as some of the most jaw-droppingly racist scenes imaginable in Marx Brothers and Bugs Bunny cartoons. They're completely unrepresentative of present mores, but they're awful, they're brilliant, they're hilarious and they're a part of where we once were.

    Wanting to move forward does not mean whitewashing our past. Trying to create a false narrative of innocence in our history completely misses the point of evolving and bettering ourselves as a society.

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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction to the Confederate flag debate?

    Personally, I never liked the show. I always thought it was dumb, and I was in the prime demographic when it was new. That being said, it'll be interesting to see if it comes back after the dust settles over the Confederate flag issue.

    Note: This thread is regarding the pulling of the show only, not the overall flag issue in general. We already have other threads for that. Please use those threads if you want to debate that.
    Simple business decision on the part of the network. Taking action ahead of the curve before they could be labeled as either racist or unfeeling by the current wave of political correctness.

    No middle ground with this one. Either one publicly shows outrage against the Stars and Bars.....or you are a blatant racist. And nobody wants that label.



    Sort of sad. Sort of absurd. Just the "outrage of the moment".

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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    It is an overreaction, the flag may be racist/pro-slavery (to some extend) and is a sign of betrayal of the USA (for Pete's sake, they took up arms against the United States of America), but I loved them Duke boys. With Boss Hog, Roscoe P. Coltrane, Daisy Duke (wow), etc. etc. it was a real fun show.
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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    Yes, it's an overreaction. It's the media engaging in self-censorship, which leads to public ignorance on controversial issues and does more harm than good.
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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction to the Confederate flag debate?

    Personally, I never liked the show. I always thought it was dumb, and I was in the prime demographic when it was new. That being said, it'll be interesting to see if it comes back after the dust settles over the Confederate flag issue.

    Note: This thread is regarding the pulling of the show only, not the overall flag issue in general. We already have other threads for that. Please use those threads if you want to debate that.
    As long as we agree that the company, as an independent business providing a service, can decide the content of that service; I think they were overreacting by pulling the show.

    I didn't watch it when it was on television. I was a pretty silly show IMO. However, I knew people who did who would probably be among those who still watch it today. All the company has done is piss those people off and perhaps lost their viewership, in the hope the publicity will bring in more viewers than they lose.

    I doubt anyone really cared one way or the other about the flag on the car. Not until this stunt anyway.
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    Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction to the Confederate flag debate?
    TV Land Pulls 'Dukes of Hazzard' Reruns

    TV Land Pulls 'Dukes of Hazzard' Reruns - ABC News

    Quote from article:
    "TV Land's decision comes amid a growing national debate over the use of the Confederate flag, which was painted on the roof of The General Lee, the orange Dodge Charger driven by the Duke boys."
    Personally, I never liked the show. I always thought it was dumb, and I was in the prime demographic when it was new. That being said, it'll be interesting to see if it comes back after the dust settles over the Confederate flag issue.
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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction to the Confederate flag debate?

    Personally, I never liked the show. I always thought it was dumb, and I was in the prime demographic when it was new. That being said, it'll be interesting to see if it comes back after the dust settles over the Confederate flag issue.

    Note: This thread is regarding the pulling of the show only, not the overall flag issue in general. We already have other threads for that. Please use those threads if you want to debate that.
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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    "Over reaction" is an understatement.

    It may well be one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard of a company doing for the sake of political correctness.

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