Several articles have been headlining their stories with the word “snubbed”, implying that Phil and Jase Robertson had some sort of issue or concern appearing on Barbara Walter’s list of Fascinating People of 2013 television special. It’s not that at all. Jase and Phil were not in New York with the rest of the family to appear in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and film the Walter’s special because they were back home doing what they love most – hunting. Alan, the oldest son, said that Jase and Phil meant no disrespect to Barbara Walters. “When it comes to Dad and Jase, ducks trump just about anything from late November to late January, it’s just the way they roll!”, he said.
Miss Kay even tells Barbara on the show that “Between November and January, I told him I didn’t ever plan to die then, because he may not be at my funeral”. Walter’s response was “Tell him I have never been superseded by a duck before”. So, for Phil and Jase at least, some things, like hunting, are more important than fame and fortune.