Category General News

Is Duck Dynasty Magic Fading?

For the past couple of weeks, the ratings for Duck Dynasty have been good, but not great.   In the past, the show had been able to grab, on average, 8 million viewers a week.  Last week, the show managed to get only 2.5 million viewers.  This week the show only had 2.3 million views.  It remains the number one cable show one Wednesdays, but it no longer is tops for the week among cable shows.  That honor now belongs to The Walking Dead.

Some are saying the show has been airing too long, and that two seasons is the maximum that a reality show like this should air.  They think that the viewers are saturated with the Robertsons and all of the marketing associated with the Duck Dynasty and Duck Commander brands...

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Phil Robertson Not Interested In Senate Run

A Democratic poll in the state of Louisiana shows that only one candidate could be beat the incumbent senator Mary Landrieu, and that candidate would be Phil Robertson.  Fortunately for Mary, Phil is not interested in the job.   Phil’s son, Al Robertson, said that Phil preferred to focus on Christ rather than politics.  “While Phil is humbled and honored that so many fellow Louisianans have confidence in him, he has no interest in running for public office,” Al said.  “He is interested in helping the electorate know more about the gospel of Christ, so they, in turn, can elect more godly men and women to serve and lead our great country.”

Can you imagine the press coverage of the election if Phil had decided to run?  In December, Phil was embroiled in a controversy when he made c...

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Willie Robertson’s Big Tip

Willie and Korie Robertson aren’t so tight with the money they have been making off of the Duck Commander and Duck Dynasty brands.  While the couple was in Washington, DC for President Obama’s State of the Union address, they had dinner at the Washington Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse with Sean Hannity, Newt Gingrich and his wife, Senator Ted Cruz,  and talk radio host Mark Levin.   Apparently a good time was had, because the group stayed until 2 AM, long past the restaurant’s normal closing time of 11 PM.   The bill for the night?  $5,000!    Willie grabbed the check and paid the bill, while leaving an additional $5,000 for the wait staff.  

Most of us feel generous leaving our 20 percent.  Willie’s tip is a whopping 100%.  You can’t accuse him of being cheap.

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Duck Dynasty Ratings Down Some

Wednesday’s episode of Duck Dynasty “only” averaged 6.65 million viewers. That is a pretty significant drop from last year’s average of 9.4 million viewers per episode. It was still the third most watched show on Wednesday night for the 18-49 year-olds, only behind American Idol and Modern Family. Some are saying this is fallout from Phil Robertson’s comments made last month about gays . Others are saying it is natural for shows to lose viewers as time progresses. Yet others are saying they are getting sick of the show and that the jokes are becoming repetitive. What do you think? Please comment below.

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National Chick-PHIL-A Day

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 was officially deemed National Chick-Phil-A day. Fans of Phil Robertson decided to show their support for him  after his recent controversy with gay rights groups, by organizing a “support Phil” day at Chick-Fil-A restaurants throughout the country.   Supporters say that they think Phil is going through something similar to what Chick-fil-A’s President Dan Cathy went through after he commented on gay marriage in 2012.  They decided that the best way to show support for Phil and Chick-fil-A was to meet at the nation’s Chick-fil-A restaurants, just like hundreds of thousands of people did in 2012 during the Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day .

Chick-fil-A company officials are distancing themselves from the event and are not officially associated with it...

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Liam Payne, One Direction Band Member, In Trouble For Supporting Willie Robertson

Liam Payne, of the boy band One Direction, is apparently in trouble for tweeting his support to Willie Robertson and family.  Liam tweeted:

The Internet did not like that and Liam received many replies to his tweet stating that it was homophobic and racist.   Liam responded with

In an article on his gossip website, Perez Hilton wrote, “The One Direction star has always been very supportive of his gay fans, but a recent tweet may have just...

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Duck Dynasty Still Attracts Advertisers

Apparently a lot of business executives are still willing to have the Duck Dynasty show advertise for them.  Even after all of the controversy surrounding Phil Robertson after he made comments that offended gay rights groups, Duck Dynasty still pulls in a whopping $170, 000 to $180,000 per 30 second ad.  It’s cheaper to advertise on shows like NCIS, Nashville and The X-Factor than to  advertise on Duck Dynasty, meaning that TV execs think Duck Dynasty is still a better draw than those other popular network shows .

One ad buyer said, “Across our client base, it didn’t really reach the level of a reason to remove advertising – at least, not yet.”  He noted that it may have been a different story if Phil had made the comments on the show rather than  in the GQ Magazine article.

You’ll be...

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Jase Robertson Thankful for Support

A posting on Facebook by Jase Robertson thanked all those who supported and prayed for his daughter Mia while she is recovering from a reconstructive cleft procedure.  Jase posted, “Missy and I really appreciate the outpouring of support, thoughts, and prayers for our daughter Mia. She is out of surgery and is doing great despite the pain and trauma of going through a reconstructive cleft procedure. Thanks a bunch!”

Apparently the surgery went very well.  Missy Robertson,  Jase’s wife and Mia’s mom, posted this after surgery “Great news! All went well. “Textbook” is the word the surgeon used. We are praising God and waiting to go see our baby girl. Thank you for all the prayers!!!!”

We’re thinking of and praying for you Mia, Jase and Missy.

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New Line of Duck Commander Guns

I’m sensing some more outrage directed at the  Duck Dynasty cast, this time from the anti-gun  and animal rights crowd.  Mossberg, the firearms company, has just launched a new line of guns with the Duck Commander brand.  The line will include nine shotguns, two semiautomatic rifles and a semiautomatic pistol.  All of the guns will feature a waterfowl pattern camouflage finish and will come with an American flag bandana like Willie Robertson often wears.

To promote the guns, Mossberg has released four video ads on its website.  In one of the ads, Phil Robertson asks, “Do you know what makes me happy ladies and gentlemen? To blow a mallard drake’s head smooth off.”  I’m sure that will get them in an uproar.

Here are the ads:

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Not Again – Phil Robertson Controversy Part II

In the newest controversy to hit Phil Robertson, critics are accusing him of being a pedophile for suggesting to a teenage boy that he marry his girlfriend when she is 15 or 16 years old presumably so the young man can teach his wife while she is young.  Phil, clearly speaking tongue-in-cheek, offers a young man some “river rat counseling” and  says that one should find a girl who will “pick your duck”, meaning clean the feathers from the duck after the hunt.  He advises that waiting until 20 years old to marry  will not get your duck picked and  “the only pickin’ that will take place is your pocket”.  He then goes on to state,  “You need to check with Mom and Dad about that, of course”.

In his book “Happy, Happy, Happy: My life and legacy as the Duck Commander,” Phil says that a t...

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