Mark Steyn on Pajama Boy and the Robertson firing

Phil Robertson and Pajama BoyAs always, Mark Steyn’s whole essay is worth reading, but this quotation below is the part that bears remembering and repeating:

Look, I’m an effete foreigner who likes show tunes. My Broadway book was on a list of “Twelve Books Every Gay Man Should Read.” Andrew Sullivan said my beard was hot. Leonard Bernstein stuck his tongue in my mouth (long story). But I’m not interested in living in a world where we have to tiptoe around on ever thinner eggshells. If it’s a choice between having celebrity chefs who admit to having used the N-word in 1977 (or 1965, or 1948, or whenever the hell it was) and reality-show duck-hunters who quote Corinthians and Alec Baldwin bawling out some worthless paparazzo who’s doorstepping his family with a “homophobic” slur, or having all of them banished from public life and thousands upon millions more too cowed and craven to speak lest the same fate befall them, I’ll take the former any day.

Because the latter culture would be too boring for any self-respecting individual to want to live in, even more bloody boring than the current TV landscape where, aside from occasional eruptions of unerotic twerking by sexless skanks, every other show seems to involve snippy little Pajama Boys sitting around snarking at each other in the antiseptic eunuch pose that now passes for “ironic.” It’s “irony” as the last circle of Dante’s cultural drain; it’s why every show advertised as “edgy” and “transgressive” offers the same pitiful combination of attitude and impotence as a spayed cat humping.

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  • Ymarsakar

    Calling them on the Left’s hypocrisy and challenging them to prove how they have the authority to make this moral claim when they themselves use gay sexual attacks, is an interesting tactic. But I don’t see people on tv doing it.

  • Mike Devx

    I wonder how this Duck Dynasty controversy is going to play out.  A lot depends on the details of the contract between the Robertson clan and A&E, and I haven’t heard yet what the situation is.  And who gets the profits from the sale of Duck merchandise?  I want to support the Robertsons by buying their stuff… but not if the profits are going to A&E.
    If anyone knows what the “money” situation is, enlighten me!

    • JKB

      Buy merch from the Robertson’s Duck Commander brand.

    • Ymarsakar

      This is where access to the NSA’s hide and seek look at AE would be nice.