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Duck Dynasty: Phil Robertson and the Corporate Media

Duck Dynasty: The Media Controversy

Duck Dynasty: The Media Controversy

DUCK DYNASTY: REALLY, WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT?

Phil Robertson, one of the Duck guys from the relentlessly-promoted Duck Dynasty, has been kicked to the curb, purportedly over remarks he made in an interview conducted on his own time.

Now, the fight has escalated, with people who don’t know a duck call from a carburetor, encouraged to feel the outrage and join in the fun that can only be had by expressing that outrage in public.

But seriously: what is this all about?  Why has the Corporate Media chosen to shine it’s worldly spotlight of 24/7 coverage on this event?  There is always a reason.  What is that reason?  Is it because the media desperately wants the folks at home to have the truth?

Is it really about some guy in Louisiana who doesn’t think homosexuals are right with God?  Seriously, there’s a ten-ton truckload of those of a similar mind in Cajun country.

Maybe ten thousand truckloads.

READ MORE: Duck Dynasty: Phil Robertson’s Duck Media Obligation

The latest media manufactured controversy at A&E, involving Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty.

You didn’t think the powers-that-be set up and used the power of their Corporate Media to mercilessly. relentlessly promote Duck Dynasty so a bunch of Louisiana beards could make millions selling duck calls did you?

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Real Housewives of Orange County: DBKP Library of Stories

Greetings from Orange County

DBKP Library of articles about the Real Housewives of Orange County
UPDATED: November 14, 2009


* Nov 14 09–Real Housewives of Orange County: Housewives Forced to Fire Maids, Hold Garage Sales, Sell off Watches, Luxury Cars

* Nov 13 09–Real Housewives of Orange County: Season Five, Episode Two: Slade Gets Naked, Tamra’s War on Orange County Whores

* Nov 11 09–Real Housewives of Orange County: Alexis Bellino, Bravo’s Wild Card in Season Five Mix

* Nov 7 09–Real Housewives of Orange County: Gretchen Tamra Catfight!

* Nov 5 09–Slade Smiley, Gretchen Rossi: Real Housewives of Orange County’s Jetsetting Deadbeat Dad?


* Nov 2 09–Real Housewives of Orange County: Romance for Gretchen, Evictions, New Housewife, and Jenna Says Goodbye

* Apr 8 09–Real Housewives of Orange County Update: Gretchen Gets Smiley with Slade, Bravo Awards and Casting Calls

* Mar 2 09–Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion: Despicable Housewives Tamra and Vicki “Diss” a Dead Man

* Feb 11 09–Real Housewives of Orange County: Vicki’s Motivational Cruise and Tamra’s Emotional Family Blues

* Jan 28 09–Real Housewives of Orange County: Slap Happy Vicki and Jeanna’s Trip to Chicago

* Jan 21 09–Real Housewives of Orange County: Working Housewives Bias and Vicki Gets a Lesson From Karma


* Jan 14 09–Real Housewives of Orange County: Tamra’s Dinner Party and the Scheme to Humiliate Gretchen

* Jan 11 09–Real Housewives of Orange County: The Tale of the Two Nags at Del Mar Race Track

* Dec 31 08–Real Housewives of Orange County: Gretchen’s Tragedy and Glass Houses

* Dec 12 08–Real Housewives of Orange County: Lauri Bids Goodbye and the Mystery of Quinn

* Sept 4 08–Jo and Slade: Date My Ex Recap Before Big Finale

* July 25 08–Real Housewives of Orange County Spinoff: Date My Ex: Jo and Slade


* Jan 22 08–Real Housewives of OC: Can Botox Buy Love and Happiness?

* Jan 13 08–Real Housewives: Jeanna’s Husband, 6 Months in Jailhouse

* Jan 7, 08–Real Housewives of OC: The Mysterious Lou

* Dec 30 07–Real Housewives of Orange County: Dysfunctional Like the Rest of Us

* Dec 23 07–Christmas Brunch Recipes A La Real Housewives of Orange County

* Dec 21 07–Real Housewives of Orange County: The Side You Never See

Articles by LBG
image: DBKP file

Dog the Bounty Hunter Petition to Arts and Entertainment Network OVER 400 Pages of Signatures So Far!


Bring back “Dog the Bounty Hunter” now!

NOTICE

Dog Fans, give yourselves a pat on the back. We’ve already collected over 400 pages worth of signatures and comments on the “BRING BACK DOG” petition. We’re going to leave it up for a few more days; probably until Monday or Tuesday.

Over 400 pages! We had to start a new post because the comments section at HaloScan was overloaded and was giving some people trouble. This will be up for a few more days.

Keep up the good work! If you know anyone who hasn’t signed yet, they still have 3 or 4 more days, so encourage them.

All the instructions are the same as before.

Sign the petition below and help us bring back the Dog.

Tired of reading about it, talking about and worrying about a Dog-less TV line-up?Now you can help get Dog out of the doghouse–now!

We are trying to collect 250,000 signatures to put “Dog the Bounty Hunter” back on the Art & Entertainment Network’s fall line-up. The petition and electronic signatures will be sent to the AETV’s corporate offices on November 26, 2007. AETV is the parent corporation of the A & E Network.

We will also send along all comments made by the readers–you–at the end of this story to AETV.

To help us help Dog, follow the instructions at the end of the petition wording.

That’s 14 days to collect 250,000 signatures: that’s only a little over 17,000 signatures a day–a small fraction of the show’s audience.

Tell your friends and family and anyone else who might be interested in seeing “Dog the Bounty Hunter” possibly return to the airwaves. If A&E is unmoved, the outpouring of support might surely influence another rival network, such USA Network or Spike TV, to pick the show up.

The petition reads as follows:

— PETITION To Bring “DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER” Back To A & E – —

Bring back “Dog the Bounty Hunter” to the Arts & Entertainment Network schedule.

The tapes released by the National Enquirer were of a private cell-phone conversation, made without Duane “Dog” Chapman’s knowledge (most probably illegally) and sold for monetary gain.

The slur was not an expression of hate, but of ignorance.

Duane Chapman has on several occasions apologized on national TV broadcasts.

While not condoning the use of racial slurs, supporters urge the Arts & Entertainment Network to bring back the “Dog the Bounty Hunter” show.

The sooner, the better.

———– Bring Back “DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER” ———–
Only fourteen days.

Everybody better get busy.

[NOTE: We will update the totals from all our source petitions. We took the comments off to speed the page speed. Total for Dog the Bounty Hunter at 07:00 November 13, 2007: 1445]

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SIGNING THE PETITION:
1. Go to the “Comments” section at the end of this piece.
2. Fill in your real name and email address. Your email address will not be visible to others.
(Optional: You may add a comment. No profanity please. You are trying to impress A & E that you are a responsible viewer–valuable to their advertisers on “Dog the Bounty Hunter”)
3. Push the [PUBLISH] button.

Tell your any Dog fan. Thank you.

by Mondoreb

MORE DOG NEWS:
Petition is at other locations: one other Bring Back Dog petition.
NEW! Fan Reactions
Two Fan Videos Here
NEW! Dog Trivia
NEW! Dog Still Loves the Son Who Sold Him Out:
Dog Still Loves His Son

Dog Petitions Spring Up All Over Internet
Latest Dog the Bounty Hunter News
DOG CENTRAL:


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Russian Game Shows Showcase Crazy Strong Russian Woman in Bathing Suit

It’s a first look at a Russian TV game show.

It’s hard to know what to say.

by Mondoreb
[hat tip: Humberto]


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Dog the Bounty Hunter: White Supremacists Put Bounty On Duane "Dog" Chapman’s Head


The Bounty Hunter Now Has a Price on His Head

White Supremacists Threaten the Dog With Death

We received an alert from Google News about an hour ago and included in the offerings was the news that the Dog was in danger.

How would the Bounty Hunter respond to having a bounty placed on his head?

How would his fans respond?

How could this be true?

White power groups threaten to kill the Dog because of his public apology on TV? That’s sensational news to be sure. The following story was reported at Contact Music “White Supremacists Threaten to Kill Duane “Dog” Chapman“.

A group of hardcore white supremacists have put a bounty on DUANE ‘DOG’ CHAPMAN’s head after he publicly apologised for racial slurs he was caught using in a taped conversation.

This fired up some Dog fans who commented on the story at Contact Music. The following was a comment by Mike 2003:

hey white supremacists you like to talk alot of BS but you can’t back it up one of these days you gonna threaten someone and your gonna find your damn body 6ft under so just keep talking your damn s**t that you can’t f**king back up.

Mike 2003 continues until the rest of his comment is mostly ***’s.

Contact Music doesn’t seem to be the leader in world wide news. The link they provided with the story was marked “CNN”. Upon following the link, it led us back to Contact Music’s page. Maybe the guys around the water cooler call Contact Music “CNN” for short.

Upon checking CNN’s website, there was no record of the story there, either. The story from Contact Music went on to state:

His rant upset black America and now it seems his apology has upset members of the Aryan Nation, who want to teach Chapman a lesson for bowing to pressure and apologising to African-Americans.

Niger Innis, a spokesman for the Congress Of Racial Equality, tells U.S. tabloid the Globe that he has discovered the white supremacists want the bounty hunter dead – and they’re offering $75,000 (GBP37,500) to anyone who’ll carry out the job.

Innis tells the publication, “Chapman told me himself that there was a bounty on his head from the white Aryan Nations. “They don’t believe he is demonstrating enough white pride… Chapman’s not only upset black America with his ugly taped talk, he’s now drawn the wrath of the white supremacists too.”


We next checked out the Globe’s website to find that they didn’t have anything on the story either–at least on their site.

So, next we sent someone over to the Aryan Nations website.

The “Official Website” had plenty of swastikas. They had story of “Jew Watch”, which we didn’t stop to check out. Also one on “Red Cross Proves Holocaust a Fraud” was featured.

We sent people to check out a few other Neo-Nazi/White Supremacists sites. One site had it in their data base, but it was unsearchable when we tried.

Still no news of a price on Dog’s head.

Seems this Bounty Hunter story is a hoax.

After an hour of digging and following leads, there doesn’t seem to be anything to back this story up except the lone story at Contact Music.

Where did they get it? Attempts to reach someone at Contact Music bore no fruit. We’ll try again tomorrow. We suspect that the result will be same.

Why did they put up a story marked “CNN”?

Maybe to draw some attention to their website and possibly sell some music.

Maybe they thought it was true. Perhaps they still do believe it to be true. We’ll see. The truth is: more checking is ahead.

Everyone concerned can breathe a bit easier, although I’m sure fans of the Dog the Bounty Hunter show would be up in arms at their favorite TV star threatened. We’re sure Dog can take care of himself, in any case.

And hopefully, Contact Music puts more care and thought in their music than they do in their news stories.

by Mondoreb
legwork: Little Baby Ginn

Latest Dog the Bounty Hunter:

Girlfriend Has Message for Dog’s Fans on MySpace

MORE DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER NEWS:
SIGN the “Bring Back Dog” Petition:

250,000 Signature Goal in Two Weeks:
PETITION

NEW! Dog Trivia

NEW! Dog Still Loves the Son Who Sold Him Out:
Click Here.

Dog Petitions Spring Up All Over Internet


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MySpace Suicide: Megan Meier’s Story May Prevent Others


The tragedy of the “MySpace Suicide” of Megan Meiers could prevent others like it from occurring in the future. As news of the tragic story spreads across the nation, perhaps an event calamitous for one family may be an opportunity for others.

Upon reading the story, it’s hard to come away feeling anything other than shock, disbelief, outrage or sadness.

13-year-old Megan was the object of mean attacks on the popular Internet site MySpace by, what she thought was, an attractive boy, “Josh”, she’d taken a liking to. Others on the site joined in.

The attacks caused the depression-suffering girl to hang herself.

It was later learned that the attacks came not from the boy, who proved to be a fictitious creation, but from adults who lived down the street from Megan.

All this took place eventhough, from all accounts, Megan’s mom monitored her Internet use in every way possible. Monitored it much more than most parents, in fact.

How could this story prevent others like it from happening?

TAKE 15 MINUTES

Do you have a teen? Do you watch “Jerry Springer”?

Judge Judy?

Oprah?

Turn off the TV, have them sit down and give them a copy of this story. If they haven’t already heard about it, have them read it. They will probably wonder what’s up at this point.

Did the news of their adventures in science class somehow reach home?

Chances are, after reading it, most will have similar reactions to adults.

Talk to them. Ask them what they think about the story. What would they do in Megan’s case? Do they know any of their friends who’ve met fake characters online? Do they know how often it happens?

How would react if someone on line “said things about them”?

No definitive conclusion need be reached in the discussion. The fact that they’re sitting down talking with a parent might be old hat. That’s good.

But it might be a new experience–for everyone involved. They will certainly notice that you turned off the TV. That might tip them off that this is serious.

Maybe this sad story might cause them to think, if only for a moment. The disastrous story of the death of Megan Meier may stick with them. Maybe they’ll file it away for future reference.

In the end, you can turn the TV back on at the end of all this: you won’t have missed much. Jerry, Oprah and Judge Judy won’t miss the ratings points. Your teen may look at you funny. That comes with territory–or should.

The word most often used to describe the MySpace suicide of Megan Meier is “tragedy”. It is apt. Maybe this tragedy can prevent another Megan from occurring.

It’s too late for Megan Meier and her grief-stricken family. It may not be too late for others.

by Mondoreb

More on the MySpace suicide of Megan Meier:

MySpace Suicide: The Megan Meier Story – Video
MySpace Cruel Prank Leads to Teen’s Suicide
MySpace Suicide Reactions: Outrage!

[UPDATE: 11:40 11-15-07] Prosecutor to Take Another Look at Case

A St. Charles County teen commits suicide after being targeted by an online attack, but those who instigated it face no criminal charges, or could they? The county prosecutor says he never saw the complete case file. He doesn’t want to give anyone false hope, but he says it’s not yet case closed.

“Me personally, I’ve never seen anything on this case,” says St. Charles County Prosecutor Jack Banas. He says from what he’s heard he knows hearts are broken, but he doesn’t believe laws were.

More on the Megan Meier MySpace Suicide:

LATEST:
Supposedly an ex-friend of Megan’s replies to our stories in
Megan Had It Coming

Megan Meier MySpace Suicide Cruel Hoax: No Justice for Megan
Cruel Hoaxer’s Outed: Let the Lesser Outrage Begin
Megan Meier MySpace Suicide Reactions: Outrage! Outrage!

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Dog the Bounty Hunter Petition to Arts and Entertainment Network Goal is 250,000 Signatures in 14 Days


Bring back “Dog the Bounty Hunter” now!

Sign the petition below and help us bring back the Dog.

Tired of reading about it, talking about and worrying about a Dog-less TV line-up?Now you can help get Dog out of the doghouse–now!

We are trying to collect 250,000 signatures to put “Dog the Bounty Hunter” back on the Art & Entertainment Network’s fall line-up. The petition and electronic signatures will be sent to the AETV’s corporate offices on November 26, 2007. AETV is the parent corporation of the A & E Network.

We will also send along all comments made by the readers–you–at the end of this story to AETV.

To help us help Dog, follow the instructions at the end of the petition wording.

That’s 14 days to collect 250,000 signatures: that’s only a little over 17,000 signatures a day–a small fraction of the show’s audience.

Tell your friends and family and anyone else who might be interested in seeing “Dog the Bounty Hunter” possibly return to the airwaves. If A&E is unmoved, the outpouring of support might surely influence another rival network, such USA Network or Spike TV, to pick the show up.

The petition reads as follows:

— PETITION To Bring “DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER” Back To A & E – —

Bring back “Dog the Bounty Hunter” to the Arts & Entertainment Network schedule.

The tapes released by the National Enquirer were of a private cell-phone conversation, made without Duane “Dog” Chapman’s knowledge (most probably illegally) and sold for monetary gain.

The slur was not an expression of hate, but of ignorance.

Duane Chapman has on several occasions apologized on national TV broadcasts.

While not condoning the use of racial slurs, supporters urge the Arts & Entertainment Network to bring back the “Dog the Bounty Hunter” show.

The sooner, the better.

———– Bring Back “DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER” ———–
Only fourteen days.

Everybody better get busy.

[NOTE: We will update the totals from all our source petitions. We took the comments off to speed the page speed. Total for Dog the Bounty Hunter at 07:00 November 13, 2007: 1445]

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SIGNING THE PETITION:
1. Go to the “Comments” section at the end of this piece.
2. Fill in your real name and email address. Your email address will not be visible to others.
(Optional: You may add a comment. No profanity please. You are trying to impress A & E that you are a responsible viewer–valuable to their advertisers on “Dog the Bounty Hunter”)
3. Push the [PUBLISH] button.

Tell your any Dog fan. Thank you.

by Mondoreb

MORE DOG NEWS:
Petition is at other locations: one other Bring Back Dog petition.
NEW! Fan Reactions
Two Fan Videos Here
NEW! Dog Trivia
NEW! Dog Still Loves the Son Who Sold Him Out:
Dog Still Loves His Son

Dog Petitions Spring Up All Over Internet
Latest Dog the Bounty Hunter News
DOG CENTRAL:


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