Better-reader-than-I Brett McS left this in the comments last week in response to my little rant about reality TV and all the crap therein:

WorldNetDaily – ‘Duck Dynasty’: A decoy for dummies, by Ilana Mercer

I just think this quote from one of her Facebook friends is exactly right:

“The [Ducksters] were selected for the show because they are how you describe them. Duck Dynasty was meant to be a redneck minstrel show. They were supposed to be objects of ridicule for cosmopolitan America. They are what blue-state America imagines religiosity to be.”

So, yeah, there’s your American television, ladies and gentlemen. I totally get now why so many of us are so eager to man the ramparts to defend them as the center of of all that is worth preserving. /massive sarcasm voice