On Tuesday, without much in the way of an explanation, the TV Land network announced that it was pulling the popular syndicated series “The Dukes of Hazzard” from its schedule.
While this action wasn’t much of a surprise considering the current politically correct assault on the Confederate flag, it nevertheless showed how absurd that assault has become.
Ben “Cooter” Jones, an actor who starred in the hit series, blasted TV Land for cancelling the show, presumably because of its “offensive” depiction of the embattled flag on the roof of the iconic 1969 Dodge Charger known as the “General Lee.”
Jones said that the Confederate flag controversy has gone too far and noted how people of all ethnicities grew up enjoying the program.
He also called out the “sanctimonious left-wing special interests” pushing the anti-Confederate flag narrative, most notably those at Viacom, the parent organization of TV Land.
Appearing on the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” morning show, Jones pointed out that “The Dukes of Hazzard” was a clean, family-friendly program, and compared it to the reality-show type programming Viacom typically broadcasts, calling it “some of the sleaziest trash” on TV.
“This is like the book burning in Nazi Germany or something. This sweeping cultural cleansing that they’re doing. It’s got to stop,” Jones said.
He then asked the Fox viewers to join his supporters on the Cooter’s Place Facebook page to sign a petition asking Viacom to put “The Dukes” back on the air.
Ben Jones is absolutely right that the assault on the Confederate flag has gone way too far, taking on an Orwellian history-erasing nature that endangers not just our common symbols of heritage and southern pride, but the very ideals of free speech and freedom of expression as well.
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