19 March 2007

Come on, it's jus' the good ol' boys...

I'll post this at the risk of it stomping on columnist Chris Johnson's redneck red clay turf. He's out sick today anyway.

From the A.P.:
The Dukes of Hazzard are getting driven out of town over the Confederate imagery in their good ol' TV show.
The stars of the series, John Schneider and Tom Wopat, have segued into musical careers since the show ended production in 1985. Schneider says the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra canceled a planned "Dukes"-themed appearance after contracts were signed because some in the community found the show racist and offensive.
The orchestra said in a statement that it has had a long artistic relationship with Schneider and Wopat, but "we decided that some of the messages conveyed in the program are not consistent with the efforts of the Pops to reach out to all members of our community."

OK, OK, hold it right there. An orchestra has had a "long artistic relationship with Schneider and Wopat"??? And wasn't it Daisy Duke's job to, you know, reach out to all members of the community?

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