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Ruffling feathers [Editorial]
Ruffling feathers [Editorial]

Every once in a while, a media kerfuffle arrives that succeeds in elevating some banal stupidity to unimaginable heights of urgency and importance. At the center of the frenzy is usually some basic cable TV program of questionable artistic merit but produced by people with a well-developed skill at self-promotion and touching the cultural zeitgeist. About an hour ago, it was either singer Miley Cyrus or tabloid queen Kim Kardashian and her family having their 15 minutes of fame saying or doing something outrageous. This week it is Phil Robertson, hirsute patriarch of the Robertson clan, stars of the mystifyingly popular A&E redneck "reality" show "Duck Dynasty," who...

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