People are still trying to silence Phil Robertson.
If there was ever a perfect explanation for why the “Duck Commander” will launch his new show, “In the Woods with Phil,” on CRTV instead of cable, YouTube, or Facebook, it’s this right here:
Now, we'd like to share the clip from Robertson's show with you, but as you can see, Facebook won't permit us to embed it:
For now, you can watch it here, courtesy of CRTV's Facebook page:
In the video, he prepares a duck he hunted to make some duck gumbo for lunch. He plucks it, singes it in the fire, and, of course, removes its head before cooking it. Quelle horreur!
As he’s working, Robertson talks about how some liberals believe it “takes a coward to go out and kill a bird” with a gun. “No,” Robertson says, “It takes someone who is hungry, and he wants organic food out in the wild.”
The video is Phil, his feathered duck, his pot, and a few words about living off the land and woods. Facebook censored Phil’s post for “graphic violence or gore.” Anyone who is not logged into Facebook will not be able to see the video on Robertson’s Facebook page. The post isn’t there at all – censorship in the truest sense of the word.
This is exactly the kind of extreme political correctness Robertson calls “pontificated crap.” He responded to Facebook's censorship on Twitter:
Progressives control traditional media outlets and social media, and they use that power to place a stranglehold on conservative voices.
It’s because of progressive control that Steven Crowder’s website was blacklisted from Facebook’s Trending News feed.
It’s because of squeamish progressives that Phil Robertson preparing a duck to eat was labeled “graphic violence or gore.”
Ever since Robertson was temporarily suspended from his hit A&E show for quoting the Bible, it's been clear that the progressives in charge of mainstream media institutions will not provide a platform for Robertson and other Christians and conservatives to express their beliefs freely. That’s why Robertson's show, “In the Woods with Phil,” will run daily on CRTV, an online-only platform that's not beholden to advertisers and liberal TV executives.
“Here’s the deal, America, these are my woods,” Robertson said in a video released when the show was announced. “Out here I call the shots. If you want to hear someone mean what they say and say what they mean; if you want a healthy dose of truth; if you want to hear the name of Jesus without reservation, well, then I would suggest you come join me ... in the woods.”
Mark Levin, Michelle Malkin, Steven Crowder, Phil Robertson … all these great conservatives have joined CRTV because CRTV unashamedly believes in the right to free speech. CRTV won’t censor his way of life. And CRTV will never cave to outside pressure from the liberal media because it does not need the liberal media.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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