Food Network: Gay and proud … and stupid

Food Network: Gay and proud … and stupid

If there was any lesson to be derived from the short-lived impasse between A&E and Phil Robertson, the star of its hit series “Duck Dynasty,” it was that numbers talk. There are  more conservatives in the nation than there are liberals, and when liberals choose to make war against the right and its ideals, they end up losing.

The latest chapter in this tug-of-war was written this morning by my friend and fellow blogger Tami Jackson. Tami is editor of The Black Sphere, and this morning she published a open letter to Food Network about their apparent fixation with recruiting flamboyantly gay contestants for their cooking-competition show “Chopped.”

You can read Tami’s letter here, followed by the network’s two-part response in which they fight what they perceive to be intolerance with — what else? — intolerance liberally seasoned with scorn and dripping with righteous self-indignation.

I don’t know what the demographics of the network’s viewership are. But in October 2013, Bloomberg reported that their ratings declined after they released Paula Deen, hardly a beacon of political correctness. Feel free to draw your own conclusions.


Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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