General Lee

Isis aren’t the only ones guilty of censoring the past

Aside from reports about terrorism, war and the Vatican cosying up to Naomi Klein, few news stories this year have upset me as much as the ones about TV Land cancelling re-runs of The Dukes of Hazzard.

TV Land, an American cable channel, announced this week that it will stop showing the oh-so-1980s TV show about the Duke boys and their sheriff-dodging antics in the state of Georgia, because the car they drove — a 1969 Dodge Charger — had the Confederate flag painted on its roof.

  • Exile1981

    By letting left lead the charge against the confederate flag we have emboldened them to the point they will be burning books in the street by fll.

  • Helios Megistos

    Key Executives For TV LandNameBoard RelationshipsTitleAgeLarry W. JonesNo RelationshipsPresident–Jaclyn Rann CohenNo RelationshipsExecutive Vice President of Program Strategy and Acquisitions–Eliot GoldbergNo RelationshipsSenior Vice President of Development and Original Programming–Casey PattersonNo RelationshipsSenior Vice President of Event Production and Talent Development-

    • I like it.

    • MRHapla

      Only bare skin on the paint. Kudos,,,,

  • Helios Megistos

    We know who owns TVLand; no comment!

  • kkruger71

    Banning airings and memorabilia from The Dukes of Hazzard? Congratulations American left, this is your “Freedom Fries” moment.

  • mauser 98

    no bikinis here

  • Barrington Minge

    For heavens sake. Its a painting…of a flag…on a car.
    It is true there is “confederate sentiment” in the south..what’s strange about that?
    I’m just back from deepest Georgia and these flags are all over the place and nobody is wetting their knickers over it.
    There are far more important things going on in the world…this is just a stupid side-show.