[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Former Democrat Congressman Ben Jones, who played “Cooter” on the Dukes of Hazzard TV series that ran between 1979 and 1985, which was recently pulled by the TV Land cable network because of progressive political correctness, appeared on Fox & Friends Thursday to weigh in on the banning of the show.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]TV Land, whose parent company is Viacom, pulled reruns of the popular series because the featured muscle car in the series, an iconic orange, 1969 Dodge Charger, nicknamed “The General Lee,” has an image of the Confederate flag painted on its roof. The car is considered to be one of the famous of any automobile in the history of television.
Jones, who represented Georgia in the U.S. Congress from 1989 to 1993, told Steve Doocy that the series was hardly divisive, but was a wholesome program that brought families together:
“I think that the train is off the tracks. What we need to do in this country is to bring people together in honest and open discussion. Nothing brought people together more than the ‘Dukes of Hazzard.’
Back in the day, 30 million people a week watched this show — black folks, white folks, red folks, brown folks, yellow folks and loved it — old folks, every section of the country. It’s become a permanent part of Americana and there is nothing more positive — a good, clean family show that the family can watch together.”
Jones, said that Viacom’s decision was one to cave in to “sanctimonious, left-wing special interests in New York,” even though Viacom is known for producing “some of the sleaziest trash in the history of television,” while pulling off the “most positive, healthy, wonderful, fun family show in the history of television.”[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]”Why are they doing this?” asked an outraged Jones. “This is like the book burning in Nazi Germany or something,” he shouted. “This sweeping cultural cleansing that they’re doing has got to stop!”
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