New Castle News

January 27, 2014

‘Duck Dynasty’ views are sign of decline

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Editor, The News:

In her letter of Jan. 2 criticizing The News for leading the front page on Dec. 23 with a story about a cable television program, Susan Linville could also have noted the irony of an opinion in The News on Dec. 28 headlined “Why does anyone care about ‘Duck Dynasty’ dispute?”

The editorial, from Scripps Howard News Service, raised the question of “how a long-bearded duck-call manufacturer came to be a celebrity of such significant notoriety that his opinions mattered to so many.”

The editorial credited the rise of cable television; it could well have lamented the decline of the daily newspaper as we knew it.

Lynn Slovonsky

Meyer Avenue

New Castle