Matt Welch: 'His name was Jefferson Davis Hogg!'

If The Dukes of Hazzard was racist, it sure had a funny way of showing it


Last night on Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue, I defended the honor of The Dukes of Hazzard, a late-'70s, early-'80s television show whose re-runs were incongruously cancelled by TV Land in response to the recent controversies over the confederate battle flag: 

Related: Rep. Ben Jones (D-Ga.), better known as the actor who played the Duke clan's pal "Cooter," said yesterday that "[T]his is like the book burning in Nazi Germany or something…This sweeping cultural cleansing that they're doing. It's got to stop." John "Bo" Schneider responds to kerfuffle here.

You can see more clips from last night's Red Eye at this link.