Profits over Racism: A & E Lets The Dog Back In - Have They Been Covering For Dog All Along?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

How sad is it that the A & E channel is letting Dog the Bounty Hunter come back to television all for the name of profits? Remember - this is the guy who if his daughter brought home a black date he'd say f*** y***.

Let's recap for a moment the whole conversation that started all of this:

Duane "Dog" Chapman: I don't care if she's a Mexican, a whore or whatever. It's not because she's black, it's because we use the word 'n*****' sometimes here. I'm not gonna take a chance ever in life of losing everything I've worked for for 30 years because some f*****g n***** heard us say 'n*****' and turned us in to the Enquirer magazine. Our career is over! I'm not taking that chance at all! Never in life! Never! Never! If Lyssa [Dog's daughter] was dating a n*****, we would all say 'f*** y**!' And you know that. If Lyssa brought a black guy home … ya da da. It's not that they're black, it's none of that. It's that we use the word 'n*****.' We don't mean, 'you f*****g scum n***** without a soul.' We don't mean that shit. But America would think we mean that. And we're not taking a chance on losing everything we got over a racial slur because our son goes with a girl like that. I can't do that Tucker. You can't expect Gary, Bonnie, Cecily, all them young kids to [garbled] because 'I'm in love for 7 months — f*** that! So, I'll help you get another job but you can not work here unless you break up with her and she's out of your life. I can't handle that s***. I got 'em in the parking lot trying to record us. I got that girl saying she's gonna wear a recorder....
So I guess the moral of the story here is that you can be as racist as you wanna be, but as long you make some faux attempts to say you aren't - as long as you're making money - A & E will take you back.

Has A & E been covering up for the Dog all along though?

Fight this all you want - but you know that a slew of racist slurs must have came out of Duane's mouth a ton of times during the filming of his shows - so the question I have is this - what did A & E producers do when they saw those shots?

Obviously they must have edited them out - but how many and for how long?

I'm curious to know to what extent A & E producers have been idly sitting by as they watched Duane make racist comments.