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Monday, May 02, 2005

Kentucky Town Pissed at A&E

This is pretty good.

Apparently residents in the Kentucky town of Pikeville aren't real big fans of A&E's City Confidential show and they want an apology from the network. [AP]
"You start the piece by showing a rebel flag on Julius Avenue, an overweight man without a shirt smoking a cigarette and an old pickup with a few women in the back," City Manager Donovan Blackburn said. "As I am sure you would agree, you can go to almost any city in America and find the same."

Hmmm, yeah, old pickups with a FEW women in the back is a regular occurence everywhere. If walking barefoot to the Piggly Wiggly isn't hillbilly I don't know what is.

The show actually revolves around a mysterious group of teenagers who raised hell in the mid 90s. And anyone who's seen City Confidential knows what the show is. Not sure exactly why Pikeville thought it was going to be Hee-Haw 2K5.

And if Pikeville wants positive representation of their town on television, they should probably call The Food Network next time.

Jerry Brewer, I'm calling you out! Defend your sorry state! :)

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