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'General Lee' banned; political correctness gone too far?

Uploaded: Jul 2, 2015

TV Land has dropped reruns of "The Dukes of Hazzard," one of the most popular shows in the early 1980s. The reason cited is the Confederate Flag is painted on the top of the Duke brothers' car, the General Lee.

The car is a 1969 Dodge Charger painted bright orange and doesn't appear to have functioning doors, or at least they didn't seem to function because the Duke boys always hopped through the windows as opposed to actually opening the doors.

I understand why a call was made to take the Confederate Flag off the site of the South Carolina Capital. I get why some look at it as a sign of heritage and others look at it as a sign of hate.

But is taking a show out of a lineup because a flag occasionally shows up in an occasional chase scene taking political correctness too far?