A&E fired up the Mother of All Exploding Cigars. LOL! I love it when the progs do that!
I say, too late.
Let A&E eat some crow.
The Robertson’s can go to a new show elsewhere and prosper just fine.
Let this be a momentous lesson.
Yes! Dump Anti-Christian bigots at A&E
Long enough for the Presidency and a couple of senate seats?
Duck Dynasty could become the REAL Camelot.
After a term or 2, back to TV.
Maybe Ted Nugent would be appointed to something high up.
My email to A & E
re: Duck Dynasty
As a regular viewer of this show for the past 6 months, I can no longer see myself watching your channel due to your recent decision to suspend Phil Robertson because of the vile, hateful and intolerant threats of an insignificant minority of the population and their militant voice at GLAAD.
Hope you enjoy making one of the worst business decisions in history.
Now live with it, without me.
Can you imagine how the lefty's heads would EXPLODE?! Now that'd be fun to watch!
How many homes is the Hunt Channel in?
This is totally the wrong take-away, but ... The Hunt Channel is owned by a guy named Sport?
For example, why by insurance from a company in the North East, when that company is providing a livelyhood to people that give us politicians like Chuck Schumer? USAA (just an example) is based largely in Louisiana I believe. It costs you very little to switch you Home, Auto, Life, etc insurance to a company with Southern roots.
The same with entertainment. With technology, we now have the potential to have a boycott like MLK did with bussing in the South - only on a larger scale.
I hope the Chik-Fil-A fiasco and this A&E fiasco shows there is a potential to start an economic boycott of everything 'Blue State'. I probably don't have the smarts to do it myself, but kindling has been stacked - someone just needs to light the match and lead the way.
(my two cents)
I imagine if the show comes to an end it’ll be A&E ending it. And I imagine the Robertsons have a clause in the contract allowing them to go to another network.
Cracker Barrel just announced they screwed up and is putting everything back on their shelves. We should support them like we did with the chicken sandwiches.
I love it, just the type of attitude that would be right at home with Phil and the boys.
and if they don't like the programming, they need to either let [DD] go or shut up and pay them."
Unfortunately, I see a great possibility that A&E won't do this. If they can shelve DD and not sell it, it stifles the family from doing another show while they are under contract. SILENCING their message.
I believe that A&E wanted to create a show embarrassing people in flyover country. They in inadvertently got a hit show that promoted and encouraged Christian values instead of denigrating them. A&E got what THEY DID NOT WANT, so they have done everything in their power to sabotage the show. 3 or 4 days a week they do DD marathons. They have marketed just about anything and everything. I believe this is all to saturate and overexpose DD.
Hollywood is run by liberals, who hate all things from God. They'll do whatever they can to destroy anything Christian.
A&E pays DD $220k per episode. Season 5 is in the can, with a supposed 10 episodes. $2.2 million is a cheap cost for Disney to try and destroy DD.
Like Phil said, before DD started, "It'll never work. But if God is behind it, it'll go right to the top."
If God wants DD (or some other show with the Robertsons) to succeed, nothing that Hollywood does will be able to stand against it.
What would be really cool is if they’d break the mold and blow up the whole cable industry. Go online, via Netflix or some similar video streaming service. The servers would melt down under the load! But they could be the straw that breaks not just A&E, but the back of the confiscatory cable price structure.
This would allow people dump cable, pay to watch content they care about and pay the content owner directly. Let’s say only half of those 12 million viewers followed them online, that’s 6 million subscriptions at, let’s say, $10 per year? Could they do the show and pay Netflix for $60 million a year? Or, make it $15 per year and the extra $5 per subscriber would give them an extra $30 million per year to do the Lords Work with!
Some way, some day, somebody is going to upset the cable TV applecart...
The whole world is tuning in...and they have reinstated Phil.
If it were my family, unless some contractual obligation prevents it, I would open up the competitive bidding and tell a&e they are welcome to bid. And I would start the bidding at the current rate that a&e pays now. That would teach them a lesson.
“we’re told its contract with the family provides they couldn’t do another show for a certain period of time.”
As a hollywood producer, every agent ALWAYS has an escape clause in the contract. Unless their agent is a complete moron, I doubt it’s ironclad. All of our shows have contracts with the actors that are agreeable to both parties, especially with the production company involved with the show.
A&E = Soetoro dum focks. The onesie network has no big man pants.
Irregardless of what happens ... whether DD stays or goes ... I want A&E to suffer as a result of this travesty.
“...A&E needs to put on their big boy pants...”
....big girl panties.....