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New Media Victory: A&E Lifts 'Duck Dynasty' Star's Suspension
Breitbart ^ | December 27, 2013 | Christian Toto

Posted on 12/27/2013 5:11:48 PM PST by This Just In

Phil Robertson can go back to work thanks, in part, to New Media outlets which rallied to the reality star's side.

A&E announced it will resume filming Duck Dynasty, along with family patriarch Phil Robertson, in the spring. The show had "indefinitely suspended" Robertson earlier this month after an interview he gave to GQ magazine hit the news cycle. The unabashed Christian called gay sex, along with greed and adultery, a sin and wondered how a man could prefer another man's anus to a woman's vagina.

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1 posted on 12/27/2013 5:11:48 PM PST by This Just In
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Oh good. Now I can quit worrying about him.


2 posted on 12/27/2013 5:16:48 PM PST by Mercat
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To: This Just In

A&E BLINKED at the bottom line.


3 posted on 12/27/2013 5:18:04 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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A&E statement:

“But Duck Dynasty is not a show about one man’s views. It resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family… a family that America has come to love. As you might have seen in many episodes, they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness. These are three values that we at A+E Networks also feel strongly about.”

Baloney. It was about the money. They already knew about Phil Robertson’s beliefs. After discussions with an activist group, they suspended Phil.

We see through your bull, A&E. You’re not fooling anyone.


4 posted on 12/27/2013 5:21:18 PM PST by This Just In
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“... We will also use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a message that supports our core values as a company, and the values found in Duck Dynasty. These PSAs will air across our entire portfolio.”

So they’ll run free ads for homos during the show.
That ought to work out real well.


5 posted on 12/27/2013 5:28:22 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: This Just In
Ain't That Just Ducky!!!

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6 posted on 12/27/2013 5:30:06 PM PST by smoothsailing
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Ca-ching

Cash registers ringing have more sway than gays a whining.

What happened to jesse james?

7 posted on 12/27/2013 5:30:17 PM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: This Just In

I hope they can leave A&E


8 posted on 12/27/2013 5:30:45 PM PST by Rock Eye Jack
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To: This Just In

“... We will also use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a message that supports our core values as a company, and the values found in Duck Dynasty. These PSAs will air across our entire portfolio.”

... because we think the majority of our viewers are racist-sexist-homophobes who need sensitivity training.


9 posted on 12/27/2013 5:41:11 PM PST by Lexington Green (Quack Quack)
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“We here at A&E will tolerate everything anyone out there throws at us, except Biblical values. We consider all believing Catholic and Protestant Preachers who speak the truth found in Scripture to be promoters of hate. Your intolerant views will not be respected at A&E. Or God’s.”


10 posted on 12/27/2013 5:43:15 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Rock Eye Jack

They’ve had offers from other networks. I hope they leave too.


11 posted on 12/27/2013 5:53:35 PM PST by blondee123 (DICTATORSHIP HAS ARRIVED! Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: This Just In

Translation: Keep the eyeballs and the money coming to us, even though we hate everything you stand for”.

Be funny if they walked anyway - they don’t need the money after all. I can think of some “contractual obligation” themes to fill out the rest of this season if needed - how about the Robertsons sit around and read the Bible out loud for the remaining shows?


12 posted on 12/27/2013 5:54:44 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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From what I have heard, A&E already had the next season of DD in the can before Phil gave his interview. Editing Phil out of the new season's episodes would have been difficult and expensive. Letters have been pouring in supporting Phil, and condemning the obvious censorship. Also, the Robinsons are standing by Papa Phil. If A&E tries to throw him under the bus, I expect the next season of DD would be on another network.

So A&E straddled the fence - they suspended Phil temporarily (when he wasn't actually working anyway) to mollify the gays, then put the show right back on the air.

The result of all this drama? Phil is more famous than ever. Lots of people will tune in to Duck Dynasty just to see what the fuss was all about. And more merch is being sold, lining the Robinsons' and A&E's pockets.

Winning...

13 posted on 12/27/2013 6:07:53 PM PST by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: Mercat
Oh good. Now I can quit worrying about him.

Yeah. I lost a lot of sleep worrying he'd get his feelings hurt.

14 posted on 12/27/2013 6:08:47 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: mrsmith
Jesae Jackscum should be back making NEW demands momentarily

one can only Imagine


15 posted on 12/27/2013 6:11:42 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Its beginning to look a lot like Kwanzaa)
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To: mrsmith

A&E needs to learn tolerance of Christians... They’ve got ‘tolerance’ of elite liberals, gays, etc (every dem victim group) down pat...


16 posted on 12/27/2013 6:12:48 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: This Just In

Oh please, the suspension was never going to last, the weren’t going to kill the goose, they were just making a show. “New media” had nothing to do with it.


17 posted on 12/27/2013 6:12:50 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

They didn’t blink, they were ALWAYS going to unsuspend him. Make sure you watch the show now, which was the point of the whole thing.


18 posted on 12/27/2013 6:13:35 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: mrsmith
So they’ll run free ads for homos during the show. That ought to work out real well.

Whoops. I thought they were going to target the GLAAD types...

19 posted on 12/27/2013 6:13:52 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: This Just In

Is HomoWood going to tolerate Christianity and the Bible now?

Pray America is Waking


20 posted on 12/27/2013 6:16:05 PM PST by bray ("The Republic of Texas 2022" is coming in Feb)
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To: Mercat

It seems that the Chick-fil-A boycott has been forgotten. The vast majority of the public do not buy in to the “gay” lifestyle.


21 posted on 12/27/2013 6:16:19 PM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: This Just In

They’re licking their wounds as best they can with a gayified tongue. Hoping to spin what the Robertsons do as pro-homo activity.

That said, it turned into a tempest in a country tea kettle. Let’s not beat up on A&E too much. Maybe they are, if reluctantly, on the path to learning that no, Christians aren’t being monsters for identifying homo behavior as beneath God’s blessed plan. Let us pray that this be the case. In the meantime — Phil is blessed to have not had his spirit so expurgated of goodness by Satan as to be like the Deliverance guy. Such behavior is nonsense to him. It doesn’t seem nonsense to those who have been expurgated of goodness in a particular way. The wish is a wish for an illusion. It’s a wish for a way that Satan punks the creation. And a healing for it can come through the supernatural power of Christ, which we otherwise know as the gospel. And I’ll fight anyone who claims it can’t.


22 posted on 12/27/2013 6:22:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: billhilly

Yeah, the “buycott” overwhelmed the grudgemeisters.


23 posted on 12/27/2013 6:23:46 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: This Just In

Another Chick Fil A type uprising against liberal censorship stopped the lib groups cold, beginning with GLAAD, intolerant of sincerely held religious christian beliefs, dead in their tracks. They are still trying to rationalize what happened to their tactics that have usually proved successful. This was a loss of “Biblical” proportion.


24 posted on 12/27/2013 6:27:50 PM PST by Sasparilla
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To: Sasparilla

“By the loyal love of God above, the redneck gits ‘er done.”

(It’s a line from a song I wrote a few years ago, but I only want to brag on God for inspiring me with it. It was just strange how it came to me. [Sanctified] rednecks should not brag on themselves, but should brag on God.)


25 posted on 12/27/2013 6:30:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Calvin Locke
No, the aim is to recruit and expand.
They'll probably run more of the homo recruitment ads on other programs but they'll run some on the "Dynasty" show.
Christianity has taken a beating here. A+E is saying they will run ads to counter the Robertson's Christian example.
26 posted on 12/27/2013 6:35:32 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mrsmith

And so what, duck calls speak louder than... well I won’t write it, it looks crude.


27 posted on 12/27/2013 6:39:43 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Jesse left holding an empty bag, waiting for his “meeting.” Maybe he and Al should try to get together for a tag team shakedown.


28 posted on 12/27/2013 6:51:31 PM PST by Sasparilla
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To: Sasparilla

I can just SEE al losing his temper and inadvisably calling Phil Robertson a “poofter” punk......as he called some talk show host some years ago

Id LIKE to see that as a matter of fact...


29 posted on 12/27/2013 6:57:27 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Its beginning to look a lot like Kwanzaa)
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To: This Just In

A&E and GQ will bank on this potential “manufactured” publicity stunt.


30 posted on 12/27/2013 7:08:02 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: This Just In


31 posted on 12/27/2013 7:09:40 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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I was changing channels a little while ago. Came across Fox and the show with the lady mc. There was a bald guy on there who said that people who are critical of the homo lifestyle were gay themselves. I changed the station very quickly. Have no idea what his name was since I do not watch her show. Bless his little heart.


32 posted on 12/27/2013 7:19:58 PM PST by MamaB
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Apparently these idiots don’t know there are hundreds of other channels we can switch to when their gay commercial comes on.


33 posted on 12/27/2013 7:25:37 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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If the commercials get too limp wristed they will shoo away Duck fans. They better be careful not to get too cutesy.


34 posted on 12/27/2013 7:28:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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. We will also use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a message that supports our core values as a company, and the values found in Duck Dynasty. These PSAs will air across our entire portfolio.”

You mean like the tolerance that that GLAAD showed Phil?

35 posted on 12/27/2013 7:29:03 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

If they get too cutesy they will drive off their redneck audience. And once more will have filled their feet with birdshot.


36 posted on 12/27/2013 7:30:55 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: mrsmith
Christianity has taken a beating here. A+E is saying they will run ads to counter the Robertson's Christian example.

Which most will not see, thanks to DVRs.;o)

37 posted on 12/27/2013 7:33:45 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: This Just In

Yaaaaay!


38 posted on 12/27/2013 8:26:05 PM PST by Beowulf9
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Well, at least we finally know how long “indefinitely” is: nine days. A&E should be nominated for a Fields Medal for finally resolving this age old puzzle.


39 posted on 12/27/2013 9:50:04 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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“Christianity has taken a beating..”

Christians have been persecuted and murdered for centuries. As a matter of fact, brothers and sisters in Christ are being imprisoned and killed for their faith as we speak. So this is nothing new.

Continued prayers for the persecuted.


40 posted on 12/27/2013 10:21:53 PM PST by This Just In
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GLADD’s national spokesman responded Friday night with the following brief statement of disapproval:

“Phil Robertson should look African American and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists. If dialogue with Phil is not part of next steps then A&E has chosen profits over African American and gay people – especially its employees and viewers.”


41 posted on 12/28/2013 8:58:12 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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Whining, hate-filled bullies should be ignored.


42 posted on 12/28/2013 9:51:13 AM PST by This Just In
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