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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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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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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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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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“... 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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