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  1. Lucrece
    December 28, 2013

    Don Imus calls some basketball players “nappy-headed ho’s”, he loses his job. Firestorm happens with few people coming to his defense.

    Similarly aged,also redneck Robertson compares gay people to prostitutes and drunks, and people wave it off as “it’s an old white guy from the South”.

    It will be a long, long time before homophobia actually becomes taboo.

  2. shofixti
    December 28, 2013

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the network had run focus groups that revealed that marginal viewers of DD indicated they would be more interested in watching if they knew that the figurehead of the show had been targeted by “cultural Marxists”.

    The whole thing reeks of being manufactured – especially as Robertson appears in YouTube videos saying pretty much the same thing.

  3. Priya Lynn
    December 28, 2013

    “And GLAAD and other gay supporters failed in articulating the concerns we had with his speech, missed that part of it was a paraphrase of a scripture, and lost the opportunity to distinguish between religious position and hate speech.”.

    That part of scripture is hate speech.

  4. Joseph Singer
    December 28, 2013

    Free speech gives you the right to say what you want. It does not negate that you may suffer consequences of using that speech like being removed from a program by your employer. Much more is involved here though. A&E decided to let Robertson back on the program but not because they had a change of heart, but more so that they see that they can monetize this incident to make more eyeballs view the “reality” programming. Please don’t be fooled that A&E gives two rat turds about nasty comments by Robertson. What you should believe is that they care about ratings and $$$ and that’s all. This whole dust up is about exposure and money.

  5. Richard Rush
    December 28, 2013

    A&E thinking: “We at A&E have a golden opportunity to reap massive profits by excusing Robertson for simply expressing his virulently degrading view of homos, and now those homos refuse to put their selfish interests aside and shut-up. For homos, tolerance is obviously a one-way street.”

  6. jerry
    December 29, 2013

    The only reason I could be tempted to view the program is to see who is advertising on the show and if I want to continue spending my money on their products if I currently buy their stuff.

  7. homer
    December 29, 2013

    Read the Facebook comments on the Duck Dynasty page. Interesting to see just how many people plainly hate gay people. Not just hate, they want us put in prison or killed. Or burn in hell.

    I also suspect this “controversy” was drummed up by A & E to increase the ratings of this fake show.

  8. Richard Rush
    December 29, 2013

    TV reality shows are a lot like Phil Robertson’s fundamentalist religion: Both are largely fakery presented as if they were reality. Now I understand why Robertson takes to that TV show like a duck to water.

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