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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

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    I am a seeker and a speaker of truth. And gays disgust me. so There.
    And that is a choice you make. Homosexuals, do not get to make that choice. So there.
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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyhunter View Post
    I am a seeker and a speaker of truth. And gays disgust me. so There.
    Yet posting about gays seems to be a compulsion

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Ditto Phil.
    He doesn't need to, in case you haven't heard.

    I wonder what GLAAD has up their sleeve, now?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    He doesn't need to, in case you haven't heard.

    I wonder what GLAAD has up their sleeve, now?
    Not really the point is it. Phil had restrictions. The populace just allowed him to get away with not following them. Is this special for Phil, or should we ignore all restrictions?

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    The poor oppressed LBGT persons at GLAAD have responded:

    UPDATE: GLAAD responds: “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.”

    ...with a lie. Robertson never praised Jim Crow laws. Anyone want to take bets on how long it takes for that to become a "fact"?

    Why lie? Is it because his actual comments weren't really that terrible, so the only option is to lie and make them sound worse?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not really the point is it. Phil had restrictions. The populace just allowed him to get away with not following them. Is this special for Phil, or should we ignore all restrictions?
    What restrictions?

    GLAAD has restrictions too. You can't just tell any ol' lie, because it could get you slapped with a defemation suit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What restrictions?

    GLAAD has restrictions too. You can't just tell any ol' lie, because it could get you slapped with a defemation suit.
    Most likely a morals clause:

    January 18 2012


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    How much room for innovation is there in the realm of the so-called "morals clause"? A "morals clause" is a provision in a contract which stipulates that certain actions or activities undertaken in an individual's "private life" can be grounds for termination of the contract. For entertainment lawyers, these sorts of clauses most often arise in television actor or host contracts (where a producer, broadcaster or studio may want to end their association with an individual whose reputation has become toxic) and in celebrity endorsement contracts (where a manufacturer or service provider no longer wants their product or service associated with an individual who has gained public infamy).

    Keep your pants on - the morals clause in performer contracts - Lexology

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Ditto Phil.
    He owns the Duck Call company, so he already had another job.

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I have been wondering if A&E knew of his controversal views...

    By Scott CollinsDecember 20, 2013, 4:55 p.m.

    Anyone looking at the "Duck Dynasty" uproar may wonder why A&E didn't warn Phil Robertson about the dangers of talking too much to reporters.

    But it now looks like they did.

    Robertson, the long-bearded patriarch of the clan of Louisiana duck-call merchants, is on "hiatus" from filming episodes of the No. 1-rated cable reality show after giving a GQ magazine interview where he made anti-gay remarks and questioned the need for the civil-rights movement. GLAAD and theNAACP, among others, condemned the comments. But thousands of fans - and even Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal - have rushed to his defense, touching off the latest skirmish in the national culture war. Late Thursday, the family said it might not want to continue the show without Phil.

    The scandal has turned into the kind of tempest network executives feared all along. A&E knew of Robertson's controversial views - expounded in videotaped sermons and elsewhere - before the show premiered in spring 2012, and warned him not to overshare on hot-button topics such as gay rights and race relations, according to a producer familiar with the situation. Phil and other family members also probably signed contracts containing "morals clauses" in which they promised to, among other things, avoid anything that would embarrass or bring shame to A&E or the brand. Such clauses are standard in the entertainment and sports industries.

    More at: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much - latimes.com

    I still don't quite understand the fascination with a family from Louisiana. Is life so boring that this family is so entertaining? IMO we need more reality tv shows to end. Let's start with this one.

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