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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    From what I've read, he didn't compare the two to each other, simply stated he thought they were both sins...and speaking of controversial issues at work doesn't automatically grant them the right to fire you.
    Seriously? I'm not picking just on you, but on all the people on this thread who claim your company can't fire you for what you say - REALLY? haven't you heard about people getting fired for posting things critical of their company on Facebook?

    They are free to post - but they have to accept there may be consequences!

    And the only reason Robertson got the GQ interview was because of the show on A&E - he was definitely there to publicize the show and A&E, so he was acting in the context of an employee (and again, even if he hadn't been - they can still fire him for saying something they don't like)

    By the way, he IS censored; you all are right about that. But it wasn't the GQ interview. There are terms he signed around the show that govern what he can and cannot say on the show. Still not a freedom of speech issue; he accepted the terms when he agreed to do the show. But no one started a boycott about that, did they?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    You're right. I think that if he hadn't have talked about the whole "morphing out to beastiality" thing, he likely would have been fine.
    What part of he was not speaking for or on behalf of A&E dont you get?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    You're right. I think that if he hadn't have talked about the whole "morphing out to beastiality" thing, he likely would have been fine.
    No that whole part where he implies blacks were happy under Jim Crow in the old south would have sunk him too.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    No that whole part where he implies blacks were happy under Jim Crow in the old south would have sunk him too.
    Oh yeah, forgot about that part lol
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    What part of he was not speaking for or on behalf of A&E dont you get?
    That is irrelevant. Anytime you speak publicly on any subject you are representing your company if you are identified as working for them. If they don't like something you say, you can be fired for it. Welcome to the real world.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    What part of he was not speaking for or on behalf of A&E dont you get?
    I never said he was speaking on A&E's behalf. That said, if A&E felt that his comments reflected negatively on the network, they can get rid of him provided there's nothing contractual preventing them from doing so.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Wait second here I kinda disagree here. If one works for widget factory x making widgets. And gets interviewed stating an opinion contrary to their employers POV on what ever issue they should have protections. After it does not affect the product. In the ducks case image is the product. And what the duck did can impact the product
    This isn't my opinion -- this is what the First Amendment means. Even if it doesn't affect the product, your employer doesn't have to keep you around if they don't want to be associated with your (the royal you) brand of speech.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Seriously? I'm not picking just on you, but on all the people on this thread who claim your company can't fire you for what you say - REALLY? haven't you heard about people getting fired for posting things critical of their company on Facebook?
    I didn't say that.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    The loser in this will be A&E because, in the end the Robertsons will move the show to a different network and A&E will lose their major money maker. So what they did is a poor business decision. I'm not even going to get into the comments because I don't care what bearded people or non bearded people say on TV shows. I'm a businessman the outcome of this thing seems pretty easy to determine.

    You don't think they might have a contract with A&E or anything, do you? You don't think that maybe A&E will sue them if they try that, do you?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    What part of he was not speaking for or on behalf of A&E dont you get?
    People just don't like him anymore. All the non-hillfolk have had enough. We can find pig hunters or something.

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