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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.
    No network will touch someone who's liable, at any time, to alienate viewers. Viewers aren't customers, they're production- what the network sells to their customers.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    I can't go running around town bashing the customers of the company I work for without running the risk of being fired. In fact, if I gave an interview for a trade magazine and started calling our Japanese customers a bunch of slanty-eyed SOB's who we should have nuked to kingdom come, I'd probably be a goner before the interview was even completed.
    Still not what Phil Robertson was doing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    No network will touch someone who's liable, at any time, to alienate viewers. Viewers aren't customers, they're production- what the network sells to their customers.
    Really, I wonder how may gay duck hunters there are out there that are all of a sudden alienated?

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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
    Really, I wonder how may gay duck hunters there are out there that are all of a sudden alienated?
    You do realize there are other shows on A&E besides Duck Dynasty, and that the companies that own A&E own many other entertainment subsidiaries with a multitude of sponsors, yes? A&E's concern isn't alienating viewers of Duck Dynasty, it's that the comments make the network look bad, since Duck Man is a representative of the network.
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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
    Still not what Phil Robertson was doing.
    Well, if I said that the Japanese were a bunch of Seaweed eating, sneak attacking untrustworthy creeps...I'd also be sending out resumes.

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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
    Really, I wonder how may gay duck hunters there are out there that are all of a sudden alienated?
    At issue is the whole 18-30 demographic. The network does not want to alienate the people of the future. Duck dude is a short-lived phenomenon.

    The young, most of whom are sexually liberated and made up of more than one color, are the people A&E wants to keep on board. Duck Dynasty fans are pretty much a dying breed.

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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
    Really, I wonder how may gay duck hunters there are out there that are all of a sudden alienated?
    If you decide where Mazda spends it's ad bucks you might wonder, too, and look around elsewhere.
    Because not all gays are wearing pink tutus in San Francisco parades. There's still the same percentage in Weaselpiss, Georgia as there is in Detroit, Michigan.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    If you decide where Mazda spends it's ad bucks you might wonder, too, and look around elsewhere.
    Because not all gays are wearing pink tutus in San Francisco parades. There's still the same percentage in Weaselpiss, Georgia as there is in Detroit, Michigan.
    style points awarded for the weaselpiss, georgia reference
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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
    To refer to Duck Dude as the Rosa Parks of this generation? How is it not?
    I see them both "standing up" for what they believe.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    If you decide where Mazda spends it's ad bucks you might wonder, too, and look around elsewhere.
    Because not all gays are wearing pink tutus in San Francisco parades. There's still the same percentage in Weaselpiss, Georgia as there is in Detroit, Michigan.
    I've heard Weaselpiss, Georgia is lovely this time of year.
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