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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
    And you agree to allow them to do that when you sign up.



    Censorship is also punishing someone for what was said. And, if there were such clauses in his contract, oh well for Phil.



    Anyone who violates their employment contract or does things that their employer warns them not to do shouldn't be surprised when they lose their job.It's the way life works.

    Phil Robertson made this happen with his mouth.




    I have zero sympathy for him.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    In the end A&E will suffer for their intolerance and bigotry.
    Sorry Digs...but being intolerant of intolerance is neither intolerance nor bigotry.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Anyone who violates their employment contract or does things that their employer warns them not to do shouldn't be surprised when they lose their job.It's the way life works.

    Phil Robertson made this happen with his mouth.




    I have zero sympathy for him.
    I don't have any sympathy for him either, he makes his own decisions. I do find it ironic, though, that A&E finds it necessary to censor views of it's reality tv star.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    He is not a priest, or a pastor, he is on a reality TV show, acting like a redneck hillbilly. He is not proselytizing when he is on that show, nor do I expect in his other business's. He is not dedicated to spreading the word of god.
    That requirement is not limited to priests or pastors...it's a requirement of all adherents. Now, you can say he's not a priest or a pastor....but it appears to me that he is, regardless of any title you deem as "qualifying".

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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
    I don't have any sympathy for him either, he makes his own decisions. I do find it ironic, though, that A&E finds it necessary to censor views of it's reality tv star.
    A&E is a brand
    likely few LGBT viewers of the duck dynasty program
    would be surprised if there are many black viewers
    but the brand, and what it stands for has to be protected from wingnut ravings by one of its employees
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    A&E is a brand
    likely few LGBT viewers of the duck dynasty program
    would be surprised if there are many black viewers
    but the brand, and what it stands for has to be protected from wingnut ravings by one of its employees

    Quite

    I expect A&E has a lot of viewers on it other shows that might have taken offence, or managers of companies that advertise on A&E that took offence to what was said and told A&E that we not going to watch A&E or advertise on A&E anymore if that guy is on it
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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
    That requirement is not limited to priests or pastors...it's a requirement of all adherents. Now, you can say he's not a priest or a pastor....but it appears to me that he is, regardless of any title you deem as "qualifying".

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    The point I was making is that he has not dedicated his life to spread the word of god
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    A&E is a brand
    likely few LGBT viewers of the duck dynasty program
    would be surprised if there are many black viewers
    but the brand, and what it stands for has to be protected from wingnut ravings by one of its employees
    Well, from what I understand, Duck Dynasty is about the only show it has that has ratings....so, what does A&E stand for?
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    The point I was making is that he has not dedicated his life to spread the word of god
    It appears to me that he has. Regardless, the point is irrelevant...as there is a duty of all followers of Christianity to spread the word of god, not just Priests and Pastors.
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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

    OK so the question is then, why did A&E set up the interview with a magazine like GQ for Phil Robertson. They are polar opposites. I am sure there were representatives from A&E on set during the interview so why was nothing said until it was released in the actual magazine.

    The reason is because A&E had no problem with what he said until GLAAD told them they did.

    That makes A&Es position very weak.

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