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    A&E calls off 'Duck Dynasty' suspension

    Don't know if there's a thread on this or not. But here it is.

    A&E has ducked away from a controversy surrounding the stars of its hugely popular reality series Duck Dynasty.

    The network issued a statement late Friday backing off from its previously announced suspension of Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the clan behind the successful Louisiana-based Duck Commander duck-calling business. The suspension was triggered by Robertson's interview with GQ, published last week, in which he made anti-gay statements, which he said reflected his religious beliefs.
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    Re: A&E calls off 'Duck Dynasty' suspension

    That's a win for the good guys...

    A&E Welcomes Phil Robertson Back to 'Duck Dynasty'

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    Re: A&E calls off 'Duck Dynasty' suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    That's a win for the good guys...

    A&E Welcomes Phil Robertson Back to 'Duck Dynasty'
    I think it's a win for the LGBT community. This suspension was HUGE for social conservatives, and it garnered plenty of outraged backlash in conservative media outlets. Every conservative politician and conservative blog was talking about it.

    This is why I don't think it's a victory for them. A&E stuck to its guns until well after the outraged subsided. This ordeal gave clear indication to the slower adapting half of the country that anti-gay rhetoric is simply no longer appropriate or appreciated. That A&E/Disney and the national media will no longer give you a free-pass to slander other people with your Bible; and if you do, there will be consequences.
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    Re: A&E calls off 'Duck Dynasty' suspension

    Money talks, alleged pro-gay A&E morals walk.

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    Re: A&E calls off 'Duck Dynasty' suspension

    Come on, it was a publicity stunt, we knew he would never be fired, he'll come back to even more viewers than before who want to see what obnoxious crap comes out of his mouth next. This was a set up from day one.
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    Re: A&E calls off 'Duck Dynasty' suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    I think it's a win for the LGBT community. This suspension was HUGE for social conservatives, and it garnered plenty of outraged backlash in conservative media outlets. Every conservative politician and conservative blog was talking about it.

    This is why I don't think it's a victory for them. A&E stuck to its guns until well after the outraged subsided. This ordeal gave clear indication to the slower adapting half of the country that anti-gay rhetoric is simply no longer appropriate or appreciated. That A&E/Disney and the national media will no longer give you a free-pass to slander other people with your Bible; and if you do, there will be consequences.
    What are you talking about? The outrage was still going on even over christmas. A&E caved into that outrage. the LGBT community lost face in this fight. they showed that unless you agree with them that you should be censored which is well not allowed.

    A&E didn't want to give away the number 1 rated reality show.

    Them and cracker barrel took a huge financial hit over the whole ordeal.

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    Re: A&E calls off 'Duck Dynasty' suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    Don't know if there's a thread on this or not. But here it is.

    A&E has ducked away from a controversy surrounding the stars of its hugely popular reality series Duck Dynasty.

    The network issued a statement late Friday backing off from its previously announced suspension of Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the clan behind the successful Louisiana-based Duck Commander duck-calling business. The suspension was triggered by Robertson's interview with GQ, published last week, in which he made anti-gay statements, which he said reflected his religious beliefs.
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    Re: A&E calls off 'Duck Dynasty' suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    I think it's a win for the LGBT community. This suspension was HUGE for social conservatives, and it garnered plenty of outraged backlash in conservative media outlets. Every conservative politician and conservative blog was talking about it.

    This is why I don't think it's a victory for them. A&E stuck to its guns until well after the outraged subsided. This ordeal gave clear indication to the slower adapting half of the country that anti-gay rhetoric is simply no longer appropriate or appreciated. That A&E/Disney and the national media will no longer give you a free-pass to slander other people with your Bible; and if you do, there will be consequences.
    A&E stuck to their guns until they folded like a shirt...

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    Re: A&E calls off 'Duck Dynasty' suspension

    Regardless of spin to the contrary, this is a huge blow to the anti-Christian and other groups that wanted Phil Robertson and his popular show canceled. Canceled, punished and hated actually.

    The entire country and the world now realizes that the power those Liberal pop culture, anti-traditionalist groups have claimed and threatened in order to bully Americans is just not in control of mainstream America at all.

    This time, Americans looked at their full on demonstration of power and said "No." You are not America.

    It's like any other bully. Once you get beat, you're not feared anymore.

    It's a huge blow to the endlessly shrieking, Godless loons.
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    Re: A&E calls off 'Duck Dynasty' suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    That's a win for the good guys...

    A&E Welcomes Phil Robertson Back to 'Duck Dynasty'
    What good guys? It's "reality TV", there's no winner in that.
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