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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Well A&E did basically firing him over nothing.
    He associated their network with statements that could cost them money. Not a wise decision.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Yes, and by all reports because of a false comparison.
    He did not compare gays to those who commit bestiality.

    Secondly, apparently it wasn't in there best interest.


    Which still does not support your absurd assertion.
    It's absurd to think A&Es decision was made in A&Es interests? ....what?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    The particular problem for the TV industry is that it's trying to profit off the same cultural tensions it's exploiting by making curiosities out of them. That inevitably leads to problems because if A&E wants the Robertson's to make money for the channel by being authentic, then at some point A&E has to accept they may have controversial views.

    A&E has been very careful in editing and presenting this family, but they can't control what they say outside of the show. The executives and PR handlers have had to get very good at backpedaling away from uncomfortable realities.

    A&E must tread carefully in bringing him back to the show lest the network appear self-serving and hypocritical.
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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    He associated their network with statements that could cost them money. Not a wise decision.
    No he didn't.

    He represented it as his own opinion and not once did he say A&E supported it.
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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    No he didn't.

    He represented it as his own opinion and not once did he say A&E supported it.
    Doesn't matter. It was a publicity article about the show. They were associated whether they wanted to be or not.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It's absurd to think A&Es decision was made in A&Es interests? ....what?
    Wtf?
    You having problems following?

    The reason he was fired was over a false representation.
    He did not compare gay folks to those who commit bestiality.

    That is one point.
    The second point was; Apparently it wasn't in their best interest.
    That comment is in reference to the outpouring of support to him and against A&E.

    Try learning how to follow so it doesn't have to be explained to you.
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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Doesn't matter. It was a publicity article about the show. They were associated whether they wanted to be or not.
    Wrong. It was his personal beliefs being spoken about. Not the shows, it's creator, or the network.
    They are not, and were not damaged by his personal beliefs.
    Especially as most folks are apparently capable of separating a person personal beliefs with those which a network supports.
    Well, that is except those of GLADD.

    And the outpouring of support for him and against A&E shows that.
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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Its funny watching the liberals scream here; I wonder how many of them wanted Baldwins' head on the same platter?

    Congrats to the promoters of the Duck Dynasty. Make the most of it and "Duck A&E"

    BTW 24 hours and they have more likes than obamascare has in sign ups in 80 days.
    Didn't Baldwin get fired from MSNBC? There was also no Liberals supporting him.

    You seem to have absolutely no idea what you're talking about and terrible at making comparisons.
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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    As a Catholic I was raised to love the sinner but dislike the sin. Apparently that doesn't work for A&E or the haters around here.

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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Not having a Facebook pays off again.
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