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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    In on what? They got an exclusive interview with a popular TV star and with the blessing of A&E; it was a win-win deal.
    I'm not buying that this was some sort of pre-planned thing, if that's what you're insinuating. And the presence of a DD marathon (already A&E's most popular show) is not evidence that the show is "more popular than ever."
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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I'm not buying that this was some sort of pre-planned thing, if that's what you're insinuating. And the presence of a DD marathon (already A&E's most popular show) is not evidence that the show is "more popular than ever."
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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I'm not buying that this was some sort of pre-planned thing, if that's what you're insinuating. And the presence of a DD marathon (already A&E's most popular show) is not evidence that the show is "more popular than ever."
    Whether it is or not more popular than ever. Both Mr. Duck and A&E did get a ton of free publicity. In the show business regardless whether that is good or bad publicity, it doesn't matter. what matters is the interest it raises among the folks who watch TV. No publicity is the worse kind.
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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Whether it is or not more popular than ever. Both Mr. Duck and A&E did get a ton of free publicity. In the show business regardless whether that is good or bad publicity, it doesn't matter. what matters is the interest it raises among the folks who watch TV. No publicity is the worse kind.
    That I'll generally agree with, although I wouldn't tell that to Michael Richards.
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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    The weeping is over the fact that shows like Duck Dynasty and other crap reality TV shows exist in the first place. As for this issue, it was always an issue for the actors and the TV station, money will always win out.
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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    You haven't been paying attention, it was on the news a few days ago, it is almost like it never happened. I imagine they received a letter from a law firm, and they would have lost in court. Employers do not control your beliefs especially when it comes to religion, they would have lost miserably
    Wishful thinking, A&E has a few lawyers of their own. Foolish you be to think A&E acted without a consult with their legal. The suspension is from filming, kinda difficult to whiteout Phil from the episodes already shot. I thought that was made clear days ago.

    I don't see the suspension as a firing, it was something far less than that. Of course the CONs are going to howl and use the term fired but the Phil's lawyer knows the difference. When a football player gets a 4 game suspension for a bad hit, do you scream he was fired??? No and neither did A&E.

    Now this can go nova if both sides continue to ramp this up. My money is on what Phil says publicly to help put pressure on A&E is not what he is saying in private. I also think the 'pressure' the redneck vote tries to use will not be helpful and not decide the issue.

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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Wishful thinking, A&E has a few lawyers of their own. Foolish you be to think A&E acted without a consult with their legal. The suspension is from filming, kinda difficult to whiteout Phil from the episodes already shot. I thought that was made clear days ago.

    I don't see the suspension as a firing, it was something far less than that. Of course the CONs are going to howl and use the term fired but the Phil's lawyer knows the difference. When a football player gets a 4 game suspension for a bad hit, do you scream he was fired??? No and neither did A&E.

    Now this can go nova if both sides continue to ramp this up. My money is on what Phil says publicly to help put pressure on A&E is not what he is saying in private. I also think the 'pressure' the redneck vote tries to use will not be helpful and not decide the issue.
    Usually when a television show suspends someone "indefinitely," that means they aren't planning to take them back. I think A&E jumped the gun here, got a lot of complaints about it and has now reversed their decision of course all based on their viewers.

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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I have called my boss an asshole many times, are we talking about DD or being ballless, I am confused now
    We are talking free speech, you wouldn't want someone to get punished for free speech right? So it should be illegal for your boss to fire you for calling him an asshole right?

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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Wishful thinking, A&E has a few lawyers of their own. Foolish you be to think A&E acted without a consult with their legal. The suspension is from filming, kinda difficult to whiteout Phil from the episodes already shot. I thought that was made clear days ago.

    I don't see the suspension as a firing, it was something far less than that. Of course the CONs are going to howl and use the term fired but the Phil's lawyer knows the difference. When a football player gets a 4 game suspension for a bad hit, do you scream he was fired??? No and neither did A&E.

    Now this can go nova if both sides continue to ramp this up. My money is on what Phil says publicly to help put pressure on A&E is not what he is saying in private. I also think the 'pressure' the redneck vote tries to use will not be helpful and not decide the issue.
    dude the suspension has been lifted, including the season filmed already and the 2015 season. it is already over.

    Since the "redneck vote" is their target audience and the people complaining do not even watch the show, kudos to A&E for making a smart business decision

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