I don't agree with Phil's comments and he had no right saying it.
I don't agree with Phil's comment's but defend his right to say it.
I agree with Phil's comments and defend his right to say it.
A&E had no right to suspend Phil.
A&E has a right to suspend Phil but I don't agree with it.
A&E has a right to suspend Phil and I agree with it.
It's a question of "freedom of speech" and very important.
Phil's beard is too weird, which makes him a slave to fame.
The shows appeal will greatly broaden without him.
The brothers and uncle Si are anything but overly-agreeable ... they just don't take the kidding of each other as seriously.
I think I got a pretty accurate taste of what the show is about.
Last edited by Buck Ewer; 12-27-13 at 02:35 PM.
The controversy and debate got me curious so I checked it out and I then added my two cents.
This isn't about free speech or religious freedom. It's about a network wanting to improve one of their popular shows by broadening it's appeal even more.
Actually, most people who watch the show have shown support for the Robertson family, here is the thing, people who watch those folks share their values and Robertson didn't really say anything that they won't tolerate. The Dixie Chicks had a country demographic, saying something against a conservative president on British soil during a war was the exact opposite of their demographic reach, people are shallow and sometimes it's just not a good idea to piss off your customers.At the end of the day, people who dislike the Dixie Chicks for utilizing their freedom of speech quit supporting them. People who dislike Phil Robertson for utilizing his freedom of speech will stop supporting him.
Their international sales didn't come close to what they lost in the states, they lost arena tours, airplay, album and merchandise sales. You lose the U.S. you lose the ability to tour big internationally. I thought they sucked to begin with though so I wasn't exactly crying over what happened to them.The problem with the Dixie Chick example is that a LOT of their base audience, are the same type of hicktards that would LOVE Duck Dynasty. But, fortunately for the Dixie Chicks, their international market happen to agree with them and their sales went through the roof. Now, the hicktards may WANT to support Phil Robertson but if A&E takes them off the air, they have no international market to fall back on. All that's left is to keep making duck calls.
Truth.Bottom line is, they are all so filthy rich, none of this will keep them from missing any meals.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
Here's a question for ya: He has been reinstated as of today. All this took place over the Christmas holiday time. Was he really suspended (read: punished)? Or, was filming shut down for the holiday time anyway, and nothing of substance happened other than showboating on A&E's part?
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.