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The A&E Network announced Friday it would resume filming

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I'm starting to think this whole thing was planned out from the beginning to boost rating.

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I'm starting to think this whole thing was planned out from the beginning to boost rating.

 

Nah, it was just calculated damage control that ended when it was no longer needed. A&E just handled PR as best they could.

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so, the fans doesn't care about LGBT's "sensitivity" ?

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so, the fans doesn't care about LGBT's "sensitivity" ?

 

People have a short memory span and don't care anymore since it's old news now. A&E decided they made a good enough show of punishing him ;-)

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They came to this difficult decision after they're ratings for the channel as a whole dropped 30% since suspending Phil. The almighty dollar rules all!

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so, the fans doesn't care about LGBT's "sensitivity" ?

Personally, they have every right to be with who they choose to be with, just has he has every right to believe what he wishes to believe.  I'm not gay, and I'm not big on religion.. doesn't mean I think either should be silenced. If I found it offensive then I wouldn't watch it, problem solved, what goes on in private is none of my business or concern.  If people want freedom then it has to be for everyone, otherwise it's just hypocritical, never mind blatantly tossing Constitutional rights out the window.

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so, the fans doesn't care about LGBT's "sensitivity" ?

 

 

I doubt many of the fans had any issue with what he said. They probably overwhelmingly agreed.

 

A&E aren't stupid, they probably anticipated this from the get-go and knew it would serve as some great free advertising and it would excite their viewers. Call me cynical if you must, but I find it hard to believe A&E would be totally oblivious to the outcome of booting one of their most popular "stars".

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I doubt many of the fans had any issue with what he said. They probably overwhelmingly agreed.

 

A&E aren't stupid, they probably anticipated this from the get-go and knew it would serve as some great free advertising and it would excite their viewers. Call me cynical if you must, but I find it hard to believe A&E would be totally oblivious to the outcome of booting one of their most popular "stars".

 

I'd call that less cynical and more an intelligent and thoughtful look at the politics of show business.

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so, the fans doesn't care about LGBT's "sensitivity" ?

Who cares what people believe in, if he thinks it's wrong so be it, plus he's 67 years old, to late to change his mindset.

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As part of the LGBT community, I don't agree with what Phil said, but I think A&E overreacted. I wasn't super offended or outraged by what he said; in my opinion I thought he sounded like an idiot in that moment in the interview, but I certainly wouldn't demand anyone remove him from the show or anything. I didn't lose sleep over one guy who disapproves of my life. Perhaps I don't see it the same way GLAAD sees it.

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As part of the LGBT community, I don't agree with what Phil said, but I think A&E overreacted. I wasn't super offended or outraged by what he said; in my opinion I thought he sounded like an idiot in that moment in the interview, but I certainly wouldn't demand anyone remove him from the show or anything. I didn't lose sleep over one guy who disapproves of my life. Perhaps I don't see it the same way GLAAD sees it.

 

That's because GLAAD is pushing an extremist minority agenda that most if not all Gay and non Gay people don't follow, best thing anyone can do is ignore GLAAD, there are much better organizations to support 

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the duck you say.

 

i can't really imagine members of LGBT community crowding in front of the t.v., eager to watch duck dynasty. apparently so can't the a&e network execs.

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That's because GLAAD is pushing an extremist minority agenda that most if not all Gay and non Gay people don't follow, best thing anyone can do is ignore GLAAD, there are much better organizations to support 

 

 

Which is what, exactly? Calling out bigots is an extremist agenda?

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Watched one episode over Christmas (because my nephew wanted to watch it) and I felt my IQ fall during the show.   :rofl:

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Nah, it was just calculated damage control that ended when it was no longer needed. A&E just handled PR as best they could.

 

A&E knew full well what Phils beliefs were before doing the show. It's not the first time he's spoken about them either.

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Which is what, exactly? Calling out bigots is an extremist agenda?

 

Differing opinions are not bigotry, no matter what GLAAD says, go read his actual quote and realize they purposely made this out to be more than it really was 

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Phil wants to let you know that everyone is happy and no one is singing the blues.

 

Also, racism is apparently fine with A&E as long as it's subtle.

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Phil wants to let you know that everyone is happy and no one is singing the blues.

 

Also, racism is apparently fine with A&E as long as it's subtle.

 

Again, a difference in opinion is not racism, bigotry or prejudice, people need to stop reading the propaganda and read Phil's actual answer, it's no where close to what has been reported 

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Again, a difference in opinion is not racism, bigotry or prejudice, people need to stop reading the propaganda and read Phil's actual answer, it's no where close to what has been reported 

 

Robertson continued, "Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues."

 

Not sure what his opinion is here. 

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Robertson continued, "Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues."

 

Not sure what his opinion is here. 

 

Blacks were happier when they were subjugated?

 

Differing opinions are not bigotry, no matter what GLAAD says, go read his actual quote and realize they purposely made this out to be more than it really was 

 

 

So GLAAD's "differing of opinion" with this duck guy is extremism, but his views are just merely opinion? Are you serious? You can't be. You can't call one side extreme and another just a differing of opinion... Unless of course your wholly bias against one side.

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Blacks were happier when they were subjugated?

 

Whew! For a second there I thought it might actually be something covertly racist.

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So GLAAD's "differing of opinion" with this duck guy is extremism, but his views are just merely opinion? Are you serious? You can't be. You can't call one side extreme and another just a differing of opinion... Unless of course your wholly bias against one side.

 

I'm not going to throw around words like extremism, but GLAAD did twist the guy's words around. Listing things in a comma sequence is not "comparing to," so I think GLAAD needs to take an elementary reading comprehension course. I'm never a fan of groups who want to end peoples careers and censor them for comments they made (the "we want their heads" strategy), instead of making something like this a teachable moment. I hadn't heard about this GLAAD group before, but I now have a low opinion of it and their credibility has been damaged, much like the NAACP in recent years.

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... Unless of course your wholly bias against one side.

 

BINGO!

 

Hopefully viewers will boycott the series but they won't obviously cos apathy is an epidemic now

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As part of the LGBT community, I don't agree with what Phil said, but I think A&E overreacted. I wasn't super offended or outraged by what he said; in my opinion I thought he sounded like an idiot in that moment in the interview, but I certainly wouldn't demand anyone remove him from the show or anything. I didn't lose sleep over one guy who disapproves of my life. Perhaps I don't see it the same way GLAAD sees it.

 

GLAAD, also doesn't approve of A&E because they under represent the LGBT community in their shows. So I think some of that was thrown into the mix here.

 

EDIT: also, I just realized that I'm very poor with acronym letter ordering...

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