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A&E’s Duck Dynasty Dilemma
National Review Online, by Lee Habeeb

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/26/2013 5:45:28 AM

It had never happened before. When big, powerful TV executives ask a star to apologize for what they deem inappropriate comments or behavior, the star simply complies. A team of publicists is assembled, the star does the obligatory apology tour for the press and promises never to do or say what he did or said again. Ever. But the TV gods never met a man like Phil Robertson. Or his family. When they decided to place the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty clan on a non-suspension suspension for his comments to a GQ magazine writer about homosexuality, the executives at A&E

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 12/26/2013 6:18:04 AM     (No. 9667978)

Good read..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: philsner, 12/26/2013 6:35:14 AM     (No. 9667984)

He lost me on the second page. Phil Robertson has nothing in common with the Dixie Chicks, and marriage is between a man and a woman. Ask Robertson.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/26/2013 7:18:53 AM     (No. 9668007)

Phil knows that you can´t serve two bosses.

"No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/26/2013 7:21:08 AM     (No. 9668010)

this was a good article and probably reflects the thinking of most Americans. All except that 10 Commandments thingy. 4 is about parents, 5 is about killin´. Leastwise, that´s the way I remember it from the old green Baltimore Catechism.

You´d think that a VP of Salem Radio would get his numbers correct...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/26/2013 7:31:54 AM     (No. 9668018)

My King James version says #5 is about honoring they father and thy mother and #6 is about not killing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/26/2013 7:32:07 AM     (No. 9668019)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 12/26/2013 7:35:50 AM     (No. 9668023)

Glad I read this article. It was not 100% good, but good enough.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: franq, 12/26/2013 7:44:59 AM     (No. 9668033)

I agree with #7. I don´t support gay marriage, and really prefer that people keep their orientation to themselves. Otherwise, good article.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/26/2013 7:59:16 AM     (No. 9668053)

not surprised, 5. Habeeb must have gone to the original source. Baltimore may have changed the lineup!

One of my prayers is always to be less critical; still working on that. I´ll just pour another cup of coffee...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/26/2013 8:09:58 AM     (No. 9668068)

If A&E was not allowed to show reruns they would have already caved. With TV and Hollywood their main concern is the bottom line.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: desertcowboy, 12/26/2013 8:20:47 AM     (No. 9668077)

Overall a good article. However, he needs tone down the hyperbole, being in the closet is not cruelty; it might be inconvenient, but not cruel.
Also FTA: "If anything, a new brand of intolerance is rising from certain gay activists hell-bent on bullying Christians into suppressing their core beliefs — or else"
The gays have been highly intolerant for a very long time. This isn´t brand new and it hasn´t been a recent phenomena, it really started when the gays joined forces with the left-wing and decided aulinsky´s rules was their method of tolerance.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 12/26/2013 8:48:50 AM     (No. 9668108)

# 10 wrote: "A&E was not allowed to show reruns they would have already caved. With TV and Hollywood their main concern is the bottom line."

After they make their money for the day, the bottom line is not their main concern. The "bottom" is (whether they are gay or not).

In other words, social standing, social interaction and status, are the major motivating factors.

Otherwise Hollywood would not keep making leftist "message movies" that lose money, while passing up the opportunity to make the wholesome G-rated movies that reliably *earn* multiples of their production costs.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 12/26/2013 9:09:12 AM     (No. 9668140)

I never actually "cared" one way or another about a person being gay. However, I have noted for years that they don´t want acceptance. They want endorsement. They demand in-your-face positive-light publicity and woe be the person who doesn´t take up their agenda with an equally public nod of approval. Gays are portrayed on virtually every TV show these days, as though that´s what we expect to see every day in our every day lives. Well, if you´re in one of the liberal mecca´s that might be true. It is not in the rest of America - no matter how much the TV shows try to convince otherwise. Most of the rest of the country still believes that what the Bible says....the Bible means.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/26/2013 9:13:52 AM     (No. 9668143)

This is a TV reality show. While I do support Phil Robertson´s freedom of speech and agree with the sentiment behind his words, they were very crude and there are much better ways to express Christian values than the ones he chose. The man has a Masters degree. He is not a stupid person. He just plays one on TV. This has become a huge distraction. There really are more important battles to fight than this one.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pwb, 12/26/2013 9:17:53 AM     (No. 9668150)

This is the difference between a phoney "REV" Jackson compared to a man like Robertson that lives his faith. Some live their faith others just use it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/26/2013 9:25:05 AM     (No. 9668160)

I got nearly to the end of the article. I got through the, I´m a Christian who believes in gay marriage" part, but I drew the line here:

And one bad sound bite. (Conservatives, too, have been guilty of this same practice; think Bill Maher after 9-11, and the Dixie Chicks during the Iraq War.)

The remark is ludicrous on its face, and shows me that the author of this piece doesn´t have any understanding what this DD Dilemma is all about.

This author is just spouting words.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 12/26/2013 9:33:49 AM     (No. 9668169)

#14 JanJan - using words a physician would use does not make Phil stupid. He used technical terms. Did you expect him to use words like "hoohoo" like Dr. House? If you went to your doctor and he used slang to describe your body parts you would think it highly unprofessional and offensive.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/26/2013 9:34:02 AM     (No. 9668170)

#12, there are many fly specks to pick. A&E is, no doubt, assisting GLAAD in its fundraising effort.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/26/2013 9:53:24 AM     (No. 9668185)

Words matter. Phil used correct words to describe a situation. Watching the DD show, I have never seen Phil talk or act stupidly.
People who are criticizing his comments as crude or prejudicial, should stop and analyze what he really said, not what they wanted to read into it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 12/26/2013 9:54:43 AM     (No. 9668186)

What happened to the Dixie Chicks was about Americans exercising their right to not buy their records. No one demanded that their record company drop them or demanded that they attend "reeducation camp" as has been done with Phil Robertson.

The Dixie Chicks and the market decided the rest - the Chicks doubled down, their records didn´t sell, and the group became history.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/26/2013 10:14:35 AM     (No. 9668200)

I am a huge Duck Dynasty fan and the Robertsons live in the area of my own family´s Louisiana roots. However, Phil Robertson is not a stupid man, nor does he say things accidentally or inadvertantly. An A&E rep was present at the interview which apparently took place some months ago. I hate to think it, I would hate worse to believe it, but this was a deliberate provocation by Phil and perhaps with the active involvement of A&E. Ratings have been pumped, merchandise sales have gone through all previous records and, perhaps, a goal has been achieved. Season five is already taped and ready to hit the airwaves next month. Season five will benefit spectacularly by this publicity. Then, we´ll see if the Robertsons and A&E part amicable ways, as I very much believe they will.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 12/26/2013 10:19:01 AM     (No. 9668207)

Conspiracy theories abound everywhere nowadays, but for some reason I am almost inclined to believe what #21 said.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/26/2013 10:28:25 AM     (No. 9668215)

#21, the entire season? I read they had only completed the first three episodes.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Susannah, 12/26/2013 10:44:28 AM     (No. 9668234)

Yes, #21, and #22. All of the principals have profited nicely from this uproar.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: coldoc, 12/26/2013 10:46:32 AM     (No. 9668237)

That same sex thinghy is not marriage in my book. Call it something else please.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: yuban, 12/26/2013 11:05:02 AM     (No. 9668262)

I am always suspicious when someone says "I am a huge fan, however......" or "I love you, but.........."

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Reply 27 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/26/2013 1:20:19 PM     (No. 9668500)

#26 The Rove girls can´t help themselves. Phil is a conservative, ergo his integrity must be questioned, ala Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: MissMolly, 12/26/2013 3:52:14 PM     (No. 9668633)

Beware of the Blots.

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How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.


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