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Politics Duck Dynasty star's anti-gay remarks

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by Baraka_Guru, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

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    Did no one at A&E send Cracker Barrel the memo, or were they doing the "advanced publicity track" offered by the network, using a similar technique?
     
  2. mixedmedia

    mixedmedia ...

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    Well, Cracker Barrel is already dealing with controversy regarding 'the gays.'
     
  3. scout

    scout New Member

    And in the end one is still left wondering who used who to sell what during this manufactured crisis? Seems to me the it wasn't anyone from A&E, Duck Dynasty or GQ that got used and screwed without even a kiss. Sometimes no matter how offensive something is the best thing is just to consider the source and let it go.
     
  4. Plan9 FORMAT C:

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    I had no idea A&E stood for Angles & Enticement.
     
  5. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

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    It used to stand for "arts & entertainment," but now it stands for "avarice & entertainment."

    They divested their interests in the arts over a decade ago when they realized young people prefer reality TV.
     
  6. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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    i saw today where they decided to reinstate phil to the show. either it is cause it caused a big ass stink or because they have allready filmed the next season of the show
     
  7. fflowley

    fflowley Don't just do something, stand there!

    If anyone (no matter how they feel about Phil and his comments) had any doubt that A&E are feckless douche bags, this should take care of it.
    You suspended the guy during a filming hiatus but continued playing his shows marathon style and now you reinstate him just before filming starts for another round of shows.
    This suspension was like telling me I'm suspended from swimming in our local lake for the next week. The fact that it's frozen takes the sting out, no?
     
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  8. Plan9 FORMAT C:

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    Like they had a choice.

    /Writer's Strike'd
     
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  9. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

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    I like it when you do irony.

    Our bromance delves deeper.
     
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  10. Plan9 FORMAT C:

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    I'm more than just really, really, really incredibly good looking.
     
  11. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

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    I know for a fact that you're way more than unlimited pull-ups and a low body fat percentage.
     
  12. redux

    redux Very Tilted Donor

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    I dont think this was a PR stunt or manufactured for publicity, but i do think there are plenty of douche bags to go around.

    A&E ultimately put profit over principle and settled for a "symbolic" censure.

    Robertson demonstrated the dark side of Christian extremism with comments going behind the "hate the sin of homosexuality but lover the sinner" message, not to mention the ignorant comment about blacks in the South being happy under Jim Crow laws.

    And once again, right wing talking heads demonstrated their ignorance and intolerance by characterizing the response to Robertson's comments as a freedom of speech issue and an attack on Christianity.
     
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  13. Indigo Kid

    Indigo Kid Getting Tilted

    I repeat: It's just one guy on one TV Show. Not a huge deal and why make it more?

    Nuff said.
     
  14. Bodkin van Horn

    Bodkin van Horn One of the Four Horsewomyn of the Fempocalypse

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  15. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

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    That's an unfair value judgement. God isn't bound retroactively to contemporary Western-oriented laws.

    If you were a businessman, you'd understand the importance of always building your brand.
     
  16. Bodkin van Horn

    Bodkin van Horn One of the Four Horsewomyn of the Fempocalypse

    Neither, apparently, is Phil Robertson.
     
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