A&E never understood what they were dealing with when they green-lighted Duck Dynasty. And that stupidity is now biting them in the ass.
A&E is–as most media outfits are–populated by completely obtuse Manhattan-based metrosexual males and fag hag chicks who think they are slick. Though I have no first hand knowledge of the A&E staff, I’m confident in saying this, because I’ve worked gigs at numerous media joints, among them Random House, Simon & Shuster, HBO, and the Village Voice. I know these folks, and just how myopically attenuated is their world view.
Birds of a feather, etcetera, etcetera….
So I’m convinced the idiots at A&E actually didn’t see this coming…
We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never incite or encourage hate.We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.
A&E executives probably believed the rest of the Robertson clan would bow to the lure of being on TV–and the “celebrity” it brings–and toss aside their patriarch to keep the Duck Dynasty money humming. They probably believed that, deep down, the rest of the Robertson clan were just as shallow as your average attention-whoring Kardashian, or the various members of the “Housewives of ___” casts.
They were probably thinking along the lines of highly self regarded (but mostly unimportant), hacktastic Hillary! flack Taylor Marsh:
As a spiritual person equal to anyone who professes to “love the Lord your God with all your heart,” this statement by the Duck Family Dynasty is offensive in its arrogance alone. Of course, for klieg light Christians, everything is about them and their exalted faith, which they wield as a weapon as if no one else is equal. It’s never about the wrongs done by offensive statements made in an interview where you’re taking a star turn, but, oh, golly, didn’t mean no harm. Instead, it’s to be believed every utterance of the guy who never bothered to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes not caked with hillbilly mud is golden.
As a performer since I was younger than 10-years-old, I was always told, by every agent and manager I ever had, that my own personal grievances, opinions and scattered ramblings better be filtered when I’m under contract. That the Duck Family patriarch was either too ignorant or arrogant to bother to consider these facts is not surprising given the level of culture coming out of reality TV land.
TaylorTootsie, but, like most of the dumbasses living in Leftyville, you don’t fucking get it when it comes to the Robertsons. In that respect, you can feel comfort in knowing the suits at A&E were just as clueless as you.
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