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“Duck Dynasty”: El dinero habla y “Abuelo Duck” ganó!

It took less than 2 weeks for A&E to crack:

"The A&E channel said it’s reversing its decision to drop “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson from the show for his remarks about gays.

In a statement Friday, A&E said it decided to bring Robertson back after discussions with the Robertson family and “numerous advocacy groups.”

The channel had put Robertson on what it called “hiatus” following his comments in a magazine article about how the Bible informs his view of gays.

His comments were slammed by groups including GLAAD, the gay media watch organization. But A&E’s decision drew a backlash from those who said they supported Robertson’s comments and others who defended him on the basis of freedom of speech."

A&E has been running show marathons for the last week, or a very funny way of showing their displeasure with Granpa Phil!

Can we now get serious and talk about real problems?

Like violence in Venezuela?

"The Venezuelan Violence Observatory estimates that 24,763 killings occurred this year, pushing up the homicide rate to 79 per 100,000 inhabitants. It was 73 per 100,000 people in 2012. In 1998, the rate was 19."

The latest Obama Care problems?

"Some patients who think they have insurance may not get insurance cards on time, and they're afraid they might fall through the cracks. "

Frankly, I thought that this whole "Duck" story was an intentional distraction from the Obama Care mess and growing disillusionment with President Obama.

2 comments to “Duck Dynasty”: El dinero habla y “Abuelo Duck” ganó!

  • The shows are running because the shows were produced and paid for and they were scheduled to run. Changes in programming are not easy to pull off in such short notice.

    Did A&E crack?

    What we all witnessed was free speech and the free market at work.

    Phil said something that offended some people. He has a right (as we all have a right) to believe as he sees fit, and speak his mind freely.

    Some people took offense to the things he said, and they voiced their disapproval, as they have the right to do.

    A&E reacted to their protest, and suspended Phil. That's their right as an employer/contractor, and freedom of speech does not protect anyone from the possible consequences your words may bring about.

    Other people then took offense to what A&E did, and voiced their disapproval with A&E's actions, as they have he right to do.

    A&E weighed the possible impact on their business stemming from the the protests from either side of the issue, and opted to make a decision that they thought best for their company. That's their right.

    Free speech and free markets.

    A wonderful thing to behold.

  • jsb

    "...24,763 killings occurred this year"

    That's triple the no. of deaths in Iraq this past year, one of the bloodiest ever. It's probably higher than the amount of deaths in Syria's civil war last year.