A&E Puts Duck Dynasty Bigot Back on the Air Because Fuck Integrity

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It's not like I'm super surprised that A&E immediately caved to the legions of frothing bigots and put Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson back on the air—despite the fact that the dude compared homosexuality to bestiality and said that the Jim Crow south was fucking awesome and then self-high-fived and took a shit on a VHS of Roots. There's no way that everyone at that network didn't already know Robertson was a racist homophobic garbage monster, seeing as they had cameras on him pretty much 24/7. There was probably a whole team of people whose entire job it was to scrub the Phil footage of stuff good white American patriotic duck people aren't "allowed" to say out loud no more (#nobama) so that A&E could keep raking in duck bucks. Clearly, A&E'$ commitment to human fucking right$ end$ preci$ely where their commitment to $$$$$$$$$$ begin$$$$$$$$$$$$. Anyway, check out the excu$e they had the ball$ to $ay out loud.

"As a global media content company, A+E Networks' core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect," A&E's full statement begins. "We believe it is a privilege for our brands to be invited into people's home and we operate with a strong sense of integrity and deep commitment to these principals.

"That is why we reacted so quickly and strongly to a recent interview with Phil Robertson. While Phil's comments made in the interview reflect his personal views based on his own beliefs, and his own personal journey, he and his family have publicly stated they regret the 'coarse language' he used and the mis-interpretation of his core beliefs based only on the article. He also made it clear he would 'never incite or encourage hate.' We at A+E Networks expressed our disappointment with his statements in the article, and reiterate that they are not views we hold."


$hame on you. Dickwad$. [E!]

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If nothing else, this whole Duck Dynasty thing has been a very....illuminating experience. You know how during presidential elections, you are constantly being surprised (and not so surprised) by which of your FB friends "like[d]" Mitt Romney? The people that you don't know that well, but that live on your block and seem pleasant enough that when they friend request you, you see no harm in accepting? It's just like that. Go find all the "Bring Duck Dude Back to Dynasty" or whatever the fuck FB pages have popped up since this whole thing happened, and goggle at the people who you used to hold in relatively high regard that have joined said groups.