First, I have never seen the show. Not even a few minutes of a show.
Second, A&E is a private network. They can fire whom it pleases them to fire. If Fox can let go people who are not blond enough, then A&E can pay the people whom they wish. Do I like what A&E did? Nope, but I am a free-market kind of guy. Anyway, I don’t watch anything on A&E. Market forces should take care of this problem. The rest of this “Duck” family could vote with their feet, people could stop watching the show, and then let A&E decide which side they want to be on.
Third, the guy … “Phil”? – from what I hear – made some comments about black people being better off under Jim Crow Laws. [UPDATE: Apparently, he didn't mention Jim Crow Laws. The media inserted that for him. He was talking about a situation many years ago, but the Jim Crow reference was interpolated ] That has to figure into this furor somehow. Again, I haven’t seen the interview or the show, but I know that the “gay” thing is being made into the “civil rights” issue of our day. It is as if there were a moral equivalence between forcing black people to drink from separate water fountains and, on the other hand, a baker declining to make a homosexual wedding cake.
Fourth, it getting harder to express Judeo-Christian morals than it was, say, 5 years ago. This will only get worse and, eventually, violent.
Fifth…. reality shows…. really?
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Lest we forget HERE:
“The Duck Dynasty family seems like a pretty fun bunch, so I can see how that would be pretty fun.” – PRES. OBAMA