Phils BACK!!

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  1. summerjack

    summerjack Elite Refuge Member

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    'Duck Dynasty': A&E resuming show with Phil Robertson
    A&E is resuming filming of "Duck Dynasty" this spring with Phil Robertson ? the patriarch it suspended for anti-gay comments.

    More to come. Here's the statement:

    As a global media content company, A+E Networks' core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect. 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.

    But Duck Dynasty is not a show about one man's views. It resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family... a family that America has come to love. As you might have seen in many episodes, they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness. These are three values that we at A+E Networks also feel strongly about.

    So after discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups, A&E has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family.

    We will also use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a message that supports our core values as a company, and the values found in Duck Dynasty. These PSAs will air across our entire portfolio.
     
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    Redneck brings down an empire:tu
     
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    Pretty smart move by A&E. Plenty of free publicity to boot.
     
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    It all comes down to money. A n E wasn't ready to walk from that money
     
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    API Political Action Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Not to mention that thanks to their miss reading of the marketplace, A&E faced the prospect of losing their financial ***. :cool:
     
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    ...looking for it....

    ...it's in here somewhere....

    ...still looking....

    OH HERE IT IS!

    Biblical verse, Philbo 1:1 It's OK to be a media ***** to spread my name. :dv

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    May the Robertson media juggernaut continue....
     
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    I just wish they would tell A&E to shove it
     
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    I wonder who else they had discussions with that they forgot to mention? Could it be...their lawyers? :reader
     
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    Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord.

    It is important for faith-driven consumers to have role models to watch on the teevee.
     

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