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  •  The company you keep and all that. (8+ / 0-)

    Maybe some of DD's fans would do well to pause for a moment and think about exactly WHAT they are supporting and who all they stand with. But that might actually take a basic sense of decency which I doubt these "True Christians" possess.

    Why do I have the feeling George W. Bush joined the Stonecutters, ate a mess of ribs, and used the Constitution as a napkin?

    by Matt Z on Fri Dec 20, 2013 at 01:02:02 PM PST

    •  As a "fan" of that show I can tell you that (2+ / 0-)
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      I don't really look to them for moral guidance or see them as some commentary on American life. I would describe it as similar to The Office with a different theme, weirder characters and better producers.

      The whole show is complete fiction and they create scenarios to film. Sometimes it is entertaining to watch, sometimes it is dumb and occasionally I have been offended. Because I already knew he was a born again religious nut I was not surprised at his comments. I was disturbed when he bit the head off of a snake on an episode for no other reason than to scare little girls.

      He's a gross old man who lives in the swamp. Some people are fans. I always laugh when he shakes his head in disgust at "yuppies." He reminds me of the redneck old men in my home town who refuse to believe that someday gay marriage will be legal and who sometimes can't believe biracial marriage is legal now.

      He invented a duck call. He was talked into doing this show, he screwed up and now A&E has handled it. And I'm pretty sure they handled it the same way other shows would handle it if one of their actors was dumb enough to give an interview like that.

      "Pulling together is the aim of despotism and tyranny. Free men pull in all kinds of directions.” --Lord Vetinari

      by voracious on Fri Dec 20, 2013 at 01:13:28 PM PST

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    •  Phil is following the word of God. (0+ / 0-)

      Why is it that you are for freedom of speech, only when it suits your cause, and against it when someone disagrees with your viewpoint?

      •  Because A&E =/= US government (1+ / 0-)
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        And freedom of speech does not equal freedom from criticism, judgment, or consequences.

        Is fheàrr fheuchainn na bhith san dùil

        by bull8807 on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 05:54:27 PM PST

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      •  This article criticizes his speech, not bans it. (1+ / 0-)
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        BeninSC

        A&E probably had this plan all along. I don't trust most corporations because they always are hedging their bets like this. A&E knew of his political beliefs before releasing this show. It ain't the LIBS who threw Robertson under the bus.

        Yet Kos and progressives can and should criticize his views when they have been submitted to the free press (GQ).  Critique is not censorship.

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