Louisiana Gov. Jindal critical of A&E after 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson is suspended

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: December 19, 2013 - 11:40 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. — The A&E cable television network's suspension of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson from the hit reality show has drawn criticism from the governor of his home state.

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stupid03Dec. 20, 1310:17 AM

robertson is allowed to express his point of view. A&E likewise, is allowed to dismiss him from a show on their network because they don't agree with that point of view. Any other network is welcome to pick him up for a show on *their* network. What's stupid is that A&E actually is surprised that this is his point of view? come on. cyrus is welcome to be as ridiculous as she likes. any network is welcome to refuse or allow her to be on their shows, knowing what her public persona is. just like anyone going to one of her concerts is responsible for knowing what her public persona is and not be "surprised" when she expresses it.

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jgmanciniDec. 20, 1312:22 PM

The difference, Governor, is that Miley's behavior only cast aspersions on Miley, whereas Robertson's behavior insulted and offended an entire segment of the population. I wonder why the Right thinks that Rush should be allowed to say any offensive thing he wants, and then demands Martin Bashir's resignation for "hate speech," but doesn't see any hypocrisy in that.

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daveseavyDec. 20, 1311:18 PM

I think we've become a nation where being offended is a favorite pass-time. The harsh reality of life is this: not everyone is going to agree with homosexuality. And to require people to support it under the threat of being tossed to the curb is ridiculous. We all are entitled to express our opinions; there is no provision in the Constitution that says our opinions must parallel any particular interest. I would rather someone be honest than to tell me what they think I want to hear. Honesty can promote productive debate. With all the major issues we face as individuals and as a nation, I don't think Robertson's opinions are so important that we need an outpouring of offense.

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