Thursday, December 19, 2013

I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”

'Duck Dynasty' new season will feature suspended patriarch

Phil Robertson is the patriarch of "Duck Dynasty."
A&E Networks
Duck Commander Phil Robertson will appear in the next season of "Duck Dynasty" but has been suspended from filming future episodes.
When "Duck Dynasty" returns for its new season on Jan. 15, "Duck Commander" Phil Robertson will be a part of it, an A&E network spokesman told TODAY on Thursday. Most of the 10-episode season was filmed before the network suspended the Robertson family patriarch for anti-gay remarks he made during a GQ magazine interview and the stories would not work without him, the spokesman said.
The hit show starring the wealthy Louisiana family is not currently in production. But on Wednesday, A&E announced it was "indefinitely" placing Roberts on hiatus from filming and he will not be part of the show when production resumes sometime next year.
“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series 'Duck Dynasty,' A&E said in a statement. "His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community."
The family's conservative religious views are featured regularly on the show.
          Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal praised the Robertsons
         Sarah Palin wrote: "Free speech is an endangered species.
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