A&E's public depantsing by the Duck Dynasty clan highlights the fact that in corporate America it's still money over idelogy. Chalk one up for free speech as corporate executives at A&E cave and prove that they haven't lost sight of what really matters.
A&E is expected to break the half-billion-dollar mark in annual advertising revenue in 2013 for the first time in its history. Duck Dynasty is now in its fourth season and has generated more than $80 million in advertising revenue which is approximately 16 percent of the network’s projected annual overall revenue.
After their public depantsing courtesy of the Robertson family’s all or nothing ultimatum, A&E executives have caved by abandoning their liberal ideology and disdain for non liberal free speech in favor of their love of the almighty dollar.
We live in a politically correct world engulfed in cowardice & fecklessness where Atheist and Liberals can say whatever they want about Christians, but Christians are made to silence their beliefs and opinions for fear of the wrath of the media.
The Robertson clans ability to stick together has single handedly created a shining example for Christians the world over to emulate. In the face of those who would limit free speech to thoughts and ideas that carry only liberal undertones, the Duck Dynasty clan has rung the bell of freedom.
Whether or not you agree with the beliefs of Phil from the Duck Dynasty Clan - You have to admire the fact that when he was under attack his family stood with him and told A&E to shove it. In fact more than 250,000 fans have signed the I Stand With Phil petition, and the support keeps growing.
Robertson was suspended on Wednesday, Dec. 18 and the suspension was lifted on Friday Dec. 27; since the show was not shooting during this period there was no actual suspension. Season 5 of Duck Dynasty will premiere on A&E on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Nine of the 10 episodes have already been filmed and Duck Commander Phil Robertson features prominently in each and every one.