The outspoken patriarch of the popular series was suspended “indefinitely” from the A&E network for his opinion on homosexuality made during an interview with Drew Magary of GQ Magazine. Ironically, Magary himself expressed his own controversial opinions on Christianity that seem to have been overlooked by the mainstream media, as reported at the Examiner.
Dupree wrote about Phil Robertson today on his website, pointing out A&E's hypocrisy in airing a marathon of the popular reality series at the same time Robertson was suspended. If the executives at A&E were really so offended by Robertson's comments, why would they air a marathon of the series?
It seems as though they are capitalizing on the controversy.
Dupree is calling for a boycott of the network until A&E brings back Phil Robertson.
Dupree discussed the Duck Dynasty star on a compelling broadcast this evening which brought in about fifty thousand listeners.
Dupree said in part,
"Phil Robertson...I don't know him on a personal basis, but I know his spirit...Freedom of speech is what this country is all about." He continued, "We didn't ask for what is happening in the world today, but we can damn sure stop it."
Of A&E airing a marathon of Duck Dynasty, Dupree said,
"They are making money off of a person that they suspended...When his freedom of speech was suspended, our freedom of speech was suspended. Because if they could do that to him, they could do that to us."
The Facebook page, "Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty" has received well over one million "likes" at the time of this writing, illustrating that the mainstream media is out of touch with the American people. Unlike the State Department, the Facebook page to Boycott A&E did not have to purchase their fans with taxpayer money, as reported yesterday at Raw Story.
The Robertson family has put out a statement regarding A&E's decision, which can be found at the Conservative Post.