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MSNBC host wonders: Did A&E go far enough by suspending Phil Robertson?

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On Thursday, MSNBC's Thomas Roberts wondered on Facebook if A&E went far enough when it suspended Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson, Newsbusters' Ken Shepherd reported.

"Today's big question: Did A&E go far enough in suspending 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson for his anti-gay remarks?" he asked.

Apparently, some of Roberts' liberal fans think more needs to be done.

"It's a good start!" one person said.

"No they did not go Far enough, Poor Paula Deen, Lost her show for something she said 30 years ago, and he just gets suspended for something he said yesterday. Oh I forgot, he is one of the boys, he gets a break, I get it now, hmmmm (sic)," another person said.

"He sure deserves whatever he gets," another Roberts fan wrote.

Several of the 284 comments called for Robertson to be fired, while others said the show should be canceled.

Others insisted Robertson is also a racist.

A few stood up for Robertson on Thomas' page and noted MSNBC's hypocrisy.

Recently, MSNBC host Martin Bashir suggested someone urinate and defecate in Sarah Palin's mouth. There was no outrage from the so-called mainstream media and no demands from liberals that he be fired.

The suspension, however, has sparked a huge backlash against A&E.

An effort to boycott the network has exploded across social media, with the "Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty" Facebook page getting more than one million likes in 24 hours. The page now has 1.3 million likes and is still growing.

A "Boycott A&E" Twitter account has grown to over 13,000 followers in a short period of time.

It is uncertain what will happen to the series.

In a statement released Thursday evening, the Robertson family said it "cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm."

"We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty," the statement added. "Again, thank you for your continued support of our family."

On Thursday, The Blaze reported, Glenn Beck offered Duck Dynasty a spot on his network.

“We would be proud to have you,” he said.



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