Duck Dynasty: Don’t Fall for It, Phil Robertson Isn’t Back—Yet

 Duck Dynasty Phis Isn't back yet

It is being reported by GOP The Daily Dose, American Overlook, and the Huffington Post that Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson is returning to the reality television series. Citing a “huge outpouring of support on Facebook,” A&E is alleged to have caved to fan’s demands and reinstated the Robertson family’s patriarch, but don’t fall for it, Phil isn’t back yet. The Huffington Post (HP) reports that Phil Robertson’s suspension “may be just for show,” [emphasis added]. In their article “Phil Robertson Will Return To ‘Duck Dynasty’ Episodes In January,” Jessica Goodman references an Entertainment Weekly report that holds that when A&E starts airing, “new episodes of Duck Dynasty starting Jan. 15, footage featuring the Robertson Patriarch will indeed remain intact.” Additionally, The HP quotes Entertainment Weekly as saying that the network hopes that the media and fan “furor will cool down,” during the holiday season break. They are looking forward to resolving tensions over shooting future episodes. Entertainment Weekly’s interview with their “source close to the situation” does indeed represent the A&E network as hopeful. Their source who wished to remain anonymous told them, “there’s no negotiation to have; we’re doing the show.” The network will find a solution, the source says, but that isn’t a categorical assurance that Duck Dynasty is getting Phil Robertson back yet. The Robertson Family does not sound so optimistic. E! reports that the family all falls very close to the tree, and they don’t intend to let this (Phil’s suspension) split them. E! says that the family acknowledges that Phil is the reason for their success and they have no intention of leaving him to stand alone. Possibly even more important to the Robertsons, they are not going to allow anybody to threaten their religious ideologies. They are determined to stand by their biblical heritage. How Robertson is going to appear in the fourth season of Duck Dynasty then, is simple. The network has filmed more episodes than they have aired to date. The episodes that will feature Phil are episodes that he participated in prior to his GQ interview and prior to his suspension. The network has enough “shot episodes in the can,” that they can buy themselves some time, but they have more than just negotiations with Phil to handle. The entirety of the Robertson family is up in arms, and they have hinted that no show and no amount of money would compel them to continue working with a company that, in their estimation, discriminates so readily against a personality that is guilty of nothing more than expressing his coarse opinion. Beyond negotiations for the show, A&E has some additional issues related to security to think about. Following the network’s announcement to separate from Phil, fan uproar, “among other things, has resulted in the network’s president receiving death threats.” Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson is still, as far as A&E’s official position goes, on suspension. Though the network is working diligently, and hoping—in the spirit of the Christmas season—that things will cool off by the New Year, there are no definitive statements from either side. The family is still holding its ground and the network is holding on to its optimism, but don’t be fooled, when a decision is made one way or the other, the public will know about it. A&E is invested because of more than 14 million viewers and the revenue that entails, but as of now, Phil Robertson isn’t back—yet. By Matt Darjany Sources: GOP The Daily Dose American Overlook Huffington Post Entertainment Weekly E! US Message Board

4 Responses to "Duck Dynasty: Don’t Fall for It, Phil Robertson Isn’t Back—Yet"

  1. yula winder   December 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

    and in this FREE COUNTRY any employer should have the right to SUPPORT or REJECT your employment

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  2. Terence Sommer   December 23, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Bobby, how do you know. Who would ‘choose’ to be gay.

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    • Garth   December 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      It doesn’t matter whether you “choose” to be homosexual or are “born” homosexual. That little detail has no bearing on the sin of homosexual behaviour.

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  3. Bobby   December 23, 2013 at 7:33 am

    This is a free country and anyone should have the right to support or REJECT gay “rights”. Moreover, he is siting the religious beliefs like billions have done for centuries. Homosexuaity is a perverse and immoral mental illness, all major religions support this fact. The word of GOD is incontestable.

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