A&E reverses decision on 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch

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Updated: 12/28/2013 1:56 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The A&E channel said it's reversing its decision to drop "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson from the show for his remarks about gays.

In a statement Friday, A&E said it decided to bring Robertson back after discussions with the Robertson family and "numerous advocacy groups."

The channel had put Robertson on what it called "hiatus" following his comments in a magazine article about how the Bible informs his view of gays.

His comments were slammed by groups including GLAAD, the gay media watch organization. But A&E's decision drew a backlash from those who said they supported Robertson's comments and others who defended him on the basis of freedom of speech.

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temeculajim - 12/27/2013 10:11 PM
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that show like all are scripped Americans just love to watch mindless shows as people like phil robertson laugh all the way to the bank!!!

angeloschild - 12/27/2013 8:03 PM
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...and they ceased long ago to be either artistic or entertaining, which is what A & E originally stood for. Now they are the repository of trash TV such as 'Duck Dynasty'.

angeloschild - 12/27/2013 7:58 PM
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...and they ceased long ago to be either artistic or entertaining, which is what A & E originally stood for. Now they are the repository of trash TV such as 'Duck Dynasty'.

retired51 - 12/27/2013 4:53 PM
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A&E is pathetic!!! They gave into the money making machine!!
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