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Obama: A&E Should Reinstate ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch [Satire]
December 19th, 2013 Scott Ott

(2013-12-19) — Calling A&E’s suspension of ‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch Phil Robertson “a chilling crackdown on free speech in an artistic community that should value individual expression,” President Barack Obama today urged the Arts & Entertainment network to reinstate Robertson immediately, and to apologize for its “hypocrisy.”

“There are no bigger fans of Duck Dynasty than Michele and me,” Obama said. “And while I have my disagreements with Mr. Robertson’s views on homosexuality, as expressed in GQ magazine, I’ll defend with my last breath Robertson’s right to express those views.”

The White House acknowledged that the private company has the right to fire Robertson for expressing his opinion, based on the Bible, that homosexuality is one kind of sin among many.

“But the president felt compelled to speak out,” said press secretary Jay Carney, “because his silence might be perceived as assent among his many entertainment industry supporters who hold freedom of expression in the highest esteem.”

Indeed, the Screen Actors Guild, Writers Guild of America and dozens of A-list movie and TV stars issued news releases or held press conferences echoing the president’s call to let Robertson return to the highest-rated show in the history of cable television.

“A chill wind is blowing in this nation,” said actor-director Tim Robbins. “It’s great to see President Obama speaking out against ideological intimidation that masquerades as tolerance and diversity.”
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Re: Obama: A&E Should Reinstate ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013, 01:01:12 PM »

“There are no bigger fans of Duck Dynasty than Michele and me,” Obama said. “And while I have my disagreements with Mr. Robertson’s views on homosexuality, as expressed in GQ magazine, I’ll defend with my last breath Robertson’s right to express those views.”


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Re: Obama: A&E Should Reinstate ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 01:04:24 PM »
Scrappleface is satire...

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Re: Obama: A&E Should Reinstate ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 02:42:50 PM »
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"There are no bigger fans of Duck Dynasty than Michele and me,” Obama said. “And while I have my disagreements with Mr. Robertson’s views on homosexuality, as expressed in GQ magazine, I’ll defend with my last breath Robertson’s right to express those views.”
Satire, indeed. That's one of the funniest things I've read recently.
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Re: Obama: A&E Should Reinstate ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013, 02:48:46 PM »
Some guys....and I use that term loosely...will do anything for a bump in their personal favorability numbers.
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Re: Obama: A&E Should Reinstate ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2013, 03:05:11 PM »
Doubt his sincerity or not, I'm glad he made that public statement.
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2013, 03:13:01 PM »
Doubt his sincerity or not, I'm glad he made that public statement.

Me too, Cincy!   Just making an observation!    :patriot:
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Re: Obama: A&E Should Reinstate ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2013, 03:21:08 PM »
I know this is satire, but this is one of the best descriptions I've seen:

ideological intimidation that masquerades as tolerance and diversity.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2013, 03:27:01 PM »
Doubt his sincerity or not, I'm glad he made that public statement.

He didn't - this is a satire article.
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Re: Obama: A&E Should Reinstate ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2013, 03:35:02 PM »
This is mean.....tantamount to snapping a wet towel on a bare a$$ in a locker room.

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Re: Obama: A&E Should Reinstate ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2013, 03:37:40 PM »
This is mean.....tantamount to snapping a wet towel on a bare a$$ in a locker room.

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I just did - but the article being scrappleface should have been everyone's clue
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Re: Obama: A&E Should Reinstate ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch [SATIRE]
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2013, 03:56:35 PM »
Oh, fiddle. Didn't see this: Scrappleface is satire... Nor did I look at the original source, not that it would matter as I didn't know who or what Scrappleface is, but I sure do now. LOL.
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Re: Obama: A&E Should Reinstate ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch [SATIRE]
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2013, 03:59:23 PM »
Oh, fiddle. Didn't see this: Scrappleface is satire... Nor did I look at the original source, not that it would matter as I didn't know who or what Scrappleface is, but I sure do now. LOL.

Worst part about it is that we believed that Bambi was fully capable of such unabashed duplicity...


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Re: Obama: A&E Should Reinstate ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch [SATIRE]
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2013, 04:04:32 PM »
True: Worst part about it is that we believed that Bambi was fully capable of such unabashed duplicity...
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