Friday, December 27, 2013

Hey TV execs, think next time

Who had A&E folding in nine days in the pool?
Let the post-mortems roll.
But what probably helped turn the tide in the Robertsons’ favor was that the debate wasn’t as clear-cut as the network and many in the media initially assumed. Robertson and his supporters argued that his anti-gay statements were an extension of his passion for the Bible. Once that frame gained a foothold — that this fight is about religion, and the freedom to endorse biblical teachings — A&E was stuck in the awkward position of appearing to advocate against both its own star and orthodox Christianity.
Phil and the family won't be bothered reading these discussions.
The guys are out duck hunting.

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