Robertson and A&E

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A&E announced Dec. 27 that they were reinstating Phil Robertson immediately. It is apparent that A&E does not hold any real values but is totally focused on the money.

When they thought the money was on being considerate of the gay/lesbians, they dumped Phil Robertson. When millions of viewers expressed their opinion of A&E’s action and failed to watch the Duck Dynasty marathon on Christmas Day, the message came screaming home: “They really are going to dump us!

I wonder what the mood is at GLAAD headquarters this evening.

— Charles R. Glass, Arlington

Anyone who thinks Phil Robertson was “censored” should recognize that A&E very publicly “suspended” him for several weeks during the hiatus between shooting for seasons three and four, when he wasn’t being paid anyway.

He has also been in negotiations with A&E through all of season three for a pay increase. Hollywood Reporter states that he is unsuspended just in time to start filming for season four — with a new contract at four times what he and his family were paid for each show in the first three seasons. Robertson has never lost a penny. Someone upset at how he was “censored” by A&E has bought into a well-planned PR ploy connected to contract negotiations, nothing else.

Robertson is also paid to speak at churches, which is certainly the reason he made the recent remarks about women carrying a Bible and being married at age 15. Robertson loves the publicity. It’s all free and it lets him charge more for his services.

Robertson is being “oppressed” and “censored” all the way to the bank.

— Richard Brewer, Fort Worth

I was appalled that you would actually publish a hateful comic accusing Phil Robertson and Sarah Palin of being intolerant. You’ve got to be kidding.

Phil Robertson was attacked and threatened for simply giving an answer to the questions he was asked. Phil didn’t attack gays or single them out. He stated the truth that we are all sinners and that Christ died to forgive us of those sins. He didn’t say anything derogatory about gays that he didn’t say about himself.

Sarah Palin has been unmercifully attacked by liberals for years. How about Martin Bashir’s comment about “defecating on Sarah Palin.” These types of comments are common from liberals.

As usual you’ve got it all wrong, it’s the left that is the most intolerant and hateful group, not conservatives. The Robertson’s are devoted Christians, GQ knew exactly what he would say, and Robertson told the truth about his beliefs.

— Robert M. Moon, Fort Worth

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