Sunday, December 22, 2013
Duck Dynasty: A&E And Cracker Barrel Cave
The tyranny meted out by GLAAD and other Christian hating groups appears to be backfiring badly.
After the Robertson family announced publicly that it would be unthinkable for them to continue with the top rated show without their patriarch Phil Robertson, the suits at A&E and Disney, who owns them seem to have had a change of heart...especially after feeling the heat from their viewers, ( a 'boycott A&E' Facebook page received over 1.5 million likes in a matter of a couple of days) and very likely after consulting with their lawyers about what their violation of Robertson's civil and First Amendment rights was likely to cost them in court.
Phil Robertson's suspension is apparently over, and he will return to the show in January.No word on whether a fifth season is in the works, but if it works out contractually and the Robertsons are no longer obligated to A&E, don't be surprised if Duck Dynasty appears on a different outlet.
Knowing how these things work, aside from an apology, I wouldn't be surprised if the Robertsons received a cash somethin' somethin' from A&E/ Disney in order to let bygones be bygones and continue the show.
Apparently the owners of Cracker Barrel felt the heat as well for embracing politically correct tyranny.
Just days after they announced they were removing Duck Dynasty products from their stores, they posted this craven apology:
Dear Cracker Barrel Customer:
When we made the decision to remove and evaluate certain Duck Dynasty items, we offended many of our loyal customers. Our intent was to avoid offending, but that’s just what we've done.
You told us we made a mistake. And, you weren't shy about it. You wrote, you called and you took to social media to express your thoughts and feelings. You flat out told us we were wrong.
Today, we are putting all our Duck Dynasty products back in our stores.
And, we apologize for offending you.
We respect all individuals right to express their beliefs. We certainly did not mean to have anyone think different.
We sincerely hope you will continue to be part of our Cracker Barrel family.
Unfortunately for Cracker Barrel, a lot of folks now realize that they can buy the products in question directly from Duck Commander and bypass an outlet like Cracker Barrel entirely.
Embracing tyranny always carries a price.