SUSPENDED: Gay Group Attacks Duck Dynasty Star, But Ignored Hate-Filled Alec Baldwin

Gay groups don’t care about gay slurs. They care about liberalism. So, when a liberal utters a gay slur it is brushed off as unimportant. But if a conservative seems to say something bad about gays, why, it is the end of the world. That is the case here with the recent condemnation that the gay group GLAAD doled out to Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.

The gay group GLAAD came out to excoriate Phil Robertson of A&E’s reality TV hit Duck Dynasty for his comments about gays in a hostile interview in the upcoming issue of GQ magazine.

As soon as the interview became public knowledge, GLAAD ran to Entertainment Weekly which posted the complaint in a piece with the lie-filled title, “‘Duck Dynasty’ star makes anti-gay comments; GLAAD slams.”

In the interview Robertson laid out the typical, Christian, Bible-based ideas about homosexuality and in fact just paraphrased Corinthians in his comments that homosexuality is wrong but that he still loves gays as human beings.

Before we get to GLAAD’s complaint, here is what Robertson said in the GQ interview:

“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong… Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.” Robertson then paraphrased Corinthians from the Bible: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers–they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

And if that wasn’t explicit enough, the “Duck Commander” added: “It seems like, to me, a vagina–as a man–would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

Of course, the left is going nuts over the comments ignoring that Robertson wasn’t being “anti-gay” but anti-sin. After all, he included heterosexual sin in there by bringing the Bible into it.

Unsurprisingly GLAAD immediately sent out a press release attacking Robertson for the comments.

Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe,” said spokesperson Wilson Cruz. “He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans–and Americans – who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples. Phil’s decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors who now need to reexamine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families.

For his part, Robertson also issued a press release clarifying what he said in the interview:

A&E released this statement from Phil Robertson addressing the controversy: “I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.” Beyond that, A&E had no comment.

So, what does this all have to do with my own title mentioning Alec Baldwin?

Well, Baldwin has been using gay slurs for years and only just last month he lost his own MSNBC show for yet another gay slur.

Has GLAAD excoriated Baldwin.

Not much at all.

In fact, GLAAD allowed Baldwin to use its own website to issue another one of his false apologies.

You see, Baldwin is a lefty TV star. So, he gets a pass.

Like all these grievance merchants, GLAAD only cares about leftism, not the issue they claim to be in business for.

Well, am I right? Are they hypocrites?

Now the A&E network has suspended Robertson for his comments.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the network isn’t going to let Robertson off with a mere slap on the wrist for his comments.

The network issued a press release saying:

“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”

Clearly A&E thinks it can dump Phil without affecting the rest of the show.

Does anyone want to guess what the rest of the family will do? Doesn’t it seem likely that the rest of the Robertson clan will rally around Phil and all quit the show in support?

I would not doubt it if they all quit. After all, they are all millionaires already and don’t need A&E. Further, you can be sure some other cable network will snap them up in a minute if they leave the network.

We’ll just have to see where all this goes, eh?

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has also released a statement:

“Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”

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  • Brucehenry

    His comments were awfully mild for A&E to react so strongly, it seems to me. I know dozens of people who feel exactly the same way and I’d hate to see them lose their jobs because of it, even if I find their attitudes somewhat…benighted.

    It’d be different if he’d used some kind of slur, like the famous “bunghole surfers” we saw here recently. Or even if his remarks were unsolicited. He was asked a question and answered it, I don’t see the need for butthurt on the part of GLAAD or anyone else. It doesn’t even sound like he was equating homosexuality with bestiality, which is uncalled for, dishonest, and pisses me off when it happens. But he didn’t really do that, it seems to me.

    • jim_m

      You see the media and academia, self appointed guardians of the leftist narrative, do not allow you to voice an opinion that deviates from the approved doctrine. You are allowed (for the time being) to think what you want as long as you never communicate it to anyone else.

      The same pretty much goes for religion, with the notable exception of islam, which the guardians of correct thought are too afraid to confront with regard to their misogyny and homophobia.

      • Brucehenry

        Yes of course that’s why nobody ever heard of Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee or shall I go on?

        • jim_m

          Not a lot of academics in there. I suppose I should have specified the MSM, but then I figured that most people would be intelligent enough to figure that part out.

          • Brucehenry

            Oh I missed the part where Robertson is an academic.

          • jim_m

            I made no such claim

          • Brucehenry

            Well I’m perplexed then. You said the media and academia “do not allow you to voice an opinion that deviates from the approved narrative.”

            I then named several people who often, famously, voice opinions that deviate from “the approved narrative.”

            You responded that those folks weren’t academics, so what do you mean?

          • jim_m

            Sigh. No I responded that those persons were not members of the MSM.

          • Brucehenry

            Huckabee and Palin frequently appear on FOX, the number one news network and therefore mainstream. Glenn Beck was on CNN for years. Rush Limbaugh has 20 million daily listeners.

            In any event if that’s what you meant your sentence wasn’t clear. It read as if “you” meant the universal “you” as in “anyone.”

            And if by “do not allow” you mean “silence” the media and academia have done a poor job shutting these folks and hundreds of others up.

          • jim_m

            Over 90% of people in the media (ie journalists) are on the far left. Mainstream means being in that Main Stream. If you can’t figure that out I would suggest shutting your pie hole so you don’t sound so earth shatteringly ignorant.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            I think the more apt description would be that he’s poorly educated and even that’s beyond the level of his native intelligence.

            No, I’m not talking about Phil Robertson.

          • Retired military

            Look at the character assassination they go through to express their opinions.

          • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

            They also get denounced – often shrilly – but they’re at a point where they just don’t give a shit. And the funny thing is – once people don’t give a shit whether they’re being loved by the ‘elite’, it seems to be remarkably freeing.

            Robertson doesn’t care. He knows who he is, and doesn’t need a bunch of shrill critics who would recoil in horror at even the prospect of shooting an icky shotgun to validate his existence.

            And I think they just can’t stand that – which is why they’d destroy him if they could. (And Palin, Limbaugh and Beck, for that matter.)

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            There you go giving credit where it manifestly is not due.

          • jim_m

            I suppose I could exclude certain individuals from the description as “People”.

          • Commander_Chico

            Everyone you named has been MSM. I don’t know how you define it, but CNN, Fox, and Clear Channel are major media by any stretch. Yah, I know Beck is off CNN now, but still on 400 radio stations. That is MSM by any measure.

            In fact, Fox (part of News Corp) is a part of the biggest world news media conglomerate there is.

          • jim_m

            Size does not mean mainstream. MSM refers to the left wing media, which represent over 90% of all journalists in the united states.

          • Commander_Chico

            Sez you. Most people regard massive media conglomerates like NewsCorp as part of “mainstream media.”

          • jim_m

            I think that the defining of the term MSM should be left to the people who use that term, and not to those who want to redefine that term so as to make it easier to defend the MSM.

          • Commander_Chico

            No, you don’t get to redefine the word “mainstream.”

            it’s a matter of volume and size, not content.

            Like, the Mississippi is a mainstream. Fox is a mainstream.

            How the biggest cable news network could not be a mainstream, I don’t know.

          • jim_m

            I don’t believe that I am redefining it.

          • Retired military

            And theya re part of the Oligarchy too right Chico

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            With “friends” like that joining you in your foxhole…

            [Edit] Now they won’t even show their names. Them’s some reliable supporters you have there…

          • jim_m

            MSM is defined less by the media outlet than it is by the near monolithic support of the far left agenda.

        • Commander_Chico

          This is all a scripted publicity stunt.

          If it was real, why aren’t the sons backing up the father and staying off the show? Oh, right. Money.

          The fact that attention whore Sarah Palin is jumping on this confirms my opinion.

          • Retired military

            Bruce
            See my statement above about character assassination.

          • jim_m

            Not everyone in this world is motivated solely by money Mr Parasite.

            How did the catering gig go? Did you get good tips for busing tables?

          • Commander_Chico

            I drank a lot of Arabic coffee, the kind with the cardamom in it.

          • Retired military

            Last I saw the other members of the show refuse to go on without this guy and are in talks with A&E about the future of the show. I suspect A&E will back down rather quickly as they don’t want to see a multimillion dollar goose go somewhere else. So Chico was partly right. Money will be solving the issue. Just not on the side Chico thinks.

            The family’s official statement

            http://duckcommander.com/news/robertson-family-offical-statement

            BTW
            https://www.facebook.com/Philrobertsonsupport?fref=ts

            1.1 million likes and counting in under a day.

            I foresee A&E backtracking in the next day or so if that keeps up.

          • Commander_Chico

            Good for the family – they should back up their father.

            Blood should trump money.

          • Vagabond661

            They were rich long before A&E. A&E are the ones who made the most money.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            And that family fortune has been growing steadily over three generations.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      I’m kind of grossed out on bestiality myself – I always figured I should date inside my own species, though it does really widen the options for Saturday nights.

      But then you end up with a coyote-ugly coyote, and she’ll gnaw your arm off for you…

      No, better to stick to your own species…

      Seriously, I don’t see what’s so objectionable about what he wrote, aside from the fact it’s going against what the folks at GLAAD want to see. So they throw a screaming tantrum, yeah – that really makes me want to take their feelings into account from here on in.

      (And I saw what you did w/’Butthurt’ there. Good job. ;) )

      I’ve seen maybe half of an episode of Duck Commander, thought it was funny, but not something I’d watch. But I might just have to go buy some Duck Commander merchandise, just in support. (Maybe.)

      Really, I think it’s that he dared say anything even the slightest bit negative about homosexuality. That is simply not allowed by our self-appointed ‘betters’ – and they’ll fucking club us over the head if we dare stray beyond the bounds of their officially tolerated speech.

  • Lawrence Westlake

    All part and parcel of the mental disorder otherwise known as leftism. How many “anti-war” protests were there in 1995, 1999 and from Jan. 2009-present? The new-age left is not “anti-war.” They’re anti-Republican. How many “progressive activists” are out there protesting in front of George Soros’ HQ, as opposed to the Koch Bros.? Um, none. How many multi-millionaire leftists in Pacific Heights and Malibu have tax shelters, 1031 exchange vehicles, generation-skipping trusts, offshore accounts and massive unrealized capital gains? Uh, pretty much all of them. The list goes on and on. Leftists wouldn’t practice what they preach if their lives actually depended upon it. Theirs is a faux ideology consisting of projection, transference, relativism, hypocrisy and double standards.

  • jim_m

    You know, for people who call themselves “Gay” and belong to an organization called “GLAAD” they are certainly some of the most perpetually offended and aggrieved people I have ever heard of. Perhaps they should call themselves something else?

  • Wild_Willie

    When almighty GOD states that homosexuals are an abomination and a deviant behavior, GLAAD can’t be happy. They have to keep the façade up. Liberal’s crack me up. They love voicing opinions as long as they agree. Juvenile. ww

  • Brucehenry

    As is usual, the more moderate conservatives at Outside the Beltway have a less hair-on-fire take on this thingie:

    http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/duck-dynasty-free-speech-and-the-culture-of-perpetual-outrage/

    • Commander_Chico

      Like Chico, Mataconis suspects this is a publicity stunt too.

  • Retired military

    I personally care about as much about this guy and his views on gay marriage and Roseanne and her views on politics.

    I don’t watch the show, I don’t think I watch A&E for anything.

    Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one and some of them (especially Chico;s opinions) smell more than others. And in the US you are supposed to be able to express those opinions. But let a white person say something about blacks just have to die because they don’t like the color of his skin and you have people like Chico go apeshit.

    Speaking of Chico

    “As I said before, try answering what people say, and not try to put words in others’ mouths, debate goes better” – Chico, Famed Wizbangblog poster

    How about practising what you preach Chico.

    1 Oprah,the Lamestream media, Reid, Pelosi, and other major dems have called people racist simply because they oppose Obama’s
    policies. Yet when they oppose those same policies when espoused by Bill, Hillary. Reid, Pelos, Gore, Kerry, etc etc they weren’t considered racist then by Oprah, etc etc (I don’t know isn’t good enough)

    2. People were called racist anarchist terrorists when they tried to delay Obamacare yet Al Franken who did the same thing wasn’t called Racist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the call just playing the race card because that is all they have?

    3. People were called racist anarchist terrorist when they called for the delay of all or part of Obamacare and Obama who is unconstitutionally doing the same thing is not called a racist anarchist terrorist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the calling are just playing the race card because that is all they have?

    How do my questions tie in here? Well it goes to show that the left (like Chico) demonize anyone who disagrees with them. (ie Chico calling Palin a whore),
    The same way anyone who disagrees with Obama is called a racist. When Hillary runs anyone who disagrees with her will be sexist. When the dems have a gay nominee anyone who disagrees with them will a homophobe. When the dems have a Hispanic candidate the race card will come out again. Sane solid conversation has nothing to do with it. Demonize those who oppose you is the democrat way and to hell with the truth.

    Just look at the way the Bashir situation was handled vs this.

    You cant find anything about Bashir on the ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN but this is front page. What a shock.

    • Brucehenry

      There was no firestorm in protest over the Bashir “resignation.” No one circulated any petitions to get him reinstated. You didn’t see any liberals claiming his ‘free speech” was being abridged.

      • jim_m

        He was defended by Tommy Christopher of Mediaite and Alec Baldwin. I’m sure I could find others if I cared.

        Bashir wasn’t let go until after Palin had written to MSNBC inquiring as to why no action had been taken against him and suggesting that such inaction was unlike previous actions that MSNBC had taken against Baldwin and Don Imus, both of which were let go after insulting groups who liberals hold it taboo to insult (blacks and gays).

        The timing may be coincidental but it suggests that MSNBC only took action against Bashir when it became clear that the issue was not going to go away and they were caught being obvious hypocrites.

      • Retired military

        Nor did you see any liberals speaking out against him. Where as here the libs want to form a lynching party.

        As for free speech. Hmmm. Saying you don’t see why men would prefer men vs saying someone should defecate and urinate in Palin’s mouth. The first from a guy who plays a country hick on tv and the 2nd by an “esteemed” political commentator on MSNBC. The first in an apparent off the cuff interview (gee wasn’t chico just defending Oprah who did 20+ years of off the cuff interviews) for making a statement and yet Bashir’s was premeditated and backed up with some charts or some such crap.
        The first gets fired right away with wall to wall outrage from most of the media , the 2nd goes two weeks with no coverage by the MSM (except Fox news) with not nary a mention before he resigns.
        The first the network apologizes for the statements, the 2nd NBC still hasn’t denounced what Bashir said.
        Yep. Bruce you have a winner there.
        MSM (minus Fox) covers this wall to wall from day one but doesn’t cover Bashir AT ALL.
        MSM (minus Fox) pounds on Duck guy about how bad his comments are but doesn’t even mention Bashir’s comments
        Yep Bruce defending a political commentor on TV for saying that someone should defecate and urinate in someone’s mouth is a real winner for people to get behind.

        If you cant see the difference between the 2 then I don’t know what else to say.

        In short. It is okay for a democrat political commentator to say someone should defecate and urinate in a republicans mouth and the MSM will say nothing but a republican???? cant say that you don’t understand how a man would love a man and the MSM calls for your head.

        Once again Bruce we see the diversity and fair mindedness of the left.

        • Brucehenry

          Well I’m certainly not gonna defend Bashir’s remarks but perhaps one reason one was covered “wall to wall” and the other not so much is that one was the number one rated cable TV show and the other was Bashir’s little-watched one.

          Kind of like if Kim Kardashian said something stupid and if one of the bimboes on “Bad Girl’s Club” did too. Coverage would be unequal.

          I did see wall-to-wall coverage but not wall-to wall outrage. Yes, GLAAD and a few others were hopping mad but most of the rest of the media just covered the suspension and reported the fact that there WERE some ahem… remarks made.

          Which now that I’ve read more of them I find it easier to see why A&E would want to get rid of the loose cannon. Did you see what Robertson had to say about blacks, for instance? That they were happy and godly “pre entitlement, pre-civil rights?” That “no one was singing the blues”?

          Anyway I pretty much agree with Mataconis and Andrew Sullivan in my link.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            I could argue your points, but there’s no point wrasslin with a racist pig.

          • Brucehenry

            Yeah you’re probably busy anyway doing whatever it is you do here.

          • Retired military

            Bruce
            Oprah is the richest African American in history. No outrage on her remarks from the media. Or anyone else on the left for that matter. .
            As far as Robertson’s remarks about blacks. Havent seen them and I care about as much about them as anything else he has said or as I stated before about as much as I care about Roseanne’s views on politics.
            I don’t watch the show, Don’t watch A&E. don’t watch Honey Boo Boo, etc etc. About the only “reality show” I watch (and I actually read while listening to it ) is survivor. I honestly don’t see the draw to those shows. Then again I could care less who Kim Kardisian is dating, or who got married or who cheated on who or who was seen drunk at a bar, etc. I have enough drama in my own life I don’t need drama in other people’s life.

          • Brucehenry

            I’ve sat through some episodes of the Kardashians with my younger daughter. Oh my God.

            My point was only that Bashir had a small audience, therefore it wasn’t as big news when he stepped in it as when Robertson did.

          • Retired military

            I got your point Bruce. I actually feel that it is somewhat valid as well.
            BTW I directed a friend of mine to Youtube to discover Honey Boo Boo. His response was and I quote “WTF is wrong with these people”

          • Brucehenry

            Honey Boo Boo’s mom is the devil.

  • LiberalNightmare

    For the left, tolerance is a one way street,

  • jay

    I don’t suppose you guys will understand this, but Liberals didn’t suspend the leader of your beloved ZZ top cover band. The free market did. A &E decided what he said hurts profits,, So they took action to protect their money. YEAH CAPITALISM! understand?

    • LiberalNightmare

      Yeah the free market caused A&E to fire the star of the highest rated reality show on the air.

      • jay

        Uhm, yeah. You see it’s a whole network, with a bunch of other shows in fact. Shows that have viewer who might be offended by homophobic comments watch. So, in order to not offend them they made the move. Of their own free will.

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          A bunch of other shows that are net losses (production cost vs advertising revenue) without Duck Dynasty.

          Ha ha!

    • jim_m

      It was impossible for Robertson’s comments to have affected profits seeing as there had not been enough time for them to have done so.

    • jim_m

      Sponsors are lining up to defend Duck Dynasty. Both Under Armour and Skyjacker Technologies have said that they remain committed to the show and that if it leaves A&E that they will follow it.

      SO much for your BS that the show was hurting profits. Seems like A&E’s actions are the ones that are costing it money. Leftism… Never let truth stand in the way of your agenda.

  • Paul Hooson

    If A&E needs a new reality star with a good beard and long hair, that’s an outrageous businessman, I’m for hire….They could do worse…Actually, I think reality TV sucks. How these duck call guys ever became a hit show is well beyond me…

  • LiberalNightmare

    Watching the news this morning Im beginning to understand why this is such a big deal.

    At some primal level, liberals are beginning to get the feeling that as a group, they are the ones that look bad in this exchange, and they just cant figure out why.

    • Commander_Chico

      What happened to Putin? Are you pissed off at him because he pardoned Pussy Riot?

      • LiberalNightmare

        I felt that by adopting an avatar that was less masculine, I could help to make liberals feel more comfortable, Its all part of my 10 point beta male out reach program.

        Besides, the previous avatar wasn’t Putin, it was putin on a ritz, and no one else seemed to get the joke

        • Commander_Chico

          Yeah, a pun, but I couldn’t see the Ritz. I thought Putin was your hero or something.

          I feel a little sorry for that chump in the photo, but he brought it on himself.

          So what are the other nine points of your program?

  • jim_m

    “I disagree with what you say, I think you are evil for having said it, I
    think no one should associate with you and you ought to lose your
    livelihood, and anyone who doesn’t agree with me about all that is
    skating on pretty thin ice as well, but hey, I don’t think you should be
    arrested for it.”

    A&E’s and the left’s revision of Voltaire.

  • jim_m

    Let me get this right… The left is upset when people speak out against gays or when Russia passes laws they feel are discriminatory against them, but no one protests when muslim nations hang or stone people for being gay.

    I suppose the take home here is that the left wants gays to be able to get married before they are hanged.

    OK now that I have thought about it their positions are not in conflict and can be made to make sense.

  • jim_m

    “To express yourself in a magazine in an interview — this is the level of punitive PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist, OK, that my liberal colleagues in the Democratic Party and on college campuses have supported and promoted over the last several decades,” [Camile] Paglia said. “This is the whole legacy of free speech 1960’s that have been lost by my own party.”

    I think we can now put to rest any discussion of whether or not fascism belongs on the left now that left wing, lesbian commentators are admitting that the left has been there for “several decades”

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      That particular chapter remains open only in the minds of true believers who cannot overcome their progressive indoctrination.

    • Brucehenry

      Camille Paglia is plural now?

      • jim_m

        She’s got more balls that you and Chico put together… so yeah.

        • Brucehenry

          More talk about my nether regions. You’re making me blush!

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          Greater than zero, eh?

          • jim_m

            bingo

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Zero point zero balls per anonymous proglodyte.

          • Brucehenry

            You’re doing a great job.

  • jay

    Conservatives write to msnbc and demand Martin Bashir be put on the air at once. He was only exercising free speech when he slammed Palin.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      Ha ha!

      • jim_m

    • jim_m

      Just making the leftists live by their own rules. Sucks when you have to do that, doesn’t it?

      • jay

        Uhm, Bashir happened first my none to bright friend. And that is what I thought when ZZ top frontman and Duck patriarch was suspended. HAHA

        • jim_m

          If you think that Martin Bashir was the first person to lose their job over an unfortunate comment I suggest that you remove your head from your ass and start paying attention. At the very least you could look up Don Imus. Perhaps look at how Lawrence Summers lost his position at Harvard.

          Seriously? You think that Bashir is somehow breaking ground? Jeez you’re dumb!

          • Brucehenry

            I think by first he means before Robertson.

            Like if a kid says “he hit me first” he’s not saying that’s the first time a kid ever hit anyone.

          • jim_m

            Still, this sort of idiotic silencing of people goes way back and the left has been doing it for decades.

            Suck it up. This is the world you wanted and the right is going to make you play by your own rules.

          • jay

            You idiots act like the right hasn’t been doing this.

          • jim_m

            It is the left that tries desperately to silence others. Go read the Camile Paglia interview for an honest liberal taking your kind to task for being the fascists that they are.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Ha ha!

          • jim_m

            And there is a difference between making a comment in an interview and making a comment in the capacity as representing the network as Bashir did. But then you lefties never were big on nuance.

          • jay

            No moron, there isn’t much difference if your company finds it offensive. All hail free enterprise.

          • jim_m

            This has nothing to do with free enterprise and everything to do with leftist intolerance.

            If this were about free enterprise no one would be saying a thing because the sponsors are lining up behind Robertson. But it isn’t and that is why A&E is courting a significant financial loss because they have decided that ideology is more important to them than financial stability. That’s their prerogative, but let’s not confuse it with a market driven decision.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Ha ha! a second time.

          • LiberalNightmare

            I don’t know whats funnier -watching A&E trying to “fire” the cast of televisions number one reality show, or watching the Duck Dynasty cast telling A&E to screw.

            Free Enterprise works in both directions

        • LiberalNightmare

          The left has been playing this game for a long time Jay – Shut up and play the game you created.

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