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December 19, 2013

Was Duck Dynasty Star Phil Robertson A Victim of Free Speech?

Phil Robertson, star of the popular A&E show Duck Dynasty  was suspended after his comments to GQ magazine about homosexuality. Conservatives and liberals are up in arms. Robertson's controversial comments have offended the gay community, and conservatives are claiming that it's an issue of free speech. But is it really?

For sure A&E is likely to get a ton of free publicity, and in the TV business no publicity is bad publicity. The Duck Dynasty star's fan base will undoubtedly spend millions of dollars on the show's products in a gesture of support. So both A&E and the Duck Dynasty family will probably benefit. 

But do you know who is guaranteed to benefit from this mess? The politicians.

Who will probably lose? The American people overall. 

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