A&E Reverses Phil Robertson’s “Duck Dynasty” Suspension, Says Core Values of “Inclusion” Caused it to React So Strongly

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reruns have been getting a lot of play on A&E, and
given the backlash to its suspension of the show’s star, perhaps it
shouldn’t come as a surprise the network’s
reversed itself

From USA Today:

A&E has ducked away from a controversy surrounding
the stars of its hugely popular reality series Duck

In a statement, the network cited its “core values” of “inclusion
and mutual respect” to explain why “we reacted so quickly and
strongly.” “While Phil’s comments made in the interview reflect his
personal views based on his own beliefs, and his own personal
journey, he and his family have publicly stated they regret the
‘coarse language’ he used and the misinterpretation of his core
beliefs based only on the article. He also made it clear he would
‘never incite or encourage hate.’ We at A+E Networks expressed
our disappointment with his statements in the article, and
reiterate that they are not views we hold.”

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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/27/ae-reverses-phil-robertsons-duck-dynasty

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