Tomorrow’s conservative martyr today (UPDATED)
UPDATE: Not surprisingly, Sarah Palin has weighed in, demonstrating her trademark ignorance (of the First Amendment, in this case).
“Free speech is an endangered species. Those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us,” Palin wrote.
Wrong again, Sarah Palin, though the whole controversy is pretty silly.
The A&E channel says “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson is off the show indefinitely after condemning gays as sinners in a magazine interview.
In a statement Wednesday, A&E said it was extremely disappointed to read Robertson’s comments in GQ magazine.
I’ve never watched “Duck Dynasty” (bunch of rednecks shooting ducks, sounds thrilling), but from what I understand Robertson has been pretty open about his beliefs. I don’t agree with them, but A&E knew what they were getting.
Don’t shed any tears for Robertson, however. He’s en route to a lucrative career as a Fox-sponsored martyr, a Joe the Plumber for the next election cycle.