A&E’s suspension of Phil Robertson proves liberals do not support free speech

phil robertsonDespite their blather about “tolerance” and “open-mindedness,” the fact remains that liberals are the most intolerant people on earth.  The recent suspension of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson proves that.  In fact, one can reasonably argue that the only difference between modern American liberals and the communists who ran the former Soviet Union is their native language.

Robertson did the unthinkable — he honestly expressed his Christian views when asked about homosexuality.  And for that, A&E suspended him.

In response, many thousands have decided to boycott the network.  Over 400,000 have “liked” the “Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty” Facebook page, while more than 9,000 have followed a Twitter account established to boycott the network.  Other Facebook pages supporting Robertson have also sprung up.

Needless to say, A&E has awakened a sleeping conservative giant no longer willing to sit idly by as liberals systematically destroy the right to hold and freely express their opinions.

Sarah Palin weighed in on the controversy in a tweet calling free speech an “endangered species”:

Palin is not the only one:



The National Review’s Jim Geraghty also noted:

Geraghty adds:

A&E, the network that airs “Bates Motel,” the series “The Killer Speaks,” which interviews convicted felons, and “Psychic Tia,” and that has in the past aired “Growing Up Gotti,” “Criss Angel Mindfreak,” and “The Sopranos,” has deemed “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson unsuitable for its broadcast because of an interview answer where he paraphrased Corinthians 6:9–11.

That’s where they draw the line!

He also had a suggestion for Robertson:

This is not the first time liberals have engaged in this kind of behavior.

Remember when Juan Williams made a remark about Muslims the speech Nazis at NPR didn’t like?  They terminated his employment.  Williams — a liberal, by the way — received support from a number of conservatives and is now working at Fox News.

We have said this before, and it bears repeating: Liberals do not support free speech — they reserve it for themselves.

Since liberals at A&E have no use for free speech, perhaps American television consumers should decide they have no use for A&E.



Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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