With that being said, I think A&E just screwed the pooch. Hard. They knew who the Robertsons were. They knew what the Robertsons believed. That's the hook to the entire show! And Duck Dynasty has a huge audience of people who are happy to see hard-working Christians on their TV sets. People who pray over their dinners, and enjoy watching a TV show where a family prays together before they tuck in to their meal.
So A&E caved to the tiny minority and suspended Phil Robertson "indefinitely". How'd the rest of the Robertson clan react? Well, just like you might suspect:
We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty.
I was reading somewhere else about how the Robertsons had signed a contract and they couldn't get out of it without paying a load of cash, and blah blah blah. Someone else responded "You have no idea just how much "Screw You!" a redneck can come up with when he puts his mind to it." I have no doubt that the Robertson clan is going to either get their way with A&E, or find some other place to do their show. Or for that matter, to simply fold up shop on the TV show and go back to being wildly successful millionaires in Louisiana. But I've heard that Glenn Beck has already put out an offer to bring Duck Dynasty to his Blaze TV.
Now, wouldn't THAT be a hoot?