December 28, 2013
Less than two weeks after his anti-gay remarks prompted an “indefinite hiatus” for the reality patriarch — and a strong fan backlash — the network says he will remain on the series.
...and since he didn’t miss any filming, his temporary suspension will have no effect on the upcoming fifth season.
No one got fired, no one was forcibly re-educated, the forces of totalitarianism did not triumph.
On the other hand, GLAAD is "reeling from the biggest backlash in years":
“In the five-and-a-half years I’ve worked at GLAAD, I’ve never received so many violently angry phone calls and social media posts attacking GLAAD for us speaking out against these comments,” the media watchdog organization’s vice president of communications Rich Ferraro told TheWrap.
He said those reactions range from those who simply believe as Robertson believes to those who feel that GLAAD and A&E’s actions limit the reality star’s free speech.
It's almost as though this whole opposing speech thing works just fine.
Posted by Cassandra at December 28, 2013 08:43 AM
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The whole kerfuffle is now completely justified, just for the satisfaction of seeing GLAAD whine for getting smacked in the teeth, which has been their own exact game plan.
Delicious irony. Schadenfreude.
Posted by: CAPT Mike at December 29, 2013 12:06 AM