Maybe if the show was called Muslim Dynasty, they would still be on the air. As the governor of Louisiana puts it:
“Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the state of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with.” Jindal said in a statement. “I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”
That’s what it is, folks, and frankly, I have defended Miley. I believe it’s the marketplace that should be the arbiter of what stays and what goes. If it’s a TV show, then it’s the viewers that matters, not the people who don’t watch the show.
If it’s music, same thing. If Miley faced the kind of boycott The Dixie Chicks caused when Natalie Maines attacked Bush in London, Miley would be gone.
Of course, that won’t happen because Rock and Pop tolerate unabashed sexuality, so you see? The audience has chosen Miley, she gets to stay.
The same logic should apply to Phil.