Here’s what happened:
A wealthy religious Southern man told GQ an interview that he believes homosexuality is a sin.
My initial response is who the f*&# cares. It’s not right, but does one person’s opinion have any bearing or effect on my life? No. But after witnessing the reactions, I thought I’d inform you on how you’re being manipulated.
The quotes came from an interview. Not a random run-in with TMZ or drunk Charlie Sheen tirade, a scheduled interview. If for one second you think that Phil Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’ isn’t coached by a public relations team prior, you’re an idiot.
They knew what he was going to say and they embraced it.
This situation is a textbook example of feeding the monster, a form of media manipulation performed by expert marketers that may or may not have a conscience. It’s about the millionth time the stunt been done right in front of you this year.
Why does A&E want to to feed the media monster?
It’s because their business directly benefits from attention. They crave attention. They need attention to survive. And they always want more. There’s never enough attention, never enough viewers, never enough intrigue.