Naeemah Clark writes column about 'Duck Dynasty' and the TV business
Communications associate professor's newspaper column looks at the controversy behind the popular A&E program.
School of Communications associate professor Naeemah Clark wrote a column for the (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News that centers on the anti-gay comments of Phil Robertson, the star of A&E's "Duck Dynasty." While Clark writes that while she agrees with A&E's decision to suspend Robertson, she also understands why the network put him back on the air.
"A&E was right to suspend Robertson from the program. The network will also be right when it allows the daddy of 'Duck Dynasty' back on the show. ... Why? Well, to quote that awful Mr. Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life, the 'building and loan is a business not a charity ward.' Television is a business."