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.

Naeemah Clark
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.”

Read the full column HERE.