Filthy lucre has once again trumped principle as A&E reverses its decision to suspend Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.
As any one not in a coma for the month of December already knows, Robertson ignited a cultural firestorm recently with some politically incorrect personal opinions about gays and blacks.
Not just "politically incorrect", but crude in an almost Fordian manner.
Suddenly America was treated to a freedom of speech ruckus that had the gay socialists of the NAACP and GLAAD on one side and stalwarts for free speech like Glenn Beck, Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz, and Sarah Palin on the other.
Hanging in the balance was almost a billion dollars in revenue the show is expected to bring in this year...
What did you think was going to happen?