Friday, December 20, 2013

Phil Robertson, Michigan Treasury, and Hamtramck

When Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty made remarks in an interview with GQ magazine that were critical of gays and lesbians, he was promptly suspended by the A&E television network. There has been much said elsewhere about Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty, and the suspension - so much so that it almost seems pointless for me to comment further on it here.

Instead, I will simply say that it's interesting how the Phil Robertson situation was handled by A&E versus how the Michigan Department of Treasury handled allegations that their Emergency Manager in nearby Hamtramck Cathy Square made a series of inappropriate comments in the workplace. A&E promptly took disciplinary action whereas the Michigan Department of Treasury simply swept the entire matter under the proverbial rug.

With all of the commotion over Phil Robertson and his suspension, I cannot help but wonder what it would be like if the A&E television network ran the City of Hamtramck.

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