Palin Didn't Read Duck Dynasty Interview She Defended

A&E showing marathon tomorrow despite controversy

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 24, 2013 7:54 AM CST

(Newser) – When Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson got in hot water over anti-gay remarks, Sarah Palin rushed to defend him from the "hatin'." She told Greta Van Susteren yesterday, however, that she hasn't actually read the GQ interview in question, Politico reports. Van Susteren wanted to know whether Palin found Robertson's language offensive. "I haven’t read the article. I don’t know exactly how he said it," the former governor said on On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. The controversy continues:

  • Merry Christmas? Despite Robertson's suspension from the show, over at A&E there will be plenty of Duck Dynasty to watch tomorrow, Fox News reports. In fact, the network is showing 25 episodes straight, starting at 3:30pm EST.
  • The sheriff of Douglas County, Georgia, tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he won't work with A&E anymore. "If you can’t speak about what’s in the Bible, that’s wrong," he says. Duck Dynasty isn't filmed in the county, the paper notes, but many other A&E shows have worked with the sheriff's office.
  • Other Robertson family members have said they're not sure they'll return to the network—but they may not have a choice. An insider tells Fox News that the Robertsons "all have binding agreements" regarding the show. "It's the network's option, not theirs."

This Oct. 12, 2013 file photo shows former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during a rally in New Egypt, NJ.
This Oct. 12, 2013 file photo shows former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during a rally in New Egypt, NJ.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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