The fecklessness and lack of core principles exhibited by our corporations is often breathtaking.
A&E has now, like Cracker Barrel, stuck its pusillanimous finger in the air and decided that their “strong sense of integrity and deep commitment” to principle means that they do what whatever interest group has the most profit potential for them down the line wants them to do. Thus Phil Robertson is back on “Duck Dynasty,” and his “indefinite suspension” has been disclaimed by his employers. You can read A&E’s nauseating statement here…I considered posting it, but I don’t have the heart.
Everything I wrote previously about Cracker Barrel’s reversal on this same incident applies to A&E, but let me add this.
An organization with no core principles distinct from the profit motive is capable of anything, including outright evil. It is not worthy of trust. I would not and could not work for such an organization, and this episode makes me wonder if the entire concept of corporate ethics is a lie.
Facts: Hollywood Reporter