Until this latest dust up, I had never heard of Phil Robertson, and when I found out his background was a little bit more "elite" than his Beverly Hillbillies-type persona, I feel he and his show aren't worth crossing the street to watch.
Robertson holds a master's degree in education and was actually a teacher for a time. He even had the potential of being a top NFL player, but he preferred hanging out with the ducks instead of football and eventually went into business for himself.
In any case, he's just an actor, a big fake, and this whole controversy isn't even worth spit. His remarks to GQ are kind of dumb, especially those about those "happy blacks" pre-civil rights era, but he's not worth a cause celebre.