Three months ago, I was fired from my job as a reporter at the ABC affiliate in Huntsville, AL for snarky comments contained in my blog. The result was a media firestorm and weeks of interviews and TV appearances about my termination. Many people touted me as some sort of darling heroine standing up for 1st amendment rights. I wasn't actually "standing up" for anything. What I was actually doing was watching my beloved career, my most fervent passion being blown away with the wind and then morphed into some bastardized media content not worthy of the years of hard work I'd poured into my field of work.
Back to the topic at hand; this argument about first amendment rights needs to end. While the duck guy has the right to say what he wants without fear of prosecution, the network to which he was EMPLOYED has the right to fire him for comments they feel are harmful to their image. When you are in this industry you HAVE to know better.
I learned my lesson. It shouldn't take another person's public demise for you to learn yours. Consider this cautionary tale your last warning.