I stand with Phil, but I am not surprised or upset really with A&E's decision. For now, in the middle of duck season, saying Phil will not be included in filming doesn't yet have a real effect. I had wondered how the rest of the family would go on with the show when the time comes to resume filming; their latest statement (The Robertson Family Official Statement | Duck Commander) sounds as if they my not go on if negotiations with A&E allow. If that's the case, I'm impressed. Duck Commander and the Robertsons will be fine without their show.
As for the interview, I didn't realize Duck Dynasty and GQ had much in common as far as sharing audiences!