I came across this article by someone who socialized with Phil Robertson:
When the controversy over students flying a Confederate flag at an Arizona school was shown on TV the article reports.
The Robertson clan knows what sells and what doesn't sell and how to market themselves. The League of the South really fell for the whole marketing package of the family.
“And I said, ‘Phil, turn around.’ So he turned around and I could tell he was — visually — very upset. And he said, ‘I have never owned a Confederate flag.’ He said, ‘This is what upsets me.’ He said, ‘ “Redneck” is a term of endearment around here. And attaching that to a Confederate flag is offensive to me . . . That Confederate flag is not what we stand for.’ ”