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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:12 PM
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Not Yet Fired Fox Reporter Who Outed Teacher's Porn Past Defends Actions
Edited on Thu Dec-01-11 03:14 PM by Ian David
Not Yet Fired Fox Reporter Who Outed Teacher's Porn Past Defends Actions

Mike Beaudet may in fact be Malden, Massachusetts least-​favorite reporter ever, but while he still has his job at local Fox affiliate Fox 25 WFXT-​TV, he and his as-​yet unnamed producer are milking their story about a beloved high school teachers past work in gay porn for all its worth. Last night, Beaudet, went on-​air to discuss why he did the undercover story, outing Kevin Hogan, but all he could come up with is a replay of the previous nights story, sans the porn B-​roll.

Apparently, as youll see in this video, Beaudet would be just fine if Hogan  whom we still dont know if it even is Hogan who made the films  had made the films 20 years ago, rather than just last year. Apparently, when you make porn has something to do with whether or not youre a good enough person to teach high school kids.

Interestingly, too, the story starts and ends with the fact that Fox got a tip and thats how they started to pursue the story

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Theres a Support Kevin Hogan, FIRE Mike Beaudet Facebook page, with more than 1400 fans, and a Fire Mike Beaudet petition at Change​.org.

More:
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See also:

NO BIG DEAL: Students Rally Around Suspended "Gay Porn" Teacher
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:45 PM
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1. I saw a pic of the teacher and a screen shot from a film. If it's not him, he has a twin.
The school said they received NO complaints about the teacher, so Fox's "tip" may have come from some closeted wingnut who likes to make trouble--or someone who knows the teacher and has an issue with him for some reason (rejection, maybe?).

Two things have the potential to screw this guy over:

1. If he didn't acknowledge this "employment" on his application if it encompassed a timeframe where they asked for work history (some places just want you to go back ten years, if this happened fifteen years ago, well, he's OK);

2. The "morals" clause in his contract--IF it is sufficently specific. If it says something like "Cough up if you've worked in the adult entertainment industry, prostitution industry, etc., etc."

I hope he's lawyered up. Even at that, though, this might make it difficult, if not impossible, for him to continue to work in his job.

I don't see what that reporter was looking to gain. By all accounts, the guy was a good teacher. It was just "gotcha" for "gotchas" sake. I think the real story here isn't the teacher, but who tipped the reporter--and why.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 06:21 PM
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2. Life in a republican paradise
fuck somebody over for sport.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:47 PM
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3. That is what it looks like...unless there's a revenge motive we're not seeing.
I could see if the guy was running a film business out of garage on the side that there might be an interest and a concern, but if this chapter of his life is well in his past, it's just meanness to bring it up.

Funny how everyone managed to 'get over it' when we learned that Scott Brown covered his penis with a rather thin wrist and posed naked for Cosmo to pay for law school, with a great big cheery grin, too. And he wasn't a low-paid teacher, he's now a high-priced Senator.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:02 AM
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4. Amen to that about Brownie
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