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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 02:04 AM
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Should Fox News fire John Gibson?


The Fox News talk-show host mocked Heath Ledger's death on his radio show. That's unacceptable, and he should be shunned.

By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
January 26, 2008

Why exactly is John Gibson still on the air?

Three days ago, the Fox News talk-show host opened his radio show with hate-filled, and prepared, mockery of actor Heath Ledger's death. Auditory clips of Ledger's most famous film, "Brokeback Mountain," played with a background of funeral music, ending with his character's lover, Jack Twist, saying, "I wish I knew how to quit you."

"Well, he found out how to quit you," Gibson chortled before launching into a show that repeatedly referenced the 28-year-old actor's death as if it were some sort of joke. Among other things, Gibson suggested, laughing the whole time, that the actor had killed himself because of the stock market downturn, the stalled John Edwards campaign or because he was just a "weirdo" with "a serious drug problem."

Never mind that the cause of death has yet to be established. Never mind that even if it were a drug overdose or a suicide, it would still be a tragedy, and not because he was a movie star but because he was a 28-year-old human being.

MORE-------------------------> http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv/la-et-gibson26jan26,0,3848550.story


What is Fox News' policy about the language of hate?
And more important, what is our policy?


Gibson is despicable.




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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 02:09 AM
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1. Leave him there. Here is a perfect representative for their network.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 02:09 AM
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2. Without a doubt.
And that is just one of the very valid reasons.
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Hoof Hearted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 02:17 AM
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3. He's their white pride poster boy, why would they fire him?
They'll probably give him a raise.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 02:19 AM
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4. We already know he is a racist, sexist asshole. This is "more of the same"
He's widening the base of people who think he's a complete shitheel, is all.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 03:16 AM
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5. Of course they should. He stepped waaaaaaaaaaaay over the line.
I'm totally biased (I hated him before this) but still. Away with him.
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dchill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 03:20 AM
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6. Someone needs to buy Fix News...
...and fire them all - to be fair & balanced.

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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 03:23 AM
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7. Absolutely, but he will probably get a raise out of it
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:44 PM
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14. In more ways than one.
:eyes:
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 03:39 AM
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8. The only person I hear calling out FAUX News is Keith Olbermann.
What's wrong with all the others that are aware of the schmucks at FAUX?
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 03:50 AM
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9. oh, come on. faux will probably give that fucker an award. n/t
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 03:51 AM
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10. Should someone with massive internal gas fart?
Same thing. :shrug:



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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 03:57 AM
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11. No, of course not.
If they fired him, how could the rw media machine defend any of their bully boys?

I think it is a little too late for us to pretend that journalism actually is being practiced in the US and that the first amendment has any actual meaning in a nation without habeas corpus.

He is a paid shill of the corporations, and as such his speech is protected, nay sacred.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:07 AM
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12. Faux spews should fire Faux spews
just get up one morning look at itself in the mirror and say "you're fired"
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 06:29 AM
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13. Fire Murdock's favorite little dingo. Nah, never happen. nt
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:47 PM
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15. Yes, they should.
And his "apology" was worthless. Those remarks were unacceptable.

But of course, Fox won't.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:53 PM
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16. Why would Faux fire Gibson?
Did he say or do something against official Faux policy? Did he displease his overlord in some way? Gibson did exactly what he's paid a lot of money to do, and screw your tender sensibilities.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:53 PM
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17. Nah. Let the speaker for the Morans stay.
He, along with O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Coulter, Maulkin...etc...etc..., are the perfect representatives for all that is wrong with this country. And 29% of the country still needs someone to tell them what to think.
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