Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline

I have got to stop getting my news from IMDb

They tend to be a little behind the times.

Apparently, by the time I found out about that prick from Fox News (redundant, I know) making fun of Heath Ledger's death, he had already apologized for it. By which I mean he twice recited a prepared statement on the air saying he was sorry; I don't know who actually prepared that statement, but I'm not convinced it was him.

That's all well and good...seriously, that's good, that's a good first step, but still, there have to be consequences for appallingly bad behavior. Don Imus got fired after he made and apologized for offensive comments made about a women's basketball team. This was at least equally as offensive as that; moreover, I've heard Imus express regret about that whole incident, and he sounded sincere, whereas John Gibson did not. Now that I think about it, I think the John Gibson situation is slightly worse because in addition to making cruel and tactless jokes, he also "reported" erroneous information about the circumstances surrounding Heath's death as though it was fact.

So when I get the chance, I'm going to drop a line over to one of the higher-ups at Fox News and suggest that there be some sort of disciplinary action against Mr. Gibson. Because I'm glad he apologized, I'm willing to forgive him, but still...there have to be consequences.
Tags: heath ledger, idiocy
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