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Old 10-04-2012, 09:35 AM   #26
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I propose that instead of saything anything, we all just shut the **** up.
That would be where the "having class" comes in.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:41 AM   #27
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Are we in highschool again?
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:42 AM   #28
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Now you're making excuses for why you think it's ok to point out someone's differences under the guise of being concerned about her health, when it's really coming from a smug sense of superiority about your own physical condition.

I propose that instead of saything anything, we all just shut the **** up.

Man, I need a coffee or something. I'm surly.
eat a Snickers Strider, you get a little angry when you are hungry.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:44 AM   #29
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Are we in highschool again?
We as in OT?


No, high school kids are much more mature than most of the people in here.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:45 AM   #30
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:45 AM   #31
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So pointing out her physical shortcomings is not 'bullying'. Yet in the bullying thread that is the substance of why many people get bullied in the first place. I understand that OT has the consistency of watered down milk...but this is just comical.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:46 AM   #32
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The only problem I have with this whole thing is that the letter was hardly "bullying". Was it in poor taste? Well yeah, obviously, but it was well written, it didn't really make any judgement against her as a person no matter what she says, and frankly, brings up a valid point about people who choose to spend their life in the public eye and representing themselves to the public. It's not something I would have written in a million years, but it's also light years away from "bullying".
I saw that video via my FB feed after a few friends commented on it. I watched it, expecting her to go OT style on the sender. I was sadly disappointed.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:48 AM   #33
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So pointing out her physical shortcomings is not 'bullying'. Yet in the bullying thread that is the substance of why many people get bullied in the first place. I understand that OT has the consistency of watered down milk...but this is just comical.
I don't think the context of the email was harassing or even demeaning. It was painful truth. Had he used derogatory names, slurs, or included a Happy Meal toy then yes I would consider it bullying. Simply pointing out that someone is not necessarily fitting for a role model position is a bit underwhelming in the bullying hall of fame.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:52 AM   #34
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role model position for what? A fitness show?

She's delivering the news, not workout advice.

Maybe she's a role model because she's good at her job.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:56 AM   #35
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role model position for what? A fitness show?

She's delivering the news, not workout advice.

Maybe she's a role model because she's good at her job.
I don't know, that's why I asked about what kinda segments she was doing.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:56 AM   #36
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Maybe she's a roll model because she's good at her job.
yeah shes a roll model, a kaiser roll
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:56 AM   #37
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:00 AM   #38
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So pointing out her physical shortcomings is not 'bullying'. Yet in the bullying thread that is the substance of why many people get bullied in the first place. I understand that OT has the consistency of watered down milk...but this is just comical.
Bullying is not usually the message, it's in the presentation and delivery of said message.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:03 AM   #39
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I don't think the context of the email was harassing or even demeaning. It was painful truth. Had he used derogatory names, slurs, or included a Happy Meal toy then yes I would consider it bullying. Simply pointing out that someone is not necessarily fitting for a role model position is a bit underwhelming in the bullying hall of fame.
So now newscasters are role models ? I hope not. They are nothing more then talking heads, most of them are probably dumber then the people in General. Plus what kid watched the news and says 'I want to be just like her.' None.

He ostracized her from her peers based on a physical issue. If this isn't bullying then I'm not sure what is. So it is ok to make fun of poor or ugly or physically handicapped kids in school as long as the words you use aren't derogatory ?

I thought most people in here were on the idea of 'care about yourself and leave everyone else the **** alone.' What business is it of his to even care one iota about what this random news lady looks like. You don't like her looks, change the ****ing channel and move on...but to go out of your way to purposely point out what is already obviously clear to her and everyone else just makes you an ass...
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Bullying is not usually the message, it's in the presentation and delivery of said message.
Bull****. Bullying comes in all forms from horribly vulgar and crass to smart-assesd and well spoken. A box of **** is still a box of **** even if it was gift wrapped at Tiffany's...
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:07 AM   #41
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So now newscasters are role models ? I hope not. They are nothing more then talking heads, most of them are probably dumber then the people in General. Plus what kid watched the news and says 'I want to be just like her.' None.
I think you underestimate how much kids, and I think of today, especially, want to be on TV. Somewhere, right now, I'll bet a hondo that there are thousands of kids who would like to be the talking head on TV.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:10 AM   #42
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Bull****. Bullying comes in all forms from horribly vulgar and crass to smart-assesd and well spoken. A box of **** is still a box of **** even if it was gift wrapped at Tiffany's...
I totally completely and wholeheartedly disagree. Particularly when pertaining to somebody's weight, which is something that can be altered.

So these are equivalent to you?

"Your friends and I have all gotten together and agreed that we feel bad that you continue to struggle with your weight. I know it's hard to try to make a big change in your life, but you are headed down the road to an early death"

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"Lose some weight fatty"
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So now newscasters are role models ? I hope not. They are nothing more then talking heads, most of them are probably dumber then the people in General. Plus what kid watched the news and says 'I want to be just like her.' None.

He ostracized her from her peers based on a physical issue. If this isn't bullying then I'm not sure what is. So it is ok to make fun of poor or ugly or physically handicapped kids in school as long as the words you use aren't derogatory ?

I thought most people in here were on the idea of 'care about yourself and leave everyone else the **** alone.' What business is it of his to even care one iota about what this random news lady looks like. You don't like her looks, change the ****ing channel and move on...but to go out of your way to purposely point out what is already obviously clear to her and everyone else just makes you an ass...
To kids anyone on tv is famous or looked at as some celebrity I can guarantee you that.

And insulting someone in a formal fashion is not threatening or being a bully. Talk about pussification. How dare you be allowed to speak the truth!!
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I think you underestimate how much kids, and I think of today, especially, want to be on TV. Somewhere, right now, I'll bet a hondo that there are thousands of kids who would like to be the talking head on TV.
So do these kids want to be on TV because of the fame or because of the idea that you can help inform and affect your community through honest journalism and well thought out information ? Even then, she's not a gym teacher, she's not a health coach, she's not a Nurse, she's not a Nutritionist, she's not running weekly specials on healthy eating, etc... Her weight has zero bearing on her ability to deliver the news and still be a positive role model for her community.

Most newscasters that are Men are probably overweight, where is the vitriol against them ?
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I totally completely and wholeheartedly disagree. Particularly when pertaining to somebody's weight, which is something that can be altered.
What if it's a thyroid problem? Huh? Huh?


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role model position for what? A fitness show?

She's delivering the news, not workout advice.

Maybe she's a role model because she's good at her job.
she's on tv. she's practically raising today's youth.
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she's on tv. she's practically raising today's youth.
so her role is?

to look good no matter what?

how about to be smart and deliver the news in a successful way.


Listen, I ****ing hate fat ****s. But its not important for ****ing EVERYONE to be svelte and perfect.
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If you think kids nowadays are watching network news, you're delusional.
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I totally completely and wholeheartedly disagree. Particularly when pertaining to somebody's weight, which is something that can be altered.

So these are equivalent to you?

"Your friends and I have all gotten together and agreed that we feel bad that you continue to struggle with your weight. I know it's hard to try to make a big change in your life, but you are headed down the road to an early death"

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"Lose some weight fatty"

I must have missed the part where that guy was part of her life and was just looking out for her best interests.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:16 AM   #50
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but to go out of your way to purposely point out what is already obviously clear to her and everyone else just makes you an ass...
Nobody is defending what he said. He is an ass.
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