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Old 10-04-2012, 10:17 AM   #51
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Nobody is defending what he said. He is an ass.
This. An ass that said what everyone else was thinking.


Someone has to address the elephant in the room.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:19 AM   #52
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This. An ass that said what everyone else was thinking.


Someone has to address the elephant in the room.
I like to think that people have a bit more tact, but I guess I'm setting myself up for disappointment there.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:19 AM   #53
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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!!
So it's ok to tell a kid she is ugly if she really is ? Or to tell a kid he talks funny because he has a stutter ? She wasn't singled out for inability to do her job because she's so fat she can't move her tongue, he just didn't like the way she looked and he called her out on it. Good for him, that really accomplished something positive in both of their lives.

I just don't see how in one thread about bullying people are saying one thing and then in here it's a whole different story (not you specifically but the general consensus of the issue).
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:19 AM   #54
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Sound like a bunch of fat angry people in here.

****ing fat people.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:20 AM   #55
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Sound like a bunch of fat angry people in here.

****ing fat people.
Yeah, well you're from Texas.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:20 AM   #56
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Sound like a bunch of fat angry people in here.

****ing fat people.
Please, don't send that nice lady anymore emails...ass.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:20 AM   #57
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I must have missed the part where that guy was part of her life and was just looking out for her best interests.
So now you are qualifying.

Bullying as a term is gonna fall under the same category as hate crime to me. It means nothing.

Don't commit crimes. If it's motivated by hate, racism or you just need the cash for a quick hit of the blue meth has zero bearing in how a crime should be penalized. It clouds the issue with attempting to prove one's inner thoughts and motivations.

Don't be an *******. Don't say mean things to people. Boom there no more "bullying"
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:22 AM   #58
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:23 AM   #59
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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.
actually if i had to venture a guess. a hot news lady would bring more rating, but that's her boss's problem not hers.

clearly her weight isn't really a problem. but the woman needs to learn to roll with the punches. if someone has a drinking problem everyone wants to step in, but a weight problem, woa! TABOO!

honestly, it it doesn't have direct effect on you, then dont complain, and this is one of those times. however, she made a big stink, because it bothered her, she called it bullying. it's not really bullying any more than a smoker being told it's going to kill them (which by the way is right on the lable. where is the anti bully advocates there. cigarette smokers should be free to die slowly in peace, free from awareness.)
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:23 AM   #60
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I like to think that people have a bit more tact, but I guess I'm setting myself up for disappointment there.
Tact went out the window $147B dollars ago last year.

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So it's ok to tell a kid she is ugly if she really is ? Or to tell a kid he talks funny because he has a stutter ? She wasn't singled out for inability to do her job because she's so fat she can't move her tongue, he just didn't like the way she looked and he called her out on it. Good for him, that really accomplished something positive in both of their lives.

I just don't see how in one thread about bullying people are saying one thing and then in here it's a whole different story (not you specifically but the general consensus of the issue).
It's not bullying when you talk about facts, ugliness is subjective, being fat is a fact. And its something that can be changed and right now its costing you and me lots of money to cover expanding health care costs for those poor choices.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:25 AM   #61
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What sonicblue is telling us here is that he's not funny enough to come up with any jokes about it, so he needs our help. Meanwhile, I don't think anchor women in general are on OT's radar.

Looks like you're going to have to come up with some funny of your own.
I thought there was a whole thread on anchor bitches?
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:25 AM   #62
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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".
This. And of course the broader media in general has picked it up and given it waaaaaay too much air time in support of one of their own.

What is strikes me most about this is the fact that we all know she and every other TV personality in the country *routinely* receive threats, complaints, and other general crackpot emails the contents of which would be considered far more 'bullying' than the one she singled out.

So yeah...I'm gonna go with the "hear me roar" aspect.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:25 AM   #63
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I wonder if this guy sent the same letter to every NFL lineman ? They are surely more of a popular role model then some random local morning news women.
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I'm here to say that she apparently is Ron Livingston's sister (Office Space).
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So it's ok to tell a kid she is ugly if she really is ? Or to tell a kid he talks funny because he has a stutter ? She wasn't singled out for inability to do her job because she's so fat she can't move her tongue, he just didn't like the way she looked and he called her out on it. Good for him, that really accomplished something positive in both of their lives.

I just don't see how in one thread about bullying people are saying one thing and then in here it's a whole different story (not you specifically but the general consensus of the issue).
really? you dont see how a community of thousands of members may have differing opinion of fat people? in OT?
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:26 AM   #66
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I wonder if this guy sent the same letter to every NFL lineman ? They are surely more of a popular role model then some random local morning news women.
Pretty sure he don't wanna get his azz beat.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:26 AM   #67
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I wonder if this guy sent the same letter to every NFL lineman ? They are surely more of a popular role model then some random local morning news women.
I'm thinking he's a chubby chaser just trying to get her attention
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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!!
I'm on the same page. When I first saw the clip I thought the kid wrote it rather professionally. He didn't refer to her as a cow grazing at chuck-o-rama. I feel she took this as an opportunity to boast her self up and have a moment on the podium.

Either she needs to be okay with the fact she is overweight and risk being told so, or change it.

Lets also be honest, people are made fun of for every damn thing possible; being too tall, red hair, being too skinny, freckles, being hairy etc.
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I'm thinking he's a chubby chaser just trying to get her attention
I don't think Funker is behind it.
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I'm thinking he's a chubby chaser just trying to get her attention
I'm guessing he's 320lbs+.


But we all know Dicmo sent that email. I mean who else has the crass to do that?
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It was probably the husband that sent it to her.
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actually if i had to venture a guess. a hot news lady would bring more rating, but that's her boss's problem not hers.

clearly her weight isn't really a problem. but the woman needs to learn to roll with the punches. if someone has a drinking problem everyone wants to step in, but a weight problem, woa! TABOO!

honestly, it it doesn't have direct effect on you, then dont complain, and this is one of those times. however, she made a big stink, because it bothered her, she called it bullying. it's not really bullying any more than a smoker being told it's going to kill them (which by the way is right on the lable. where is the anti bully advocates there. cigarette smokers should be free to die slowly in peace, free from awareness.)
He never said anything about being concerned for he well being, just the message she was sending to her community and girls in particular (which just shows what kind of person this probably is). Most likely this guy is some sort of crazy narcissist and she would've been better off to just delete the email...

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Tact went out the window $147B dollars ago last year.



It's not bullying when you talk about facts, ugliness is subject, being fat is a fact. And its something that can be changed and right now its costing you and me lots of money to cover expanding health care costs for those poor choices.
Like I said above. NFL Lineman are 'fat' but are also in shape. I know people way larger then I am that could out 'jog' me.

Also, didn't we figure out that in fact fat people cost us less money since they die sooner ? http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworst...systems-money/



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This. And of course the broader media in general has picked it up and given it waaaaaay too much air time in support of one of their own.

What is strikes me most about this is the fact that we all know she and every other TV personality in the country *routinely* receive threats, complaints, and other general crackpot emails the contents of which would be considered far more 'bullying' than the one she singled out.

So yeah...I'm gonna go with the "hear me roar" aspect.
I totally agree that she should've just never brought this out to the attention of the public and is loving every minute of her new found fame...but that doesn't change the message she was sent.
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I'm guessing he's 320lbs+.


But we all know Dicmo sent that email. I mean who else has the crass to do that?


Kenneth Krause, personal injury lawyer, wrote letter to Jennifer Livingston calling her obese
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*posts pics of ultra athletic physique in apparently extreme sporting activity

^^ yip that's pretty much Dicmo.
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