Quote of the Day

"Did I mock him? …It was a little Brokeback Mountain joke. I feel bad about his death, but there's no point in passing up a good joke."—Fox News Host John Gibson, also yesterday's Quoted of the Day for having mocked Heath Ledger's death and used it to promulgate bigotry against gays.

Shaker Sarah in Chicago emailed me to let me know that GLAAD has opened a petition noting that it is "sickening that Gibson would exploit Heath Ledger's tragic death to promote such hurtful intolerance" and asking "Fox News and ask its representatives why they continue to provide a platform for John Gibson's cruel and tasteless comments."

Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

blog comments powered by Disqus