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24th-Jan-2008 10:13 am
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John Gibson Mocks ‘Weirdo’ Heath Ledger’s Death: ‘He Found Out How To Quit You’
Opening his radio show with funeral music yesterday, Fox News host John Gibson callously mocked the death of actor Heath Ledger, calling him a “weirdo” with a “serious drug problem.”

Playing an audio clip of the iconic quote, “I wish I knew how to quit you” from Ledger’s gay romance movie Brokeback Mountain, Gibson disdainfully quipped, “Well, he found out how to quit you.” Laughing, Gibson then played another clip from Brokeback Mountain in which Ledger said, “We’re dead,” followed by his own, mocking “We’re dead” before playing the clip again.

Listen to it:

Throughout the course of the show, Gibson continued to bring up Ledger’s death while discussing current events, jokingly claiming that current events may have caused him to commit suicide.

On yesterday’s drop in the stock market:
GIBSON: Maybe he had a serious position in the market.

TOM SULLIVAN: And possibly today, he looked at the window and said…

GIBSON: “Oh my God.”

SULLIVAN: His name’s not Keith Bledger, right?

GIBSON: He was depressed about yesterday’s downturn in the world stock markets.
On the Democratic debate in South Carolina:
GIBSON: Apparently Heath Ledger was suicidal and his friends saw it coming. I think he watched the Clinton-Obama debate last night. I think he was an Edwards guy, cause he saw his Edwards guy was just completely irrelevant.
In reality, New York City Police spokesman Paul J. Browne told the New York Times that there was “no obvious indication of suicide."

In 2006, when Brokeback Mountain was released, Gibson repeatedly made fun of the film, calling it “a gay agenda movie". Newshounds is encouraging readers to complain to Fox News about Gibson’s comments.
24th-Jan-2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
There is no proof that Mr. Ledger was 'drug-crazed'--if Gibson had bothered to check what facts had already been released by the time he made his revolting comments he would have known that the initial autopsy was inconclusive and that Mr. Ledger was sick, enduring a bout of double pneumonia and was suffering from sleeplessness. The facts as they are now point toward accidental overdose. Why are these people never fucking held accountable for their lies and their innuendos?

Gibson's playing the line from 'Brokeback Mountain' and his subsequent mockery of it shows what he really had a problem with---the fact that Heath Ledger had the temerity to portray a gay man in a film. When I read the transcript of what Gibson had said and done it made me feel sick to my stomach.

John Gibson is a disgusting sack of shit.

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24th-Jan-2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
There was no reason he had to say anything about it at all--he just loves flying his "I'm a fat-assed self-righteous prig of a white guy who quivers at the idea of gay sex' flag at every opportunity. As for the quivering? It can be taken either way, I guess, since those who scream the loudest are often the ones most afraid of some long-squashed inner feeling. What foul thing he is. I can't seem to make myself get past being so angry about this.

Edited at 2008-01-24 05:11 pm (UTC)
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