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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 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: Kevin Hope
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 08:08
To: 'comments@foxnews.com'
Subject: John Gibson Show Complaint

Fox News,
My name is Kevin Hope, and as a 26 year old Engineer, I found John Gibson’s remarks about Heath Ledger’s death to be horribly insensitive.
I find it disgusting that a man can mock someone else’s passing.
I am making an effort to send complaints of this nature to advertisers on your network, and plan to retool my financial decisions so that I do not use your company’s advertisers until such time as an apology is made or John Gibson is terminated.
Have a heart Fox News. A man is dead. His family is mourning a difficult passing. Statements like these don’t show political ideology. They show a base form of hatred no American should possess.
Kevin Hope
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