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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 07:03 pm (UTC)
It's funny; when I first saw John Gibson during the 'Nineties I thought he was a reasonable guy. I had no idea of his politics. Then, a few years later, I started hearing that he was associated with Republican/conservative causes, and that he had moved from MSNBC to FOX. I was surprised, based on having thought him a reasonable guy. Obviously my opinion quickly changed. Since then everything I've heard about him has made my impression worse.

This is of course the worst thing yet. Now, I have nothing against criticising the dead, and have actually taken major heat for doing so myself. Also, I suppose it's fair to be a sincere believer in causes I oppose--i.e., I suppose it's legitimate for him to be a right-wing wacko. But in this case, we're discussing an actor who, to my knowledge, wasn't even a political opponent.

Is it that Ledger starred in Brokeback that made him the object of right-wing ire? I mean, God forbid a heterosexual should sympathise with, support, or actively work toward promoting understanding between persons of different genetic make-ups? Please. I saw the picture of you and the baby the other day and thought, "How beautiful." Then I remembered there are wackos out there who think that homosexuals are anti-family.

John Gibson and his ilk are suffering psychosexual mental disorders.
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