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  1. GingerlyColors 15 Nov 2012, 1:04am

    Anchor spelt with a ‘W’ perhaps?

  2. New Aussie 15 Nov 2012, 1:35am

    Am I missing something: what was homophobic about the comment? Silly maybe, but homophobic – I don’t think so!

    1. Down under 15 Nov 2012, 1:42am

      Rachel Maddow is a lesbian and out Fox hates the gays and Ms Macke was trying to be a smartarse, a homophobic smartarse.

    2. You think referring to a gay woman as a man isn’t homophobic? If a heterosexual man were to refer to you as a ‘girl’ (simply because you’re gay) would you think it nothing more than ‘silly’?

  3. “…an angry young man,” says the Chinese-knockoff Barbie doll.

  4. Everyone is so way over sensitive these days! Someone in the public eye, especially, should have some perspective.

    1. Patronising and demeaning comments are unacceptable from people in the public eye. Incidentally, there is no indication that Rachel Maddow herself was ‘over-sensitive’ about the matter, it seems others have reported it.

  5. Spray tan and blond from a bottle. At least Ms Maddow is true to herself.

    1. And a much more attractive woman, at that.

      1. I’ve just googled her and you’re right!

  6. If it wasn’t from someone on the old “fair and balanced” network , I doubt it would have caused such a furor. But being fox news are such a bunch of (insert favourite name here) it looks like the usual hatespeak.

  7. As insults go, it’s not the worst but there is a movement now to make people aware that using someone’s sexuality to try and ridicule them is homophobic. I’m sure that millions of these sots of comments go unreported every day. It’s good that sometimes a case raises awareness. This woman appears to have been unrepentant unit ordered to apologise by her bosses. Seems like a nasty piece of work.

  8. It was an unnecessary and nasty comment that can surely only have been made on purpose to have a go at Rachel Maddow. Why on earth did Tricia Macke even write it? It’s like something a schoolchild would say as a dig. Pathetic.

  9. I swear they create these “news” anchors out of melted down Barbies and power them with microchips from old 80s Speak and Spells.

  10. FYI, she wasn’t a “FOX News” anchor. She was a news anchor on a FOX *local affiliate*: a very different thing [Here I was hoping that Steve Doocey or Gretchen Carlson had been sh*t-canned!]

  11. Michael Breen 15 Nov 2012, 11:00am

    Stupid bottle blonde crack HO. Looking like you do, lots of bull dukes would just love you honey andvyou would have to like it back. Stay in the deepsouth or Midwest or wherever you dumb ass’s come from. Typical of FOX though.
    F ing O ld X enophobes.

  12. Yes, hrm… “firm beliefs in individual and equal rights…” So if that were true, she wouldn’t have said it in the first place. Sorry doesn’t cut it.

  13. Miss Macke’s apology is so obviously forced, why would she even bother? She is a disgusting human being who thought she was being clever and that everyone would agree with her.
    I’m glad that other people stood up for Rachel Maddow, who, if Miss Macke had bothered to watch her show would know that Rachel maintains a sense of humour and good manners at all times even when she is being personally attacked

  14. “I apologise to Ms Maddow and any others who may have been offended by my comments, as they do not reflect my firm beliefs in individual and equal rights…” REALLY!?
    I think it shows quite well who you are and what you think.

    1. tomchicago01 15 Nov 2012, 5:36pm

      “may have been offended”? This is the dead give-away that the so-called apology was made while someone was vigorously twisting her arm.

  15. Spiritbody 15 Nov 2012, 2:06pm

    This can barely be described as homophobic. I think the gay community is ultra sensitive right now and we need to reign it back in and keep the good sense of humour we’ve always had. (Have HAD to have at times!) I dont want to get to a point where people view us as an untouchable mafia, where they constantly have to self censor and carefully watch every joke they make in fear that ‘the gays are gonna throw a hissy fit and come down on them like a ton of bricks. Its all getting a bit silly

    1. This can barely be described as racist. I think the black community is ultra sensitive right now and we need to rein it back in and keep the good sense of humour we’ve always had. (Have HAD to have at times!) I don’t want to get to a point where people view us as an untouchable mafia, where they constantly have to self-censor and carefully watch every joke they make in fear that ‘the blacks are gonna throw a hissy fit and come down on them like a ton of bricks.’ It’s all getting a bit silly

      If a black friend of yours said that (about, say, making monkey noises at a football match), how would you feel?

  16. darkmoonman 15 Nov 2012, 4:19pm

    No one expects better from the FAUX News staff: they know nothing of “compassion” or “truth”. That’s why there’s a petition to have their license pulled.

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