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US: Gay TV reporter fired from station over ‘big homo dads’ joke

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  1. This is a bit of an overreaction. It wasn’t hate speech used against anyone.

    1. MFSeymour 5 Apr 2013, 2:57pm

      Agreed !

  2. MFSeymour 5 Apr 2013, 2:55pm

    Lighten up – take a deep breath and get over it. Doesn’t seem to be a malicious event !!

  3. Stupid Big Homo!

  4. Should have fired the copy editor, not him, sheesh! Complete overreaction.

  5. Garry Cassell 5 Apr 2013, 4:17pm

    Really! What is the problem here

  6. They have taken a very black and white approach to this. All they had to do wa excercise some rational judgement on this. Was he attempting to be bigoted? NO! Was he trying to discriminate? NO! Did he set out to belittle a minority group? NO!

  7. Robert in S. Kensington 5 Apr 2013, 6:32pm

    Not hate speech but a stupid, irresponsible comment anyway. He should learn to think before he opens his big mouth.. Words have consequences.

  8. So if a black guy had referred to another black guy as a ‘little n1gger’ in his broadcast script, what would have happened?

    There’s the test.

    There’s a big difference between what you can say amongst ‘family’ and what you can say over the airwaves.

    1. I think it is called a lack of professionalism.

      1. Quite right, Jake.

        No hate involved here, but the guy screwed up, pure and simple.

    2. I think the answer is yes, the black guy would have been fired also. But the added complexity here is that the news article was posted by a different reporter, so it didn’t even appear to come from him. He’s also made her look bad/homophobic..

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