Bully Calls News Anchor Fat, News Anchor Destroys Him On Live TV

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posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 06:28 AM
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Originally posted by JPhish

Originally posted by Fineousstitch
i see it like this... if she was sitting there every morning smoking cigarettes there would be an uproar


Being obese is just as, if not MORE unhealthy than smoking cigarettes.

The person who wrote the letter is right.

The news anchor is wrong.

It's that simple.

Especially when she equated being obese to having a particular skin color ...

You CHOOSE to be obese; you can't choose your race.
edit on 10/3/2012 by JPhish because: I wanted to point out another way this news anchor is being stupid ...

the question is, why does it matter to so many people when they are unaffected by it, and why does do the same idiots feel the need to tell people they are fat, as if the fat person doesn't know?
why does this total stranger feel the need to write in to someone about an issue they no doubt have dealt with?

what is with people judging her like this? who is anyone to tell her how to live? or gives anyone the right to judge her life? they don't know her anymore than the idiot who wrote to her, she could have been working on losing weight or has a problem losing weight.

i agree with the person who says over-weight people are the new target, since people can use the excuse that you can lose weight, as if that justifies anything.

lol where did you point out she was being stupid? the post didn't have much substance to begin with! it was just your opinion.




posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 06:35 AM
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Oh please. The so called tolerant left is always calling out people as fat and it's fine as long as they have different points of view. I'm so tired of the ever changing PC goal post.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 06:53 AM
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This is going to be my last reply to this thread because honestly, some of these responses are depressing.

Obesity is a health condition, a health condition that you just happen to be able to see. It can be self inflicted, yes, but it is still a health condition.

Now let's say you hear through the grape vine that a person you don't really know has HIV or cancer. Do you walk up to them and start telling them that HIV or cancer is "bad for their health?" Don't you think they already know that? Do you write them an email and tell them that they are a "bad example" because they are sick? Do you yell at them "HIV," "cancer?" Do you go on about them on an internet forum? Probably not.

A person's health is not our business.

Yes free speech! By all means defend the right of the person who wrote the email but you must also defend the right of the woman who replied to that email.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 07:01 AM
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The PM was very well written and not insulting, IMO.

If you are black, you are black. If you are white, you are white. If you are fat, you are damn fat and should do something about it OR shut the hell up. Did she do something about it? No. Did she shut the hell up? No. So what is the problem?

Also the PM was not useful at all. It is was just saying the obvious. I am glad he got her to talk for four mintues about him.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 07:16 AM
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Originally posted by inverslyproportional
reply to post by Daughter2
 



Also of note, your the one juxtaposing your inner failings on others, as I and others never said we hate her being fat, I was merely pointing out that the guy was absolutely right, she is fat and disgusting


Using the word "disgusting" to describe a medical condition is as hateful as it gets.

As another poster said if someone smoked and got cancer, would write them a letter calling them disgusting?

Do you think super skinny people are disgusting too? Just as bad if not worse for someone health and is sometimes a sign of a psychological disorder like bulimia.


How about women who risk surgery (all surgeries have significant risks!) to get bags stuffed under their boobs?

All of these things are bad for someone's health but you don't hear the word disgusting applied.

It's the "disgusting" part of your sentence that says it all. And it's not based on a few remarks on the internet, it's based on many.

People who want to hate are going to look for easy targets. Right now fat is an easy target. If minorities didn't stand up and say something, we would still be hearing comments.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 07:25 AM
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Originally posted by Echo007
All i see is another attempt to say we need to regulate the internet and have a internetID all to "protect" kids. If you want to protect kids on the internet, don't give them unrestricted access to the net, don't allow them to make a facebook account that only teaches them share personal info online.


I didn't see it like that, and I'm the kind of person who would be suspicious of any statement about the internet in this way.

From what I saw, she (correctly) lay blame at the feet of the parents. She stated that this is learned behavior. Kids are not born sexist, racist, homophobic or shallow, they learn it from their family. I've seen this happen with my own eyes.

My best buddy got married to a racist, and now every time I see him he's making some kind of racist remark about someone at least two or three times during the time we're together, and his kids are picking that up too and doing the same.

Needless to say, he's no longer the friend he was. I see racism and homophobia going hand in hand, and as a gay man I will not accept either. I warned him that I didn't want to hear it, he ignored me, I left.

You are right of course, this is the responsibility of the parents. As it always is when it comes to the internet. If people don't want their kids being exposed to something on the internet, control their access to it, but don't dictate to the rest of the population that they need to be restricted too, just to make parenting as easy as possible.

I applaud this woman, she made a good statement about something genuine. I would much rather see these pieces in the news rather than ending with funny cat videos or some bland and meaningless filler story that no one actually cares about.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 07:28 AM
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Well, wouldn't it be a nice world if we were all perfect? Jennifer would be super-model skinny and the email writer wouldn't have spent time pointing out the flaws of others instead of taking care of his own.







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posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 07:34 AM
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Much to the dismay of many on ATS I'm going to have to play Devil's advocate on this one.

I actually agree with the person who sent the message especially after seeing all of it. I dont think it was meant to be insulting at all, though apparently it was. Perhaps an open apology is in order, but at this point what difference would it make?

The whole anti bullying thing was cute though...

I'm actually riled up on this topic on another forum. I'm obviously the Troll today... Sucks, but there it is.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 07:35 AM
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Political Correctness has gone totally MAD in the past 20 years. No longer can we speak our minds, even with the best of intentions.

I see so many people here saying what the guy wrote was Hateful and Bullying. And yet such responses show more about the responder than it says anything factual about the man and his intent.

What I see in the video is a woman who feels badly about her weight, and then uses the segment to Justify her obesity and manipulate viewers into feeling poorly for her being 'bullied'.

She is no different to anyone who uses manipulation and deceit to gain some perceived high ground... and I feel sorry for all of you who fell for this manipulation.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 07:47 AM
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Originally posted by jhn7537
The story below is hateful, yet great all at the same time... A CBS news anchor received an email from a gentlemen a very hurtful email that should NEVER have happened, but it did. In the video you will see exactly what was written to the female news anchor and I'll let you decide if he "has a point" or if he crossed the line. The reason why I'm posting this video is because how the female news anchor responded to the gentlemen. IMO, she killed him with kindness and she did it by bringing awareness to a issue our country is seeing today...Bullying... With October being anti-bullying awareness month, its good to see people out there who care to not lash back when they're hurt, but instead they care to educate so these things will not happen again. Please take a look at the story and video and let me know what you think ATS...

www.examiner.com...

My videos never post here is the youtube link

www.youtube.com...

Mods- I ran a search didn't see this story

**** If someone could show me how to post a youtube video, i would greatly appreciate it... I cut and paste the link in the VID-Youtube box but it didnt work
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edit on 3-10-2012 by jhn7537 because: (no reason given)


i just watched and i dont know how she never blew her top.good for her


also this vid as been veiwed 1.1million times already



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 07:58 AM
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I believing 'bullying' (not the right word to describe the behavior in it's entirety) is natural behavior. It's the way people sort out social proof. Some people may be very crude in their seeking out of such proof, such as the person who wrote her the email. Some people may even use violence. She utilizies the same behavior/instinct to seek out her own. She claims that 'bullying' is a growing problem in our schools. It is not growing whatsoever, but remains the same as it has always been, however the internet makes it easier to exhibit the behavior without consequences. Even if you were to heavily restrict people, getting rid of their anonymity altogether, if you were to put them together the behavior would still come to the surface in some form. It is not entirely learned behavior as it can be seen beginning when very small children are put together and must sort out their social value amongst each other. Some will be more crude in their judgements, and even violent, exhibiting what we call 'bullying', while others will exhibit the same behavior in a less reprehensible form, but originates from the same place nonetheless.

It has it's roots in our primate, animal heritage. It's instinctual and something that is in our genes. We all judge others in some ways in order to assess ourselves. In societies it can be seen in social stratification.
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posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 08:10 AM
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Originally posted by gigaherc
Wow, some feisty, hateful fellows here. I always wonder whether those keyboard worriors would've been so nasty and angry when met F2F in a real life row.

I think I - and to be honest, I suppose many of you guys should try this - will never understand and try to understand the mind of idiot human creature. Hate is a powerful destructive feeling, has many reasons and outcomes but mainly it gives nothing more than more hate.

I really do not give a single f if people want to be fat, are born gay, want to marry people of the same sex, adopt kids having partners of the same sex, take drugs, watch porn, dring alcohol, coffee or coke, sleep with sex-dolls or stroll naked on the street.

I just DO NOT MIND. As long as others and my country do not interfere with my lifestyle why should I mind the one of others? Loose some nerves over some overweight th anchor or actor? Say what?

Hate and bullying comes from idiot minds, that is simple as it sounds.


QFT....I love your stance on this because I feel similar. It simply doesnt bother me how people choose to live their lives as it is them who ultimately has to live with said choices. They arent hurting me and I don't mind returning the courtesy by not pissing on them. If you reach out to someone to offer help, friendship, support...thats one thing. But you're negative opinion of them?....pfft....get a damn life.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 08:21 AM
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Originally posted by Miri08
This is going to be my last reply to this thread because honestly, some of these responses are depressing.

Obesity is a health condition, a health condition that you just happen to be able to see. It can be self inflicted, yes, but it is still a health condition.

Now let's say you hear through the grape vine that a person you don't really know has HIV or cancer. Do you walk up to them and start telling them that HIV or cancer is "bad for their health?" Don't you think they already know that? Do you write them an email and tell them that they are a "bad example" because they are sick? Do you yell at them "HIV," "cancer?" Do you go on about them on an internet forum? Probably not.

A person's health is not our business.

Yes free speech! By all means defend the right of the person who wrote the email but you must also defend the right of the woman who replied to that email.



as much as i agree with you, (i have to watch my weight due to diabetes type 2), you are judged on your appearence and your health, when you go and apply for a job. in fact, our brain works off of visual queues at all times of the day, and people judge you every time you have contact with them.
the problem today is that people can't keep their stupid-ass mouth shut. somehow they think their opinion is so important, funny, or clever, that SOMEONE has to hear it.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 08:36 AM
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All he did was make a suggestion that maybe ,that since she is on the public airwaves, she should try to set a better example. She used this as an opportunity to rationalize and justify why a person on the public airwaves doesn`t have to try to be a good example.it`s no wonder that so many kids in america are obese,they are being taught thats it`s ok to be that way and they will just end up as obese adults.
He should have sent his comments to the T.V. station management since they are the ones who hired this woman and put her on the air.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 08:41 AM
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People in publicly disseminated media get hundreds of letters, emails and comments directed towards them and I imagine a large number are not politically correct or are borderline abusive. However, this one was someone's opinion and even though might be a little rough, it was still written without being completely inflammatory.

A difficult subject for sure, but it's one person's opinion to another.

Now...

The news anchor decided to take them and publicly bash it all over the news. Claiming she had "thick skin" and "it didn't bother her", but it must have if she publicly addressed it.

Which makes her a lier and hypocrite.

I don't watch the news to see obese people tackle who makes fun of them and try and cut them down to size...

eta:

Imagine all the news and media we watched addressed every single negative bit of attention it received. It's childish, immature, and is another horrible example of how not to deal with negative attention. Because it only leads to more. In my opinion, this women did absolutely nothing for setting an example for people "being bullied" as she likes to say she did..
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posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 08:44 AM
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I'm sorry, but.... I stopped the video at 1 minute 34 seconds. That's how long it took for me to think of something else to do. (For those interested, I windexed my computer screen)

Maybe you should get yourself checked for adhd/add.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 08:56 AM
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So this is what we call Bullying? We as a collective, need to grow a set and deal with it. We are collectivley raiseing a generation of panty waste's. How many e-mails do you think this women gets as a news anchor? Hundreds if not thousands. She culled this one out for TV retaliation. She, shined the light on herself, not the author of th e-mail. A simple touch of the delete button . I have seen this crap all damn morning, and will for the rest of the day & night & tomorrow & the next day & next week, and this time next year.

IMHO. That's not being a bully. It's telling this women the truth, and she knew it to be the truth she said it herself. Next thing ya know she'll be getting money thrown at her from all over the world. Just like the lady on the bus. It's BS. IMHO. It's completely contrived and TV ready. She should have that skin checked, as it's not as think as she stated. All the while the author of the e-mail remains un-known.....Anybody other than me smell fish?
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posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 08:57 AM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

Originally posted by jhn7537

She had 3 kids... Sometimes ladies put on weight after child birth. It could be a thyroid issue, it could be genetics...



It could be she eats too much.

She concedes that she is obese yet objects to someone pointing it out in reference to her being a poor role model for young girls.

Obese is the new gay?







There was a news story a few weeks ago pointing out that there isn't a single state in the USA that has an obestity rate below 20%. Apparently, obesity is the 'new normal'.

I have many overweight friends who complain they can't sleep, too tired to walk up to my third floor condo, complain about the food industry yet still eat at fast food restaurants at least twice a week because it's convenient. I love them to death but I am concerned about their health.

We, as a country, should be concerned about the health problem. I bet this email will get her started on the path to losing weight, regardless of how much she ranted about the nasty email.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by Reaching
All hail Jennifer Livingston!

It's what's inside that counts and if everyone would just focus on that the world would be a better place.

The world has gone to hell in a hand basket and it's mainly because we're all so concerned with appearances.


Is all media's fault for promoting an unrealistic image of the female or even the male for that matter. Is the hypocrisy in our society and the greedy social system we live in that has played most part in creating an image of human body, all for the sake of making crazy profits in diet prescription, medications, gym and fitness facilities while on the other hand our markets are flooded with genetically modified food products, drive through burger places, easy take outs, conserved and canned food etc. From a point of view is just a vicious circle created to function as an endless "effort" for a more healthy lifestyle while the same lifestyle promotes totally the opposite. The female image portrayed in magazines, tv shows, movies... is not the real human appearance. People are different, some are made with a good physical appearance and some are not. Some have issues with being overweight or underweight, some have hair loss and some...I could go on and of forever. But NOOOOO!!!! In the media we see gorgeous people with gorgeous bodies, shiny skin and lovely hair. How many times we've seen the same so called celebrities photographed in their real normal face (just woke up, no make up on, just after taking the shower) and to our "shock" we've found out that most of them aren't at all different than the normal populace. So why all this face and body metamorphosis when it comes to be printed on a magazine page? What is the media trying to do? Who's taking advantage of all this self created image of a human being?



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 09:00 AM
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Originally posted by jhn7537
The story below is hateful, yet great all at the same time... A CBS news anchor received an email from a gentlemen a very hurtful email that should NEVER have happened, but it did. In the video you will see exactly what was written to the female news anchor and I'll let you decide if he "has a point" or if he crossed the line. The reason why I'm posting this video is because how the female news anchor responded to the gentlemen. IMO, she killed him with kindness and she did it by bringing awareness to a issue our country is seeing today...Bullying... With October being anti-bullying awareness month, its good to see people out there who care to not lash back when they're hurt, but instead they care to educate so these things will not happen again. Please take a look at the story and video and let me know what you think ATS...

www.examiner.com...

My videos never post here is the youtube link

www.youtube.com...

Mods- I ran a search didn't see this story

**** If someone could show me how to post a youtube video, i would greatly appreciate it... I cut and paste the link in the VID-Youtube box but it didnt work
edit on 2-10-2012 by jhn7537 because: (no reason given)
edit on 3-10-2012 by jhn7537 because: (no reason given)


Let me start by saying I DO NOT CONDONE BULLYING !

I watched the YouTube version of the video and I personally found the letter by the man to the news person not offensive or "bullying" as she insinuated it was. I thought the letter was tastefully written. The man was not demanding money, not pushing her around, not keeping her from doing her job.

If you actually go back and read the context of the letter, it appeared that he has a genuine concern for her health and well being and also making the point that she is a PUBLIC FIGURE in the area where she works,
and that in general, media people who get in front of the camera are not over weight because the MEDIA perception is that you have to be THIN to be IN. It should be on her mind to be healthy and look as good as possible in front of the camera having said all that, and it appears that her handlers and she does not care.
That's fine, but she will never make it to the National Level of MEDIA because of her weight. That is a fact.
Its not being mean, but that is the REALITY of the WORLD we all live in. Its the HOLLYWOOD SYNDROME
where you have to be THIN to be IN !

I sense a long history of people talking about her weight to her, which sent her over the edge to reply and respond. She's very sensitive about it and maybe has not taken the time to do something about it. That is strictly her right and totally up to her. None the less, trying to "BBQ" someone over a tastefully written letter that addresses the subject is also intolerable.

From a medical point of view, her weight is possibly going to contribute to a whole host of physical ailments and problems, from diabetes to heart attacks and strokes. None of these issues were even brought up by her in her remarks. I presume she does not care particularly if she has been this weight for a long time.

Some guys like women with a lot of meat on their bones. The rest do not. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I'm sure her husband is very content with her and I give them both kudos for sticking to it.

My advice to anyone reading this and about to reply, do us both a favor and do not respond if it is negative. It does no one any good.





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