Thursday, January 24, 2008

Fox News Mocks Heath Ledger's Death - Twice

Fox News radio host John Gibson mocked Heath Ledger's death yesterday. On his radio show, he played a clip of the quote, "I wish I knew how to quit you" from Ledger's movie Brokeback Mountain, adding, "Well, he found out how to quit you."

Mocking him further, Gibson played another clip from Brokeback Mountain in which Ledger said, "We’re dead," followed by Gibson's own mocking version of "We’re dead" before playing the audio clip again.

Further, Gibson went back and forth with Tom Sullivan, implying Ledger committed suicide over an issue such as the stock market and the Democratic debate.
GIBSON: Maybe he had a serious position in the market.

TOM SULLIVAN: And possibly today, he looked at the window and said ...

GIBSON: And said, "Oh my God."

SULLIVAN: His name’s not Keith Bledger, right?

GIBSON: He was depressed about yesterday’s downturn in the world stock markets.
Later he said, "I think he watched the Clinton / Obama debate last night. I think he was an Edwards guy, because he saw his Edwards guy was just completely irrelevant. Good looking, wears a suit well, but should just leave the stage."

Listen to the first audio clip here.
If I run out of bandwidth (and I probably will) download from here.

Today Gibson defended himself from criticism over yesterday's show, saying:
GIBSON: I mean, I feel bad about his death, but that's no, that's no point ...

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN CLIP: I wish I knew how to quit you.

GIBSON: There's no point in passing up a good joke. I mean, how many months did we live off that line, Brokeback Mountain?

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN CLIP: I wish I knew how to quit you.

ANGRY RICH: Several.

GIBSON: I mean, it was going on for months and months and months.


GIBSON: I’m not giving that up.
Later, after being told by Angry Rich that he was accused of being a "closet homosexual," Gibson added, "Well, I'm still breathing; there's a difference right there."

Listen to the second audio clip here.
If I run out of bandwidth (and I probably will) download from here.


Anonymous said...

If I were King, which I am not, i would have the radio announcer fired.

Sony said...

What an ass. Is his life so meaningless and pathetic that he must find the need to mock a tragic death to entertain only himself? Find another hobby you deranged moron!

Marlene said...

Typical drek from a no-talent hack on a network filled with no-talent hacks whose boss wants to be another William Randolph Hearst.

I'd rather be listening to William Haung "singing" medleys from my favorite Broadway musicals rather than sully my ears with this moron!

You can bet bedknobs to broomstick ol' Keith Olberman skewerd these two losers!

Phineas T. Bluster said...

It never ceases to amaze me when the Fox News bashers take comments out of context and present them as gospel.
Fox News has a viewership that is larger than all of the America Hater networks have combined....with more to spare.
Grow up you utopian, socialist thinkers!!

Marlene said...

Maybe it's because the GOP that Faux News backs made sure it was legal for one company to monopolize radio stations to the point dissent and opposition was pushed aside.

If you love Amerikka so much "Phineas", why aren't you heading to your nearest military recruiter and be next in the meatgrinder that's Iraq??

Oh that's right... you let others do the fighting for you, while you sit on your fat tuckus and lament at all the "heors" dying just to make Little Georgie, Dickie-poo and all their buddies rich!

Jim said...

Gibson has just shown himself to be another one of those clueless people who are unable to distinguish between an actor and one of the fictional characters the actor played. Someone needs to get Gibson a dictionary and point to the definition of "acting". Ridiculing an actor after his death by using a line from one of his movies is just plain tactless.

hadley said...

Obviously Gibson has no idea of what real talent is when it comes to acting.

I really can't understand how anyone could dispute Ledger's talent, let alone, mock him after his tragic death?

I feel sorry for his family members, and their terrible loss.