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    Re: News Anchor's on Air Response to Fat Shaming

    I don't really have an opinion about whether TV newspeople have a responsibility to be healthy or not.

    I will say, though, that I give that lady a lot of credit for bringing this up on the air. I bet most people in her position would give just about anything to keep their weight from being a public topic of discussion. Putting it out there on purpose to make a point took a lot of balls.

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    News Anchor's on Air Response to Fat Shaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    Which most people would realize meant I was referring to other persons. You are also incorrect once more, you don't know me at all.
    You know...I was just responding earlier today how liberals have lost their sense of humor...

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    Re: News Anchor's on Air Response to Fat Shaming

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    You know...I was just responding earlier today how liberals have lost their sense of humor...
    Yes, I'm sure you are a riot at the Tea Parties. I imagine they laugh at skinny jean and fat jokes until they soil themselves.

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    Re: News Anchor's on Air Response to Fat Shaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    Sad to say but it really may be a case where the same standards could be applied as would be legal for a Vegas show girl. Local news anchors are nothing more than fronts and are obviously picked with looks as the primary concern in most markets. We have two on the local morning news I think of as "the shallow sisters". Today, they were unable over a two hour period to come up with the name of the song "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" even with the help of the weatherman who started the search by incorrectly singing a verse. If you are in a superficial profession, you are going to be judged by superficial standards. I would never want my daughter emulating or using these people as role models anyway.
    I don't see why it has to be a shallow profession. Go watch BBC news, and you'll see newscasters who do their job well and aren't hired for looking like beauty queens. I find it refreshing. I actually tend to think having an "all beautiful" cast on a news station dampens it's professionalism a bit for me. I'd rather watch a station that went with the best candidates, and I think people would feel a better rapport with newscasters they can relate better to.

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    News Anchor's on Air Response to Fat Shaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    Yes, I'm sure you are a riot at the Tea Parties. I imagine they laugh at skinny jean and fat jokes until they soil themselves.
    Never been to one but I'm guessing they do. Heck...I've got several liberal type friends that laugh at the skinny jean wearers too. Doubt you will score many points there.

    Wait...is it because you CAN'T fit in the skinny jeans that has you twisted? I'm sorry. I didn't know it was a personal thing. I'll stop.

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    Re: News Anchor's on Air Response to Fat Shaming

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Never been to one but I'm guessing they do. Heck...I've got several liberal type friends that laugh at the skinny jean wearers too. Doubt you will score many points there.

    Wait...is it because you CAN'T fit in the skinny jeans that has you twisted? I'm sorry. I didn't know it was a personal thing. I'll stop.
    Guys, I'm gonna ask that you bicker somewhere else. If you'd like to discuss the post, feel free to stay.

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    Re: News Anchor's on Air Response to Fat Shaming

    What's wrong with having eye candy with the news?

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    Re: News Anchor's on Air Response to Fat Shaming

    This is all over FB today. I watched it and kind of disagree with the anchor here. Lets look at the comment.

    Hi Jennifer,

    It's unusual that I see your morning show, but I did so for a very short time today. I was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years. Surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain. I leave you this note hoping that you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle.
    First of all, no one would argue that this woman isn't somewhat obese. I wouldn't call it morbidly so but she is obese. Her response was a little bit contradictory. This clearly upset her as she did the bit linked in the OP.

    Personally, think the email is bit douchey, really because its calling out a truth the average person wouldn't say as it would be rightfully deemed an insult. But is it bullying? In fact, while blunt and to the point, the email isn't really what I would consider bullying. My problem with the email is that its someone pontificating what they deem is acceptable. Unfortunately, the Anchor did the same thing by invoking the bullying nonsense.

    I say to each their own. If she wants to be fat and her husbands is into that, good on them. But turning this into an obesity vs bullying thing is just dumb.

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    Re: News Anchor's on Air Response to Fat Shaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    This is all over FB today. I watched it and kind of disagree with the anchor here. Lets look at the comment.



    First of all, no one would argue that this woman isn't somewhat obese. I wouldn't call it morbidly so but she is obese. Her response was a little bit contradictory. This clearly upset her as she did the bit linked in the OP.

    Personally, think the email is bit douchey, really because its calling out a truth the average person wouldn't say as it would be rightfully deemed an insult. But is it bullying? In fact, while blunt and to the point, the email isn't really what I would consider bullying. My problem with the email is that its someone pontificating what they deem is acceptable. Unfortunately, the Anchor did the same thing by invoking the bullying nonsense.

    I say to each their own. If she wants to be fat and her husbands is into that, good on them. But turning this into an obesity vs bullying thing is just dumb.
    I could see why some people wouldn't consider this bullying, but I don't see how she was contradictory. I do think the person who wrote the letter thought he was being appropriate and stating facts as he saw them. But it was rude. And quite arrogant if he thought she was suddenly going to change her personal behavior because some guy she never met wrote her a letter. She doesn't owe it to strangers to lose weight. That's just ridiculous.

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    Re: News Anchor's on Air Response to Fat Shaming

    Quote Originally Posted by kerussll View Post
    I could see why some people wouldn't consider this bullying, but I don't see how she was contradictory. I do think the person who wrote the letter thought he was being appropriate and stating facts as he saw them. But it was rude. And quite arrogant if he thought she was suddenly going to change her personal behavior because some guy she never met wrote her a letter. She doesn't owe it to strangers to lose weight. That's just ridiculous.
    I don't disagree with any that. I think she was contradictory in the fact that she starts out by saying "it doesn't bother her" and then gives us this diatribe about this being bullying. While it is rude, don't necessarily think the emailer's intent was to be mean or to bully. This strikes me as a "cause" person. Hasn't a the "War on Obesity" been going on for few years now? Strikes me as someone thats "goosestepping" along with it and taking to this level.

    Again, we don't know the emailer's motivation. But just by the way its worded, its doesn't necessarily strike me as something was meant to bully.

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