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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 see this as bullying. I see it as someone giving their opinion. Which they are entitled to. If she took it offensively, that's her problem.
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    Re: News Anchor's on Air Response to Fat Shaming

    Quote Originally Posted by kerussll View Post
    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.
    I'm not supporting the fact that it has become a shallow profession but it is what it is. Probably because it no longer involves any journalism higher than reading off a teleprompter, ability is trumped by appearance. Also, since being overweight doesn't make one a member of a protected class, you can be fired for it easily especially if the employer is smart enough not to state that as a reason. The only type of discrimination case this woman would have would be if they didn't apply the same standard in their treatment of male, on air employees as they do her. The viewers aren't her direct employers and are entitled to whatever opinion they wish to express about the station's personnel. You can't stop someone from having a biased opinion.

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

    Public figures get all sorts of mail complementary, critical and nutty. The writer of the email was silly and cruel( could have been her husband...), but, she is the one who chose to share it and bring attention. I would have more sympathy if she were doing what Al Roker did (losing 115 lbs) and someone tried to tear her down. As such this story does not have a lot of fat on it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    I don't see this as bullying. I see it as someone giving their opinion. Which they are entitled to. If she took it offensively, that's her problem.
    So I suppose that walking up to a person in a wheelchair and saying, "Your legs don't work" wouldn't be considered bullying either.
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    Re: News Anchor's on Air Response to Fat Shaming

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I think I struck a nerve twice! Look...its OK...I have friends that are fat...
    I got it! That's funny.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    She absolutely made a huge mistake by responding to this. By doing so she elevated what was a crank letter to being a debatable issue that ultimately may affect her employability in the future.

    As far as content, it's a crank letter, stupid on all counts and solely about the pet peeves, miscomprehensions and insecurities of the author.
    Naaa, she should have nailed the slime ball. For all we know the guy who wrote the letter drinks his own urine. Good for her. **** him.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    What's wrong with having eye candy with the news?
    You subscribe to the Mensa version of Hustler, right.

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

    What I found impressive, is that she didn't simply ignore the criticism, but that she had the heart to go up and turn it into a big issue. I think we should drop real news and go ahead and talk about this mean letter that hurt her feelings.

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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.
    I seriously doubt you have more friends than can be counted on one hand. Hard to imagine that many people that hard up for friends that they would associate with someone who can't take what they dish out. Most of us are familiar by now with that GOP double standard where it only counts as wrong when the other guy does it. Hell, I'm sure that attitude is half the reason your man Mitt is doing so well recently.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    You subscribe to the Mensa version of Hustler, right.
    Reading prompt is mensa. haha Good one.

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