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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Gallows humor has a long history. So do jokes based on stereotypes. There are much more important things to worry about
    yes, there are more important things to worry about, but, again, what does that have to do with what we're talking about? ... at least let the bodies get cold before you start making racist jokes about how they died ... Good compromise?

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Yeah...it kinda is.
    actually, it was a rhetorical question ... you can be concerned about both, and even be more concerned about one than the other ... Another question ... Can you chew gum and walk at the same time?

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Seriously?.....they aired that?
    I don't know that it's worth suing over but I don't believe they didn't know the names were false.

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    I don't know that it's worth suing over but I don't believe they didn't know the names were false.
    I can't imagine even the most brain dead program manager not catching that. Stupid doesn't even begin to cover it.

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I can't imagine even the most brain dead program manager not catching that. Stupid doesn't even begin to cover it.
    It was too obvious to even be funny. The story was definitely a let down for me.

    I was interested to see what clever names fooled the reporters but that was ridiculous.

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    I find it rather puzzling that Asiana is would focus their legal staff on this, as opposed to the mountain of lawsuits surely headed their way.

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    actually, I live in a pretty cheery world ... and one reason it's cheery is because I don't think it's funny to make racist jokes about plane crashes where people, including children, were killed or seriously injured ...

    and while redneck and polish jokes are not the equivalent of jokes about people being killed in a crash car, I'm not not crazy about them either, especially if you don't know the other people in the conversation who may be bigots ... Why do ethnic jokes "work?" ... they work because of the stereotypes they help to reinforce ... if you make jokes about blacks and watermelons, it's not funny without the stereotype, for example ... I can see making these jokes with friends you know aren't bigots, but on a thread like this? I'll pass, but knock yourself out hum ...
    I'm happy for you. I'm not at all anxious to descend into a discussion of bigotry and racism. I would point out, in contrast to your gloomy assessment, that having viewed the crash of this plane several times, I think it amazing that so many people lived. That may help your cheery world along, or maybe it'll at least cut into the suffering part of it all. Try to think of it that way for a minute. Maybe more.

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    I know what you said ... I just thought it was irrelevant ... what is relevant is that no one should be laughing about racist jokes involving the tragic deaths and injuries to these people ...
    So you're saying it's wrong to point out that they can't pilot any better than they drive?
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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    What the network did was incredibly stupid. Any good for anything news reporter or presenter should have realized when reading out the material (and I would hope they do before going live on the air) that there was an issue with the names. And if they did not it should have been noticed by the staff working for the news that it was totally wrong.

    However, the only victims in here is the network itself for looking incredibly stupid.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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