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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Oh, I think he's a good actor. But not good enough to pretend that he's an adult who's able to control himself. The public temper tantrums are sad in a person his age. His employer apparently realized that he's too great a liability, and I hope the shock convinces Baldwin to enter into therapy for realz.

    That doesn't explain, though, why that same employer hasn't disciplined Bashir for his appalling on-air comment about Sarah Palin. What hypocrisy.
    She was trivializing slavery by making the comparison she did. Apparently he thought it fitting to illustrate how ignorant her trivialization was by essentially saying "since it's supposedly so trivial, she needs it done to her, so that she will realize it isn't so trivial". I get it. And agree with his tactic. It's like when liberals equate some conservatives with Hitler. I am sure at least some conservatives have thought, "these liberals need a little dose of concentration camp before they make that comparison again".

    It's a form of hyperbole meant to squelch the idiocy of the other side.
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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    She was trivializing slavery by making the comparison she did. Apparently he thought it fitting to illustrate how ignorant her trivialization was by essentially saying "since it's supposedly so trivial, she needs it done to her, so that she will realize it isn't so trivial". I get it. And agree with his tactic. It's like when liberals equate some conservatives with Hitler. I am sure at least some conservatives have thought, "these liberals need a little dose of concentration camp before they make that comparison again".

    It's a form of hyperbole meant to squelch the idiocy of the other side.
    It's a form of vulgarity that is beneath contempt. It's never necessary to suggest under ANY circumstances that the person with whose views we disagree should be defecated on.

    If you don't understand that there is a line and that Bashir crossed it--irrespective of what Palin said or intended or what anybody might say about anything--then I feel sorry for you because you truly don't get it.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Is 30 Rock still on the air? Cant say that i have ever watched an episode but it seems to me that since Tracy Morgan got a free pass with his anti-gay slurs Baldwin should get the same.
    The show's over, but it's a common slang term for the NBC studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    It's a form of vulgarity that is beneath contempt. It's never necessary to suggest under ANY circumstances that the person with whose views we disagree should be defecated on.

    If you don't understand that there is a line and that Bashir crossed it--irrespective of what Palin said or intended or what anybody might say about anything--then I feel sorry for you because you truly don't get it.
    Unless you're into that. I'm not going to judge.


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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Unless you're into that. I'm not going to judge.
    Good to know. I'd think that embarrassing yourself here would be enough.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Good to know. I'd think that embarrassing yourself here would be enough.
    I'm not embarrassed. If you are, that's your problem.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    The show's over, but it's a common slang term for the NBC studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
    Guess its like the black folk using the word nigger thing, huh? If you are liberal, you can call people fags. If you are a black liberal celebrity, it should be expected. Makes about as much sense as everything else I reckon.

    Thought this commentary was interesting from a liberal comedian on the HuPo...

    http://www.mrctv.org/videos/jim-norton-al-sharpton

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    She was trivializing slavery by making the comparison she did. Apparently he thought it fitting to illustrate how ignorant her trivialization was by essentially saying "since it's supposedly so trivial, she needs it done to her, so that she will realize it isn't so trivial". I get it. And agree with his tactic. It's like when liberals equate some conservatives with Hitler. I am sure at least some conservatives have thought, "these liberals need a little dose of concentration camp before they make that comparison again".

    It's a form of hyperbole meant to squelch the idiocy of the other side.

    OOOOOOOHHHH. I get it now.
    So when Palin calls 'em Death Panels it's just a form of hyperbole not to be slapped with multiple Pinocchio's regardless of turning out to be essentially true.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    That's rich coming from you.
    Read it again and apply some self analysis.
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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Guess its like the black folk using the word nigger thing, huh? If you are liberal, you can call people fags. If you are a black liberal celebrity, it should be expected. Makes about as much sense as everything else I reckon.

    Thought this commentary was interesting from a liberal comedian on the HuPo...

    http://www.mrctv.org/videos/jim-norton-al-sharpton
    I was explaining the "30 Rock" thing. I have no idea what you're talking about.

    I'm actually having trouble understanding what the outrage is about. He got canned, so it's not like he's "getting a pass because he's a Libbo."
    Last edited by rocket88; 11-27-13 at 11:28 AM.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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