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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    This time that he was fired for.

    Yes it would matter. If the man was not gay how could it be considered a gay slur if there was no gay person involved?
    Some people would suggest that calling anyone (gay or straight) a faggot accompanied by any other colorful descriptors would constitute using a homosexual slur.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Whoosh....

    Where did you get the impression I or anyone else didnt understand what 30 Rock was or thought that it was a slur? When I first mentioned it, it was because while employed as actors on the show 30 Rock (yes...they called 30 Rockefeller Plaza '30 Rock' even during the 70's on SNL) both Baldwin and Tracy Morgan were shown to have used derogatory slang towards homosexuals and nothing was ever done. Now suddenly its a big deal. You missed that? You really thought I was saying using the word '30 Rock' was a derogatory comment?
    It's only a problem now because of the low ratings. The show got decent ratings, so it was OK. It's all about money - the media is a business after all.

    All I was talking about was the expression "30 Rock." That show got kind of old, so I stopped watching. So that's cool, yes.


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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Dems by and large do not and have proven it time and again, but really, you don't see the diff between attacking someone for their political views and their sexuality/race/gender? Even Fox canned a football analyst for anti-gay comments. It's a stupid ass way to conduct oneself and garners no sympathy from me. Then again, anyone could have seen this coming. Baldwin has always been a pig and the mistake was hiring him in the first place.
    I thought his daughter was the "pig".

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Some people would suggest that calling anyone (gay or straight) a faggot accompanied by any other colorful descriptors would constitute using a homosexual slur.
    He called him a cocksucking fag. Is this word now like the N Word? Only gays can use it?

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I thought his daughter was the "pig".
    Pigs usually have pig children, but I bet his daughter didn't know she was a pig until her daddy told her so.

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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.
    Unless you're an abortion banner talking about a pro-choicer. Then it's OK to compare them to the Nazis and argue that they should be jailed for life or executed.

    Which is A-OK because it doesn't involve poop!
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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    He called him a cocksucking fag. Is this word now like the N Word? Only gays can use it?
    Apparently...yes.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    On that point, how long did Baldwin have the show? Usually it takes time to build up an audience and it is very rare to get cancelled for ratings so early in the shows life.

    Wikipedia says it lasted for 5 episodes so I doubt it was taken off for low ratings.
    My point, perhaps not well explained, was that gays are generally liberal in their views and MSNBC caters to liberals, so any attack on MSNBC's target audience can't be condoned - Bashir, on the other hand, targetted the great liberal Satin, Sarah Palin, so all is good, no harm done.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    My point, perhaps not well explained, was that gays are generally liberal in their views and MSNBC caters to liberals, so any attack on MSNBC's target audience can't be condoned - Bashir, on the other hand, targetted the great liberal Satin, Sarah Palin, so all is good, no harm done.
    That is true but it is hard to Split up their 3 viewers between so many shows.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I thought his daughter was the "pig".
    Exactly why i chose that word. Should be able to take what he dishes out. Maybe i should stoop to his level and call him a "cocksucking f----" next time i see him.

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