View Poll Results: Use of the word Jigaboo by a TV anchor tells us what?

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  • Yes suspend, even though I believe she did not know the exact meaning

    1 1.75%
  • No suspension, I believe she did not know the meaning of the word

    5 8.77%
  • Yes, suspend because she may have known what the word means

    0 0%
  • No suspension, even though she may have know the meaning

    3 5.26%
  • Yes suspend, she knew exactly what it meant

    4 7.02%
  • No suspension but I believe she knew the meaning

    0 0%
  • stop with the political correctness, no suspension

    4 7.02%
  • speak volumes of the people she knows, suspend her!!

    36 63.16%
  • who gives a you know what, another non-issue

    1 1.75%
  • other ........... (please explain

    3 5.26%
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Thread: Fox affiliate suspends anchor for three days for use of the word Jigaboo

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    Re: Fox affiliate suspends anchor for three days for use of the word Jigaboo

    I see the 36 votes in favor of suspension come from anonymous trolls voting



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    Re: Fox affiliate suspends anchor for three days for use of the word Jigaboo

    Why, yes. And don't you admire the courage of their little convictions?

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    Re: Fox affiliate suspends anchor for three days for use of the word Jigaboo

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Why, yes. And don't you admire the courage of their little convictions?
    its rather obvious that polls up here get hacked by leftwing trolls. sometimes its rightwing trolls but generally -as is the case here-its leftwing bots who skew and screw the poll



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    Re: Fox affiliate suspends anchor for three days for use of the word Jigaboo

    Reminds me of the various controversies about the word "niggardly" some people with nothing better to do need to complain about something.
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    Re: Fox affiliate suspends anchor for three days for use of the word Jigaboo

    Oddly enough the most use of the word jigaboo was to describe black music as 'jigaboo music'. which usually was accompanied by hand gestures showing movement and what not.

    And in the video the news anchor used jigaboo just as it has been used for many years: In a derogatory way to describe music. Its a good thing that gaga isnt black or they would have burned her (news anchor) at the stake by now.

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    Re: Fox affiliate suspends anchor for three days for use of the word Jigaboo

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Where I grew up "Jigaboo" always meant n*****: "Jungle Bunny": same thing.

    That Fox News idiot knew what was being said.
    Big difference between an affiliate of the Fox network and Fox News and it's not a bit surprising you don't know that.

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    Re: Fox affiliate suspends anchor for three days for use of the word Jigaboo

    I voted "Other" because the decision to suspend her was made by her managers, and that's up to them what works for them.

    If I was her manager I would not have suspended her because it's very obvious she had no idea that that word was once relatively commonly used as a negative name for black people. No way did she know that. She probably heard one of her grandparents say it years ago and it stuck in her mind. It's amazing what we remember at the oddest times.

    This will be forgotten in a few days and she'll be back, and in 6 months nobody will even know who she is anymore.
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    Re: Fox affiliate suspends anchor for three days for use of the word Jigaboo

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Big difference between an affiliate of the Fox network and Fox News and it's not a bit surprising you don't know that.
    "Fox News idiot". Amazing irony in his post.

    Why do these people not understand the difference between the network that drives them crazy (Fox News) and a local television station? And why do they embarrass themselves making stupid posts so that we all see it?
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    Re: Fox affiliate suspends anchor for three days for use of the word Jigaboo

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I like how you put "Fox" in the title as a way to tickle the ears of those who love to hate it.
    I wonder how interesting this story would be to people if the word was uttered on air by a local ABC anchor.
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    Re: Fox affiliate suspends anchor for three days for use of the word Jigaboo

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Reminds me of the various controversies about the word "niggardly" some people with nothing better to do need to complain about something.
    "Tar Baby" is another term that people have been crucified over despite its origins being in actual Africa-African folk tales.

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