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Old 03-15-2010, 11:51 AM   #91
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They were both fired? The faker and the female reporter? He should have been reprimanded. His horseplay could have caused the person with the grinder to jump reflexively and injure himself or someone else, but I fail to see why she should have been fired. Or did you mean the grinder operator was also fired. Was this person in on the "joke"?
I do not know who was fired. I meant they as in they who were in on the joke.
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:37 PM   #92
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I do not know who was fired. I meant they as in they who were in on the joke.
Ah! I misread your first post! I thought you said, "No wonder they were fired," when you actually said, "...wonder if they got fired."

Sorry, my bad!

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Old 03-15-2010, 12:53 PM   #93
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:33 PM   #94
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Anonymous trolls Oprah (over 9,000 LOL)

actually moejoe, gotta call you on that one. there is nothing amusing about pedophilia no matter what the stage is or anything else that is going on
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:33 PM   #95
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actually moejoe, gotta call you on that one. there is nothing amusing about pedophilia no matter what the stage is or anything else that is going on
The "pedophilia" is an irrelevant detail of trolling/pwning. It was just a hook to catch her attention in a moment when she isn't promoting alt-med woo:

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=...bc9ba0718e9555

They probably found it too difficult to trick her into exposing her view on mudkips.
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I believe that even lighthearted spoofing about the subject is not cool
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:22 PM   #97
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I believe that even lighthearted spoofing about the subject is not cool
I'm with you on that Kindlekitten, but Ardeegee has a point about Oprah being a purveyor of alt. med. woo-woo.
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I believe that even lighthearted spoofing about the subject is not cool
Everyone has an issue on which their personal sense of humor sours. Fortunately, nobody is the arbiter of which humor is "acceptable."

But on the Oprah thing, as I mentioned, the whole (silly) point was to make her say the words "over 9,000", not the pedophilia part. But it is okay-- even on the area of pedophilia, it is a good thing to show credulous, gullible, non-researching morons to be what they are. Any credible person would have done research on the claims in the e-mail before reading it on the air. But then again, "Oprah" and "credible" are not two words that belong together.

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all too many people take personalities such as Oprah at face value and promoting that "humour" on line doesn't help issues.

I know we can't determine what is right/wrong, fun/poor taste, etc., but some of us have hot button issues where everything else doesn't matter ie trying to make a humouress situation out of pedophilia, rape, child abuse, animal abuse and so on. I've said something, expressed an opinion just as I would if a friend just had to tell me the latest racist joke. I don't appreciate it. 'nough said
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brilliant!!! this is the first I've seen of it! should be sent to every publisher!
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No, I had not seen that. It was fantastic! I laughed out loud at the first half, and was simply amazed at the second half. Absolutely wonderful! Karma is coming your way!
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