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John Gibson Update

Jim Burroway

January 24th, 2008

John Gibson continued to heap more insults on yesterday’s radio broadcast. But today, his tune has changed considerably for the better. “I’m sorry that some took my comments as anti-gay and insensitive. … Once again, to anyone offended by my comments, I’m sorry. But I’m also sorry that Heath Ledger is no longer alive and with us.”

We gave John Gibson the LaBarbera Award this morning for his comments mocking actor Heath Ledger’s untimely death. But now, even with this half-hearted non-apology “apology,” it looks like John Gibson has demonstrated himself to be a much bigger man than Peter LaBarbera, in whose honor the award was christened. I don’t think I’ve ever seen LaBarbera actually apologize — not even half-heartedly — for  much of anything.

Update, 1/26: Now that it’s a nice Saturday morning, I’ve had time to re-read this post and agree with the commenters. This isn’t much of an apology. I’ve updated the post accordingly as shown in italics.



January 25th, 2008 | LINK

Lets settle for “slightly bigger man than Peter LaBarbera”

The apology wasnt at all impressive, and “some took my comments as as anti-gay and insensitive” (how can his “funny” remarks and manical laughter in his orginal transmission be interprenated otherwise?)…
Is not exatly the “My comments was anti-gay and insensitive” that he should have started his apology with, if he had any spine, and it was said for any moral reason instead of just for fear for his ratings/sponsors…

January 25th, 2008 | LINK

I completely agree with Gab. This is a non-apology-apology. I think Gibson completely misses the point and is subversely calling those that complained cry babies. He’s not owning up to anything but just people’s negative perceptions of him.

Timothy Kincaid
January 25th, 2008 | LINK

An apology: “I’m sorry that I …”

A non-apology: “I’m sorry that you …”

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