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Desc:Reporter thinks respectful, private email is bullying
Category:General Station
Tags:News anchor, Jennifer Livingston
Submitted:Enjoy
Date:10/03/12
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Comment count is 52
CaptainFun
I'm glad this email didn't bother her enough to make a 4 minute rant.

Also this chick's brother is Ron Livingston from Office Space.
chumbucket
I think we all know who at that studio runs the show.
StanleyPain
It's a good thing I have thick skin, otherwise I would have spent 4 minutes of network TV time giving this attention!
sosage
I have very thick skin and can take abuse, but let me throw some children in front just as insurance that my thick skin doesn't have to take any blows.

TeenerTot
Not sure if I agree the letter was bullying.
But she's clearly an educated, intelligent woman with a good job. That's not enough to be a good role model?
Enjoy
Yeah it's plenty. And the letter was a stupid thing to send. She has no idea what bullying is though if she thinks this was bullying.

Blue
She will.

Also, am I the only person that pronounces Enjoy's name with a slightly different emphasis than the actual word "enjoy"? For some reason I put the emphasis on the first syllable instead of the second.

TeenerTot
I read "Enjoy" that way, too!


Weird.

Old_Zircon
I didn't until now.

John Holmes Motherfucker
The guy who sent the email was a dick. Obesity is "a choice" for people with unlimited time, money, and resources, but for everybody else, it's complicated. And you know what? Telling a woman that, because of her appearance, she shouldn't be appearing in public is hurtful, and could be interested as bullying, depending on the intent of the seller. I'd certainly call it "bullying" before I'd call it "respectful". Addressing it on the air like that, depending, I suppose, on the format of this show, is indeed somewhat courageous, and a public service.


However, I find this clip painful to watch, and impossible to sit through.

John Holmes Motherfucker
YOW! SO MANY TYPOS!

WHO WANTS DESSERT
Taking advantage of her job to try and publicly humiliate someone who slighted her is just as shitty an abuse of privelege as a skinny person mocking a fat person

John Holmes Motherfucker
Boo fucking hoo. Maybe if this was about the restaurant that lost her reservation, but are you suggesting that she's being mean to the guy who sent her the nice letter?

Don't send an insulting letter to someone on TV if you don't want to see it discussed on TV.

I mean, the title of the letter was "community responsibility". Fuck him. I'm sure he thought he was being helpful. Fuck him twice.

EvilHomer
Don't be fat and go on TV if you don't want people discussing your weight.

Besides, he's not being mean TO her. He's not saying she's a terrible person for being an uncontrollable eatbeast. What she choses to do in the comfort of her own walk-in ice cream freezer is her own business. He's merely pointing out that, with her job being what it is, she should make an effort to be a better role model. And she should.

Come on. With all the fat kids out there, do we really need a butter golem with a fat pride complex encouraging them?

CIWB
She's an adult and she's crying about being bullied, for Christ's sake. It seems like everyone born since 1975 is a weepy little tittybaby.

Simillion
I think the idea of grouping any insulting disdainful condescending commentary as bullying cheapens the real issue of poor little kids being driven to suicide by consistent malicious behavior. She shouldn't have made this letter into a rant about bullying (that's just grabbing trending issues and glomming) but instead it could have been a nice short (2 minute) talk about obesity in America. Off target in other words... but on the other hand something had to be done about this letter for this show and I guess she just rushed it (possibly due to being somewhat emotional at the content of the letter, which is understandable).

Rodents of Unusual Size
I smell a Perry Atflab fan in her.

Blue
I feel so sorry for this woman. This email is fucking stupid, but it's nowhere near as bad as the response she's going to get from this being on Youtube, even if it doesn't go viral.
The Mothership
this came up in my facebooks; she is being championed as a strong woman standing up to nasty fatty-hating men.

SteamPoweredKleenex
To be fair, if you read aloud the average bullying e-mail, you'd have to bleep out so much of it the only words left would be "the" "you" and "fat." If you read it uncensored, the FCC fines would sink the station.

John Holmes Motherfucker
This is a great career move. If she manages to lose the weight and gets hot, she'll be on 20/20 in two years.

Rodents of Unusual Size
If she gets fatter, I hope they give her one of those chairs from Wall-E, just to make it more dramatic.

Binro the Heretic
Her husband is the stupid prick, here.

Sounds like she was willing to ignore the email until he made it public.
Bort
She did have one good point in all this: children will learn what's acceptable from their parents.

That said, as a gigantic fatass myself (though getting smaller -- I'm finding success with bicycling, walking, and making sure I get enough protein), it's a stretch to call that letter "bullying". I'm not sure how she'd react if she received a missive from, say, Miguel.


"i'm a grown woman."

news lady is a secret balloon, no no don't explode the studio with your fupa attack!
dead_cat
Tone trolling is one of those things that kind of exists in the swirling mists that separate normal interactions from bullying. Categorizing it is like sexing newly-hatched chickens, and everybody is convinced they are an expert at it.

That said, it's doubtful the guy who emailed her would have said anything at all if she'd been fat male news anchor instead, so yeah, I can see why such a letter-- especially one saying that her simply appearing in public is a bad thing -- would be read by a lot of people as being bullying.


5 for making a relatively sane message (your kids are learning what is acceptable from you, you dick, and this includes bullying other kids for shit they can't help) into something i had to grit my teeth and make myself watch through to the end. After School Specials are a joke for a reason, lady.

Riskbreaker
Don't feed them, oh wait, you just did, way to go.
EvilHomer
Feeding is her nature.

Maggot Brain
Any one want to guess what this is really about? I'm betting that she just realized that her husband no longer finds her attractive but she can't bring her self to admit it.
EvilHomer
It's definitley something to do with the drama at home.

Ever seen that Sopranos episode? Where the greasy wiseass makes fun of that one guy's fat wife? So the guy goes apeshit, and the wife starts gorging on chocolates, dudes are about to get murdered, and it's all because of this pentup, unresolved fat-related tension?

That's what I think happened here. The two of them kept it in for way too long, and now that it's coming out, it's turning ugly.

spikestoyiu
Everyone involved in this is stupid.

Get off your soapbox, lady... BECAUSE YOU'RE BREAKING IT HEY HEY WOKKA WOKKA
John Holmes Motherfucker
She decided to talk about the elephant in the room.

Enjoy
lol

Rodents of Unusual Size
When she sits around the newsroom, she sits AROUND the newsroom!

John Holmes Motherfucker
Look at this from the point of view of the politics. People sending emails to the station about "community responsibility" are a threat to her job. TV reporters, especially women, are taken off the air for being fat all the time. She hit back, and it was a smart career move. That's probably how she's thinking about it, and she's right.
Bort
She would have done well to say something like the following, rather accuse the guy of bullying her:

"The person who sent this E-Mail was polite and didn't insult me, much. So kudos to him for that. But a lot of people are not so considerate, so let's talk for a minute about bullying."

CornOnTheCabre
Sure. Fucking a producer would be a solid career move too, it doesn't mean it's a particularly empowering or healthy course of action.

CornOnTheCabre
although who am I kidding, i don't see anything wrong with what happened here. people are just wired to destroy perceived threats to their livelihood and dignity, then hide behind the unique privileges they're afforded.

play ball, I guess.

John Holmes Motherfucker
I could be more critical of her, but i can't get past the idea that this cocksucker was 'respectful' and 'polite'. He said she's too fat to be on TV. There's no such thing as saying that politely. He said there her very existence is an unwholesome influence on children. There's no such thing as saying that politely.

Grandmaster Funk
The email was mostly tepid and could be accused primarily of busybodying. Honestly, politeness is not a major ethical concern. It's just the cherry on top. The "especially girls" line, however, sends it plummeting into GRRRROOOOSSSSSS territory. It's like "Nation's gym teachers prefer circumcised penises." Isn't obesity just as much of a health risk for boys?

joelkazoo
I'm giving these stars to Bort.

And she's really not that fat at all.

Bort
JHM, I'm not saying the guy who sent the E-Mail was a friendly, well-intentioned guy. But she's putting this guy's comments in the same category as the hatred that occasionally makes the news when teenagers show their vicious side, and there's very little similarity. So it's only right to make a point of how much of a difference there is.

Rudy
Sorry lady, getting indignant isn't a form of exercise.
memedumpster
Wow, her husband is a douchebag.
Paracelsus
I think we can be both anti-bullying and anti-obesity.
dairyqueenlatifah
What kind of powered white yuppy ass pansy suburb did this woman grow up in where she thinks this is bullying?
spikestoyiu
If there's anything Americans enjoy more than cake frosting, it's being victimized.

SixDigitDebt
If you listen closely, you can hear the wavering tears in her voice.
poorwill
I realise this is a heavy issue but I'm not sure she weighed up the pros and cons of making a big deal out of it. fat.
frau_eva
To be fair to her, I think I'd be more upset and want to address a letter like this rather than a the typical trollish "lol fattie slit your throat faggot" message. The sender of the latter knows he's trying to harm people and doesn't care, and everyone can clearly see his intentions. But the guy writing this probably legitimately believes that he's doing some public service by telling women they're a bad role model simply for existing in public. It's the same hate rhetoric, but couched in "think of the (female *drool*) children" language that makes things seem acceptable to some people. People think they can say reprehensible things if they just couch it in the right bullshit, like tacking on "I'm not a racist, but..." does for racism.
joelkazoo
I'm reminded of the "Gentle Talk" guy in Home Movies, where he was trying to tell Brendon you can basically say anything you want if you precede it with "I feel it would be in your best interest if..." before anything you say.

spikestoyiu
Aaaand now the guy who sent this stupid e-mail (Stephen Colbert) gets to milk his fifteen minutes. Great work, all around, everyone.

http://gawker.com/5948709/personal-injury-lawyer-who-called-ne ws-anchor-too-fat-for-tv-whatever-shes-still-fat
Gmork
You're a bunch of stupid cunts.
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