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Re: Anchorwoman fights back

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    I think she did a great job in handling the whole thing. 
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    DG1DG1 member
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    I love this, but when I read the headlines, I thought the letter in question would be much worse, along the lines of "you're fat and disgusting and I can't believe people put you on tv or that I have to stare at your fat ass just to find out about traffic." I just have to imagine she gets letters like that all the time, because the world is full of aholes. So I thought for one to stand out, it'd have to be pretty horrific.

    Not that the letter was OK by any stretch. The sentiment was still bad, but I was surprised at how politely worded it was. 

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    Politely worded can be the worst though. 
    It puts a sugar-coating of 'think of the chiiiiildren' concern on essentially "you're to fat to be on TV, but, I'm being NICE, so you're an ass to react".

    But, yeah, I've seen much worse.

    (I do tell all of my student employees from day 1, "I am not asking you to be nice.  I'm telling you you don't have to be nice, especially if people are rude/creepy.  What I do expect is polite/professional.  Which is not at all the same" so I'm heavily senseitive to the subject as I get to/have to explain the difference at least 3 times a semester)


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    I would have to say there was nothing polite about it, he just did a stand up job of making it sound like he cares about "the children." In truth I think he is completely disgusted by her, especially considering he doesn't even normally watch that particular channel or news broadcast.
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    good for her. 

    also, what an ass. I realy don't understand why that guy would bother. what was he hoping to accomplish (beyond hurting her)? It's not like she was going to read his letter, have a lightbulb go off, "OMG, I'm 'obese'!", resign from her job until she's a size 4/6 and then resume her anchor role. 
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    Yay for her calm, direct and well-spoken response!

    The guy is an ass.  What possible reason would have for sending such an e-mail but to shame and bully.

    I just heard about this today but her station in a city just an hour from here.  I wish it was included in our local programming.
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    zsazsa-stlzsazsa-stl member
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    edited October 2012
    I have very mixed feelings about this.  I think that part of fat acceptance (within reason) is not getting your panties in a bunch when someone calls you fat.  I am fat.  I know it, you know it.  Are we supposed to pretend that I'm not? 

    I think his letter was out of line, but in the same way that writing in to tell her she looks terrible in blue and should always wear yellow instead.  I have a feeling that news anchors get crap like that all the time.

    I would also have a very difficult time taking a letter like that, but I don't quite agree with the way she responded. 
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    I think what bugs me about the letter is that it clearly shows that this guy doesn't understand obesity.  He doesn't get that most people have a very, very, very difficult time losing weight and that being thin is an almost impossible goal for a large chunk (pun intended) of the population. 
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    Zsa, I think you encapsulated my feelings on this for many reasons.  

    I'm also way too cynical for my own good sometimes b/c i wondered why this letter was the one that got her (b/c surely there have been others) or was it just awesome timing for a story?
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    I think that no one is addressing the real issue here.

    You know damn well this guy isn't concerned about her health, or anyone else's - he's pissed that he saw a female on tv that didn't give him a boner, and he doesn't want little girls growing up to think that it's okay to shirk their responsibility to give men boners at all times.  He hates that she's absolutely influencing the health and emotional well-being of the little girls in the area by showing them that women aren't obligated to make sure they look a way that turns men on at all times, or at any time, and that they can be journalists rather than newsroom decor.
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    Oh Kuus, wouldn't it have been glorious if she had read your response on the air?  I would be cheering for days.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_anchorwoman-fights-back?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:47Discussion:4837109f-05e4-4a34-8591-31b8b0e41e40Post:958e710a-007b-42a0-a55e-e2440eb3191a">Re: Anchorwoman fights back</a>:
    [QUOTE]I think that no one is addressing the real issue here. You know damn well this guy isn't concerned about her health, or anyone else's - he's pissed that he saw a female on tv that didn't give him a boner, and he doesn't want little girls growing up to think that it's okay to shirk their responsibility to give men boners at all times.  He hates that she's absolutely influencing the health and emotional well-being of the little girls in the area by showing them that women aren't obligated to make sure they look a way that turns men on at all times, or at any time, and that they can be journalists rather than newsroom decor.
    Posted by ReturnOfKuus[/QUOTE]

    BRAVO!
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    Yes, kuus.  Thank you so much for saying that.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_anchorwoman-fights-back?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:47Discussion:4837109f-05e4-4a34-8591-31b8b0e41e40Post:958e710a-007b-42a0-a55e-e2440eb3191a">Re: Anchorwoman fights back</a>:
    [QUOTE]I think that no one is addressing the real issue here. You know damn well this guy isn't concerned about her health, or anyone else's - he's pissed that he saw a female on tv that didn't give him a boner, and he doesn't want little girls growing up to think that it's okay to shirk their responsibility to give men boners at all times.  He hates that she's absolutely influencing the health and emotional well-being of the little girls in the area by showing them that women aren't obligated to make sure they look a way that turns men on at all times, or at any time, and that they can be journalists rather than newsroom decor.
    Posted by ReturnOfKuus[/QUOTE]

    Indeed. 
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    6fsn6fsn member
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    edited October 2012
    I was going to quote zsa, but Kuus had a most excellent point too. 
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    He's also forgetting that there are many men that like chunky women.
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    Nola, men aren't supposed to be individual beings with individual tastes.  If we let men be people, then the whole economy would fall apart under the failure of the diet, body shaping, cosmetic, and plastic surgery industries.
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    Kuus, I love you. 
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    Right back atcha, Baconsmom.
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