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  •  This statement (5+ / 0-)
    there was absolutely no intention to promote physical or sexual violence.
    is clearly untrue: rape is by definition physical and sexual violence.  Why not admit what he did when apologizing?  Otherwise what is he apologizing for?

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    by Chi on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 03:44:32 PM PDT

    •  Sounds to me like he's saying (0+ / 0-)

      the comment was not meant in earnest, that it was a joke, albeit an unfunny and extremely inappropriate one.

      •  yeah - I don't care what he MEANT (0+ / 0-)

        it's what he SAID that was horrible

        •  Sure, I agree it was horrible (0+ / 0-)

          and beyond bounds.

          But comedians make out-of-bounds jokes regularly, and they don't necessarily mean it literally.  It's not acceptable, but I think it's fair to distinguish between the intent of someone who is trying to be shockingly funny versus someone who really means it.  And in that light, I think accepting his ostensibly sincere apology and making sure he doesn't do this again is an appropriate response, as opposed to implacably demanding he be fired.

          •  meh (0+ / 0-)

            I don't give a rat's ass if he gets canned

            I am sick of shock jocks who think they are so fucking hilarious, but what they are really doing is just spewing hatred.

            and then they are just SO surprised that people didn't get the "joke"

            we don't like to take that shit from Republicans when they make outrageous statements and then say "see - those Democrats don't have any sense of humor" and I sure as hell don't care to take it now

            he can say whatever the fuck he wants...from home

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