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Steve Irwin Ripped by PETA: Crocodile Hunter 'Cheap Reality Star'
The National Ledger ^ | Josh Hart

Posted on 09/11/2006 11:36:18 AM PDT by gopwinsin04

Steve Irwin Ripped by PETA: Crocodile Hunter 'Cheap Reality Star' --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

By Josh Hart Sep 11, 2006

Steve Irwin has barely been laid to rest but the critics from his enemies already seem to be reveling in the fact that he was killed by an animal. Aussie feminist Germaine Greer got the ball rolling by saying that animals took their revenge on Irwin.

Steve Irwin Ripped by PETA: Crocodile Hunter 'Cheap Reality Star'

"The animal world has finally taken its revenge on Irwin, but probably not before a hole generation of kids in shorts seven sizes too small has learned to shout in the ears of animals with hearing 10 times more acute than theirs, determined to become millionaire animal-loving zoo-owners in their turn," she wrote in a bitter column aimed at getting her publicity.

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Now here comes a member of PETA to pile on.

Jeannette Walls of MSNBC reports that the group's Dan Mathews says that it's "no shock at all" that Irwin died the way he did, and he's also branded Irwin a "cheap reality TV star."

"He made a career out of antagonizing frightened wild animals," says PETA's Mathews, "which is a very dangerous message to send to kids." And Mathews sniffs that Irwin's career wasn't particularly impressive – at least not to him:

"If you compare him with a responsible conservationist like Jacques Cousteau, he looks like a cheap reality TV star."

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: peta; petakillspets; steveirwin

1 posted on 09/11/2006 11:36:21 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

I knew this was coming...


2 posted on 09/11/2006 11:37:12 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: gopwinsin04; aculeus; Senator Bedfellow
... a hole generation of kids in shorts seven sizes too small ...

And full of wholes.

3 posted on 09/11/2006 11:38:03 AM PDT by dighton
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To: gopwinsin04

What a pair of nasty a-holes.


4 posted on 09/11/2006 11:39:06 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: gopwinsin04

Left wingers like to spit on the dead.


5 posted on 09/11/2006 11:39:14 AM PDT by sandra_789 (.)
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To: gopwinsin04

Steve Irwin has done more for conservation than PETA ever has or ever will.

Notice how Irwin always called himself a "conservationist," not an "environmentalist."

Conservationists, like hunters and fishermen, actually get something done.


6 posted on 09/11/2006 11:39:26 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: gopwinsin04

They'll be hearing from AETP, Animals for the Ethical Treatment of People, about this.


7 posted on 09/11/2006 11:40:34 AM PDT by x
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To: rightinthemiddle
Steve Irwin has done more for conservation than PETA ever has or ever will.

Steve Irwin never butchered high numbers of dogs and threw their bodies into dumpsters.

8 posted on 09/11/2006 11:40:47 AM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: gopwinsin04

I hope Germaine Greer gets hers from an avenging soybean or a head of lettuce.


9 posted on 09/11/2006 11:41:00 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (Liberals are the Mongol herds destroying America from within.)
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To: gopwinsin04

It's all because he was a supporter of John Howard.


10 posted on 09/11/2006 11:41:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: gopwinsin04

Steve Irwin did more for conservation than those PETA dopes and left a positive legacy that Bill Clinton could only dream of leaving.


Hey PETA, winter is coming and I'll be getting out my mink coat soon and our freezer will once again be full of venison. :)


11 posted on 09/11/2006 11:41:45 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (Thank you Andre!! RIP Steve, your legacy will live on, prayers for Terri, Bindi and Bob.)
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To: dfwgator

I wish we had a John Howard!


12 posted on 09/11/2006 11:42:31 AM PDT by Beckwith (The dhimmicrats and liberal media have chosen sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: samadams2000
Remember...Leftists are the chief proponants of Tolerance, Love, Acceptance and Inclusion...well, except for you.
13 posted on 09/11/2006 11:42:34 AM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Crikey, I think another panty waist tub thumper just took another swipe at a corpse. What brave people these PETA folks are.


14 posted on 09/11/2006 11:42:35 AM PDT by tigtog
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To: gopwinsin04
R.I.P. Steve

No Worries Mate!

15 posted on 09/11/2006 11:43:53 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: gopwinsin04

Not good karma to speak evil things about the dead. Has a nasty way of biting the butt. Greer will get hers and so will this PETA dork.


16 posted on 09/11/2006 11:43:54 AM PDT by Leg Olam ("There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell them." Louis Armstrong)
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To: gopwinsin04

**sigh** We should expect nothing less from them. Some people live a full life and impact others, then there are those that whine and complain because their lives are so meaningless.


17 posted on 09/11/2006 11:44:31 AM PDT by proud_2_B_texasgal
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To: gopwinsin04

At least he didn't euthanize his animals and throw their carcasses in the dumpster........


18 posted on 09/11/2006 11:44:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: gopwinsin04

The lowest of the low, lower than Bill Clinton, lower than Paris Hilton after a three-day bender, are those who use events like the death of Steve Irwin to grab a few minutes in the spotlight and advance their asinine political agendas by saying something insanely stupid.


19 posted on 09/11/2006 11:44:44 AM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: gopwinsin04
I recently saw a California physician and animal rights "advocate" express support on 60 Minutes for the murder of physicians who do research on animals.

I assume that PETA's problem with Irwin was that he never expressed support for such things.

20 posted on 09/11/2006 11:44:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: AbeKrieger

"I hope Germaine Greer gets hers from an avenging soybean or a head of lettuce."

She will choke on a tofu hotdog.


21 posted on 09/11/2006 11:45:25 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Mediacrat - A leftwing editorialist who pretends to be an objective journalist.)
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To: gopwinsin04


"People Eating Tasty Animals"
22 posted on 09/11/2006 11:46:21 AM PDT by dubie
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To: samadams2000
I knew this was coming...

Guess nudity just isn't getting it done like it used to for them. Speaking of which, can there be ANYBODY left on this planet who HASN'T seen Pamela Anderson naked yet?

23 posted on 09/11/2006 11:46:32 AM PDT by presidio9 (“The term ‘civilians’ does not exist in Islamic religious law.”)
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To: WV Mountain Mama; rightinthemiddle
Because of Steve Irwin, millions of kids and adults know more about wild animals than ever. And he always, always worked toward saving them and preserving their habitat. If ever wild animals had a friend, it was Steve Irwin.

Just more proof that PETA is not about helping animals, it is about punishing capitalism and pushing its extremist agenda.

24 posted on 09/11/2006 11:46:36 AM PDT by Sender (Earth: 4.5 billion years old. Islam: 1400 years old. Nukes: 61 years old. Stay tuned.)
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To: gopwinsin04

25 posted on 09/11/2006 11:46:44 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: gopwinsin04; All
"If you compare him with a responsible conservationist like Jacques Cousteau, he looks like a cheap reality TV star."

Gee, if these PETA ***holes could do some research, they'd have found out that a man on Irwin's boat at the time of his death, who was collaborating and co-hosting the documentary that Irwin was working on, is named:

PHILLIPPE COUSTEAU, the grandson of Jacques. Guess he doesn't share their views, huh? And he will be hosting (with Irwin) that final documentary that will air on Discovery soon....

26 posted on 09/11/2006 11:46:54 AM PDT by Al Simmons
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To: gopwinsin04
Too bad Steve didn't do a show examining the typical PETA member:

"Crikeys! ...look at this angry bugger! Why, she'd bite your hand off as soon as look at ya! And the smell, crikeys, is it potent, stings ya nostrils right up! That's the way these little devils keep regular society types away from 'em. Best to leave this one alone!"
27 posted on 09/11/2006 11:48:38 AM PDT by Gator101
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To: gopwinsin04

PETA: People eating tasty animals.


28 posted on 09/11/2006 11:51:01 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian (Formerly Ashamed Canadian - thank you Stephen Harper!)
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To: Al Simmons

I say PETA should be egg'd for this.


29 posted on 09/11/2006 11:51:26 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: gopwinsin04
P E T A What a mess these folks have made of true conservatorship of our Earth. This organization is the perfect example of how the devil twists the truth into a lie.
30 posted on 09/11/2006 11:52:24 AM PDT by Global2010 (My Pumpkin Smoked Salmon is wonderful.Pray the Rosary)
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To: gopwinsin04

Like the slimey Hagfish, these critters feed on rotting corpses.


31 posted on 09/11/2006 11:52:30 AM PDT by Lexington Green (Peace Through Victory)
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To: TexasCajun
Thanks for the picture TexasCajun..

I really liked this guy..He was a good person and loved every living thing..Anyone that woulds poke fun at him is just darn stupid...I have to say there would be no way I would do anything that Steve did,but it was fun watching..
RIP
My prayers go out to his family..
32 posted on 09/11/2006 11:53:17 AM PDT by Beth528
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To: gopwinsin04

Without their stunts like nude celebrity endorsements and, now, dancing on a grave, would any normal person pay any attention at all to PETA, much less give a rat's *ss about what they say?

(I wonder.....is "give a rat's *ss" disrespecful to rats?)


33 posted on 09/11/2006 11:53:57 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (The moving finger writes and, having writ, moves on......)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
She will choke on a tofu hotdog.

There’s an old Berke Breathed cartoon of Surgeon General Koop reciting innumerable hazards to your health, from sniffing dandelions to heaven knows what. In the last panel, he’s squashed by a giant chunk of tofu.

34 posted on 09/11/2006 11:55:04 AM PDT by dighton
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To: gopwinsin04

Someone call P. Diddy:

-Eric

35 posted on 09/11/2006 11:55:41 AM PDT by E Rocc (Myspace "Freepers" group moderator)
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To: gopwinsin04
The reason we have organizations like PETA in the first place is because the legal profession in the US is quite literally out of control, is allowed to practice what amounts to legal extortion, and effectively answers to no one.
36 posted on 09/11/2006 11:55:44 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: kellynla

LOL....exactly!


37 posted on 09/11/2006 11:58:55 AM PDT by DenverGal
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To: gopwinsin04

These are shots designed to ride free on somebody else's success. It's easy to snipe at the guy on stage, but he is up there and the sniper is not. The ones on the stage know this and it happens every day.


38 posted on 09/11/2006 11:59:03 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: gopwinsin04

The real heroes of the animal world are, of course, film actors and their camp, swishy makeup artists who spout rubbish about fishing all day long.


39 posted on 09/11/2006 11:59:11 AM PDT by relictele
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To: WV Mountain Mama


40 posted on 09/11/2006 12:00:34 PM PDT by Global2010 (My Pumpkin Smoked Salmon is wonderful.Pray the Rosary)
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To: gopwinsin04

Well... that didn't take long.


41 posted on 09/11/2006 12:06:11 PM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: gopwinsin04
"The animal world has finally taken its revenge on Irwin, but probably not before a hole generation of kids in shorts seven sizes too small has learned to shout in the ears of animals with hearing 10 times more acute than theirs, determined to become millionaire animal-loving zoo-owners in their turn," she wrote in a bitter column aimed at getting her publicity.

PETA are despicable.

42 posted on 09/11/2006 12:38:52 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: gopwinsin04

PETA hated the fact that he loved all of "God's" creation.


43 posted on 09/11/2006 12:58:57 PM PDT by WoodstockCat (General Honore: "The storm gets a vote... We're not stuck on stupid.")
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To: domenad

I have nothing good to say about PETA.


44 posted on 09/11/2006 1:23:57 PM PDT by tob2 ( "I may not be perfect but I'm always me." Anon.)
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To: AbeKrieger

I smell a movie in that" Revenge of the Vegetables." Vegetarians consider plants live food, but no one has ever heard them scream for their lives when being consumed.


45 posted on 09/11/2006 1:26:34 PM PDT by tob2 ( "I may not be perfect but I'm always me." Anon.)
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To: gopwinsin04

A bunch of phonies. I am an animal lover and respect animal rights. That doesn't mean that I have to be a vegetarian and a liberal.


46 posted on 09/11/2006 1:52:59 PM PDT by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: gopwinsin04

A bunch of phonies. I am an animal lover and respect animal rights. That doesn't mean that I have to be a vegetarian and a liberal.


47 posted on 09/11/2006 1:54:34 PM PDT by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: rightinthemiddle
Conservationists, like hunters and fishermen, actually get something done.

The dictionary even defines conservationists and environmentalists differently. Conservationists try to better the planet. Environmentalists are political and say that modern industry is the fault of everything bad in the world. Just my summed up version of the definitions.

49 posted on 09/15/2006 7:15:31 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy (Save an animal -- cook a P.E.T.A. member)
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To: Gator101

ROFLOL!


50 posted on 09/15/2006 7:22:10 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment..John MacArthur)
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