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AFLAC to Gilbert Gottfired: Duck off (my title)
CNBC TV | 3/14/11 | self

Posted on 03/14/2011 2:00:42 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa

CNBC "breaking" news - AFLAC fires Gilbert Gottfried as voice for the duck over his Japan related twitter posts that AFLAC considered to be in bad taste; will have casting call for a new duck voice.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aflac-severs-ties-with-gilbert-gottfried-117960859.html


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: fool; twitter
NIce to see AFLAC hold him accountable for his actions.
1 posted on 03/14/2011 2:00:51 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa
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http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aflac-severs-ties-with-gilbert-gottfried-117960859.html


2 posted on 03/14/2011 2:01:25 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Just ducky....


3 posted on 03/14/2011 2:02:31 PM PDT by ken5050 (Admin Moderators rule!!!!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

They just figured out he does stuff in bad taste?


4 posted on 03/14/2011 2:03:02 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
It should be noted that Gilbert Gottfried is not the voice of the Aflac Duck in Japan.

Duly noted.

5 posted on 03/14/2011 2:07:03 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Great job for odumbo!!!


6 posted on 03/14/2011 2:07:09 PM PDT by taillightchaser
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To: Keith in Iowa
Non sequitur but there's a youtube of a guy with his two pet ducks. Quacker and Jack.
7 posted on 03/14/2011 2:08:13 PM PDT by JPG (May the WI GOP stay united and strong.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

AFLAC ... AARP...GYPS. Lloyds of London...insurance.


8 posted on 03/14/2011 2:10:00 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Sick POS.


9 posted on 03/14/2011 2:11:37 PM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Addition by Deducktion


10 posted on 03/14/2011 2:12:03 PM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: alancarp

As Rush would say, a reverse addaductomy.


11 posted on 03/14/2011 2:15:31 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Le Parti du The'. Ne marchez pas sur moi!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I wish more would follow suit. Our culture is vulgar. Those who immerse themselves in popular entertainment become coarsened and simple decency becomes odd to them.


12 posted on 03/14/2011 2:15:59 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

Amen. Our culture isn’t a clean as a cess pit.


13 posted on 03/14/2011 2:19:31 PM PDT by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Now they can finally hire Ben Aflac.


14 posted on 03/14/2011 2:19:54 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I was always far less likely to give them business because of that annoying duck. They should ditch the ad campaign along with that douche Gottfried.


15 posted on 03/14/2011 2:26:24 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: pgkdan

what??


16 posted on 03/14/2011 2:35:29 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

A fraud company fires a talentless moron who cares?


17 posted on 03/14/2011 2:44:27 PM PDT by databoss
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To: Keith in Iowa

How would anyone know or care about his tweets?


18 posted on 03/14/2011 2:48:30 PM PDT by Huck (Fools make feasts and wise men eat them - Poor Richard)
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To: omega4179

90% of Japanese companies offer AFLAC to their employees and they insure 25% of Japanese families which accounts for 75% of the company’s business. He could have told a joke about anywhere else on earth and we would have been OK.


19 posted on 03/14/2011 2:53:08 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: Keith in Iowa
More evidence that Twitter is for Twits.
20 posted on 03/14/2011 3:00:19 PM PDT by cookcounty (So did Barack Obama secretly write Bill Ayers' books? Or,............)
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To: excopconservative

ah...all is clear now


21 posted on 03/14/2011 3:01:49 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Keith in Iowa

So Gottfried Gottfired.


22 posted on 03/14/2011 3:02:04 PM PDT by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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To: SampleMan

“So Gottfried Gottfired.”

It can be said that Gottfried got fried, too. In fact, he kicked himself into the fryer.


23 posted on 03/14/2011 3:21:34 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Honestly folks here seem to be behaving like the lefties by getting offended at the smallest or slightest off color remark. Have the skins of Freepers become so thin that you whine like democrats at the slightest percevied micro offense.

So in the end, were the jokes;
Funny-NO
Tasteless-YES
Damaging-NO
Offensive-Guess it depends on your point of view.


24 posted on 03/14/2011 3:29:23 PM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: fuzzybutt

>>>Offensive-Guess it depends on your point of view.

Apparently not offensive in your world... to each their own.

I applaud AFLAC for taking a stand on what offends them. It’s their right. Something that is too infrequent in this day and age.


25 posted on 03/14/2011 3:39:52 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I thought that was ‘beaking’ news, not ‘breaking’ news.


26 posted on 03/14/2011 4:51:28 PM PDT by dglang
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To: Keith in Iowa

Who will pay him now that he can’t work?


27 posted on 03/14/2011 7:23:46 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I thought they were kinda funny.
Too early, but kinda funny.


28 posted on 03/14/2011 9:38:04 PM PDT by JaxLaxDad
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