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We ought to give Dog a second chance (Daily Trojan)
Daily Trojan ^ | 11/13/2007 | Joshua Sharp

Posted on 11/13/2007 12:30:44 AM PST by panther33

OPINION COLUMN

We ought to give Dog a second chance

By: Joshua Sharp
Tuesday Opinion Columnist
Daily Trojan

It's always a good day when "Dog: The Bounty Hunter" is on TV. Bored by the prostitutes and stab victims on "Cops," I enjoy watching Duane "Dog" Chapman and his family hunting down meth-crazed fugitives on the Hawaiian Islands.

The long-haired strongman, accompanied by his trademark sunglasses and busty wife, usually ends each arrest by giving fatherly advice to his capture and offering a cigarette ­- if that's his or her thing.

But production of the show is now suspended indefinitely after the bounty hunter's estranged son, Tucker, recorded a private phone call where Dog repeatedly used racially charged language. Tucker then sold the tape to the National Enquirer for a reported $15,000.

In the call, Dog was chewing out his son for his relationship with a black woman whom Dog suspected was leading recently paroled Tucker back into trouble.

"I heard this girl was maybe not being the best for Tucker - and I'll leave it like that - so I tried to interfere," Dog explained on "Larry King Live." "I don't care if she is black at all. He's on parole for a 20-year sentence, and if he messes up, he goes back."

Dog's recorded rant was an angry, obscenity-laced tirade. But what's worse, Dog used the n-word to refer to the girlfriend.

Over the past two weeks, Dog has been rightfully vilified in the public sphere for using such indefensible language. But knowing Dog's track record of compassionate public service, and after his repeated, presumably sincere apologies, we need to forgive and move forward. ...

Continue reading "We ought to give Dog a second chance," by Joshua Sharp in today's Daily Trojan...


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I wrote this for the USC student paper, the Daily Trojan. Fellow FReepers, I'd love to hear your feedback!
1 posted on 11/13/2007 12:30:47 AM PST by panther33
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To: panther33
That type of language is who Dog is. If you hang out with street people, spend time in prison, and have a slight education, that's just the reality of not only how you talk but who you are. It's second nature to use the n-word for them, just as it is for rappers, drug dealers and addicts. To them it's a routine, mild term. Prison permanently desensitizes anyone to harsh language. He wanted to insult his son's girlfreind, to let him know of his disapproval, because Dog was afraid his son would end up in the slammer for 20 years on a probation violation because of her influence. He was just trying to keep his son from making a mistake -- not because she was black, but because he perceived her as a threat to her son's future. He's not a racist, but he is protective of his family. If she'd been white he would've picked an equally offensive term to describe her -- to emphasize to his son what he thought of a woman he perceived as a threat to his son's freedom.

So in that sense, he owes no apology. He is what he is. His pandering to the media just makes him seem weak.

2 posted on 11/13/2007 12:59:37 AM PST by zipper
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To: panther33

I’d agree with you, in fact, I hope Dog continues to do his bounty hunting regardless of whether it’s on t.v. or not. He is a good guy who has always been hated by leftist, Cop hating, liberals, they just had a chance to exploit his language etiquette weakness, Senator Byrd got a pass.

The thing about name calling, the more they know it bothers you, the more they will use it.


3 posted on 11/13/2007 1:06:40 AM PST by Son House ($$Proud Member of Vast Right Wing, Out To Lower Your Tax Rates For More Opportunities.$$)
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To: Son House
Agreed.

Dog shuld be forgiven.

Its the Liberal socialist aristocracy who have taken Dogs use of the "n" word oout of context , and they brand him for the use of the word, when in fact it is an everyday word to the neighborhood from which Dog sprang.

Dog's sidling up to the liberals does make him look weak, but it goes to show you who has the cultural power these days.That has to change ASAP!

4 posted on 11/13/2007 1:23:13 AM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: zipper
So in that sense, he owes no apology. He is what he is. His pandering to the media just makes him seem weak.

I agree with your analysis of the conversation, but disagree with your conclusion that he shouldn't apologize.

He used a term he shouldn't have, and his use of it has hurt many people. Even though he could have never anticipated that his son would betray him to the National Enquirer, he ultimately said those words and therefore does owe an apology to those he hurt. However, as I wrote in my column, the condemnation should end there.

Btw, I don't think an apology makes him weak at all.

5 posted on 11/13/2007 1:24:31 AM PST by panther33 (NOT Conservative until the day I die... Conservative until the day I'm wrong!)
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To: panther33
As a retired military person I’ve heard the N word a lot. It almost always cam out of the mouth of a black person. I’ve also been called every name under the sun. Oh well, life goes on.
Give the dog another chance. You can’t carry this racial crap around forever.
6 posted on 11/13/2007 1:24:43 AM PST by oldenuff2no (My dad ldft for Europe in)
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To: panther33

I love the Dog. It was wrong of Dog to say what he said; however; it was a private conversation. Now tell me a fairytale about alledged minorities not saying really nasty things about whites or other races or each other. Dog’s opinions are not the point in this case. The point is his son sold him out. And his girlfriend planned it. Dog is the wrong person to be held accountable here. His son and girlfriend should be. Just like that case in Boulder where that couple’s land was taken. They say ignorance of the law is no excuse. Well, there is no excuse for judges and lawyers, politicians, big business; etc to steal from the public either. These people should be held accountable too. We meed to make the real culprits responsible.


7 posted on 11/13/2007 1:25:32 AM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: Son House

Thank you. Like you, I hope Dog is back in action soon. Get those fugitives shakin’ in their boots again. :)


8 posted on 11/13/2007 1:26:36 AM PST by panther33 (NOT Conservative until the day I die... Conservative until the day I'm wrong!)
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To: oldenuff2no

Well said. Thanks for sharing.


9 posted on 11/13/2007 1:28:12 AM PST by panther33 (NOT Conservative until the day I die... Conservative until the day I'm wrong!)
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To: Candor7
... it goes to show you who has the cultural power these days. That has to change ASAP!

I hear you. As a Communication major, I'm worried to see us shift to a "sound bite society." Context is almost always lost in translation.

10 posted on 11/13/2007 1:30:53 AM PST by panther33 (NOT Conservative until the day I die... Conservative until the day I'm wrong!)
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To: panther33
Go to any police station booking room. Go to any military base. I don't care where you go, even to schools, you will hear the "N" word. This is who he is. It is part of his life. Asking him to change his language is like changing your DNA. You might be able to cut back, but you will never completely change it. A TV show can Bleep it out, but if the boy's girlfriend heard him or his employees saying it, all hell would break loose. I've seen his show and don't care one way or another if it stays on, but to kill it over this is stupid.

If you look back, Mark Furman lost his career and probably the case against OJ over something this stupid.

Get rid of Chris Mathews, or Oberman if you want to clean up TV. And for God's sake, don't bring back Rosie.

11 posted on 11/13/2007 1:33:26 AM PST by chuckles
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To: freekitty

Good comment. I found it interesting, though, how Dog responded to that thought on Larry King Live. He said regardless of whether the law was broken in obtaining the conversation, and regardless of whether it was a private call, he said it and that’s that.

I was happy to hear Dog respond that way. As they say in the military: “No excuse, sir!”


12 posted on 11/13/2007 1:34:06 AM PST by panther33 (NOT Conservative until the day I die... Conservative until the day I'm wrong!)
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To: chuckles
I don't care where you go, even to schools, you will hear the "N" word.

Yes, I didn't find the conversation particularly offensive in light of far harsher statements said by others.

But in today's media, you're one statement away from "career suicide." Sad.

13 posted on 11/13/2007 1:36:36 AM PST by panther33 (NOT Conservative until the day I die... Conservative until the day I'm wrong!)
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To: panther33
I wrote this for the USC student paper, the Daily Trojan. Fellow FReepers, I'd love to hear your feedback!

If you heard the language I use at white people who don't signal and cut people off in traffic, you'd never worry about what dog said about black people. Then again, I'll never get that reality show on A&E.

In perspective: Dog said a dirty word. N-word, I don't give a hoot. Really don't care. If Rap and Hip-Hop can gain such a foothold in black culture, considering the extent of the verbal abuse that comes out of it, then Dog didn't do anything wrong by their own standards.

Bad Dog. No biscuit.

14 posted on 11/13/2007 1:37:51 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: oldenuff2no
As a retired military person I’ve heard the N word a lot. It almost always cam out of the mouth of a black person. I’ve also been called every name under the sun. Oh well, life goes on. Give the dog another chance. You can’t carry this racial crap around forever. Oh yeah you can, its the bread and butter of liberal demagoguery.
15 posted on 11/13/2007 1:52:37 AM PST by Hunterite
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To: panther33
I sent an email to A&E telling them our family was boycotting all of their broadcasts until he is given a second chance.

Never got a reply, if more were sent who knows?

16 posted on 11/13/2007 1:55:04 AM PST by highpockets
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To: oldenuff2no

Wonder when gangsta rap tunes will not include ‘Offing You White MF’s’.


17 posted on 11/13/2007 2:05:09 AM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: highpockets
I sent an email to A&E

Great idea. Can you post the e-mail, or a link?

18 posted on 11/13/2007 2:05:57 AM PST by panther33 (NOT Conservative until the day I die... Conservative until the day I'm wrong!)
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To: Caipirabob
Dog didn't do anything wrong by their own standards.

Well said.

19 posted on 11/13/2007 2:07:20 AM PST by panther33 (NOT Conservative until the day I die... Conservative until the day I'm wrong!)
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To: Hunterite
Oh yeah you can, its the bread and butter of liberal demagoguery.

You're absolutely right. Thanks for posting.

20 posted on 11/13/2007 2:08:16 AM PST by panther33 (NOT Conservative until the day I die... Conservative until the day I'm wrong!)
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To: Westlander
Wonder when gangsta rap tunes will not include ‘Offing You White MF’s’.

That'll happen the moment it doesn't become profitable.

Somebody bring me a lawn chair.

21 posted on 11/13/2007 2:09:51 AM PST by panther33 (NOT Conservative until the day I die... Conservative until the day I'm wrong!)
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To: panther33

heck he didnt say anything NEAR as bad as RAP LYRICS


22 posted on 11/13/2007 2:13:11 AM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: panther33

I think he deserves a second chance. I understand that even Whoopi was pretty conciliatory when speaking of it on The View.


23 posted on 11/13/2007 2:17:04 AM PST by Mila
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To: panther33

I agree with you. He is taking responsibility.


24 posted on 11/13/2007 2:17:41 AM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: freekitty

Thank you for commenting.


25 posted on 11/13/2007 2:45:22 AM PST by panther33 (NOT Conservative until the day I die... Conservative until the day I'm wrong!)
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To: panther33
Dog was having what he thought was a personal conversation with his son. He used a vulgar term, to his son, to describe a person he felt was hurting his son. The term was not directed at the woman herself, and therefore Dog owes neither her nor anyone else any apology. The personal conversation that Dog had with his son was nobody's business. The fact that the son sold the tape and made it everyone's business is not Dog's fault nor should Dog be forced to take grief for what he thought was a conversation between him and his son.

Dog also had a right to expect some degree of loyalty from his son which he did not get. If I were Dog, I would tell the kid no problem, you're on your own, and when your girlfriend gets done using you and kicks you to the curb, don't come crying to me.

Sounds like the kid needs to be reminded which side his bread is buttered on.

26 posted on 11/13/2007 2:50:44 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: panther33

As long as the N word is in popular music by black artists, used by black comedians and so forth I could not care less who uses it. It is an offensive word regardless of who says it.

Condemning him for using the N word is racist.


27 posted on 11/13/2007 3:14:08 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: Mila

“I think he deserves a second chance”

Second chance implies he did something wrong. Its the people vilifying him that are wrong.


28 posted on 11/13/2007 3:16:51 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

You hit the nail on the head. Thanks for commenting.


29 posted on 11/13/2007 3:17:14 AM PST by panther33 (NOT Conservative until the day I die... Conservative until the day I'm wrong!)
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To: driftdiver

“Its the people vilifying him that are wrong.”

That’s very true.


30 posted on 11/13/2007 3:27:18 AM PST by Mila
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To: panther33

Having paid scant attention to this “controversy”, but still more than I wanted to, I would point out that Mr. Dog was telling his son that he did not want to get caught up in some BS racial grievance firestorm, and that is what got him caught up in some BS racial grievance firestorm.

His use of the N-Word in that tape was not denigration, but an example or the language that he might use. He was having a discussion about language, and thought he was in a situation where he could use the actual word he was talking about, instead of saying “The N-Word”.

The fact is, Mr. Dog’s public act, which has made him a lot of money, requires him to use coarse language and racial slurs from time to time. He was merely pointing out to his son that he did not want somebody in the family making a big deal out of it every time he did so. This is a perfectly reasonable position and really has nothing to do with racial denigration or the individual girl involved.

And it turns out that Mr. Dog was right.


31 posted on 11/13/2007 3:38:43 AM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: gridlock

32 posted on 11/13/2007 3:43:04 AM PST by Dog (My writer ISN'T on strike...)
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To: Candor7
The network should let the show stand on it’s own merits. If the sponsors bail out and can’t be replaced, or the audience finds something else to watch, pulling the show is justified. Pulling the show to make a politically correct statement is like having someone trying to take good care of us when we don’t need or want the care. I have watched very little of this show and don’t care for it. I use my remote control to decide what to watch.
33 posted on 11/13/2007 3:43:32 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: panther33
If Imus does as well as I think on his new show, A&E may apologize to Dog for pulling his show.

I think the whole ordeal makes A&E look worse than Chapman. He has obviously used the language before and A&E didn't care as long as nobody actually heard it.

35 posted on 11/13/2007 4:19:18 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Caipirabob
If Rap and Hip-Hop can gain such a foothold in black culture, considering the extent of the verbal abuse that comes out of it, then Dog didn't do anything wrong by their own standards.

I'm just as offended when blacks call me "Honkey", "Whitey", and "Cracker" as they are when they are called the much celebrated "N-word", even by each other. As a redhead, I'm also offended when people call me "Carrot Top", "Red", and "Rusty". My life goes on, though, despite my objections to these names. I grew up in the "old south". Folks who are upset by all of this clearly don't have enough to do in their own lives.....or they are out for financial gain.

36 posted on 11/13/2007 4:38:50 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Thinking of voting Democrat? Wake up and smell the Socialism!)
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To: panther33
Ugh. I have no interest in defending this language. Clearly, Dog knows it's unacceptable language. He just doesn't care who he offends with it.

OTOH, I have wondered if this is all some PR stunt to actually promote their little circus act and their ongoing family drama. Wouldn't surprise me a bit if every bit of this episode was all dreamed up and written as a script by their PR agent.

They're carnies, circus people. I'm still trying to figure out how a show like this ends up on A&E (Arts & Entertainment).
37 posted on 11/13/2007 4:45:49 AM PST by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: panther33
Very well written. I do disagree with a few points. Dog Chapman has not betrayed us or anyone else. It was a private conversation and we still should have the right to say whatever we want to in a private conversation. The only Judas was his son Tucker Chapman. I would not forgive Tucker if I were in Dog's place. Tucker is the one who should be trashed, not Dog.

It amazes me that people expect a member of the Devil's Disciples who is a 7th grade dropout to use genteel language. Dog has done far worse things than use foul language. Yet not a single gripe about them. He has used the M-F word. And he has committed adultery during previous marriages. Ask any woman: "Which is worse, your husband having an affair or your husband using bad language with an adult son in a private conversation?"

38 posted on 11/13/2007 5:01:07 AM PST by apocalypto
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To: panther33

I forgive ‘Dog’.

But I won’t be watching his TV show.


39 posted on 11/13/2007 5:03:50 AM PST by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: George W. Bush
I am inclined to believe it is a publicity stunt. His apology was so overdone that it was satire on political correctness (like where he would be buried for this "heinous crime"). Come on, for years since he was 15 he lived with an outlaw motorcycle gang. And it was a private conversation. And people except the bikers to say "gosh" and "please pass the caviar."

As many posters have pointed out, the Clintons also have used this kind of language and look where Hillary is now: front-runner for president of the USA.

40 posted on 11/13/2007 5:17:17 AM PST by apocalypto
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To: panther33
Hi Joshua, nice post! You are a good writer, too.

But some of the Freeper comments here make me want to puke! Where are the conservative and Christian standards and expectations?? Dog revealed himself for who he really is. He has two choices now - stand up and be authentic and NOT apologize....or apologize and (oh, what is that Christian word that Christians like to ignore in their own lives...? OH YEAH..) REPENT!!

Some of these ‘freeeepers’ are no more a positive difference in this world than Lefties! This ‘two wrongs make it ok’ justifications are mentally weak. Where is your intellectual rigor and community standard? We’re going to lose to the Facist-Muzzies if we don’t admonish each other, support each other, and repent with AUTHENTICITY.

Revile and admonish the actions of Dog but not the person. What in his life do we see in our own? Where are we mentally weak?? What do we hide?? Why DO we just give ourselves justifications and a ‘pass’?? YAWWWN!

How many of us are so damn quick to justify who Dog is (as he cowardly hides himself from the world) but at the same time were so eager to send ‘’Rev’’ Fred Phelps to hell (as he gladly exposes himself to the world)? I didn’t see any of the mentally slovenly Freepers just say ‘’Well, he is a Kansas Baptist. It’s just in his DNA. Live and let live, duuuuuude.’’

No!! Most the great Freeps stood up, were vociferous, and took action - quick to admonish the acts of hate!
Who are we that we are a Conservative? Who are we that we Freep?

41 posted on 11/13/2007 5:27:46 AM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (''Undocumented nukes want to do the job that American nukes won't do.'')
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To: panther33
Do you know how surreal this thread is? Over 40 posts by adults who are telling each other not to use a certain word and calling it something else - as if by calling it something else will remove the non-verbal thought from our minds. My mind is flashing back to when I was a kid and not being able to say the "H-word" or the "S-word" or the "D-word" in public and being punished by my mom for saying them. Is this really what was wanted - to have one race be a “mommy” to all the rest for saying a “bad” word? Using a replacement phrase/word out loud does not eliminate racism just as using the real word does not prove the user is a racist.
42 posted on 11/13/2007 5:34:10 AM PST by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: apocalypto
Dog Chapman has not betrayed us or anyone else. It was a private conversation and we still should have the right to say whatever we want to in a private conversation. The only Judas was his son Tucker Chapman. ...

Dog has done far worse things than use foul language. Yet not a single gripe about them. He has used the M-F word. And he has committed adultery during previous marriages. Ask any woman: "Which is worse, your husband having an affair or your husband using bad language with an adult son in a private conversation?"

Good points.

With regard to your first rebuttal about Dog betraying us, he did betray our trust to a certain extent in that he is a role model for many and was not more careful with the way he referred to that woman. I understand that it was a rant, I understand that it was in private, but what he said was not acceptable or defensible and is now in the public domain.

How do the parents of kids who looked up to him explain why Dog is on the TV apologizing instead of bounty hunting?

When you make yourself a public figure and role model, you have to take on a higher moral standard for yourself. We all make mistakes, but what he said was indeed a small betrayal.

I agree that Tucker's the (much) bigger rat here, but he does not have young fans across Hawaii and the world. His transgressions of recording and selling the tape should not obscure the guilt of the owner of those words.

43 posted on 11/13/2007 5:41:46 AM PST by panther33 (USC Trojan -- Fight On!)
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To: BallyBill
I think the whole ordeal makes A&E look worse than Chapman. He has obviously used the language before and A&E didn't care as long as nobody actually heard it.

I agree. I strongly feel that A&E withdrew their support prematurely. They should have stood by him -- he's brought fantastic ratings for the channel, and if they hadn't pulled their support I'm not sure the comments would have seemed so "career-ending."

I hope when they re-consider the issue in a few weeks, they choose to stand by Dog.

Thanks for posting your thoughts.

44 posted on 11/13/2007 5:49:50 AM PST by panther33 (USC Trojan -- Fight On!)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel
Thanks for commenting, and for the kind words about my writing.

You're right that authentic repentance is what's needed in this situation, instead of making excuses or justifications. It is my belief that Dog has already begun that process.

I also particularly liked your comments about self-reflection. I think it's helpful to use this time as a chance not to muzzle ourselves completely, but still to remember what a huge effect words can have.

Think before you speak, I always tell myself. Still working on that one...

45 posted on 11/13/2007 6:04:25 AM PST by panther33 (USC Trojan -- Fight On!)
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To: All

Duane Chapman and his clan perform a necessary role in civil society ... but they are far from the heroes that some make them out to be. A&E has paid this family a small fortune and they still won’t buy a shirt. I couldn’t care less if the show never airs again.


46 posted on 11/13/2007 6:16:55 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: panther33
Btw, I don't think an apology makes him weak at all.

Neither do most of Larry King's viewers. But then they aren't his peers, and they don't understand his background.

There's something wrong when a man is forced to apologize to the whole world for what was said in a private conversation, in which he had an expectation of privacy.

Well at least he hasn't checked into some kind of rehab (yet).

47 posted on 11/13/2007 6:53:38 AM PST by zipper
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To: freekitty
...Dog is the wrong person to be held accountable here. His son and girlfriend should be. Just like that case in Boulder where that couple’s land was taken. ...

FYI, here's that land-grab case in Boulder, CO.

48 posted on 11/13/2007 8:22:17 AM PST by Albion Wilde (America: “the most benign hegemon in history.”—Mark Steyn)
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To: Caipirabob
If you heard the language I use at white people who don't signal and cut people off in traffic, you'd never worry about what dog said about black people.

Don't tell me you're an anti-idiotarian! Shocking! /sarc

49 posted on 11/13/2007 8:24:53 AM PST by Albion Wilde (America: “the most benign hegemon in history.”—Mark Steyn)
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To: Mila
I think he deserves a second chance. I understand that even Whoopi was pretty conciliatory when speaking of it on The View.

Here's the tape of Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd on The View, talking about Dog's situation.

50 posted on 11/13/2007 8:38:30 AM PST by Albion Wilde (America: “the most benign hegemon in history.”—Mark Steyn)
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