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“Dr. Phil” Staff Bails Out Girl Jailed for YouTube Beating
eFLUX Media ^ | 04/13/2008 | Diane Smith

Posted on 04/13/2008 11:53:48 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican

The TV talk show Dr. Phil McGraw confirmed on Saturday the fact that its staff bailed out of Florida jail one of the girls involved in the violent video posted on YouTube. The video depicted several teen girls beating one of their classmates while filming her.

Mercades Nichols is one of the eight teen girls who face charges in the case of the vicious beating posted on YouTube. She was bailed out by a representative of the show on Friday night, MyFOXTampaBay.com reported.

The bails for the violent girls were set on Friday and they are ranging from $30,000 to $37,000. The girls are aged from 14 to 18.

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KEYWORDS: florida; teen; teenbeating; videobeating
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Broke the rules of the show? Yes, I'm sure Dr. Phil and management was completely in the dark about this. These girls deserve to be in lockup.
1 posted on 04/13/2008 11:53:48 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

girls-gone-wild alert.


2 posted on 04/13/2008 11:55:20 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ( If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you...)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
Is Dr. Phil related to this gal? Other than a publicity stunt for his bottom line why would he get involved? Yes I have heard of Dr. Phil but I have not paid much attention to him.... I hear about him from a person I know that watches Oprah.
3 posted on 04/13/2008 11:58:38 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Typical of this guy to side with the criminals. I wonder if he bothered to send his condolences to the victim here?


4 posted on 04/13/2008 11:58:46 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Dr. Phil fits in really well with this bunch of little sluts. He is a manwhore for Oprah since she made him. What a joke. It looks like he may have actually changed his mind on this though.


5 posted on 04/13/2008 11:59:25 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: shankbear

If he’s changed his mind, he can always revoke the bond guarantee. No piano tied to his leg. IF it’s really a mistake.


6 posted on 04/13/2008 12:01:07 PM PDT by DeLaine (Don't act like a liberal. Do the right thing.)
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To: shankbear

What a whore - and I don’t mean the girl.


7 posted on 04/13/2008 12:02:33 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

This was mentioned on the news this morning. Showed a clip of one of the grandmothers saying that if this is true, the girls belong in jail. The father of one of the darlings said the charges were trumped up. Morons.


8 posted on 04/13/2008 12:03:04 PM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Dr. Phil should be in the lockup too. How many times has he violated the ethics of his profession for his TV show?


9 posted on 04/13/2008 12:04:20 PM PDT by HAL9000 ("If someone who has access to the press says something over and over again, people believe it"- B.C.)
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To: HAL9000

Dr. Phil is sick.


10 posted on 04/13/2008 12:05:31 PM PDT by Judith Anne (Don't just do something! Stand there!)
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To: Blue Highway
Dr Phil is evil
11 posted on 04/13/2008 12:05:49 PM PDT by redreno
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To: HAL9000

“...ethics of his profession for his TV show.” Wow! A triple oxymoron.


12 posted on 04/13/2008 12:06:22 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
Corigliano explained that the show has previously helped other “guests and potential guests” of the show with different needs, but in this case “certain staff members” who were in the process of booking guests for the Dr. Phil McGraw show went a bit too far and broke the rules of the show.

So...
Dr. Phil generates grist for his talk show
by interfering with the judicial process

The gratitude from the “future guest” is
bought and paid for.

13 posted on 04/13/2008 12:09:29 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Blue Highway

He’s not siding with them. He wants profit & ratings off them. He’s a media pimp.


14 posted on 04/13/2008 12:15:23 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: HAL9000

There was one episode I watched years ago where this one womans daughter had lost some weight. The daughter was making fun of her mother who needed to lose some weight. And Dr. Phil was ok with that. That was the last episode I ever watched of that charlatan’s show.


15 posted on 04/13/2008 12:15:56 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: glorgau

He’s a pimp-living off of women!


16 posted on 04/13/2008 12:16:53 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Dr. Phil was busted and now he blames his staff.


17 posted on 04/13/2008 12:16:57 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Two justice systems?

High school girls beat up another girl - their bonds are $30,000 to $37,000.

An NFL player knocks an innocent man unconscious with one punch, flees the scene, then lies to the police - his bond is $1,000.

From the Sun-Sentinel.com:

“[Miami] Dolphins fullback Reagan Mauia was arrested in Weston [FL] early Friday on simple battery charges.....The police report states Mauia approached a man and his girlfriend in the parking lot just before midnight.....Mauia asked the man, Michael Gianatassio, 27, “what the [expletive] he was looking at,” the report states.....All of a sudden, Mauia punched Gianatassio in the face with a closed fist.....The victim was knocked unconscious and fell to the ground, while Mauia drove away in a black Cadillac Escalade.....A witness used a cell phone to take a picture of the license plate and deputies tracked down Mauia at the address.....Once confronted, Mauia denied being at the sports bar, officials said.....Mauia, 23, was bonded out for $1,000 at 10:31 a.m. and faces a first-degree misdemeanor.”


18 posted on 04/13/2008 12:17:14 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Just mythoughts
Is Dr. Phil related to this gal? Other than a publicity stunt for his bottom line why would he get involved?

Ask Brittany "stunt for his bottom line" Spears.

19 posted on 04/13/2008 12:18:47 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: glorgau

Well said.


20 posted on 04/13/2008 12:23:10 PM PDT by Snake65 (Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!)
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To: zeestephen
First degree misdemeanor -vs- multiple felonies. Plus I don't think the guy is much of a flight risk, considering the nature of his job and the nature of the charges.
21 posted on 04/13/2008 12:26:49 PM PDT by allmendream
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

The Dr. Phil representative was waiting by the jail’s exit, and when Nichols walked out, he tried to block Tampa TV station camera people from getting video of Nichols and her family leaving jail.

Photos here...

http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/news/15817474/detail.html


22 posted on 04/13/2008 12:27:23 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Polybius
Ask Brittany "stunt for his bottom line" Spears.

I fortunately missed that stunt. But Brittany does command the economy ... or at least that is what I heard while surfing the cable news shows some weeks back.

23 posted on 04/13/2008 12:28:56 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Mary Nichols, the grandmother of one of the girls who was arrested, says her family is suffering, too.

The beating is alleged to have happened at Nichols’ house while she was at work.

The tape shows Lindsey being beaten and taunted as other teenagers shout in the background. Nichols’ granddaughter, Mercades Nichols, 17, remains in the Polk Regional Juvenile Detention Center along with six other minors who were arrested in the case. Nichols described Mercades as “really a loving, caring kid.”

“This is definitely traumatic to everyone, not just to Tori’s family,” Nichols said Tuesday.

Tori was staying at Nichols’ Lakeland home because she was having problems with her family, police and Nichols said.


24 posted on 04/13/2008 12:30:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

This is just downright sick. Bailing out someone who hospitalized a girl and wrecked her hearing and vision. So that they could be on a TV show? So that they could finish the job they started on the poor girl?

According to news reports, the bail was around $33,000 & had to be put up in cash or collateral.

Somehow, I doubt that the Dr Phil Show petty cash box had that much sitting around in change; so the idea that a staff member did this alone is ridiculous.

I blame Dr. Phil 100%.

Either he approved of this, or he didn’t and allows people to do truly foolish things on his behalf and in his name.

Either way, Dr. Phil seems to operate without morals or ethics.


25 posted on 04/13/2008 12:31:10 PM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: glorgau
"What a whore - and I don’t mean the girl."

Exactly. I can't say it any better than you did.

26 posted on 04/13/2008 12:33:18 PM PDT by teawithmisswilliams (Basta, already!)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Congratulations, Dr Phil, you found a place one rung below the paparazzi on the MSM food chain.


27 posted on 04/13/2008 12:35:44 PM PDT by Biblebelter (Barry, let your Uncle Jeremiah speak publicly, so he can set the record straight himself.)
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To: Just mythoughts

My guess is that the mother agreed to go on Dr. Phil’s show in exchange for the bail money.


28 posted on 04/13/2008 12:36:25 PM PDT by Eva (CHANGE - the new euphemism for Marxist revolution)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Dr. Phil is a fraud!


29 posted on 04/13/2008 12:36:40 PM PDT by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: Jaded

The press has tried to present this case as “cheerleaders gone wild”. In real life, the young ladies involved came from lower, lower, lower middle class, dysfunctional families- they’d be called chavs in England. Let’s just say, you wouldn’t want any of them- including the victim’s family- as neighbors.


30 posted on 04/13/2008 12:39:13 PM PDT by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: shankbear
"Dr. Phil fits in really well with this bunch of little sluts."

Dr. Phil is a no-talent Goober who belongs in a Trailer Park where his advice can really be appreciated. Whoever did this--ponied up bail for this violent and conscienceless little pig--is doing Dr. Phil no favors. He will get some very, very bad PR.

And--to the other posters--don't bother to respond with the fallacious "any PR is good PR" nonsense. It isn't.

31 posted on 04/13/2008 12:40:27 PM PDT by Czar ( StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: HAL9000
How many times has he violated the ethics of his profession

IMO, his is a "profession" in the same way that Islam is a "religion."

32 posted on 04/13/2008 12:43:11 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

MY DAUGHTER IS NOT THE ONE WHO BEAT HER! I AM A FIRM BELIEVER IN GUILT BY ASSOCIATION BUT SHE WAS SCARED TO CALL THE POLICE OR SHE WOULD GET THE CRAP BEAT OUT OF HER. DO I BELIEVE SHE SHOULD BE SET FREE AND NOT GET ANYTHING?? NO, I THINK SHE SHOULD GET SOMETHING BUT BEING ONE OF THE TOP 3 THAT HAVE THE MOST CHARGES WHILE THE OTHERS GET LESS CHARGES!

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33 posted on 04/13/2008 12:46:51 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

It usually takes me about 5 minutes to get my wife to change the channel when DR. PHILTH is on TV. The man is a fraud, pandering to the female crowd.

Any man that appears on his TV show needs a swift kick in the pants.


34 posted on 04/13/2008 12:54:15 PM PDT by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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He’s not siding with them. He wants profit & ratings off them. He’s a media pimp.

You nailed it!

35 posted on 04/13/2008 1:01:04 PM PDT by PacesPaines
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To: mountainbunny

I have never had to get involved with a bail bondsman, but the assumption I have if you use a bail bondsman, you only need 10% of the bail, with the rest provided by the bail bondsman. The bondsman keep your 10% as his fee.


36 posted on 04/13/2008 1:11:16 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Dr. Phils people had to bail her out. Jerry Springers people were all too busy.


37 posted on 04/13/2008 1:13:39 PM PDT by cquiggy
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

I’m gonna watch him on Monday long enough to see who his advertisers are. His attempt to “clintonize” his way out of this might work with the sheep that watch his show, but it won’t work with advertisers


38 posted on 04/13/2008 1:17:43 PM PDT by RedwM
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To: Jaded

I’ve started a clock on how long it’s going to be until one of these animals finally kills someone. It won’t take too many leaps to do that. They are no better than those who abuse aniamls. How many of those take “the next step”? One of those girls WILL kill someone. Just a matter of time.


39 posted on 04/13/2008 1:27:23 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (PUT AN END TO ORGANIZED CRIME. ABOLISH THE I.R.S.)
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To: mountainbunny
I hope “Dr. Phil” looses his viewers after this stunt....somebodys'head should roll for this one.

As for that skanky teen...her fanny should be sitting in a jail cell.I was shocked and tickled to see the judge lay down some harsh rules for those girls and that he plans to try them as adults...it's just about time an official makes an example out of these “ wild animals” that pass for some of our children...we are reaping the Fed. gov. take over of our educational system years ago...and of course all the pandering political correct nonsense and last ,but certainly not least...NO DISCIPLINE. Kids now a days have not had to learn there are consequences for ones’ actions.

40 posted on 04/13/2008 2:23:45 PM PDT by Molly T. (Not voting for the lesser of two evils, been there, done that...)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

CAN WE PLEASE OUTLAW CHEERLEADING NOW?

Every time there is one of these stories it’s always a pack of cheerleaders. They’re like pit bulls - one you may be able to deal with, but get them in a pack and they are out of control.

Cheer leading should not be allowed in grammar schools or high schools. If you’re over 18, maybe, but I think they should have to register like sex offenders so society can keep an eye on them.

How many children, both girls and boys, have been terrorized by cheerleaders in the public schools? Cheerleaders are public school bred bullies. I’d bet that there a lot more hits if you google cheerleader arrested than if you google “spelling bee winner arrested” or “valedictorian arrested”. And I’d bet the bee winner or valedictorian arrests won’t be for violence.


41 posted on 04/13/2008 2:35:02 PM PDT by anonsquared
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Now what is Oprah going to say about this? Oh, I forgot, the girls are white.


42 posted on 04/13/2008 2:39:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: NCC-1701

Guns don’t kill people, cheerleaders do.


44 posted on 04/13/2008 2:55:47 PM PDT by anonsquared
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To: anonsquared
"When cheerleaders are outlawed, "
           
"only Outlaws will have cheerleaders."
45 posted on 04/13/2008 3:08:13 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: BraveMan

And they can have them!


47 posted on 04/13/2008 3:14:23 PM PDT by anonsquared
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To: Just mythoughts

Dr Phil is Oprah’s buttboy.I never saw a show where the most superificial cliches were thrown about so freely.I could have gotten up there and spouted the same inanities he said.


49 posted on 04/13/2008 3:15:15 PM PDT by Riverman94610
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