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ABC, Washington apologize for slur (Grey's Anatomy, Isaiah Washington, T.R. Knight, Golden Globes)
Yahoo ^ | January 18, 2007

Posted on 01/18/2007 6:00:11 PM PST by EveningStar

SUMMARY: The network rebukes Isaiah Washington for anti-gay slurs against "Grey's Anatomy" co-star T.R. Knight; Washington finally apologizes.

The heated controversy at ABC's top show, "Grey's Anatomy," boiled over Thursday as the network rebuked co-star Isaiah Washington for an anti-gay comment and Washington issued a lengthy apology.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: filmactorsguild; gaystapo; glaad; goldenglobeawards; goldenglobes; greysanatomy; hatespeech; isaiahwashington; lavandermafia; politicalcorrectness; politicallycorrect; politicalreeducation; thoughtcrime; trknight
Wait until you read the apology! This is a bunch of pelosi!
1 posted on 01/18/2007 6:00:13 PM PST by EveningStar
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2 posted on 01/18/2007 6:02:15 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

"[...] I can also no longer deny to myself that there are issues I obviously need to examine within my own soul, and I've asked for help."

What a moron.


3 posted on 01/18/2007 6:02:42 PM PST by indcons
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To: EveningStar
I can also no longer deny to myself that there are issues I obviously need to examine within my own soul, and I've asked for help.

WTF?

4 posted on 01/18/2007 6:03:31 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: neodad

I know. Insane.


5 posted on 01/18/2007 6:04:29 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: indcons

Wants to keep his job!!!!


6 posted on 01/18/2007 6:05:40 PM PST by doc1019
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To: EveningStar

Off to re-education camp!


7 posted on 01/18/2007 6:06:32 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: EveningStar

If you parse that statement, he hasn't apologized for anything.


8 posted on 01/18/2007 6:07:48 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: EveningStar

My wife just asked me if I wanted to join her to watch "Doctors F**K and Patients Die".

Geez, I can't stand that show-it's a prime-time soap opera!


9 posted on 01/18/2007 6:08:52 PM PST by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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"[...] Washington said Thursday that he welcomes the chance to meet with gay and lesbian community leaders [...]" like





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10 posted on 01/18/2007 6:10:54 PM PST by indcons
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To: EveningStar
"I apologize to T.R., my colleagues, the fans of the show and especially the lesbian and gay community for using a word that is unacceptable in any context or circumstance.

What's wrong with this context:

It is a good thing to keep a fire going by putting a lot of faggots on it.

My sympathies to Washington. It is one thing to have to follow the path of Kramer and kiss Jesse Jackson's posterior.

It is another thing entirely to have to apologize to a bunch of f.., er people, who want to mess around with your posterior!

11 posted on 01/18/2007 6:16:59 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: EveningStar

I can't wait until the day people go racing in front of TV cameras and crying to the press about being called "stupid", "dummy" or the always hateful "jerk" at work. This world has gone insane.


12 posted on 01/18/2007 6:29:18 PM PST by nitzy
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To: EveningStar
Well, I surely didn't know there was controversy. I'm shocked, SHOCKED(!) to hear there are homosexuals in Hollywood or that the folks there would make a show that glorified the lifestyle.

My wife watches that show so I had the misfortune to see part of one. Great Caesar's Ghost! That show is awful.

13 posted on 01/18/2007 6:29:48 PM PST by stevem
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To: EveningStar

14 posted on 01/18/2007 6:40:44 PM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: EveningStar

Did you ever notice that the Golden Globe awards are followed by the SAG awards? Sorta like life, eh?


15 posted on 01/18/2007 6:40:57 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Pelosi, the call was for Comity, not Comedy. But thanks for the laughs. StarKisses, NVA.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Thanks for the chuckle!


16 posted on 01/18/2007 6:44:20 PM PST by Hildy (Words are mere bubbles of water...but deeds are drops of gold.)
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To: EveningStar
ABC said in its statement it has "a longstanding policy to maintain respectful workplaces" for its employees,...

Unless its' employees are conservatives...
17 posted on 01/18/2007 6:46:04 PM PST by rottndog (While reading this tag, remember Tens of Thousands of Americans are risking their lives for you.)
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To: EveningStar
OK, there are rules here...


Any discussion of Grey's Anatomy must include some of Katherine's...
18 posted on 01/18/2007 6:49:48 PM PST by rottndog (While reading this tag, remember Tens of Thousands of Americans are risking their lives for you.)
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To: rottndog

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19 posted on 01/18/2007 6:58:39 PM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: sully777
How's this:

20 posted on 01/18/2007 6:59:51 PM PST by rottndog (While reading this tag, remember Tens of Thousands of Americans are risking their lives for you.)
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To: EveningStar

Lenny Bruce- We Hardly Knew Ye


21 posted on 01/18/2007 7:05:55 PM PST by fat city (What part of cognitive dissonance don't you understand?)
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To: nitzy

He should have said: "I wasn't calling T.R. a fag, I was ASKING for one. I'm british and just wanted to borrow a cig."


22 posted on 01/18/2007 7:09:07 PM PST by boop (Now Greg, you know I don't like that WORD!)
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To: EveningStar
This is why I prefer House.
23 posted on 01/18/2007 8:43:05 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (I'm pretty sure the phrase life is too short doesn't exist in Islam-Dennis Miller)
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To: fat city

Thank you, masked man!


24 posted on 01/18/2007 11:25:19 PM PST by weegee (The Left is worried that '24' will have the same effect as LBJ's 'Daisy' mushroom ad.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
It is a good thing to keep a fire going by putting a lot of faggots on it

Sometimes when I see the kind of BS generated after Mr. Washington's comments, I can't help but wish that some of the faggots you mention were not of the wooden variety.

I gather from all this it's also inhuman and ideally illegal to say "no I didn't call someone a nigger". Wait, it'd be ok for washington to call someone a nigger, cause he's black. Similarly "fag" or "faggot" is a term of affection among gays - at least it was in Australia when I lived there, in Sydney you can't avoid them. So presumably it would have been just fine for T.R. Knight to (say) call Washington a faggot... but not a nigger, cause T.R. is white...!?!

Now I really have confused myself. Time to put my head into a bucket of cold water again, and hope it's all gone away when I come back up.

25 posted on 01/19/2007 4:11:54 AM PST by JedForbes
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To: weegee

Maskmansafag!


26 posted on 01/19/2007 4:20:01 AM PST by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
This is why I prefer House.

Ditto!!!! Greg House is the most politically incorrect doctor on TV!!!!

27 posted on 01/19/2007 12:48:48 PM PST by Niteranger68 (The United States is a safe haven for all cultures……except its own.)
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To: EveningStar
I'm about to put down money that Isaiah Washington won't be back next season at minimum.
28 posted on 01/20/2007 2:58:30 PM PST by RayChuang88
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To: RayChuang88

When was the last time an african-american had to apologize ad nauseum for something they'd said? I'm loving this.


29 posted on 01/24/2007 6:18:48 AM PST by YourAdHere (Buy My Book, "Bradypalooza," from Amazon. Com.)
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To: EveningStar

Rumor has it a main character on Grey's is leaving... rumor also has it Washington is the leading candidate.


30 posted on 01/24/2007 6:21:30 AM PST by rintense (Just say no to McCain in 2008!)
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To: EveningStar
ABC apologizing for an employee's opinion.

Hmmmm, I don't recall ABC apologizing for Rosie and Co. hateful rants about Christians, Chinese Americans, Republicans, calling Rumsfeld "Hitler", calling Bush every name in the book, coddling drunks and admitting to lying on the air.

Leads one to the conclusion that ABC must support all of that or they would send out an apology.
31 posted on 01/24/2007 6:25:02 AM PST by Republican Red (if you don't want to root for the home team then get the hell out of the stadium)
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To: Republican Red

He has now entered re-education, er, therapy for his remarks. Interesting.


32 posted on 01/24/2007 3:09:31 PM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
He has now entered re-education, er, therapy for his remarks. Interesting.

Yeah, "interesting" in a strictly Orwellian sense, I suppose.

33 posted on 01/24/2007 3:20:27 PM PST by AngryJawa ({NRA}{IDPA} Proud Infidel Since 1968)
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To: EveningStar

Not too surprising. If you were stuck deep inside communist North Korea and spoke evil against 'Dear Reader', you would issue an apology too (if you valued your career or your life.)


34 posted on 01/24/2007 3:23:34 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Everytime a jihadist dies, an angel gets its wings.)
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