Skip to comments.ABC News Anchors Laugh Their Way Through Owen Wilson Suicide Attempt Story
Posted on 09/04/2007 8:34:03 AM PDT by pacelvi
At the end of the clip you find out why they were laughing. In the related link you can see their apology two days later.
But you still don’t know.
Perhaps if you would read my post #31....?????
Oh...and my opinion of your character is even lower.
Replace Owen Wilson with Ashcroft, or Cheney, or Rumsfeld and alot of people who post on here would be all over this guy. Is it only inappropriate if it’s a conservative?
Much ado, meet nothing. The TV people were apologizing as they went along.
As opposed to what? A playful herion addiction? ;)
Thank you for the information on Mr. Wilson. However, I’m gonna stick to what I said earlier — that the problems may have started long before the romantic breakup. Thing is that large numbers of people with depression and other forms of mental illness don’t want to admit that they have a problem. Or they are afraid that if they do, it will ruin their careers or embarrass their families. I know I had problems long before I sought help. I am by no means famous, but it was customary in my family to buck up and deal with things alone. As I was told once, in a conversation about counseling, it wasn’t right to “air the dirty laundry” to strangers. I didn’t seek help for my problems till I fell into a horrible depression after my father died. But to this day, most of my family doesn’t know I received counseling and was on medication for a time. If they knew or would know now, I would never hear the end of it.
And many who fall into drug and/or alcohol addiction often do so to cover up their problem or to self medicate. Often this self-medication does indeed cover up the problem to the point where no diagnosis or an inaccurate diagnosis is made. I once worked for a guy — brilliant lawyer and an all-around nice guy — but when his wife became terminally ill, he just fell apart. I knew he was drinking and assumed he was depressed. He did seek counseling for his depression and took anti-depressants. But I didn’t find out till years later (and apparently neither did he) that he actually was manic-depressive. He was only receiving treatment for half his problem...the other half went untreated because no one recognized it. Today, he’s part of a medical school program to treat his illness — the hope is that the program will become a model for successful diagnosis and treatment of manic-depressive illness. Apparently, he is doing well under this program. It’s too bad that his problem was not sufficiently diagnosed years ago — he could have recovered much earlier.
Who is Owen Wilson and why should I care more about him than the other 10,000 who attempted suicide yesterday?
Men to women suicide rates here in the post-feminist Paradise, 5 to 1.
Among people over 50, 11 to 1.
(Your statistical corrections welcome.)
More lib drive-bys showing their true colors. Hypocrites!
And I will have no problem sleeping tonight you ignorant schmuck.
“Who is Owen Wilson and why should I care more about him than the other 10,000 who attempted suicide yesterday?”
You don’t have to care, but maybe some of us do.
And no, I don’t think his attempted suicide is any more newsworthy than someone in Armpit, Arkansas trying to off himself. But I would pray that anyone, regardless of stature, who has a mental illness or condition would obtain help before it’s too late. My only concern is that Mr. Wilson, like other celebs, will wind up in some phoney baloney alleged “rehab” place for a half a day without getting any real help whatsoever.
I believe I read his friends did an intervention in Hawaii and he was so sick he couldn’t move.
You say something cruel, callous and ignorant, and it’s an “attack” when someone points that out? That’s a liberal response.
Yeah, I just heard about it. There’s something special about that man. I don’t know his politics, but so what? And the anchors like to laugh at that, eh? Figures.