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ABC News Anchors Laugh Their Way Through Owen Wilson Suicide Attempt Story
Breit Bart TV ^ | 9/4/2007 | ABC News

Posted on 09/04/2007 8:34:03 AM PDT by pacelvi

Video:

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abc; abcdisneynews; owenwilson; owenwilsonsuicide; uglyfreepers
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To: Long Island Pete

But you still don’t know.

Perhaps if you would read my post #31....?????


51 posted on 09/04/2007 10:27:56 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Long Island Pete
Yes the attack was necessary and correct. You don’t have to care about Hollywood and you certainly don’t have to pay to watch anything you don’t want to watch. But if you are going to act like someone from democraticunderground, and kick someone when they are down, I’m going to treat you like you are from DU. I stand behind my assessment of your intelligence.
52 posted on 09/04/2007 10:29:40 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (RON PAUL: "It will be a little bit better now with the democrats now in charge of oversight ")
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To: fatnotlazy
Little more info about Owen Wilson: Apparently he had been doing massive amounts of cocaine and heroin after Kate Hudson broke up with him. His brother Luke Wilson came over to see him and found him drugged out, and bleeding from the wrist. Some Owen Wilson movies include: You, me, &Dupree; Zoolander; Starsky & Hutch; The Life Aquatic; and Wedding Crashers. They aren't great cinematic achievements, but they are funny, and Owen Wilson hasn't denounced America on foreign soil yet (at least not to my knowledge). Regardless of their feelings, most of these "Frat Pack" guys just concentrate on making funny movies.
53 posted on 09/04/2007 10:30:01 AM PDT by chae (R.I.P. Eddie Guerrero He lied, he cheated, he stole my heart)
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To: Long Island Pete

Oh...and my opinion of your character is even lower.


54 posted on 09/04/2007 10:30:14 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (RON PAUL: "It will be a little bit better now with the democrats now in charge of oversight ")
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To: Artemis Webb

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?


55 posted on 09/04/2007 10:33:04 AM PDT by chae (R.I.P. Eddie Guerrero He lied, he cheated, he stole my heart)
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To: pacelvi

Much ado, meet nothing. The TV people were apologizing as they went along.


56 posted on 09/04/2007 10:47:45 AM PDT by gcruse (...now I have to feed the dog as if nothing has happened.)
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To: Vision
rumors say he’s got a serious heroin addiction.

As opposed to what? A playful herion addiction? ;)

57 posted on 09/04/2007 10:48:49 AM PDT by Michael.SF. ("The military Mission has long since been accomplished" -- Harry Reid, April 23, 2007)
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To: chae

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.


58 posted on 09/04/2007 10:57:09 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: elizabetty

Who is Owen Wilson and why should I care more about him than the other 10,000 who attempted suicide yesterday?


59 posted on 09/04/2007 11:01:51 AM PDT by DManA
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To: pacelvi

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.)


60 posted on 09/04/2007 11:03:49 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: ConservativeDude

More lib drive-bys showing their true colors. Hypocrites!


61 posted on 09/04/2007 11:06:06 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Artemis Webb
Oh...and my opinion of your character is even lower.

And I will have no problem sleeping tonight you ignorant schmuck.

62 posted on 09/04/2007 11:22:23 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: DManA

“Who is Owen Wilson and why should I care more about him than the other 10,000 who attempted suicide yesterday?”

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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.


63 posted on 09/04/2007 11:33:40 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Michael.SF.
lol.

I believe I read his friends did an intervention in Hawaii and he was so sick he couldn’t move.

64 posted on 09/04/2007 11:44:12 AM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: Long Island Pete

You say something cruel, callous and ignorant, and it’s an “attack” when someone points that out? That’s a liberal response.


65 posted on 09/04/2007 11:51:56 AM PDT by ValerieTexas
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To: Duke Nukum; TigersEye

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.


66 posted on 09/27/2012 5:36:46 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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