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Fox News Bigot John Gibson Mocks ‘Weirdo’ Heath Ledger’s Death


Listen to the audio at Think Progress

Fox news John Gibson is a religious-right bigot. They need to fire his ass.

Opening his radio show with funeral music yesterday, Fox News host John Gibson callously mocked the death of actor Heath Ledger, calling him a “weirdo” with a “serious drug problem.”

Playing an audio clip of the iconic quote, “I wish I knew how to quit you” from Ledger’s gay romance movie Brokeback Mountain, Gibson disdainfully quipped, “Well, he found out how to quit you.” Laughing, Gibson then played another clip from Brokeback Mountain in which Ledger said, “We’re dead,” followed by his own, mocking “We’re dead” before playing the clip again.

Throughout the course of the show, Gibson continued to bring up Ledger’s death while discussing current events, jokingly claiming that current events may have caused him to commit suicide.

On yesterday’s drop in the stock market:

GIBSON: Maybe he had a serious position in the market.

TOM SULLIVAN: And possibly today, he looked at the window and said…

GIBSON: “Oh my God.”

SULLIVAN: His name’s not Keith Bledger, right?

GIBSON: He was depressed about yesterday’s downturn in the world stock markets.

On the Democratic debate in South Carolina:

GIBSON: Apparently Heath Ledger was suicidal and his friends saw it coming. I think he watched the Clinton-Obama debate last night. I think he was an Edwards guy, cause he saw his Edwards guy was just completely irrelevant.

In reality, New York City Police spokesman Paul J. Browne told the New York Times that there was “no obvious indication of suicide.”

You stay classy, John Gibson.

UPDATE: In 2006, when Brokeback Mountain was released, Gibson repeatedly made fun of the film, calling it “a gay agenda movie.”



January 23, 2008 - Posted by | Current Events, Entertainment, Movies, News, Religion, Television


  1. Assholes are the assholes no matter how you wipe their asses, they still stink of rightousness. Stir up the shit and call it newsworthy. His haircurt looks like it was done by Gene Sacove, he was one of the friends that “Manson Family” offed in the late 60’s. Do I make myself little, who cares?

    Comment by nearlynormalized | January 24, 2008 | Reply

  2. Classless. Tasteless. And the MSM wonders why we’re here blogging instead of watching their dumbasses on tv.

    Comment by Kyger Bailey | January 25, 2008 | Reply

  3. first off all, if your going to take on talkshows as a proffession get your fucking facts straight.

    1. his freinds and family do not claim that heath was suicidal and saw it coming, his freinds describe him as a happy full of like “moxy” individual. his family went out of thier way to ensure the public it was not a suicide,

    {heath had insomnia and was sick for months during the shooting of the dark knight and the imaginarrium of dr. parnassus. and had to take medicine for the combination of the two, sure the painkillers was a little overboard, but that doesnt make him a druggie.}

    2. heath was talking about death because he was saying he had a new outlook on dying due to the birth of his daughter matilda rose. he felt better about dying knowing she would live through him. but he would never wanted to leave her in this world fatherless =/

    anyway, this jhon gibson guy is a dumbfuck, he never knew heath, who the fuck is he to judge him? and thier are hundreds of people who wouldv done what heath did in brokeback mountain if they too were being payed millions of dollars for ACTING. he had the guts to do what others wouldnt.

    Comment by alex | December 29, 2008 | Reply

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