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FOX Radio Host Mocks Heath Ledger's Death, Brokeback Mountain

FOX News host John Gibson revelled in Heath Ledger's death yesterday on his radio show, finding a new opportunity to mock Brokeback Mountain (and by proxy, gay love), which in 2006 he called a "gay agenda movie," Think Progress reports:

Gibson"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."

Gibson called Ledger a "weirdo" with a "serious drug problem" and suggested that Ledger killed himself because he had "a serious position in the (stock) market" or perhaps "watched the Clinton-Obama debate last night. I think he was an Edwards guy, cause he saw his Edwards guy was just completely irrelevant."

Listen to the audio at Think Progress.

What a sad, pathetic individual.

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  1. Wow.

    Posted by: Michael W. | Jan 23, 2008 6:06:47 PM

  2. Wow. Just wow.

    Posted by: Travis | Jan 23, 2008 6:10:30 PM

  3. what a sick scumbag, fuck him.

    Posted by: the queen | Jan 23, 2008 6:13:31 PM

  4. Isn't John Gibson the same idiot who told White America to "make more babies" because statistics show a sharp growth in the Hispanic population?

    The anchors at FOX are retards.

    Posted by: John | Jan 23, 2008 6:14:29 PM

  5. Terminate with Extreme Prejudice.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jan 23, 2008 6:14:40 PM

  6. It's getting to the point where I am not sure I can even patronize stores, restaurants, bars, etc. that actually have Fox News on their TVs. It drives me nuts to walk in and see businesses playing Fox News!

    Posted by: Carrie B | Jan 23, 2008 6:21:39 PM

  7. He's as ugly on the inside as he is on outside.

    Posted by: Bud | Jan 23, 2008 6:23:08 PM

  8. Fox Noise and its virulent hatred of anything not white, straight and Republican is horrible and awful enough,but now this ugly, and, I do mean UGLY "man" is so uncouth as to mock the death of Mr Ledger? I'm at a loss for words, but, not suprised, they are as vile as that Phelp's boob when it comes to spewing hateful words.

    Posted by: Sebastian | Jan 23, 2008 6:23:22 PM

  9. I love how people are just so up in arms about the gays and how the gays are such a threat to everyone and anyone who promotes the "gay agenda" deserves things like this. Yes we are such a danger to the institution of marriage, you are right. Yes, yes straights...everything was going swimmingly for you until this...yes, yes this is the thing that will ruin your reputation. Not your years of grotesque appearance or awkward social graces. Or that Felix Ungerish way you clear your sinuses. No, no, no it's THIS. Do you hear yourself talk? I might kill you tonight.

    Sorry, had to throw out a little Stewie from Family Guy.

    Posted by: Alex | Jan 23, 2008 6:26:09 PM

  10. Send your vile directly TO HIM at:

    Posted by: Patrick Henry | Jan 23, 2008 6:36:48 PM

  11. This is disgusting. Regardless of one's position on gay issues, has Fox really stooped so low as to mock someone's death on national TV?

    This guy owes an apology to the common decency of the country, let alone to Heath Ledger's family and friends.


    Posted by: DC Guy | Jan 23, 2008 6:38:25 PM

  12. Of course Fox has stooped that low. That's their specialty -- mocking anything and anyone that's not part of their schema.

    Posted by: Frank L | Jan 23, 2008 6:40:46 PM

  13. He did the mocking on his radio show, not tv, although it's Fox affiliated I believe.

    He's a moronic fuckhead who hates everything nont straight and white like his bizarre man mane. Another Fox tool bag full of hate.

    Nothing more.

    Posted by: Marco | Jan 23, 2008 6:42:04 PM

  14. This is Fox News anti-gay propaganda at its most blatant, and expect to see it get much worse during the campaign.

    The fact is that a heterosexual actor, the father of a two-year-old child, is being publicly lambasted in this manner because he portrayed a homosexual is the real issue. The man is dead and straight and still he gets fagbashed.

    The network is setting up 'talking points' for its heterosexist viewers.

    This is hate talk. This is verbal gay-bashing.

    Posted by: DwH | Jan 23, 2008 6:48:02 PM

  15. I looked at this scumbag's website, and you can call his show from 6pm to 9pm, EST:

    Now — The John Gibson Show
    Call in! 1-888-788-9910

    Talk to John Live on Radio
    Monday, December 04 2006 @ 11:52 AM EST
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    Make your thoughts and comments known to John by calling his radio show (6pm - 9pm EST) or emailing John

    Yes, you can make your complaints, comments and suggestions known to John during his radio show on Fox Radio stations around the country or live on the web htttp://

    This site is not set up to explore your comments because of traffic issues. But even better you can confront, inform, congragulate or tease John directly on his Radio Program. Trying to locate your local station, go to If your local station is not listed email Fox right away to get the program in your area.

    So Tune in tonight right after his "Big Story" show and get him riled up. To check on the topics for today go to

    Posted by: DC Guy | Jan 23, 2008 6:48:05 PM

  16. It is FAUX News and this is what America listens to. People still think there is hope for this xenophobic,homophobic, racist, sexist, hatefilled country? And it is only going to get worse as the economy continues to tank as people need more demons to blame for their empty, uninformed misogynistic lives.

    Posted by: Nick | Jan 23, 2008 6:51:35 PM

  17. DWH - you are absolutely right. This is plain and simple gay bashing.

    What a scumbag Gibson is. I'll bet you anything he's "pro-life", yet he revels in the death of someone.

    This man wrote "The War on Christmas" book. Somehow, I doubt that Jesus would giggle at and mock someone's - anyone's - death.

    I am glad that this hypocrite's words reveal the scumbag that he is, and might even wake up some of those who have been fans of his. This kind of heartlessness tends to not go unnoticed.

    Posted by: gay as life | Jan 23, 2008 6:57:54 PM

  18. FUCK these mother fucking hate mongers and their incredible ignorance. Fox should not even be on television spewing their poison day in and day out, let alone the shit eating, moon howling right wing assholes who leave comments on this site.

    Posted by: angrycitizen | Jan 23, 2008 6:58:14 PM

  19. Ignorant hate filled speech. The simple mindedness it takes to say something as judgmental as he said, when he said it... even if it was his opinion. Will the world ever change?

    Posted by: Danny | Jan 23, 2008 7:06:32 PM

  20. motherfucker.

    I feel heartbroken about Heath.

    I can't remember where I read that playing Ennis ripped him open in a way he couldn't put back together- referring to his reputedly troubled personal life of the last few years.I can believe that. To have dug that deep and exposed himself in that way, around the most taboo issue for any young man- whatever his own sexuality; to take so much homophobia on his shoulders in terms of how he and the film were received, to create this unprecedented performance, which , because it was so uniquely real, had real transformative power for so many men...

    there should be a gay honor guard at Heath's funeral.

    Posted by: hank | Jan 23, 2008 7:09:41 PM

  21. this is one fucking sick dude. how does someone this disturbed get on the air? even on fox?

    Posted by: bob | Jan 23, 2008 7:17:44 PM

  22. Scum bag, douche bag and just a good old fashion bag of shit.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jan 23, 2008 7:23:25 PM

  23. Consider the source Mr. Gibson ... honorifics can be ironic, nu ... and spell him 'skum'.

    Posted by: PG | Jan 23, 2008 7:24:26 PM

  24. This is simply revolting. How sad that an individual in a position to communicate to the masses abuses such privilege to make fun of another's death. Simply pitiful. Talk not only about lack of integrity and dignity, but also bad taste.

    Posted by: Alex Padres | Jan 23, 2008 7:34:36 PM

  25. Thanks for the contact information, but if his show is done the same way as it was years ago [as most are] when I tried to comment on-air, there are screeners who actually answer the call and you have to tell them what you want to say and he/she decides whether or not to pass your call on [and will likely tell him through his earpiece what you're going to say even if they do let a critic through.

    So you have two choices, 1., be honest and hope they have the balls to allow on a critic on; or 2., make up something entirely unrelated and claim you want to talk abou that or claim to agree with him about the damn fags and, once on, go for it.
    But NOTA BENE, fascists like him are ALL about CONTROL and if he's in no mood to be dissed, however eloquently and/or civilly on air you WILL be cut off.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Jan 23, 2008 7:38:10 PM

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