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Boston Reporter Mike Beaudet Defends Ambush of Teacher Who Appeared in Gay Adult Films: VIDEO

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FOX 25 reporter Mike Beaudet last night defended his ambush of Boston-area school teacher Kevin Hogan for making several gay porn movies.

Meanwhile, reaction has been strong to the story with many students and parents defending Hogan, Patch reports:

A petition in support of Hogan, who joined Mystic Valley in August, is now reportedly being circulated at the school.

While a handful of parents Beaudet spoke to for his story voiced concern about a teacher having a pornographic past, an overwhelming majority of viewers believe WFXT went too far.

“I just saw your story on Kevin Hogan and found it to be in very bad taste,” one viewer wrote in a letter to the station, which WFXT commentator Doug VB Goudie read on-air during today’s morning newscast. “If he loses his job, someone at Fox should lose their job or better yet support him going forward. It is lazy and sloppy and has negative consequences for him–it should for you as well.”

Goudie estimated that viewer feedback has been split 80/20, with 80% of viewers “against us.”

Watch Beaudet talk about his report, AFTER THE JUMP...

Mass. teacher who starred in porn movies center of debate: MyFoxBOSTON.com

 

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  1. Read the comments on the Fox site. They are amazingly positive of Hogan and negative regarding Beaudet.

    Posted by: Married in MA | Dec 1, 2011 1:45:44 PM


  2. I'm glad so many people are fine with Hogan. As long as he's not showing porn in the classroom or talking about it with underaged students, what's the harm in it? He can still be completely capable of teaching.

    Posted by: Yuki | Dec 1, 2011 1:48:59 PM


  3. Beaudet was blamed by many for the suicide of Sheriff James DiPaola. DiPaola had worked for the gov't for decades and exploited a loophole in the MA pay regulations which allowed him to collect his pension AND his pay as Sheriff at the same time. Beaudet "exposed" this and hounded him until he resigned, then took full credit for that. But when DiPaolo committed suicide Fox reported the story without mentioning Beaudet's investigative journalism coup.

    http://www.topix.com/forum/boston/TSRS24SBHQTQI7VV0

    He ported this Hogan story like he's hoping for another scalp for his wall.

    Posted by: Caliban | Dec 1, 2011 1:56:15 PM


  4. This is NOT an action becoming of a TEACHER. He has his FACE on the cover of a gay porn! horrible

    Posted by: Trevor Knight | Dec 1, 2011 1:56:26 PM


  5. Reading the comments to the article in the "Patch" link, one poster asks what I feel is an excellent point to ponder: What has been lost through making this story public? I have stated that I believe no good outcome resulted from this tabloid-style report, but this goes a step further. What about the loss of opportunity for a good education through a reportedly good teacher? What about the cost of disruption to continuity for the students? What about the loss of innocence to the community, which now must explain what all the hubbub is about? Some blame the teacher for his choices. I put a bigger responsibility on the so-called journalists who chose to run a story about someone who had done nothing illegal because titillating stories create ratings, and to heck with the lives it ruins and the losses incurred.

    Posted by: TJ | Dec 1, 2011 1:57:36 PM


  6. Things like this give me hope. Not the ambush, which was disgusting, but the overwhelming support for the teacher; disgust at the "news" personality; and who cares shrug about the past. I'm old enough to remember when parents would have been terrified at the thought that "a gay" was teaching their children. :) - baby steps, but still steps in the right direction

    Posted by: Rob | Dec 1, 2011 1:58:15 PM


  7. Mike Beaudet watched porn and on his company computer...shouldn't he be fired for that?

    Posted by: Gus | Dec 1, 2011 1:59:29 PM


  8. @Trevor Knight, thank you for policing what grown-ass people are allowed to do with their bodies and their lives. As if people who are educated and have a head on their shoulders are somehow not allowed to decide that they want to appear in an adult film.

    You know what, just to prove a point, I'm gonna go for my Ph.D. and star in a gay porn.

    That sounds hot as hell. Ph.D. porn!

    Posted by: Jesus | Dec 1, 2011 2:01:35 PM


  9. @Caliban, that's interest and all, but in that case it sounds like there was genuinely something inappropriate to report on. In this case there really isn't. Someone who is doing their job satisfactorily shouldn't be harassed, like this man has, over something in his past that bears no relation to his ability to do his job..

    Posted by: Sean | Dec 1, 2011 2:04:10 PM


  10. @Jesus @Trevor Knight IS a porn star and I think he was being "tongue in cheek"

    Posted by: Frank | Dec 1, 2011 2:12:47 PM


  11. Thank God for some sanity.

    Posted by: luminum | Dec 1, 2011 2:15:16 PM


  12. He might be a good teacher and all but he did do something that is shady and questionable whether you like or not, jut like other teachers who have written nasty comments about gays on Facebook, teachers should face higher scrutiny of character and morale. And being in porn is UNBECOMING for a priest, cop, teacher, etc etc... where trust must be obtain.

    Posted by: Jose S. | Dec 1, 2011 2:15:29 PM


  13. Again, what I said in the comments of the earlier post still holds true. Did someone tip the news station off to Hogan's afterschool career? I just don't understand why this had to see the light of day in the first place.

    Posted by: Larry | Dec 1, 2011 2:17:25 PM


  14. That was the wrong way to deal with the situation - one would think he had committed war crimes, and I'm glad people have called this Fox creep on his misbehaviour.

    Posted by: Kenneth H. | Dec 1, 2011 2:23:57 PM


  15. Beaudet should be ashamed of himself, and the network should fire him.

    this was pathetic. he basically screamed "DON'T LOOK WHERE I'M POINTING!"

    worrying about "the children?" NONSENSE. he told the children that their teacher ______ did adult films under the name ________. they'd not have known about this irrelevant detail had he not sunk to the lowest level of exploitation "journalism" and 'broke' the non-news news.

    the adult industry is a legit and legal business. he did nothing illegal.

    this is a whole slew of puritanical nonsense.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 1, 2011 2:27:13 PM


  16. Hogan is going to lose his job -- thanks to a system that obviously agrees with Jose S.

    Of course Jerry Sandusky could rape little boys with impunity beacuse he was such a great football coach, right?

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 1, 2011 2:29:04 PM


  17. I have to wonder about all the other guys in some of those videos.... Is this what they can look forward to in the future???

    I think it is a shame that sexuality in general is such a fuss here.

    Posted by: Michael | Dec 1, 2011 2:29:08 PM


  18. Call-ins to the station mean nothing; obviously, the hyper-political animals of the sort that mostly inhabit this site are the ones who are going to call in to complain, whereas those who have no problem with the story are not going to.

    The petition means nothing, either--I mean, let's not forget how many people were cheering OJ Simpson on in his getaway car and how many people celebrated when he got away with murder.

    This teacher will be fired in due course and it is exactly what he deserves. He violated the trust that was placed in him and basically had sex in public--which is what making a porn video amounts to--which is NOT "private" in any way, shape, or form, given that anybody in the world can access his activity.

    And I will reiterate that those of you who continue to support him only reinforce society's prevailing view of gay men as irresponsible, exceedingly promiscuous sleazebags who do not even grasp the norms and responsibilities of mainstream society and therefore do not deserve a place within it.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 1, 2011 2:41:32 PM


  19. @Jose S.

    Good luck filling those teacher job positions with applications with "higher character and morals," whatever that means. Also, thank you for reinforcing the notion that there is no life outside of porn.

    Posted by: Adrian | Dec 1, 2011 2:41:48 PM


  20. "Of course Jerry Sandusky could rape little boys with impunity beacuse he was such a great football coach, right?"

    No, he was arrested and is facing trial and potentially spending the rest of his life in prison. As is the assistant basketball coach at Syracuse, who was fired from his job just a few days ago.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 1, 2011 2:46:58 PM


  21. RICK, if you're so concerned about how the public sees gay men then WHY ARE YOU NOT OUT?

    seriously, dude. you're all talk, no action. a big man shouting from inside a big fat closet.

    why aren't you Out? Show us. Prove me wrong. Provide the URL to your own webpage or youtube video where you show the world and all of us here what a big strong masculine empowered role-model of a gay man you are.

    seriously. i dare you. prove me wrong.

    the fact that you compared this man, who did something perfectly legal, with a MURDERER speaks volumes about not only your lack of ability to intellectually discern, but your own self-loathing as a cowardly homosexual.

    so, prove me wrong RICK. show us, provide the URL, so we can al see how strong and powerful and unafraid you are to live openly as a gay man.

    after all, if you care about how The Gays are perceived, you'll be doing lots of work to be a Visible representation for us....right?

    URL, please.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 1, 2011 2:47:37 PM


  22. we don't look bad by standing up for this man. the only people who would think that are the RICK's of the world - the insecure self-loathing homosexuals who never had the balls to stand up to the father's that despised them.

    throughout history there are the cowards who suck up to the bullies because they're not man enough to do the right thing. RICK embodies this cowardice.

    if you want to make this an issue of "how gay people are perceived" you have only ONE option: LIVE OUT. Visibly and Vocally as a gay man. represent yourself, publicly, visibly, as a gay man.

    not sit from within your closet and scream that other gays are making us look bad.

    dont' complain. Come Out.

    So, RICK. Got that URL for us all to see? So we can see you living by example as a strong empowered gay man?

    I can do it. Why can't you?

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 1, 2011 2:54:06 PM


  23. For me the question isn't whether he should have done porn or not. The real question is what was achieved with this muck-raking report, what purpose it served. Was Hogan inappropriate with his students? Certainly no one has implied that and in fact some parents and students are lobbying for his return. Are his students "safer" or "better educated" now that this has been exposed? Again, seemingly not.

    So other than ratings for Fox25 and Mike Beaudet, what purpose was served here? None that I can see.

    And I can only assume that the pearl-clutching Aunt Pitty-Pats commenting here don't WATCH porn because it's pretty hypocritical to do so while maintaining the "high moral standards" you lay claim to. How much scrutiny could your computer files withstand? Never exaggerated on a resume' or cheated on your taxes? How would your boss or co-workers react to details about your website "dating" practices?

    But boy you're Johnny-On-The-Spot when it comes to casting stones.

    Posted by: Caliban | Dec 1, 2011 2:54:44 PM


  24. This shows that all gay men are sleazeballs in the same way that RICK shows that all gay men are idiots.

    Posted by: TJ | Dec 1, 2011 2:56:55 PM


  25. @Caliban You obviously don't get it. WATCHING porn IS a PRIVATE act. Acting in porn is a PUBLIC act.

    People in the public arena--whether schoolteachers or politicians or others--are held to certain standards of public behavior....and it should be a no-brainer to anybody who really thinks about it that exposing yourself and your sexual activity to the entire world in a film that is in the public domain and is available to anyone (and that the manufacturer of which will make aggressive efforts to sell and market so that as many people as possible will buy it and see it).....is totally unacceptable and a violation of those standards of behavior.

    In all seriousness, I think some gay men are so used to being so far out at the social margins and such outcasts that they don't understand this distinction....in other words, being outcasts due to their sexual orientation alone, no matter what they do, de-sensitizes them to these distinctions and they really don't see the difference between the private and the public........

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 1, 2011 3:08:30 PM


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