Wis. anchorwoman calls viewer who criticized her weight a bully, urges kids to ignore bullies

  • Article by: CARRIE ANTLFINGER , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 3, 2012 - 2:14 AM
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tntattersOct. 2, 12 6:45 PM

A lot more fatties on TV news "teams" these days, especially in the outstate areas.

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markerminnOct. 3, 12 9:18 AM

No surprise in the wave of support for Ms. Livingston. People will defend others that they see as similar to themselves. With so much of the population being overweight we will continue to see more fat (yes, fat) people on TV. The old standard is fading and the new standard reflects our society. Once the mass media "normal" is no longer fit and trim I fear our society will race to even higher levels of obesity - with the attendant costs and dysfunction. On the other end of the spectrum, the fit people will continue to get fitter, and a chasm will grow between the two groups, much as we see today with politics and income. We're becoming a bimodal society in many dimensions. Not good. As a fit self sufficient libertarian I wish everyone would be like me - and drive like me too! Ha!

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pokey2008Oct. 3, 1210:24 AM

I remember going to a U of MN doctor, and after all of the tests for this problem told his class of student doctors that I must be poor because I was fat, and rich people aren't fat. I remember listening to this about 15 years ago...and I am still mad that I didn't get up and say something. Here I was trying to find out the answer to my medical issue and I was collapsed by the Dr. Fool.

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kruzelcOct. 3, 1212:47 PM

I love how she says she is SO thick skinned and not bothered by the letter and then proceeds to rant for over 4 minutes about the whole thing. The letter itself isn't bullying, but now our society has turned into such babies that if your feelings are hurt - by FACTS - everyone thinks they've been bullied.

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arspartzOct. 3, 12 2:13 PM

The media is constantly running stories about how "skinny" models and movie stars are scarring young girls and making them live an unhealthy lifestyle, yet when one of their own is called out for being a bad role model, the rules change.

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thehoffersOct. 4, 1212:47 PM

So she fought a bully, by becoming one in return?

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