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Shortly before Fox-owned and operated television stations in major markets terminated Montel's talk-show contract, Montel appeared in an interview on Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends, and was asked to discuss Heath Ledger's death. He used the interview to point out that TV networks had continued to extensively cover Mr. Ledger's death while ignoring the deaths of 28 US soldiers in Iraq since the beginning of the year. Montel expressed sympathy for Mr. Ledger's family and remorse for his passing but also encouraged the three interviewers to recognize the absence of coverage for the US soldiers killed in Iraq. The interviewers sought to point out that their audience wanted celebrity news and it was more interesting than soldier deaths. Montel suggested that US news networks had the capacity to lead the country's attitudes by placing more importance on US deaths in Iraq than the deaths of celebrities. Montel noted that he had awoken that morning very saddened by the unknown names of those slain in Iraq and was further saddened when he could not find their names on the web.

Three minutes into this awkward segment on Fox, one host cut off Montel in order to go to a commercial. Montel did not return after the break.

Four days later, after 17 years as a television host, Montel lost his job.

Gotta love censorship

Awww FUCK that ! !

WHAT ABOUT THE NETWORKS REPORTING ON EACH AVERY ALCOHAL RELATED TRAFFIC DEATH ! ! ! I BET THERE'S MORE THAN 28 A DAY --- ! ! ! !

THEY WANT TO LEAD SOMETHING --- LEAD ON THAT !!

Edited by The Rover
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Unfortunately in this country people are too concerned with what happens with celebrities and forget about some of the important things in life, I am sooo sick of hearing about Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, etc. and yes, there is more importance placed on a death of a celebrity then those poor souls who are dying to give us our freedom, but until the day comes when we stop watching tabloid tv and buying all the "rag" magazines, then the media will continue acting the same way.

"Give the public what they want"! As long as people keep buying the tabloids, etc., the media's emphasis will continue to focus on a celebrities meltdown.

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"Give the public what they want"! As long as people keep buying the tabloids, etc., the media's emphasis will continue to focus on a celebrities meltdown.

Just like those who feed spats in those various boring threads...

Our own tabloid pseudo-drama.

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