TV meteorologist fired for showing brainteaser with picture of noose


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They’re coming for you next: An Oklahoma television meteorologist was fired yesterday for showing innocent brainteaser to the audience that included a picture of a noose that apparently offended a viewer.

Mandy Bailey was a meteorologist over at KSWO. She was fired after doing a brain teaser that someone found offensive. The brain teaser was of the word THERE, with a noose hanging off the ‘T’. If you think about it, the answer is ‘Hang in There’, since the noose is inside the word there. Someone called KSWO to complain about this.

There appears to be some push back here, with several advertising saying they will no longer advertise at the station because of the firing.

Either way, you want to destroy innocent people? Complain about silly innocent things that only idiots would construe as offensive. Do it on Twitter, that home of mob mentality and the perpetually outraged. And aim the attack at weak-kneed media outlets that are already part of our leftist totalitarian culture and prone to bow to such mob attacks.

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  • Lee S

    I play “hang man” with my kids….
    Although we don’t have the history of lynchings you guys have, Europe has certainly strung from a rope more people than the US…
    You guys concider Europe to be a bit pinko commie… But this crap would not even be entertained over here…
    This nonsense is not a feature of left wing thinking, I am not even sure what it is a feature of, but it needs someone to stand up against it and tell these snowflakes that it is not ok to look for stuff to get offended by , and even if offended.. they have to suck it up… Free speech is a right in most democratic countries… As Voltier is reported to have said ” I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death, your right to say it”….
    I just hope this nonsense doesn’t travel too much over the pond!!!

  • Lee S: It is across the pond, and has been for a long time. See for example this story:

    Mother, 38, is arrested in front of her children and locked in a cell for seven HOURS after calling a transgender woman a man on Twitter

    This was today. I don’t generally post about similar events in Europe, but maybe I should. If anything, the situation is worse on your side of the Atlantic.

  • Lee S.

    I have to disagree with you Bob… We might have an isolated example here and there, but there is no way we have the tidel wave of teachers getting fired, lectures and talks closed down and snowflakes getting butt hurt from others OPINIONS ( emphasis mine!) Here in Europe…
    My opinion is mine, yours is yours, and we are both free to have them ..
    With the exception of occasional blatant holocaust denial in Germany , I have heard of nothing getting closed down due to opinions or beliefs over here …

  • Lee Stevenson

    ( also, I have to say, the daily mail is hardly an unbiased rag…) . As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was arrested during my last visit to England, I tried to break up a fight, and was released the next day with a handshake and “safe journey home”…
    The UK police are generally freindly and well meaning… And it’s rare you get shot by one..
    I think we are discussing a very American problem with the odd outlier..

  • I wonder if the meteorologist will abase herself before the Church, or say to heck with this and start voting Republican (or at least not-Democrat).

  • Lee: I guess I will have to start posting some European stories. They happen about as regularly as the U.S. stories I’ve posted.

    The problems of western culture here in the U.S. are systemic to all western countries. Don’t fool yourself. We are all in desperate need of some harsh intellectual honesty.

  • Edward

    Lee Stevenson,
    You wrote: “( also, I have to say, the daily mail is hardly an unbiased rag…)

    So, you are saying that fake news has already spread to Europe?

    And if so, how do you know that the other news operations are not ignoring these types of occurrences, giving you only the impression that you are safe and secure in your home, workplace, and malls?

  • Andrew_W

    Lee S. The UK (or Scotland at least) also had this headline: “Man guilty of hate crime for filming pug’s ‘Nazi salutes’ ”

    I can’t think of any absurd firings or prosecution for fantasy hate crimes in NZ, but I can believe it won’t be long before we’re also infected.

  • wayne

    12 Rules Tour: Next 2 Weeks– NZ/Australia
    Jordan Peterson
    https://youtu.be/_BkN3NbDElA
    2:46

  • Andrew_W

    Wayne, I wasn’t going to bother with this as I thought it a bit off topic, but here’s a SJW being ripped to pieces in
    a MSM radio interview after claiming that Jordan Peterson’s homophobic, racist etc.
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/02/listen-sean-plunket-rips-apart-stunned-auckland-peace-action-activist-over-jordan-peterson-opposition.html

  • wayne

    Andrew_W:
    That is oh so typical! (“Auckland Peace Action” perfect name for a commie front-group.)
    (Hey what time is it, in NZ?)

    Jordan Peterson/Akira
    “Tell the Truth or at least don’t lie”
    https://youtu.be/iA8n9JTTM38
    4:38

  • wayne

    Jordan Peterson:
    “What can happen if you lie too much?”
    https://youtu.be/tKkMmu4Qzk4
    14:36

  • wayne

    “The Nazi, is Us!”
    (excerpt)
    Jordan Peterson & Bret Weinstein
    Joe Rogan Experience #1006
    https://youtu.be/2WEIU16BPPw
    10:45

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