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John Gibson fans don't see any racism - who would have guessed.

Reported by Chrish - May 17, 2006

Just to wrap this storyline up, John Gibson tonight 5/17/06 on "Your Word" aired five emails from viewers who did not recognize any racism in his comments about the need for non-Hispanics to get on the stick and make some more babies.

Gibson claims the "blue blogs" are trying to make him out as a racist (hey, all I did was reproduce his own words), and to prove he's not he goes right to a comment from a self-identified Hispanic: "I'm Hispanic and I didn't find your comments racist because you are correct. Many of my white non-Catholic friends don't want to have babies because they see babies as a burden." Hm, sounds like Guillermo has a little problem of his own.

Another Friend of Gibson (FOG) wrote "Don't let them get you down! Sometimes people just look for racism when there's none to be found." And sometimes people can't see what's right in front of their nose.

FOG-3 wrote "Of course people thought youw ere a racist. Such an easy label for someone who is simply telling the truth." It was an opinion piece - your truth is not my truth.

Writer 4 said "I understand your clarification and your initial thesis, however, your thesis is wrong. Let's all slow down on populating the planet. We can't feed, educate, bath, (sic) and provide energy for the billions we now have." This was greeted with a shrug of the eyebrows.

Writer 5 said "I didn't think your comments were racist at all. I do however think they were pointless and didn't make much sense." That one's a wash.

FOG-4 "said it best" per Gibson: "Good grief."

Comment: So 5 out of 6 aired emails defended him and one criticized the premise of increasing population, period. If his support is so strong and his conscience is clear, why so defensive? As FOX shores up the radical right base they will continue to alienate and offend normal people.

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