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way to go IW! no matter what other people say... you held your own! He made it so clear about what happened. He took full responsibility for his actions and didn't try to get around the facts. He was clear and declaritive and I am proud of him... but I am dissapointed in what he did... he SHouLD be forgiven... and for crying out loud.. if that wasn't enough what WILL bring IW back?!

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Sad that the senses of sight and hearing fall victims to animosity and unforgiveness. Sad because we fail to see or hear the words of others, no matter how repentant or repetitive. Sad because we cannot see or hear our own hatred nor taste the venom we spew. Sad because we deprive our humanity the chance to rise above pettiness and meanness.

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The Washington interview was done wonderfully. He was calm, rational and very well spoken. It cleared up a lot of confusion and all of it made sense. Washington wasn't blaming Dempsey, he was explaining the situation and repeatedly kept saying how it was his fault and he should have set a better example. Dang....what else do you want from him? He is getting massacred for something he didn't do in the context everyone thinks he did and went above and beyond the call of duty for redemption. I loved how he said whoever went to the Inquirer he hopes they got paid...because best believe, you know they did! I love Sandra Oh even more after Washington's tearful remarks on her email.

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I just finished watching the interview, and I feel for Isaiah Washington. I've heard his side of the story, but I don't think any of us will ever completely hear the other side of the story (unless another actor is fired and is able to speak freely).
So, I feel for him, we've all said things that we wished we could take back. In our lives, at least we're able to go to the person we've offended and apologize. When you're in the public spotlight, it gets all blown out of proportion by the media.
Isaiah Washington repeatedly said that it was wrong of him to use the word (and especially at the Golden Globes) and he "took ownership" of what he did. So, Flynt, I'd have to disagree...he is taking responsibility for saying the word, but not for the anti-gay meaning behind it, because he says he said it in a different context. So, whether or not that's what *really* happened, we probably won't ever know.

Now, also, IW made some pretty strong allegations against TR Knight, that alot of the hub bub was manipulated by him. *Somebody* called the National Enquirer, and TR goes on "Ellen" and issues statements coming out of the closet, when apparently he didn't have to. (if IW's side is to be believed). He's coming off as a very sympathetic character in this.

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And I completely agree with you, Flynt!

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In my opinion, that sounds a little more believable... but if he didn't direct the slur at TR in the first place then why did he do so much to make it seem like he *did* and then go into all this rehab crap for it? I know my wording isn't coming out right but if he had just told this story - this *exact* story - from the beginning, i would have believed it. But now, he's changed it so many times that i just can't trust that what he's telling us may or may not be crap.

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Okay what I am going to say is not to mean I won't miss Burke, cause I will. But SERIOUSLY! Can Issah PLEASE take SOME responsiblity in this. He screwed up yes, should he have been fired? I don't know I don't work for ABC, but now in the face of it, he has blamed everyone but himself. He has blamed ABC, the fact he is black, and NOW Patrick Dempsy and TR Knight. Seriously??? Be a man, admit you were wrong, you screwed up, you got fired. DEAL with it!




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