Fox News host John Gibson decided that it was appropriate to mock the death of actor Heath Ledger on his radio show. While, Gibson clearly wasn't happy that a young man's life has come to an end, it still didn't stop him from throwing Ledger's name around throughout his program. [via ThinkProgress]
Gibson started off with calling Ledger a "weirdo" with a "serious drug problem." He continued by playing audio clips from "Brokeback Mountain," stating that "he found out how to quit you," and quoting Ledger by saying "we're dead."
Later in the show, Ledger's name came up again, this time, regarding the market. "Maybe he had a serious position in the market," said Gibson. "He was depressed about yesterday's downturn in the world stock markets."
And then again, regarding the democratic debate in South Carolina. "Apparently Heath Ledger was suicidal and his friends saw it coming. I think he watched the Clinton-Obama debate last night. I think he was an Edwards guy, cause he saw his Edwards guy was just completely irrelevant."
All this, even when New York City Police spokesman Paul J. Browne told the NY Times that there was "no obvious indication of suicide."