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ABC Suspends GMA Producer John Green

John Green's life of anonymity was blown when his 2004 e-mail to a colleague, in which he said "Bush makes me sick," was leaked to the media.

Some details from The Media Mob:

ABC News executives have suspended Weekend Good Morning America executive producer John Green for a month, after two politically charged personal e-mails Green sent to a colleague were leaked to the press, according to two network sources.


In one e-mail, sent during a presidential debate on Sept. 30, 2004, Green wrote, "Are you watching this? Bush makes me sick. If he uses the 'mixed messages' line one more time, I'm going to puke." That message appeared on the Drudge Report on March 23. Green e-mailed his staff the day it was posted to apologize. In his mea culpa, which was also posted on Drudge, Green wrote "I want all of you to know how much I regret the embarrassment this story causes ABC. It was an inappropriate thing to say and I'm deeply sorry."

On March 30, The New York Post's "Page Six" quoted from another Green e-mail, this one about former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In that note, for which no date was given, Green argued that Albright should not be booked on GMA because she has "Jew shame," the Post reported.

Weekend GMA staffers were told of Green's suspension today.

An ABC spokesman declined to comment, saying the network does not discuss personnel matters.

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Comments (6)

Ah, they shouldn't do that.... (Below threshold)

Ah, they shouldn't do that. It makes it harder to be taken seriously when someone pulls something like whatshisface Jordan did.

Incase that was too obscure... (Below threshold)

Incase that was too obscure... snarky e-mails that one does not expect to be made public are a different sort of thing than public statements at a professional venue in your capacity as the leader of a news organization.

So the ABC executive gets h... (Below threshold)
james:

So the ABC executive gets hung by his own words.

Are we to shed tears?

No, no tears here.Bu... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

No, no tears here.
But just wait for the KosKidz and DU crowd to filter in later today.
Cue cries of censorship and thought crimes in
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If Green had made a similar... (Below threshold)
cubanbob:

If Green had made a similar remark about a black or Muslim, would they still be employed by ABC?

cubanbob,That would ... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

cubanbob,
That would depend. Is the black or muslim a conservative or republican? If the answer is yes, he would still work for ABC.




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