Reporter snags Jon Gosselin, loses job

Reporter snags Jon Gosselin, loses job

There are 43 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 24, 2009, titled Reporter snags Jon Gosselin, loses job. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

You know you're in deep when Star magazine thinks you're too compromised to report its gossip.

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North Adams, MA

#1 Jul 24, 2009
Jon Gosselin is a disgrace to his children... when you have a family with that many kids, you have an obligation to try hard to make your marriage work. I believe his SHORT transition into new relationship is basic evidence that he was in fact having an affair. I doubt that his new apartment in NYC is big enough to house 8 children, meaning he plans on not being a big part of their lives. What a horrible man, its obvious fame got to his head!!
Trib Stinks

Lisle, IL

#2 Jul 24, 2009
The reporter is a moron too. Find a guy without 8 kids.
Tough Love

Lake Villa, IL

#3 Jul 24, 2009
New reality show "Jon and 2 Kates plus a Divorce Date"

United States

#4 Jul 24, 2009
Seriously -- what is it about divorcing middle age men who are losing their hair that makes them so attractive to young women? His attitude of "it's ALL about ME" is disgusting. His older children are old enough to read and understand what he is doing. His ultimate punishment will be when they look at him and say "we don't need you anymore".

Lisle, IL

#5 Jul 24, 2009
He's gotta be hung. No other explanation for it.

Addison, IL

#6 Jul 24, 2009
Nice job Trib, doing your best to prop up the Messiah some more. You sure have a clear bias for Jonny. He really is the True One.
Sojourner Wolf

Sedgewickville, MO

#7 Jul 24, 2009
Shades of "Absence Of Malice"...

Nashville, TN

#8 Jul 24, 2009
Pearl wrote:
He's gotta be hung. No other explanation for it.
Most likely. He isn't ugly, but certainly not the type of guy you would think could pull young girls.

Schaumburg, IL

#9 Jul 24, 2009
The attraction is most likely 1) the money and 2) the popularity and 3) the feeling that they can be the perfect woman for Jon after Kate seemed to mentally abuse him all the time.

I mean- why do hundreds of woman crave serial killers or murderers in prison? It is sad and disgusting really.
I do not get it

West Chicago, IL

#10 Jul 24, 2009
I do not watch the show but I've seen pictures of him - he's less than attractive. He hit every branch on the ugly tree when he fell.

Is the reporter blind? Type on a brail typewriter?
Dick Bacon

United States

#11 Jul 24, 2009
Don't know who comes out looking worse in this whole mess, men or women.

Probably humanity.
dc resident

Portland, OR

#12 Jul 24, 2009
He's a disgrace. If he cared about his children at all, he wouldn't be dating 3 weeks after separating from their mom. How does he think it makes his children feel? He is selfish and doesn't deserve to call himself a father. Everybody knows he's mad at his wife, but he's still legally married to her. He should have never had children. And to the women he's running around with. if he cheated on his wife, he'll cheat on you.

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Jul 24, 2009
Do you people actually watch and follow this crap? Geez people get a life!

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#14 Jul 25, 2009
I've never watched an entire episode, but I see parts of a show frequently as the kids have it on a lot. Is the guy every happy? Every time I see him he is moody and depressed. It makes me want to him him upside his head with a pry bar just to change his attitude.

Springfield, IL

#15 Jul 25, 2009
What a pi-- poor excuse for a man. Nouveau riche, mopy, inarticulate, bad choices in female companions and apparently lazy. Sounds like a winner to me, ladies.

Wolcott, CT

#16 Jul 25, 2009
My kids and I watched several episodes, and a joke in our family sprung up that John should do something about how Kate treated him. We would say maybe in the future Jon would wise up, leave Kate, and the show would be called "Jon and 8 minus Kate."

I feel bad about that now, as I never really would have wanted those poor kids to have to deal with all this. But the attraction, I think, is for a guy who needed "rescuing" since his wife, at least as they chose to show her on the show, was a real be-atch!

Saint Johns, MI

#17 Jul 25, 2009
John should really think about offing himself. Once his kids are old enough to make judgements, they'll certainly oome to the conclusion that they have a complete and total loser for a dad. Unfortunately, their mom isn't much better.

Thornton, IL

#18 Jul 25, 2009
This guy is the biggest drip I have ever seen. What a loser. Of course he and his hid-wife deserve each other. Feel sorry for the kids though

Alsip, IL

#19 Jul 25, 2009
The guy really is a jerk. Start reporting on something of relevance to families.

Those poor kids have to admit he is their father.

God Bless Them!
opinions are like ---

Addison, IL

#20 Jul 25, 2009
As a child of divorce, I don't see what the big deal is. As long as the kids are receiving unconditional love, they'll be fine. If Jon is going to be a good parent, he must enjoy his own personal life to some degree. Sexless, omnipresent nanny isn't necessarily a good role model for kids who are supposed to grow up and have relationships of their own.

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