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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Maureen

Round Lake, IL

#21 Jul 25, 2009
Kate is certainly a controlling freak, but Jon is nothing more than a spineless loser going through a midlife crisis. He's out to get as many young, pretty females as will have him.

Hey girls, don't you realize - he's cheated once, he'll cheat again? They ALWAYS do...
Pearl

North Aurora, IL

#22 Jul 25, 2009
opinions are like --- wrote:
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.
... Your comment doesn't read like a child of divorce. It reads more like the Disney Daddy in a divorce.
sowhat

Northbrook, IL

#23 Jul 25, 2009
Like the Star is journalism. About the same as wwe.com . But at least its reporter has some ethics, in a strange sense.
sara

Evanston, IL

#24 Jul 25, 2009
are you kidding me!? who on this freaking planet would want him!? he is U G L Y !!! and asian. and a bcth for an ex wife and a litter of uglies! ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Pearl

North Aurora, IL

#26 Jul 25, 2009
haha wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you ever seen an asian guy? They're hung like thumbs
... To answer your question, no I haven't. But apparently you've spent an inordinate amount of time with naked Asian guys? This dude has nothing going for him at all. Nothing that anyone can see, that is.

“What type of f--kery is this??”

Since: Dec 07

South Shore/Chatham

#27 Jul 25, 2009
Dick Bacon wrote:
Don't know who comes out looking worse in this whole mess, men or women.
Probably humanity.
That's one of the most HONEST and true answers I have ever read...
Jim

Western Springs, IL

#28 Jul 25, 2009
Good for him. A guy like this could use a little young tail after what that battle axe see you next tuesday did to him over the last few years. And to all you hens out there who are outraged, maybe if your husbands stuck their penis in you every once in a while you'd have better things to do than trash a single guy who is trying to date on a message board.
The Master Cylinder

Morgan Hill, CA

#29 Jul 25, 2009
Perhaps this reporter's affair with the guy wasn't quite so "unexpected.":

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/07/24/...
Craig

Albuquerque, NM

#30 Jul 25, 2009
So..."resigning" equates to "losing job?" I always associated losing a job with being fired or let go.
opinions are like ---

Addison, IL

#31 Jul 25, 2009
Pearl wrote:
<quoted text>... Your comment doesn't read like a child of divorce. It reads more like the Disney Daddy in a divorce.
I've never been married and don't have kids. My point is from the perspective of a kid who was happy his parents got on with their life instead of putting up a facade. Its unfortunate that this is playing out on the public stage for them, but this happens everyday in private throughout this country, and I support parents taking care of themselves as well as their kids.

So what if a newly single man wants some tail while still maintaining a solid role as a dad? Its quite evident on the show he isn't leaving the kids behind.
opinions are like ---

Addison, IL

#32 Jul 25, 2009
siena wrote:
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!!
This is clear extrapolation about details you know nothing about. But that is what Topix is all about, right? Just state what think must be true as actual fact.
flip

Chicago, IL

#33 Jul 25, 2009
Wait a minute. The Star has ethics and standards?
my 2cents

Shorewood, IL

#35 Jul 25, 2009
In my opinion, there is going to come a time in Jon's life when he looks back at this period in his life and realize he made super bad choices, embarrassed himself, his family and pretty much destroyed his respectability.
The man is not thinking straight. He is indulging his WANTS, not thinking at all of the consequences that will surely follow his recent behavior. The piper Always gets paid.
We all gotta learn the hard way at some point in our life. This guy will too. Hope he catches on before it's totally irreparable, especially with his children.
Pearl

North Aurora, IL

#36 Jul 25, 2009
opinions are like --- wrote:
<quoted text>
I've never been married and don't have kids. My point is from the perspective of a kid who was happy his parents got on with their life instead of putting up a facade. Its unfortunate that this is playing out on the public stage for them, but this happens everyday in private throughout this country, and I support parents taking care of themselves as well as their kids.
So what if a newly single man wants some tail while still maintaining a solid role as a dad? Its quite evident on the show he isn't leaving the kids behind.
... A solid role as a dad in your opinion must include having your exploits on the cover of every gossip rag? I am a parent and I can tell you that a good many other parents will disagree with you.
opinions are like ---

Addison, IL

#37 Jul 25, 2009
Pearl wrote:
<quoted text>... A solid role as a dad in your opinion must include having your exploits on the cover of every gossip rag?
Yeah, Pearl, that is totally logical.
Wendy

Toronto, Canada

#38 Jul 25, 2009
Honestly if he didn't have money made off his kid's backs and she couldn't cash in on his 5 minutes of fame, what would she see in him? He's obviously not a very stable person and is out for Jon and Jon only; Kate is lucky to be rid of him. No wonder she had to boss him around, he obviously is lacking grey matter. He is humiliating his family to play out his early midlife crisis.
What_U_talkin_bo ut_Willis

Naperville, IL

#39 Jul 25, 2009
my 2cents wrote:
In my opinion, there is going to come a time in Jon's life when he looks back at this period in his life and realize he made super bad choices, embarrassed himself, his family and pretty much destroyed his respectability.
The man is not thinking straight. He is indulging his WANTS, not thinking at all of the consequences that will surely follow his recent behavior. The piper Always gets paid.
We all gotta learn the hard way at some point in our life. This guy will too. Hope he catches on before it's totally irreparable, especially with his children.
In my opinion, there is going to come a time in Kate's life when she looks back at this period in her life and realize she made super bad choices, embarrassed herself, her family and pretty much destroyed her respectability.
The woman is not thinking straight. She is indulging her WANTS, not thinking at all of the consequences that will surely follow her recent behavior. The piper Always gets paid.
We all gotta learn the hard way at some point in our life. This girl will too. Hope she catches on before it's totally irreparable, especially with her children
comment

Coopersburg, PA

#40 Jul 25, 2009
Jim wrote:
Do you people actually watch and follow this crap? Geez people get a life!
Your posting on this forum, seems like u have no life.
Reality

Meadville, PA

#41 Jul 25, 2009
Pearl wrote:
He's gotta be hung. No other explanation for it.
He's bi-sexual. girls like that, so they don't have to take care of him all the time and this pig if she's anything like in school would do them both on the off days. I'm sure her ommy is looking down and is very proud of her
Tom

Laurys Station, PA

#42 Jul 25, 2009
I can't help but think that if Kate was photographed running around with multiple men in different parts of the world, shortly after the split, she would be considered a tramp and slut. Jon had problems and didn't want to be involved with the show, so I'd like to know where he is getting the money to take his girlfriends on trips around the world. Wasn't he in Paris like two weeks ago with the daughter of the family friend. He didn't work for the money, he's enjoying it and spending as much as he can. I was sick of seeing his depressed mopey face all the time on the show. No expression, no happy looks, smiles, even for the kids.

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