Dean Richards: Do you feel like you’re a different person, maybe a better person? … than you were four years ago, five years ago.
Where’s the Professional Courtesy?
Considering that Mel Gibson probably thought he was on WGN-TV to promote his movie ‘Edge of Darkness.’ However, he soon realized he was being ambushed about troubles in his personal life. Apparently, there is a media element that is not forgiving. WGN-TV reporter Dean Richards started to sound a little more like a psychologist than a reporter.
On January 29, 2010, WGN-TV aired an interview that Richards conducted with actor Mel Gibson via a remote feed about his new movie, Edge of Darkness, and then queried Gibson about how the public perceives him, given his noted drunken outburst and anti-Semitic rant while being arrested in 2006. The line of questioning annoyed Gibson, who told Richards, “That’s almost four years ago, dude. I mean, I’ve moved on. I guess you haven’t.” After the interview, Gibson — unaware that the camera was still rolling and that he was still on air — took a sip of coffee and used the term “asshole,” presumably directed at Richards. Gibson and his publicist both later claimed that the remark was directed at Gibson’s publicist.
CELEBTV.COM describes the segment this way …
Kelli Zink: “Mel Gibson sure has a funny way of apologizing. Watch the actor lose his cool while promoting his new movie ‘Edge of Darkness.’
WGN used the keywords ‘angry’ and ‘rant’ to classify the video segment on YouTube.
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