05-31-2007, 04:22 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Re: The Onion goes too far...lampoons Hills death.
I have emailed The Onion and I encourage you to also send your emails to let them know how you feel about this.
Here is a copy of the body of my email.
Dear The Onion Editors, Staff and Whomever it may concern,
I am writing to you concerning the headline and picture shown on your website here:
"Bill Belichick finding new and interesting ways to cut players." This caption is paired with a picture of Hill in a bodybag, recently recovered from the Louisiana waters.
I am dismayed that you and your publication would go so low as to make a mockery of a recent tragic incident so fresh in the memory of many Patriot fans as well as the Hill family.
This crosses the line of poking fun, and squarely enters into the realm of tastelessness, insensitivity, and total disregard for the value of human life.
Can you for a moment imagine if you were a member of the Hill family and you saw this? Can you even imagine how that would make you feel?
I can only conclude that only the most miserable of human beings could find any humor value in the death of a young 24 year old man, who apparently died trying to rescue another human being during a jetski accident.
At the very least you owe the Hill family a retraction and an apology. And I can only hope that the person responsible for this grotesque caricature faces some serious discipline.
This article really crossed the line. It was in the territory of the tastelessness that Don Imus displayed when he made racist remarks about the Rutgers womens basketball team.
I hope that you at the The Onion seriously respond to this email and act to quickly remove this tasteless article from the net and/or print. I am certain that this will not be the only email you will be receiving from numerous sports fans whom were also shocked and offended.
If you agree that the article was offensive, insensitive, and went over the line, please let them know it.
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