Lori Loughlin loses starring roles on Hallmark Channel

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  • DJR Omaha, NE
    March 19, 2019 12:49 p.m.

    We all (and She) knows she did wrong. Her & her husband are being fined BIG time. Don't mess with her livelihood! Yes they were wrong! They are paying for it. She is a fantastic Actress; has worked hard at it. She was in sooo much of the Hallmark channel shows. Dropping them off the shows is hurting us all. The Loughlin's know they did wrong. It is costing them big bucks!
    They were trying to better their kids; and are now paying for it. But what is happening is known as "Double Jeopardy". We can not be tried twice for a crime; why do it to her? She is a wonderful actor; with many good shows to her acclaim. "This Double Jeopardy is wrong!" And yes; she is in many of the shows I watch. And don't want to loose not seeing her.

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    March 18, 2019 8:01 p.m.

    We have long known about "legacy admits" at elite colleges. Of course, having a parent who attended an elite college has never been quite the same as having a parent who attended who is now able and willing to make a large donation.

    I don't have much problem with that, to be honest. These donations fund much needed facilities, colleges have made a case--however weak and obtuse--that there is value to having alums with long standing ties to the school, and the number of kids who got in this way was quite small.

    This overt bribery though is nuts. $500,000 to get someone to cheat on an admissions decision? Wouldn't that same amount, going directly to the school have bought a legacy admit?

    At the end of the day, though, the numbers are fairly small. A hundred or so rich kids pale in comparison to the number of seats taken from better applicants because of affirmative action admits.

    Is the overly righteous indignation really about cheating a better qualified student out of a seat, or more about being upset that a rich kid got a benefit of being rich? Newsflash, every person posting here is "rich" compared to much of the world's population. Time to stop coveting.

  • Spoc Ogden, UT
    March 15, 2019 5:05 p.m.

    In order to have cheating one must have rules.

    Colleges use testing (ACT or SAT) to gauge academic preparation. They also use K12 grades to determine which applicants are likely to succeed in the higher education realm. And if there are more good applicants than they have capacity for, they pick the ones most likely to succeed. No one seems to have a problem with those rules.

    In these cases, slots appear to have been filled not on the basis of merit but on the basis of other considerations, not merit. And preferential treatment not based on merit just chafes some people something fierce.

    By the way, favoritism comes in many flavors. We give self-righteous raspberries to bribery but most colleges depend on donors gifts to the school, whose children magically make the cut.

    How about the apple of affirmative action? Is discrimination based on color or gender based on our merit rules?

    How about athletic scholarships or those based on a social agenda? Are they always the ones most likely to succeed academically or is it just his size 16 shoes?

    Before you ride off on your high horse to do battle with injustice, keep in mind that discrimination takes on many forms.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    March 15, 2019 2:16 p.m.

    @Worf
    I'd also like to add the following to your list:

    1) Frauds
    2) Bullies
    3) Adulterers
    4) Nepotism
    5) Liars

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    March 15, 2019 11:36 a.m.

    People of wealth and privilege buying special favors in an openly competitive process that espouses equality for all is nothing new. Ever since I became old enough to become sufficiently worldly wise, I've always known it's been going on under the table.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    March 15, 2019 11:14 a.m.

    Not justifying liars and cheaters, but our society is filled with it:

    * government in its many forms
    * school districts
    * hospital/healthcare
    * drug trafficking
    * those taking benefits who don't need it
    * businesses
    * media
    * spouses
    * etc.

    What's crazy is cheating/lying people will criticize and judge others who do much less.

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    March 15, 2019 9:57 a.m.

    There's a Hallmark Channel?

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    March 15, 2019 6:14 a.m.

    Good, cheaters, shouldn't be rewarded.

    I would like the other 50+ cheaters to receive the same shame.

    Cheaters and liars are bad enough, those who use their wealth for nefarious behavior should loose a good portion of that wealth in fines and prison time.

    Unfortunately, this has gone on for a long time, make a huge donation or pledge of a donation to the college you want your kids to attend, it's basically the same thing.

    Those accepting the compensation should also be jailed.