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Pantera Publicist Puts E! Reporter In Her Place

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"E! was seeking video of Dimebag Darryl to use in an upcoming 25 Most Chilling Hollywood Murders special, and went to publicist Janie Hoffman. Her response?

Hi Beau. I’m leaving John’s comments in cause he’s a nice guy and I know this was difficult for him to send on through. I’m also blind copying a whole list of folks who will most likely copy a whole other list of folks until maybe this spreads like a good email should and end up on 100,000 websites to show the world what a collective bunch of tasteless morons you all are.

Dime’s birthday is this coming Sunday and your timing couldn’t be worse. Not that there is a good time. In fact, in honor of his birthday, I think I’ll send this around to a few of our favorite music websites who will most likely print the whole damn thing word for word, including your phone number and email. For good measure, I’m going to throw in the top 50 major daily music and some of the top TV writers in the country and why not, the weeklies as well.

I realize there is nothing anyone can do to stop E! from producing garbage like this below, as you’ve built your audience on the backs of other people’s private lives, creating some type of warped reality out of your garbage, which is merely excuses for programming on the cheap and at the expense of others.

I would like to request that you please read this out out loud to all the creative geniuses in the programming department that came up with this idea.

We have received your request to license footage on Dimebag Darrell Abbott for your upcoming production of, “25 Most Chilling Hollywood Murders.”

While we realize the average E! audience most likely has the IQ of an umbrella, they collectively are a smarter bunch than the lot of you. Your programming creativity falls somewhere to the bottom of the middle at best, and that’s saying a lot.

I ask that you all please take a moment from your busy days and close your eyes. Live out the fantasy of playing your favorite instrument onstage. Your closest friends in the world surround you, either in the band or in your crew. From one side of the stage, a man approaches. Thinking he’s a security guy or a drunk fan who’s just a bit out a line, you continue to perform. Two seconds later, he lifts his arms, aims a rifle at your brother, your best friend, your buddy and blows his brains out, not three feet from where you are. In the nanosecond it takes you to comprehend the magnitude of what just happened, he does it again…and again…and again…and again…and again…and again before taking aim and murdering additional members of your extended family as well as fans that have come to see you play. Two of your crew are shot but survive, but of course, will never be the same again.

Now imagine it’s a few years later and you turn on the TV set. Just in case you may be having at least a five minute respite from that scene that plays over and over in your head, just in case…..you flip through the channels and there it is. Again. Only with some two bit actor who thinks this is his big Hollywood break.

And please, if you don’t like that scenario, make believe it’s your child who got his brains splattered all over a stage in Ohio. And then you turn on E! Oh, the magic of television!

In case none of this appears clear enough and you need a definitive answer to your request…no. The answer if no, and on behalf of everyone that was there that night and everyone that misses him every day, you can take that no and shove it up your collective asses.

And, for your second request, yes, you can quote me on that.

Sincerely,

Jane Hoffman"

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1. Scorched_Earth writes:

RIGHT

F U C K I N G

ON!!!

# Aug 21, 2006 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BLACKDOG writes:

AMEN TO THAT !!!!!!!

# Aug 21, 2006 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. godlike writes:

FU@KIN E!....what an absolute bunch of sh@T......hows that for a E exclusive..? those dumb bastards.... R.I.P...DIMEBAG

# Aug 21, 2006 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. metal2death writes:

didnt feel like reading it but it looks alright

# Aug 21, 2006 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

Scorched_Earth & Blackdog
I f***ing second that notion.

Calling E! "the bottom of the middle at best" was putting it gently...Short of Fox News, I don't think it gets worse than E!

Anyone who did not hear about the tragedy through traditional news outlets, does not need to be educated about it by E!

# Aug 21, 2006 @ 8:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. evilcheeba writes:

That letter was way more polite than it should have been. Bunch of tasteless, classless losers.

# Aug 21, 2006 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. anon writes:

3 words

they got served. :-D

# Aug 21, 2006 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Scorched_Earth writes:

Anyone up for an email campaign? I'd love to forward this to as many people as I can-maybe make E! make a public appology...! Just to humiliate them...they suck anyway.

# Aug 21, 2006 @ 9:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. rising end writes:

nicely put ms jane, that was the most polite way of describing the kind of pieces of sh** that are behind TV shows. i can imagine how this idea came into their minds:
ooo i know lets talk about people that were brutally slain doing what they love most and showcase it to millions of ignorant idiots who maybe heard about this people onces an dentertain them by describing their death horiible death and getting good ratings while we are at it.
motherf***ing lowlives, i hope they rot for that.

# Aug 21, 2006 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BentDreadknot writes:

I'd definitely give miss Jane Hoffman a high-five if I could. I couldn't have said it better myself.

# Aug 21, 2006 @ 10:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. buffalo lou writes:

I never post on any of these sights, but i agree. We miss you Darryl.

# Aug 21, 2006 @ 10:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Terminator writes:

"the average E! audience most likely has the IQ of an umbrella, they collectively are a smarter bunch than the lot of you."

LMFAO^

though parts of this letter were very funny and called out all of those ignorant knuckleheads at E!, this article is also very sad on a number of levels. its one thing to watch the footage of this horrendous event on behind the music (at least they were trying to honor Dime's legacy and influence in metal), but to show it on E! for the purpose of mere entertainment is not only tasteless, but is sick and flat out wrong. unfortunately, the retards at E! are too stupid to realize that their purpose does nothing but ruin celebrity's lives. thank god for people like jane that have the balls to shove it in their face. RIP Dime :(

# Aug 21, 2006 @ 11:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. everneed writes:

at one point in history, there was a time when the media had respect and decentcy for the lives of other people. be it the celebraties or the politicians of the day, they had respect. at some point in history, they lost it and the world was been all the worse for it. rest in peace dime.

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 12:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. slayerdisciple writes:

E! is one huge reason i dont even watch tv, i watched it one day it was so disguistin i turned off the damn tv and threw up

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 12:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. inhatredofme writes:

to hell with E! and all their horrible shows, i must say that this letter was awesome and i agree that E! should apologize to all Dime's family, friends and fans for even thinking of bringing up the topic of his murder again. WE MISS YOU DIME!

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 12:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. psythe writes:

f***ing ridiculous. Scorched, I'm all for that public apology idea, that'd really show them how far over the line they were. f***bags.

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 1:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Night_terror987 writes:

LOL E! is stupid anyways.

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 1:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. OpethSuck!!! writes:

I'm glad that she stood up for Dime and turned that sh** down. They shouldn't show any of the murders that happened in hollywood. It hurts people and they're doing it so they can hopefully make some new viewers. f*** that! I do wish that she wasn't as conservative and gave it to them a little more, but she kept it that way and I respect her 100% for it so she saved herself in the future as a publicist. And one more thing I noticed it she said "Darryl" I've never seen anyone spell it that way. Did anyone else catch that or am I missing something. I know I'm a dumb a$$ if I missed it so you don't have to tell me! lol

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 2:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. psythe writes:

I've seen Darryl spelt that way before, but I don't think that's how Dime's name was spelt.

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 2:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Cfhdon83 writes:

AGREED^ what a bunch of f***ing a$$holes f*** E! and Nathan Gayle and a matter of fact f*** OHIO. R.i.P DIME

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 4:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. psythe writes:

Did that article/letter/thing just say that it's Dimebag's birthday this coming Sundaj? Because if it did, I'm probly gonna get kicked out of college for being waaaaaay too drunk and disorderly. Who's with me?

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 5:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Ostracised writes:

I'm something of a horror and serial killer buff, but even I wouldn't want to see that. It just goes to show how out of touch the American entertainment industry is, and how them and the media will literally do anything for a story, a show, or a top 40 "hit". These people have no concience, and really don't care who it affects, as long as their cameras can roll and their bid for noteriety is achieved. They are the true scum of the earth.

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 9:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. rising end writes:

machine man you are a sad, sad piece of sh**. i thinks she also messed up on some of the specifics of that night, like the rifle. but anyway lets not replay those events in our head, nad if his birthday is in our midst lets remember him by turning up some metal and a bottle of whiskey.

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 10:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. psythe writes:

Jack Dan was what he drank consistently, wasn't it? If I remember correctly...which, knowing my memory, I probably don't.

Rifle/Pistol/Grenade Launcher, it doesn't matter. They're all the same means to the same end.

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 10:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Spirit of the elder gods writes:

How many cast and crew on E! 25!!!!!!!!!!!! f*** it lets kill em all in the most heinous ways.seriously though wtf are these people even human.

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. VICSTER writes:

E can kiss my ass. What the f*** is wrong with these people? This whole subject makes me feel extremly hostile. Fu*cking c***s. I am so sick of these networks with their bullsh** shows. They take such great delight in making money off other peoples tragedies. And the audience, the fu*cking sheep that consume themselves with other peoples misery, only to feel better about themselves.

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 12:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. metalmayhem writes:

psythe, it was Crown Royal or JD if there was no Crown...and definitely rip a blacktooth down for me. and godlike, i agree w/ you totally...

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 5:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. godlike writes:

what was that metalmayhem.....did I read that correctly....have you read post 55 in the other forum..? I was kinda waitin for a reply...

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 5:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. NATAS718666 writes:

25 MOST CHILLING HOLLYWOOD MURDERS?
WHO IS GOING TO HOST ... RYAN SEACREST? WHAT A CROCK OF sh**. WHERE THE HELL WERE THEY WHEN DIME WAS ALIVE, NO THEY WANT TO PORTRAY METAL IN A NEGITIVE WAY LIKE THAT ONE PIECE OF sh** REPRESENTS ALL OF DIME'S FANS OR METAL.
TELL E! TO STICK WITH THE 25 BIGGEST WHORES IN HOLLYWOOD.
WHO'S c*** IS PARIS HILTON SUCKING NOW,
WHICH TEEN SLUT IS LINSEY LOHAN FUEDING WITH,
HOW MANY TIMES HAS NICOLE RICHY PUKED TODAY,
YOU KNOW sh** THAT IS RELAVANT TO E! AND THERE VIEWERS.

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 6:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Metal_Thrashing_Madman writes:

Ya know.. am I the only one who finds this a bit stupid. Their doing a show on murders of celebertys.. not the first not the last. Not only does the publicist insult the audience of the channel, the person goes off because they want to use footage of dime. Yeah thats not cool blah blah but yet the management had no problem licencing footage to VH1'S Behined the Music of Pantera. whe the last half hour was nothing about dimes death. I can understand just saying no, but going off like that was the most ridiculous thing considering they licenced footage for the same subject MANY different times. Blow up like that is like a family member blowing up eveytime the "9/11" is even mentioned. Plain f***ing stupid.

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. KORNDOGG writes:

f*** E!, THAT CHANNEL CAN SUCK MY BALLS!
RIP-DIMEBAG!

HEY SPIRIT, WHY U ALWAYS WANT TO KILL PEOPLE?

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 6:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. eddie is real writes:

pwnd

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. slayer is god writes:

i agree that it is wrong that somone would have the nerve to do that but i dont think you should single out the person who sent the email they were just doing their jobs, but for the person who made those dissions, f***in eh

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 7:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Panteralizton writes:

THOSE f***ERS! Obviously They Don't Do These Things To Bring Closure. And Of Course No One Who Watches This Bullsh** Knows Who Dimebag Darrell Is. The Mindless Morons Who Watch This sh** Care More About Clothes And Gossip Then They Care About Hurting People And I Don't Mean To Sound Like Emo, But Dime Is Gone And If You're Not Paying Homage Then Keep Your f***in' Mouth Shut. Vinnie Paul And The Rest Of Dime's Family Deserve Peace And Quiet. R.I.P. Dimebag!

# Aug 23, 2006 @ 4:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Spirit of the elder gods writes:

Korndogg lol coz i am a satanic slayer fan must'nt disappoint my peers dude.i am really an ok guy u know it was irony mate the shows about murders so lets mureder the cast and crew.I really am a quiet guy good at my job keep myself to myself (damn thats what next door neighbours say about serial killers)WHOOAHHHHHH !!

# Aug 23, 2006 @ 4:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. dominate writes:

she did the right thing. She said it like it is and it sounded f**kin great. E! had no f**kin idea who Dime was before he died and after they jumped on the bandwagon, it makes me sick. Dime you are truly missed by the people who looked up to you as a guitar god and one kicka$$ person.
R.I.P. DIME
TAKEN WITH THE FLOODS!!!

# Aug 23, 2006 @ 7:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Getcha Pull! writes:

I cannot support Jane Hoffman's comments enough. Well done. Sharing information is one thing, sensationalism is another. Let's all tip back a BLACK TOOTH GRIN for a beautiful human being. Happy 40th birthday Dime. SDMF.

# Aug 26, 2006 @ 1:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Yeehaw writes:

f***ing respect to Jane Hoffman. And RIP Dime, we all love ya.

# Aug 30, 2006 @ 6:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Liddell_Lady writes:

Good. I'm glad she turned them down. What does E! know about Dimebag? They know nothing about him. They just want to twist and turn the facts into lies and make it look like a tupuc shooting or whatever and it's not like that at all.

# Sep 17, 2006 @ 11:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. coco writes:

E! aka the channel for homsexual c***lovers who watch ryan seacrest suck the c*** out of m. shadows does not know c*** about metal, and even dimebag legacy........

so ye see they are playin with his final chapter of his legacy...........

but i tell you what, i'm mad, no really, i'm mad, but ti will make me feel good...........

IF THE WHORE OF E! BROOKE BURKS BLOW MY c***..............

# Sep 18, 2006 @ 9:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Crushem writes:

Dime's death was a tragic, and to make it into some kinda freakshow is low on E's part. Its a frikken outrage. RIP Dimebag Darrrl

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