Skip to comments.Bryant Gumbel goes racist
Posted on 02/17/2006 2:47:09 AM PST by beaversmom
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"Now Gumbel draws a comparison to athletes of other races and assumes, speculates and advances the argument that blacks are in fact superior athletes"
The biggest issue here is NOT the "looks like a GOP convention", tho that may be offensive to us GOPers.
The big issue is the FIRST part of the statement - directly implying that they can't be the "greatest" athletes if there are no blacks amongst them.
Yet EVERYONE is focused on the *GOP* part of the sentence and calling *that* racist! Yes, I include conservative show hosts.
It's time the "greatest" part of the sentence got the attention. THAT is the true racist part.
No, because he was talking specifically about the WINTER Olympics, for which that would basically be true.
Of course, Gumbel didn't worry about all the orientals in the winter Games.
He's disgusting. Why do Black racists always get off the hook and are never challenged by the MSM?
That pic is hillary-arious!!
Greg IS a class act. My wife worked with him in '79-80 when she was an assistant to one of the Newscasters there at NBC in Chicago. She always thought he was a sweetheart.
Of course it was his idiot brother who became "famous". Funny how that stuff always works out.
Maybe, but his larger point seemed to be that Olympica athletes can't be "skilled" unless dey be black.
He not only lamented the paucity of blacks on the US team, when no blacks were discriminated against in its formation (if they had demonstrated talent in those events and had bested white performers they would have been there, but Grumble had to go further and denigrate the ability of the white Olympians. He was classless and racist, far exceeding "racist offenses" that white commentators were cashiered for in the past.
Well, those advantages didn't do them much good against Euro and Latin teams that played like teams.
Elder was all over this days ago. God bless Larry
Odd words coming from a mixed race man who left his long term black wife who fostered his career for years in order to run off with a younger blonde peckerwoodette
a real piece of work he is
He isn't a racist...She's only white on the outside. Cute though.
S h eye t. Too funny.
why aren't bryant, jesse, and al over there in Torino boycotting these olympics then?
Gee, maybe he's right - there AREN'T enough THUGS in the winter olympics. I mean, football's played in the cold weather, basketball's played in the cold weather - equal opportunity should be given to all those wife-beaters!
Is NFL TV bringing Gumball in for Football announcing this year. He should be boycotted!
He is on the commercials with Chris (what's his name, former Bengal receiver) saying they start Thanksgiving weekend.
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