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HBO's Gumbel: Lack of Blacks Makes Olympics 'Look Like a GOP Convention'
Newsbusters.org ^ | 2/16/05 | David Pierre

Posted on 02/16/2006 7:25:32 AM PST by Airborne1986

There were some eye-opening remarks from Bryant Gumbel on the most recent episode of HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. According to a transcript posted by a television columnist named Seth Frelich, Gumbel said the following in his closing monologue last week (emphasis mine):

"Finally, tonight, the Winter Games. Count me among those who don’t care about them and won’t watch them ... Because they’re so trying ... Like, try not to be incredulous when someone attempts to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention. Try not to point out that something’s not really a sport if a pseudo-athlete waits in what’s called a kiss-and-cry area, while some panel of subjective judges decides who won ... So if only to hasten the arrival of the day they’re done, when we can move on to March Madness — for God’s sake, let the games begin."


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To: Airborne1986
Gosh, could it be that Lil Ole Black Gumbo is nothing more than and lil ole racists in black sheets.

Shame on these racists lackeys and their abetting groups like Jessie Jackass, Black Gumbo, the NAACP, Black Congressional Congress and others purporting to be unbiased and fair, there not.
141 posted on 02/16/2006 8:31:23 AM PST by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: Airborne1986

Weren't recent the US Fencers not only brother and sister but also African-American?


142 posted on 02/16/2006 8:34:17 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny. "--Aeschylus)
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To: Airborne1986

During the Seoul Olympics, Gumbel called the Korean children adopted by Americans, "the nation's number one export". This was a deep embarassment to the proud nation of Korea, and it caused new laws to be put in place which made it more difficult for foreignors to adopt Korean children. Gumbel is an ass.


143 posted on 02/16/2006 8:35:24 AM PST by old and tired (Run Swannie, run!)
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To: VOA

I can honestly say that I have not watched one iota of Olympic coverage on any channel.

I really don't care about Olympics.


144 posted on 02/16/2006 8:39:54 AM PST by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: Airborne1986

Where's the Jamaican bob sled team when Gumball needs them?


145 posted on 02/16/2006 8:42:02 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: JZelle

Hum!!!! Washington D.C. trying to change peoples feelings by banning the use of the word niggardly.

I wonder if we ban the Iranian word for nuclear bomb they will immediately stop uranium enrichment?


146 posted on 02/16/2006 8:44:43 AM PST by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: Airborne1986
Dumbbell
147 posted on 02/16/2006 8:47:50 AM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: dfwgator

Blacks dhave not generally gone for winter sports. There are, of course, exceptions and their presence in the Winter Olypics is exceptional. One or two will empnhasize their rarity more than none at all. Now in the Summer Games blacks pretty much dominate certain competitions. Gumbel, as most liberals, are making the case that black people must be forced to like and participate in the same proportions or higher in every walk of life as Euro-white people. In a real nonregimented world different people have different preferences and different ethnic, religious, gender, etc, will show different preponderences of preferences. This is anathema to liberals.


148 posted on 02/16/2006 8:48:35 AM PST by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: Airborne1986
Bryant Gumball is the ultimate effeminate metrosexual stuffed shirt weirdo who's somehow made millions upon millions of dollars in a white bread society that, at least in his eyes, exists only to keep the black man down.

What a putz.
149 posted on 02/16/2006 8:54:36 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: discostu

Of course to libs like Gumbel "GOP Convention" is really a code-term for "KKK Rally."


150 posted on 02/16/2006 8:54:57 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ezed72

You are completely missing the point. Small comments from conservatives or Republicans like Rush or Trent Lott are blown way out of context and obvious racist comments by liberal ARE COMPLETELY IGNORED.


151 posted on 02/16/2006 8:59:15 AM PST by teddyballgame (red man in blue state)
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To: montag813

LOL!


152 posted on 02/16/2006 9:00:41 AM PST by Lady Heron
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To: Airborne1986
So, it's racism that blacks don't care to participate in sports like hockey, skiing, curling, figure skating and speed skating. But, good ol' Bryant has no problem with blacks being overrepresented in the Summer Olympics.

If he has such a problem with having to look at white people, maybe he should kick the white women out of his bed and stop selling out his race and betraying all the sisters out there.

153 posted on 02/16/2006 9:04:23 AM PST by Ol' Sparky
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To: Airborne1986

"Gump-dumbell" is both a moron and a MSM slimeball, which makes this statement the furthest thing from an "eye-opening remark".


154 posted on 02/16/2006 9:07:43 AM PST by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (Bush's #1 priority Africa. #2 priority appease Fox and Mexico . . . USA priority #64.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
If Gumball had two brains, he'd still be lonely
155 posted on 02/16/2006 9:09:12 AM PST by Dr. I. C. Spots
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To: skikvt
Vonetta Flowers - gold medalist in the 2-man bobsled at the 2002 Olympics
156 posted on 02/16/2006 9:10:07 AM PST by Cecily
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To: Airborne1986

If blacks make up 5% of the population, they clearly
should have 5% of the medals set aside for competitors
of color - and maybe 7% as reparations for past
Olympic discrimination in winter sports...


157 posted on 02/16/2006 9:10:51 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (outside a good dog, a book is your best friend. inside a dog it's too dark to read)
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To: Airborne1986

I flushed down what looked to be a Democrat convention just this AM


158 posted on 02/16/2006 9:13:16 AM PST by digger48
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To: dfwgator
I would agree that the Olympic Winter Games jumped the shark with the inclusion of all the X-Games crap.

They probably added the Snowboard Cross thing (there's like 3 or 4 snowboarders going down a hill bouncing off of each other) to get the NASCAR and Motocross crowd ;-)
159 posted on 02/16/2006 9:16:27 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: TChris

Winter athletes tend to come from winter climates.

Besides that, I'm tired of any so-called sport that gets officiated by a "judge."

If it's not based on a clock, a tape measure, or a score, then it ain't a sport....even if it requires athleticism.


160 posted on 02/16/2006 9:18:19 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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