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Travicvs
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I heard on Rotten.com(not noted for its accuracy) that Bryant Gumbel after a guest left the show he mouthed the words "what a f***ing idiot"
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Sara at home
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Yeah, he did. It was Robert H. Knight of the Family Research Council after a discussion about gays and the Boy Scouts. I couldn't find the story on rotten.com but I remember hearing about it in the "legitimate" media when it happened.

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As I recall, the FRC lobbied to have Gumbel fired. Because everyone knows that it is not a journalist's place to comment on the glaringly obvious.

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Kathy B
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A few bits of verification--it happened June 29, 2000:

I like this one--it compares Gumbel and Jeff Jacoby--the guy who was fired for printing the Declaration of Independence story as his own.

Salom Magazine Bryant Gumbel: An idiot and his f-word

Here's another site, with lots of links

And another

There's plenty more--mostly commentary. Just fire up any search engine.

Kathy "Oh, the monster overbearing!" B.

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DrFraud
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quote:
Originally posted by Kathy B:
Kathy "Oh, the monster overbearing!" B.

(10 points if you get my internym)


Gilbert & Sullivan?


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Kathy B
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quote:
Originally posted by DrFraud:
Gilbert & Sullivan?

Yep. And the operatta was...?


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DrFraud
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quote:
Originally posted by Kathy B:
Yep. And the operatta was...?

HMS Pinafore:

"Did you hear him--did you hear him?
Oh, the monster overbearing!
Don't go near him--don't go near him--
He is swearing--he is swearing!"


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Kathy B
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Even if I can't spell "operetta", Dr. Fraud
quote:
... we are right, I think you'll say,
To argue in this kind of way;
And I am right,
And you are right,
And all is right--too-looral-lay!

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trollface
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I don't know anything about any of these people but having read that articles linked above, my thoughts are that Bryant Gumbel was not exhibiting prejudice against Christians in general, just calling one particular one a divvy. One who was advocating homosexual prejudice.

Troll "hello Mr. Pot, I'm Mr. Kettle" face


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ChaosFox
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Proof.
http://www.mrc.org/rm/gumbelslip/segment1.ram

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