June 26, 2006, - 12:46 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
He hates Israel. He barely likes America. He hates White people (except the ones he has sex with). He hates the Winter Olympics because they have too many White people.
And now, add Ann Coulter to the list of non-sports-related targets of Bryant Gumbel’s hate-filled rants on “Real Sports,” his “sports” show on HBO.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand reports that Bumbel, er . . . Gumbel, says he likes watching World Cup soccer even thoush “in soccer they score about as often as Ann Coulter makes sense.”
It’s not that the comment is that offensive. It’s that the creeping political commentary in the world of sports commentary is getting obnoxious. Gumbel’s show is a sports show, not a political one. His ranting on all things political is irritating and annoying. If you can’t talk about the game or the athlete, shut up. But Gumbel–Arrogance in Chief–won’t shut up. He can’t help himself.
We wonder where his colleague and “Real Sports” reporter Bernard Goldberg is . . . when it comes to Bryant Gumbel. Easily, Gumbel qualifies for one of Goldberg’s critiques of media lunatics and wackos. But he never gets such recognition by Goldberg.
We can’t say we blame Bernie. After all, once he was outed as a centrist and kicked out of PC CBS News, the only TV outlet he’s got left is this gig with egomaniac Gumbel. He doesn’t want to lose that, too.
By the way, we’ve had our own run-in with mucho-egoed Gumbel (at Detroit Metro Airport). And we like Ann Coulter much more than soccer and Bryant Gumbel combined.
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