Bryant Gumbel is a long-time sports journalist with a history of race-baiting, and has hosted HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel since 1995. He has also served as co-anchor of NBC’s Today, and co-host of The Early Show on CBS.
“The bombing in Oklahoma City has focused renewed attention on the rhetoric that’s been coming from the right and those who cater to angry white men…. Right-wing talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Bob Grant, Oliver North, G. Gordon Liddy, Michael Reagan and others take to the air every day with basically the same format: Detail a problem, blame the government or a group and invite invective from like-minded people…. Never do most of the radio hosts encourage outright violence, but the extent to which their attitudes may embolden or encourage some extremists has clearly become an issue.”