Bryant Gumbel is best known for being a liberal journalist on the morning television program, The Today Show. He single handedly spearheaded the effort to keep George W. Bush from speaking to The NAACP. His plan failed, though, as President Bush selflessly risked life and limb to speak to his people.
Gumbel was born in Nawlins, Louisiana in 1944. The majority of his time was spent mending fences and fighting off hurricanes. Bryant was often told by his many baby-sitters and wet nurses that, because of his creole descent, he would make a beautiful woman. Though true, this scared little Bryant and at the age of 14 he ran away to live alone in the woods. Unfortunately though, because Bryant was a latchkey kid, his parents never noticed. He developed an inclining for rouge and pantyhose at that time.
In 1981, at the age of 37, Gumbel graduated the eighth grade, earning his Louisiana State High School Diploma. This was enough of an education to sign with NBC as a journalist.
- "[I] 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." -About the American athletes who won the 2006 Winter Olympics.
- "What a fucking idiot" -About Robert Knight of the Family Research Council after hearing his view on the Boy Scouts' policy of excluding gays.
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