Leftie Bryant Gumbel: I Was Embarrassed By Sarah Palin’s Appearance on Today Show

Leftie Bryant Gumbel says he was embarrassed by Sarah Palin’s appearance on The Today Show.

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Mediaite reported, via Lucianne:

Former Today anchor Bryant Gumbel, who co-hosted the program from 1982 to 1997, told The Daily Beast‘s Howard Kurtz he was “embarrassed” by Sarah Palin‘s appearance on the show last week.

“(Hosts) used to be judged not just on their popularity level but the extent to which they were capable of interviewing someone or reporting on a situation, or able to have a degree of gravitas,” Gumbel lamented. “Now that is secondary to being popular.”

While Palin’s Today Show co-hosting stint boosted viewership up from Monday to 5.5 million viewers, the move was panned by several media critics, perhaps most notably Jon Stewart who spent nearly 10 minutes last week lambasting her performance.

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  • mg4us

    He is just envious that Palin did better than he did with a higher rating and a more devoted audience. . .

    Sorry Bryant. . thanks for the Gum Ball!

  • Atlanta Media Guy

    I’m embarrassed by his appearance on HBO every month. Thank God I don’t spend a dime to get that “network”. Hey don’t try so hard to not show your bias bro. Your little Today program is going down since it was a Today producer who tried to incite a riot by “editing” some key words out of the 911 call. Lame excuses from Capus and Griffin should have them looking for work, if Brian Roberts, Comcast CEO, knew what he was doing. Bryant, your brother has so much more class, integrity and honesty than you.

  • Gary

    gravitas?
    He must be unaware that nearly 50 million people voted for Sarah for VP (and secretly hoped she wouldn’t have to be VP too long!).

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Bryant Gumbel is just jealous that Sarah Palin is more of a man than he’ll ever be.

  • Sam Stone

    Bryant WHO? And is he admitting the mass popularity of Palin?

  • Estragon

    You have to admit that Palin just doesn’t have the air of arrogant self-importance and false veneer of gravitas that Gumbel always brought to the table. Few were capable of asking the prosaic questions with such stoic seriousness when he didn’t have a clue about the subject.

  • exceller

    right, the same show which fired an executive for selectively editting the Zimmerman phone call to make him appear racist, and Gumbel is embarrased about Palin?

  • http://Rockshardplace.blogspot.com Rock90210

    Katie Couric had “gravitas”?

  • dunce

    Both gumbels, he and his brother, were affirmative action failures.

  • Franklin Amman

    “Don’t want any CRACKERS in my soup !”

  • overthehillbill

    Get over it Gumble!!!
    She not only
    took your lunch away from you but she ate it in front of you and made you like it!!!!!
    Go Sarah!!!!!!!!!

  • BlahBlahBlah

    “While Palin’s Today Show co-hosting stint boosted viewership up from Monday to 5.5 million viewers, the move was panned by several media critics, perhaps most notably Jon Stewart who spent nearly 10 minutes last week lambasting her performance.”

    …Wait, you mean the Left doesn’t like it when the Right gets to actually speak?

    Well, I’m shocked…

  • forest

    “the move was panned by several media critics”

    I’m shocked.

    Progressives are eliminationist haters. No matter what she does, they are going to hate it. They would only be satisfied is she were gone. Staying home and raising kids would piss them off. They want annihilation.

  • Rachelle

    Adirondack said:

    “Bryant Gumbel is just jealous that Sarah Palin is more of a man than he’ll ever be.”

    AGREED. Gumbel is just another leftist, whiney, sissy boy.

    By the way, the real-life Palin makes Katniss, the protagonist in Hunger Games, believable. More than once I found myself thinking, “Sarah could do that!” Gumbel, on the other hand, would just curly up and cry ‘racism’ until someone put him out of his misery.

  • Mr Buddy Fisher

    A pompous stack of horse apples.

  • nana

    Jealous Bryant Gumbel and he is an embarrassment.

  • Rob Crawford

    Gumball? Gravitas?

    The guy’s the “journalistic” equivalent of chocolate mousse.

  • Sgt. Mom

    Old joke about him: What’s green and arrogant?

    Answer: Bryant Gumby!

  • Chris in N.Va.

    Hey!! Hey!! I used to be “somebody” that people watched (well, they had no choice, really).

    Remember me??

    Anybody?

    Hello, hello!?

    Geez, what kind of temper tantrum does a guy need to throw to get a little attention and respect nowadays?

  • Chris in N.Va.

    Aww…..little Bry-Bry’t throwing a hissy fit.

    Aren’t toddlers cute when they do that?

    No.

    Neither are supposed adults.

    Somebody needs a diaper change and a nap.