Gumbel on NBC
Bryant Gumbel earned the wrath of conservatives long before his stint at CBS. For 15 years he co-hosted NBC's
Today and the following links demonstrate his continually biased coverage, agenda-driven interviews and almost compulsive obsession with Ronald Reagan.
January 2, 1997 -- L. Brent Bozell Nationally
Reviewed Gumbel's years of liberal bias on NBC's Today. Detailed review of his interviews of black leaders offers a revealing look of how his questions reveal his own biases.
December 30, 1996 -- Notable Quotables
A special edition of Notable Quotables dedicated to Gumbel as he prepares to leave the Today show after serving as co-host for 15 years.
July 1995 -- MediaWatch
Four-year study demonstrated how Gumbel used Today as personal political soapbox to attack Republicans as "right-wing extremists," to share his often-incendiary opinions on race relations and express an abiding hatred of Ronald Reagan.
May 1992 -- MediaWatch
"Blaming the Riot on
Gumbel blames the Los Angeles riots of 1992 on the policies of the Reagan years.
April 1991 -- MediaWatch
The MRC published the results of its study on Gumbel's reporting from 1988 through 1990. Examined Gumbel's stated views on Republicans, taxes and government spending and race.
Visitors can also review an all-text list of 46 famous
"Gumbel Stumbles" the MRC compiled before Gumbel became co-host of
The Early Show in 1999.
Gumbel on CBS
Gumbel Comments on MRC
Top Ten Gumbel Stumbles
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