Dallas TV co-hosts upset with ESPN’s coverage of Michael Sam’s draft-day kiss

Photo courtesy: @MichaelSamNFL Twitter

Photo courtesy: @MichaelSamNFL Twitter

By now everyone knows that Michael Sam is the first openly gay player drafted to the NFL.But his reaction – kissing his boyfriend after being drafted by the St. Louis Rams had the women on Dallas morning show The Broadcast in a battle of words on Monday.

Co-host Amy Kushnir thought the ESPN segment was not appropriate for children and co-host Suzie Humphreys thought the affection was an “exhibition.” The other two co-hosts defending Sam’s kiss on “live” television would not back off.

Here are my Instagram highlights from the show. These women are not journalists, they just get paid to give their opinions between cooking segments and fashion shows.  At least they are being honest.

DALLAS TV HOST  AMY KUSHNIR  “NOT SURE IT SETS A GOOD EXAMPLE”

Dallas morning show host not happy @ESPN aired #MichaelSams & boyfriend kissing

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TV CO-HOST UPSET KIDS SAW THE KISS 

#Dallas morning hosts have heated talk on @ESPN #MichaelSams coverage during #draft. #NFL

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TV CO-HOST “I’M NOT BASHING ON GAYS”

#Dallas morning show host says @ESPN "not sure set good example" airing #MichaelSam draft.

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TV CO-HOST  SUZIE HUMPHREYS DOESN’T WANT TO SEE “EXHIBITIONIST”

Dallas Morning hosts says doesn't need to see "exhibitionist" @ESPN #MichaelSam #NFL

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CO-HOST SAYS “I DON’T WANT TO SEE THAT EITHER” 

#Dallas morning hosts duke it out on @ESPN TV coverage of #MichaelSam kiss #NFL

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I was on a show The Texas Daily earlier this year and it was produced in the same studio as The Broadcast. I know a few of the people behind the scenes on The Broadcast are gay. I kept wondering what were they thinking as these women stood their ground.

Dallas TV critic, Uncle Barky has reported the show struggles in the ratings on a good day it can get about 400 viewers.

 

NEWS STORIES: MICHAEL SAM

Washington Post: Showing Michael Sam kiss was not up for debate at ESPN, NFL Network

Huffington Post: Talking to your kids about Michael Sam shouldn’t be hard at all

Rolling Stone: Michael Sam made history as the first openly gay player drafted; now comes the hard part:

About Rebecca Aguilar

Journalism is my life. I've been a reporter for 33 years. I've covered the good, bad and ugly and along the way have won or have been nominated for 50 awards. I'm currently the VP of Online for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and VP of Membership for Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter. I'm also an Emmy-nominated TV commentator.

Posted on May 12, 2014, in Breaking News, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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