Bryant Gumbel, whose typically blunt and opinionated television persona has become his trademark, pointed an angry finger at the National Rifle Association in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Mediaite reports
"There are a few things I hate more than the NRA. I mean truly," the "Real Sports" host told the magazine
in an interview posted online Tuesday.
"I think they're pigs," Gumbel, 66, continued in a rant against the nation's top gun lobby.
"I think they don't care about human life. I think they are a curse upon the American landscape. So we got that on the record."
His remarks came after he was questioned about a story he had reported last year on the "eat what you kill"
movement, Mediaite noted of what led the former "Today Show" host to engage in his rant.
Gumbel said reporting that segment for his HBO program was his first experience "around killing and guns and hunting" and not simply a gun story.
Thus far, the NRA has not responded to Gumbel's comments, Mediaite said.
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