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Watch: A TV First? Two Openly Gay Anchors on Air Together?


MSNBC's Thomas Roberts and Rachel Maddow discuss "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" developments.

Not sure how many times two openly gay anchors have been on-air at the same time, and discussing LGBT issues at that. Bravo MSNBC!


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  1. Thomas Roberts and Rachel Maddow are wonderful.

    Posted by: Alan | Oct 15, 2010 1:44:29 PM

  2. I think being openly anything is like suicide as a neutral news anchor.

    Posted by: ila lwara | Oct 15, 2010 1:55:10 PM

  3. "Neutrality" is suicide.

    Either tell the truth or fuck off.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Oct 15, 2010 2:02:44 PM


    You mean like openly black or openly female.

    And damn John Hockenberry. You can't trust him; he's openly in a wheel chair.

    Posted by: Phil | Oct 15, 2010 2:02:45 PM

  5. But phil, one can't choose to be black or a gimp...apparently sexual orientation is merely illusory, and a social construct...and can't be innate. One can't be objective after "making the choice".

    Posted by: TANK | Oct 15, 2010 2:17:45 PM

  6. Tank, you had me until 'gimp'...seriously??

    Posted by: Todd E. | Oct 15, 2010 2:37:15 PM

  7. I was illustrating a point. Obviously I don't believe that that is an acceptable characterization of people with physical and or cognitive impairments.

    Posted by: TANK | Oct 15, 2010 2:40:02 PM

  8. These two need to invite Lindsey Graham and Eddie Long on for a nice long chat.

    Posted by: Skye Winspur | Oct 15, 2010 2:50:06 PM

  9. Considering how inept most every leader involved in this matter has been on this matter, it's no shocker we as a nation are in such disarray. The only people who have a clear plan are the antigay folks and there's is quite simple: you get nothing, homos, stay in your closets because the Bible tells me so.

    Posted by: Bart | Oct 15, 2010 3:24:07 PM

  10. @ PHIL: thanks for mentioning Hockenberry. I hadn't thought of him in a while.

    Posted by: David R. | Oct 15, 2010 3:41:55 PM

  11. I guess Robin Roberts and Sam Champion together every morning on GMA don't count.

    Posted by: pg | Oct 15, 2010 7:49:09 PM

  12. They need to add Jonathan Capehart for the gay diversity grand slam.

    Posted by: JONNY NYNY2FLFL | Oct 16, 2010 4:15:43 AM

  13. @Bart: You make an excellent point.

    In general: Regarding leadership, many people seem to look directly (and only) at the President. While that's certainly not unfounded, he being our leader, isn't there merit in looking to Congress for some leadership as well? Rather than avoiding the issue, isn't the President's path essentially forcing Washington to do it's job and urging citizens to participate in and demand more from their government?

    Perhaps I'm the only one who sees it this way.

    Posted by: C | Oct 16, 2010 7:04:41 AM

  14. @Jonny: Good point. Adding a third would be a "hat trick," however; but surely there's a fourth somewhere who could make it a grand slam!

    Posted by: DougChgo | Oct 16, 2010 1:53:09 PM

  15. These two are paid to be opinionated not neutral. They're opinion shows [like O'Reilly, Olbermann,etc.,] not neutral news broadcasts.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 18, 2010 12:38:31 AM

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