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Dallas Morning Show Host Storms Off the Air After Objecting to Michael Sam Kiss: VIDEO


Amy Kushnir, a host on KTXD's The Broadcast morning show in Dallas - Fort Worth, walked off the show on Tuesday morning after a heated argument about ESPN airing the Michael Sam kiss.

Said Kushnir, before stomping off:

"When parents do not have a choice about whether or not they want their children to see this, it is wrong...I don't call it a moment of celebration...It's being pushed in faces. I don't want to see that. I don't want to see cake in your face, kissing each other."

Then she added:

"Here's the thing. ESPN would not have aired any of it had he been kissing his wife."



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  1. Oooo, get her!

    Posted by: Michael W. | May 14, 2014 12:48:21 PM

  2. The crazier they are, the better we look.

    Posted by: oncemorewithfeeling | May 14, 2014 12:51:48 PM

  3. Oh, my, Lord. LOL...half the f.cking world is a tizzy over that kiss.

    The more I see the kiss, the more beautiful it is.

    Life is too short to pass up love, honey...or in my case, even sex.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 14, 2014 12:53:19 PM

  4. "Here's the thing. ESPN would not have aired any of it had he been kissing his wife."

    That is so clearly and obviously _not_ the thing that this woman just comes across as demented.

    If he had been kissing his wife, no one would even have noticed. Eventually that will be true for same-sex couples, and that really bothers her.

    Posted by: tominsf | May 14, 2014 12:56:06 PM

  5. Watched the whole clip - an endurance test. Temper, temper Texas ladies!

    Posted by: David From Canada | May 14, 2014 12:56:31 PM

  6. So the show is taped on the side of a highway?

    Posted by: T | May 14, 2014 12:57:03 PM

  7. I can't stand "The View" either.

    Posted by: Joe | May 14, 2014 12:58:21 PM


    tell her how you feel.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 14, 2014 1:00:38 PM

  9. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Amy, the martyr of the day.

    Posted by: Jack M | May 14, 2014 1:01:03 PM

  10. They were in HIS HOME! I do love that nobody at all is bothered that one is black and one is white!

    Posted by: Frank | May 14, 2014 1:01:27 PM

  11. TUNE IN TOMORROW. The Girls will dissect Conchita Wursts' performance and critique the gown selection.

    Posted by: jtramon | May 14, 2014 1:01:31 PM

  12. The "we're finally getting paid" kiss is a time honored tradition at this point and if that woman actually bothered to watch the draft and not just react to one person she'd see that all these kids who have a girlfriend of more than like 6 months bring them to the show for that moment. ESPN shows them hanging out backstage doing the exact same things Sam and his boyfriend were doing.

    Posted by: Danny | May 14, 2014 1:02:12 PM

  13. "Here's the thing. ESPN would not have aired any of it had he been kissing his wife."

    Flat-out lie. If ANY of the chosen football players had kissed their girlfriends or wives, ESPN would definitely have shown that happening. This woman is a liar and a bigot. Period.

    Posted by: David in the O.C. | May 14, 2014 1:02:59 PM

  14. For what it's worth, I live in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, and I have never even heard of this program. Doubt it was seen by many, originally.

    Posted by: David | May 14, 2014 1:03:45 PM

  15. So much of TV now is staged infotainment and purposefully playing up controversy. It only further highlights the authenticity and dignity with which Michael Sam carries himself.

    Posted by: Josh | May 14, 2014 1:05:59 PM

  16. There are a lot of people who don't like blacks and there are a lot of people who don't like Jews and there are a lot of people who don't like gays. It's not gonna change anytime soon. So be it.

    Posted by: lu | May 14, 2014 1:05:59 PM

  17. She's having a hissy fit because a woman wasn't kissed...sounds a little threatened to me. If a woman isn't kissed she must feel she isn't worth anything...well, that's a good start.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | May 14, 2014 1:06:00 PM

  18. The gals on either end of the table are AMAZING!

    Posted by: Gigi | May 14, 2014 1:06:10 PM

  19. For Dallas, this is really Wayne's World quality--I don't think any of them get the definition of racism and homophobia. And walking off the stage because your argument begins to falls flat in it's logic is not professional.

    Posted by: Doug | May 14, 2014 1:06:37 PM

  20. Not only was it bigoted, it was unintelligent. I'm sick of people claiming that they don't have a choice about what their children see. How about turning off the friggin TV! And if there is a "right" about what people get to see on TV, how about my right not not see adults act like children? And to claim that ESPN would not have aired a straight kiss is ludicrous.

    Posted by: Robert | May 14, 2014 1:07:52 PM

  21. Right! Because the government FORCES parents to subscribe to cable, and the government FORCES parents to watch ESPN, and the government FORCES parents to turn their televisions on and leave them on all day every day, and the government FORCES parents to leave their children alone and unattended in front of the television!


    Posted by: Angry Airhead! | May 14, 2014 1:08:11 PM

  22. Their days are numbered, and they don't get it.

    Kissing your significant other - and it was a lip bump and a hug, not the "making out" that these people were talking about - at a time like that is completely normal. They didn't "push it in her face" - they simply lived their life without self-censoring because someone like her might be watching.

    Why was she watching a gay man waiting for a phone call about his draft pick if in her opinion it wasn't news worth watching? One is left to wonder whether she was watching it precisely in order to find something she could be self-righteously offended by.

    She's right that normally, the news wouldn't be in the living room of someone that low in the draft picks. But manifestly, people - including her - were interested enough to watch.

    So yes, ma'am. You DO have to watch same sex couples kiss, and hold hands, and eat in restaurants and push their kids around in strollers and thank their spouses when they win an Oscar, and do every other thing you take for granted. Storm off all you want, but yes, get used to it.

    Posted by: Lymis | May 14, 2014 1:08:59 PM

  23. "I'm OFF to Midland!"

    Isn't that kind of extreme? Couldn't you just cool off in Ft. Worth for a little while?

    Posted by: Hit the Road, Jackie! | May 14, 2014 1:11:06 PM

  24. To the child who stormed off the set... "so professional". It demonstrates her maturity level, and the "quality" of her opinions.

    Posted by: Reggie777 | May 14, 2014 1:12:25 PM

  25. The blond bimbo and the older women are really repulsive. I am so happy that they are so unhappy.

    Posted by: Jay | May 14, 2014 1:12:53 PM

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