Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Gayle King was Back on Air This Morning, but Didn’t Mention You-Know-Who

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*If you missed it, today Gayle King was back at her daily grind on “CBS This Morning” in the midst of the ongoing controversy around her now-infamous Kobe Bryant rape question.

Nope, she did not mention the situation on-air after a long weekend of a lot of social media heat that grew out of a very contentious and vulgar post by Snoop Dogg that was called “reprehensible” by King’s boss at CBS.

As we reported earlier, King was absent from “CBS This Morning” on Friday after blaming her own network for the fallout over a Thursday interview with WNBA icon Lisa Leslie, who was close friends with Bryant. She asked Leslie about the 2003 accusation made against Bryant, which CBS then clipped to promote the interview on social media.

SNOOP DOGG WANTS NO HARM TO COME TO GAYLE KING BECAUSE HE’S A ‘NON-VIOLENT’ PERSON – WATCH

That question caused Snoop Dogg to go to his IG page and create a vulgar post what most people interpreted as a threat to King which resulted in the CBS morning anchor receiving widespread criticism on social media that included imprisoned comedian Bill Cosby as well as a legion of Bryant fans.

In her return to “CBS This Morning,” King didn’t mention backlash to her interview about Kobe Bryant. Nope, it was like it never even happened. Instead, Monday’s edition of CBS morning show began with a recap of Sunday’s Academy Awards and King and her co-anchors read the news without addressing the elephant in the room, stated Fox News.  Interestingly, at one point on the show, King asked NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who was a guest, about Bryant, but didn’t mention her interview with Leslie.

Now here’s something you may have missed. While King certainly has her detractors in the issue, it has also resulted in a #StandWithGayle social media campaign. Yes, she has friends and supporters, too. Remember, we reported that former President Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, a Harvard educated elite, showed the world she can be “hood” too when she tweeted to Snoop to “back the f*ck off” Gayle King.  Well, lo and behold, it apparently worked ’cause Snoop ended up basically backing down from/cleaning up … his veiled threat to King.

 

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