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Colbert riffs on sports' Pride Month efforts

Stephen Colbert made note of the rainbow motif already used in NASCAR's logoCBS

With Pride Month wrapping up, CBS’ Stephen Colbert noted several sports organizations expressed their support. Colbert: “NASCAR tweeted ‘YASCAR’ for the launch of their Pride Month T-shirts. Good for NASCAR, though I got to say, NASCAR’s actual logo, already pretty gay. Of course, not all NASCAR fans are on board with it, with one tweeting, ‘no longer a fan of nascar after I saw this.’ Well, if you’re upset about NASCAR being gay-friendly, wait 'til you hear what RuPaul did to drag racing.” Colbert also noted FIFA has “issued a warning to Qatar World Cup hotels over LGBTQ discrimination, saying establishments are ‘required to welcome guests in a ‘non-discriminatory’ manner or face termination of contracts.’” Colbert: “You know you suck when the voice of morality is FIFA. That is like getting lectured on tolerance by Mel Gibson” (“The Late Show,” CBS, 6/30).

SBJ Morning Buzzcast: August 8, 2022

Darren Eales departs United; MLB gets a boost at the gate this weekend; Tributes in Canton and Nick Faldo's tearful sign-off.

SBJ Spotlight: Warner Bros. Discovery

CNBC media reporter Alex Sherman joins SBJ’s John Ourand to discuss Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming strategy. The two talk about the company’s interest in sports rights, with Sherman noting that the company is in a cost-cutting mode, which is one reason why it has not been active in media rights negotiations over the past several months.

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