CBS' Gottlieb taking heat for comment
March 28, 2013
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - CBS analyst Doug Gottlieb got coverage of the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 off to an awkward start, saying he was there to bring the ``white man's perspective'' to the network's pregame show.
Speaking on a panel with four African-American men, Gottlieb made his comment Thursday during a pre-game segment before Marquette faced Miami, sparking criticism on Twitter that it was inappropriate.
``I don't know why you guys ask me, I'm just here to bring diversity to this set, give kind of the white man's perspective,'' he said.
Fellow analyst Greg Anthony made a face after Gottlieb's remark and Kenny Smith said he had ``jumped right into it.''
Asked about the comment later on Twitter, a reply from Gottlieb's account read ``It is called a joke.''
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