Another ABC Anchor Moonlights as GLAAD Spokesman: Sam Champion Hosts Gay Fund-Raiser

For the second time this year, one of Good Morning America's hosts will be promoting the left-wing Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). The organization announced on its website that GMA weatherman Sam Champion will be anchoring a fund-raiser in New York City.

Champion, who is gay, will be the event co-chair with Rubem Robierb. In October, ABC announced, the  two were engaged. This isn't the first time the stars of the ABC morning show have promoted GLAAD. On March 24, news anchor Josh Elliott appeared at an event for the organization. He enthused, "I'm proud to work at a place that believes in advocacy journalism!"

Elliott fawned over the group: ""I will never be in a braver room than this." He highlighted his (late) gay father, saying, "I took from him the importance of being an advocate for those who need it; and I took from him what it means to be a man."

Champion, in his role as weatherman, also aggressively promotes global warming alarmism on GMA. 

A GLAAD press release for the upcoming Champion fund-raiser touted the organization's liberal accomplishments:


The GLAAD National Board of Directors, President Herndon Graddick, and the Planning Committee and Co-chairs Johnny Gonzales, Christian Hagedorn, James Kleeman invite you to join us for our annual art fundraiser – GLAAD Art Auction, formerly known as OUTAuction.

With over 100 unique pieces of art to bid on throughout the evening, all funds raised support GLAAD’s culture changing work. From standing up for Ellen DeGeneres when anti-gay activists called for her to be fired as JC Penney's new spokesperson, to working alongside an Ohio mom to get the Boy Scouts to end its policy banning gay scouts and scout leaders, GLAAD is sharing the stories that move us closer to equality.

Art previously sold at GLAAD Art Auction include works by Pablo Picasso, Herb Ritts, Steven Klein, Ryan McGinness, Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Ross Bleckner, Patrick McMullan, Annie Leibovitz, Karim Rashid, Mario Sorrenti, Peter Max, Rosie O’Donnell and many others.

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing editor for NewsBusters.org