The remark, needless to say, was greeted with silence. "It was The Big Chill," wrote someone who was in the room.
The management suit, intuiting the cool reception to his little joke, asked that it not leave the the room, "We don't want to read about this in BlatherWatch."
Someone went to Human Resources with the remark.
You'd think that in this politically correct, post-Imus climate, that these guys might be a little more circumspect before they bare their hearts of hearts in front of Seattle employees.
"A colleague, a gay guy who's not really obvious[ly gay]- although it's no secret around here - he's feeling pretty uncomfortable about his job after hearing that," a KIRO person told us.
(Bonneville Communications is owned by the notoriously anti-gay Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; who ought to know a thing or two about bigotry, they've been persecuted from their beginnings. As we speak, Presidential Mitt Romney, a Mormon candidate fending off what have been called bigoted, anti-Mormon remarks by Rev. Al Sharpton. Bonneville is known for keeping its religion out of the programming, but management needs to remember that the whole culture is different here- not just the market, but the advertisers, and employees as well).
"'KOMO homo?' yeah that's us," says a source at KVI. "Bonneville doesn't understand 2007 Seattle. They're still stuck in the '90's or in Utah."