‘Misogynist Bigot’: Jeopardy Host Slammed After Letting Man Correct Answer, But Not Woman

‘Misogynist Bigot’: Jeopardy Host Slammed After Letting Man Correct Answer, But Not Woman


“Jeopardy” co-host Ken Jennings elicited criticism from fans of the show after they felt he favored a male competitor over a female one.

On Wednesday’s airing of the show, incumbent champion Luigi de Guzman was competing against contestant and retired lawyer Harriet Wagner. When Guzman was asked to identify a “19th-century landscape by this British painter,” he responded, “Constant.”

Jennings prompted, “Say it again” and de Guzman immediately corrected himself. “I’m sorry. Constable. Who is Constable.”

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“Constable is correct, yes. That takes you to $6,200,” Jennings responded.

But later in the show, the answer given by the board was “Mythcon 19 in 1988 had as a guest of honor this ‘Always Coming Home’ fantasy author and was held in Berkeley, her birthplace.”

“Who is Angela LeGuin,” Wagner answered, prompting Jennings to

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