Skip to comments.Media Discussion of my pieces on Bob Costas (John Lott)
Posted on 12/08/2012 8:42:20 AM PST by marktwain
Regarding my first op-ed this last week at Fox News on Costas here is some of the reaction. I will update this later when I have time to put in responses.
From Entertainment Weekly:
As you can guess, his commentary was closely scrutinized, and while some applauded his effort, many criticized him for broaching a politically taboo subject in the midst of Sunday Night Football. Second-Amendment advocates like Fox News John Lott dismissed Costas for his emotional reaction, and media-watcher Howard Kurtz said, If Bob Costas wanted to urge gun control during NFL, he should have made his own case, not quoted a columnist. In less decorous language, Deadspins Sean Newell called it a sanctimonious horsesh-t editorial that was so laughably out of touch it almost has to be satire. . . . .
I didn't dismiss Costas' comments because they were emotional. The relevant part of the sentence where I made this reference read like this: "Bob Costas emotional reaction to the deaths of Belcher and Perkins is understandable . . . ." My problem wasn't that he was emotional, it was that what he said was factually wrong.
(Excerpt) Read more at johnrlott.blogspot.com ...
People who publicly come out against guns and gun ownership unwittingly make themselves targets for criminals who do have guns.