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NBC Announces Anti-Gun Message During Football Game

Posted on 12/02/2012 7:09:41 PM PST by GreaterSwiss

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To: GreaterSwiss

Brit Hume just tweeted the same thing.


51 posted on 12/02/2012 7:45:59 PM PST by arichtaxpayer
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To: GreaterSwiss

Here’s the whole quote:

“Well you knew it was coming. In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in Kansas City, that most mindless of sports clichés was heard yet again: “Something like this really puts it all in perspective.”

Well, if so, that sort of perspective has a very short shelf life. Since we will inevitably learn about the perspective we have supposedly again regained the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games.

Please. Those that need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportions about sports would seem to have little hope of ever truly achieving perspective. You want some actual perspective on this? Well, a bit of it comes from the Kansas City based writer Jason Whitlock, with whom I do not always agree, but who today said it so well, that we may as well just quote, or paraphrase, from the end of his article:

“Our current gun culture,” Whitlock wrote, “ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead… Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.”

In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions and their possible connections to football will be analyzed. “Who knows? But here,” wrote Jason Whitlock, “is what I believe: if Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”

The second half is next.”

- Bob Costas, 12/2/12 halftime commentary Cowboys/Eagles game, Sunday Night Football, NBC.


52 posted on 12/02/2012 7:47:38 PM PST by ziravan (Are you better off now than you were $9.4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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To: GreaterSwiss
Yawn. This is nothing new from the MSM/ They all jumped on the anti-gun bandwagon in the mid 1960s.

The late 1960s were rough for gun owners, and the 1970s were worse, Almost every cop show on TV managed to write in an anti-gun message.
Richard Boone as Heck Ramsey had an anti-gun segment,
All in the family,
Dennis Weaver in McCloud, and way too many others all managed to incorperate an anti-gun message.

Even documentaries like SAY GOODBY and THE GUNS OF AUGUST ripped up gun owners real bad.

TV movies were real bad at that time. Mike Connors in REVENGE FOR A RAPE was one. It badmouthed gun ownership, hunting, and personal vengeance, all in one.

53 posted on 12/02/2012 7:48:27 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Oldexpat

You have that right Old. I haven’t payed much attention to the NFL since Bart Starr, Paul Hornung and Jimmy Taylor retired. Now there were some football players!


54 posted on 12/02/2012 7:50:02 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

ERROR! ERROR! That should be GUNS OF AUTUMN, not AUGUST!


55 posted on 12/02/2012 7:51:09 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

For Sunday Night Football to take this measure is very stupid. They blame the method vs the reason. They are clearly trying to reflect any damage or lifestyle the sport is responsible for.

Bob Costas can suck ass. He knows better.


56 posted on 12/02/2012 7:51:46 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: GreaterSwiss

They cannot secure their New World Order here in Amerika without first getting all of our firearms.


57 posted on 12/02/2012 7:56:04 PM PST by stockpirate (Democrrats stole the election via fraud, we will never have a free election again.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

NBC is getting absolutely hammered on twitter. I find the photos of the people making comments to be rather enlightening too. A number of them have been (and probably still are, LOL) Black.


58 posted on 12/02/2012 7:56:11 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: GreaterSwiss
I'm weak. I knew I should have stopped watching NBC's Sunday Night Football years ago. But as I said on another thread, this is it for me.

I love football but this network can go to Hell.

59 posted on 12/02/2012 7:56:11 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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Costas (NBC) was quoting an article by Jason Whitlock written for Fox Sports.

Both NBC and Fox Sports were responsible for your halftime indoctrination.


60 posted on 12/02/2012 7:57:24 PM PST by ziravan (Are you better off now than you were $9.4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Eye of Unk

I like that movie.


61 posted on 12/02/2012 8:01:47 PM PST by windcliff
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To: GreaterSwiss

So let’s say that Belcher does not have a gun. He simply goes into the kitchen, gets a knife, and stabs the woman to death. Thes f’n liberals are nuts !!!!


62 posted on 12/02/2012 8:02:03 PM PST by Mr. Wright (NAACP)
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To: VRWC For Truth

You have “steroids” in you right now.


63 posted on 12/02/2012 8:09:22 PM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That’s what I TOLD NBC in my note...she’d likely be alive if SHE HAD A GUN!!!


64 posted on 12/02/2012 8:12:28 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: gore_sux

Typical liberal...society’s fault. I can’t stand these people using their media position to promote their politics.
Shows how ignorant he is though...I didn’t know that before this statement.


65 posted on 12/02/2012 8:13:46 PM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: CommieCutter

The NFL message board is also fairly un-moderated as well so I’ve posted some reminders about Bob’s good friend OJ and his method of execution.


66 posted on 12/02/2012 8:14:10 PM PST by gore_sux (Al Franken - Preferred by Minnesota Educated Somali Pirates and Suicide Bombers Everywhere)
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To: gore_sux

Just imagine of bathtubs were banned..Andrea Yates kids would still be alive


67 posted on 12/02/2012 8:15:24 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: GreaterSwiss
Costas mentioned the gun culture...

The one glorified by Hip-Hop?
The same one putting billions into the pockets of Hollywood?

Not to mention the Democrat Party's role in eliminating the father from the black family.

But let's not talk about any of that...the NRA is Satan

68 posted on 12/02/2012 8:21:03 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Costas mentions the “Glorified gun culture” yet the media kisses the ass of Chris Brown who beat Rihanna within an inch of her life and last week he went on a twitter rant against some comedian with tweets that even made ME blush..not a peep from the press..but mention guns, yeah guns are bad, but a rapper who beats his girlfriend, isn’t that just awesome..lets give him an award


69 posted on 12/02/2012 8:23:00 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: GreaterSwiss

I just complained to the FCC about Costas and NBC. It won’t do any good, but I feel a lot better letting them know I have had it with the commie crap that passes for broadcast entertainment.


70 posted on 12/02/2012 8:41:28 PM PST by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

That was the face of fascism propagandizing to us tonight.

The kenyan will take the ball and run with it next week. This is all nicely set up for a classic obama shuck and jive distraction play. He needs something while he runs out the clock on the fiscal cliff. Here it is.


71 posted on 12/02/2012 8:44:59 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Details?

Basically, Bob Costas used part of NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast to promote anti-RKBA propaganda by blaming the "gun culture" for the murder-suicide by that Chiefs' player. Liberals have no shame.

72 posted on 12/02/2012 9:04:08 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Eye of Unk

“The Long, Long Trailer” is one of my favorite movies. My parents drove us “out west” in the late 60s in a huge yellow Cadillac. I remember some of those roads!


73 posted on 12/02/2012 9:07:14 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Bump that...!!

And glorifying Bill Clinton and his sexual abusing past!!!

If the Pubbies had any eggs...they'd have had Billy Jeff de-nutted politically years ago....

74 posted on 12/02/2012 9:10:40 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Should we blame the deaths caused by drunk drivers on cars? I think the problem is media people like Bob Costas who encourage a culture of victimism, narcissism and hedonism.


75 posted on 12/02/2012 9:15:59 PM PST by willk
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To: max americana

Can’t even tell you what my sons have been calling Costas for years. Not polite. ;-) He is definitely a jerk. I imagine Mr. Costas lives in a secure gated community and may even have private ARMED bodyguards or a driver. Liberals are such hypocrites.


76 posted on 12/02/2012 9:17:55 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: GreaterSwiss

I joined this site just now because of the POS NBC! I’ve never “blogged” before, or whatever you call this. I’m just so damn tired of idiots like costas blaming an inanimate object, a gun, instead of the “person” pulling the trigger. It’s just mindless babble while attempting to appear relevent! He should just refrain from breathing to help stop “man caused global warming”!


77 posted on 12/02/2012 9:23:59 PM PST by Gun Owner Against Tyranny (G.O.A.T.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

The racist Bob Costas believes black people are too dumb to figure out how to kill someone without a gun.


78 posted on 12/02/2012 9:29:29 PM PST by FreedomForce (Living in the Age of American Soft Despotism)
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To: Gun Owner Against Tyranny

Welcome to FR!


79 posted on 12/02/2012 9:31:33 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: djf

...but Bobby feels better now, and that’s all that matters. /s


80 posted on 12/02/2012 9:46:35 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Gun Owner Against Tyranny

Welcome..........


81 posted on 12/02/2012 9:54:31 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

I blame football. He probably had brain damage. Costas and all sportscasters are complicit.


82 posted on 12/02/2012 10:24:58 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Costas-the-metrosexual doesn’t spend his money on guns. He spends it on cosmetic surgery and botox.


83 posted on 12/02/2012 10:28:37 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: GreaterSwiss
"Black Friday gun sales break single-day record high..."

Eat it Bob.

84 posted on 12/02/2012 10:33:29 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: dandiegirl

Its refreshing to see an actress like Lucille Ball in her younger years, so much a real woman. Sigh, she would have been my number one pinup gal.


85 posted on 12/03/2012 2:01:30 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: REDWOOD99
I WILL, however, be making a list of sponsors I intend to avoid buying from. Toyota, Cialis, NBC programs.

As you're making your list, and checking it twice, don't forget to add Comcast, the owner of NBC/MSNBC.

86 posted on 12/03/2012 2:24:50 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Fresh Wind

I dumped Comcast last week. Good riddance.


87 posted on 12/03/2012 3:06:59 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Nothing to do with NBC or guns, but I’m pretty sure I saw a PSA on Hallmark promoting tolerance of homosexual kids. It surprised me so much that I kept an eye out for it to appear again, but didn’t see it again. Very disturbing.


88 posted on 12/03/2012 3:43:52 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: GreaterSwiss; qwicwted; djf; gore_sux; Repeal 16-17
Thank you all for your replies.

As I saw another FReeper on a different thread post:

“Perhaps Costas would have felt better if he run her over with a car instead”.....Costas is a lunatic.

89 posted on 12/03/2012 6:52:18 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
...also any sports fan knows that Jason Whitlock is a douche bag

most sportswriters are.these hypocrites don't mind publicly funded stadiums to supoprt their Livelihood, knowing full well football shortens the life of the players and has the risk of possible death just to entertain people and insure the NFL sportscasters make their overpaid salaries.

90 posted on 12/03/2012 8:54:04 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

http://msn.foxsports.com/feedback

Give feedback.

ESPN has been overcome by leftist-propaganda. It would be nice to go to a sports site for SPORTS! and not leftist-govt approved misinformation. Either they should have a good ‘equal-time’ retort published or have Whitlock fired.


91 posted on 12/03/2012 9:50:11 AM PST by Tigercap
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To: GreaterSwiss

I’ll bet he has no problems with armed security wherever he goes though. Freaking hypocrites.


92 posted on 12/03/2012 9:52:36 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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