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Bob Costas calls Jovan Belcher commentary “a mistake”
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Posted on 12/04/2012 4:29:42 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

Bob Costas said he made a “mistake,” violating his own rule of not trying to compress a nuanced topic into small bit of air time, with his controversial halftime commentary Sunday night on the murder-suicide committed by Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs the day before.

“My mistake is I left it open for too much miscommunication,” Costas said in a lengthy interview on “The Dan Patrick Show.” The 90-second weekly spot, he said, doesn’t offer enough time in which to adequately discuss the issue of “the football culture, the gun culture, domestic violence.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; costas; nonapology; photoops; sorryhewascaught

1 posted on 12/04/2012 4:29:46 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

The PR reports must’ve arrived


2 posted on 12/04/2012 4:32:14 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s always a “mistake” with these guys, after their broadcast goes around the world eight friggin’ times.


3 posted on 12/04/2012 4:32:43 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Red in Blue PA
Boob Costas is a mistake
4 posted on 12/04/2012 4:33:06 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If he had 90 minutes or 90 hours - I still think we would know where he stood on the 2nd Amendment....nuance my left foot.....


5 posted on 12/04/2012 4:33:30 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wear something pink next time Bobby. Wear something pink. Then those watching at home will understand where you’re coming from.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 4:33:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

And I’ve got an idea: let’s make Costas live-broadcast Olympic shooting events.


7 posted on 12/04/2012 4:34:15 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Red in Blue PA

if I ever meet Costas, I’ll need bail money


8 posted on 12/04/2012 4:34:55 PM PST by advertising guy (and as far as the Cookie Monster, was it really cookies ?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bob Costas reminds me more and more of Bryant Gumbel. Used to be a good sports announcer before he decided to be “relevant.”


9 posted on 12/04/2012 4:35:04 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Red in Blue PA

Miscommunication my ass ...

Dumbass tried to capitalize on the emotion of the moment without thinking about the commentary that he was quoting ...

If he had, he woulda seen that the opinion that he was quoting was extremely flawed - and it is the actions of people that kill people, not the 2nd Amendment ...


10 posted on 12/04/2012 4:35:14 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

No problem, Bob. Now I know your true colors.


11 posted on 12/04/2012 4:35:29 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yeah, it was a mistake. Kind of like your career.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 4:35:29 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Red in Blue PA
What he really means:

"It was a mistake to say this stuff in a sports broadcast when I could have pushed the same B.S. for several minutes, and to a more receptive audience, by going on 'The View' or 'The Daily Show'."

13 posted on 12/04/2012 4:36:02 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

It was your typical marxist haranguing monologue. They don’t want dialogue with different viewpoints or to debate the issues.

The whole disgraceful episode gave me flashbacks to the kenyans last press conference. I was misunderstood is not good enough, Bob.


14 posted on 12/04/2012 4:36:28 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Red in Blue PA

Maybe he got Zumbo’d.

Turns out sports guys are gun guys.


15 posted on 12/04/2012 4:39:08 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Costas must have read today’s negative stories regarding Belcher. Here’s a basic journalistic lesson, Bob: get all the facts before you go shooting off your mouth.

Pun intended.


16 posted on 12/04/2012 4:39:44 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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>> The 90-second weekly spot, he said, doesn’t offer enough time in which to adequately discuss the issue of “the football culture, the gun culture, domestic violence.”

Hey, dipshit, how about just taking 5seconds to condemn murder instead of the 90 second sniveling attack of the 2nd Amendment?


17 posted on 12/04/2012 4:42:04 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

18 posted on 12/04/2012 4:42:04 PM PST by Amagi (Chief Justice John Roberts is a traitorous weasel.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Not only Bob Costas, but pretty much every other sports "journalist" on the national scene embarrassed themselves with their moronic "analysis" of this murder/suicide.

When is Peter King going to apologize? And will his apology be a childish facsimile of a haiku?

19 posted on 12/04/2012 4:44:09 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Red in Blue PA

Costas should be fired....out of a cannon....into the ocean....wrapped in chains.....


20 posted on 12/04/2012 4:46:47 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I don’t think that most gun murders in this country are committed with semi-automatic weapon.
Also, Costas is asking why would anyone “need” certain weapons. My guess is Costas has many things that he doesn’t “need.”


21 posted on 12/04/2012 4:50:28 PM PST by Ecliptic (.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Photobucket
22 posted on 12/04/2012 4:50:30 PM PST by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Here’s where I stand: I do not want to see the Second Amendment repealed. … People should be allowed to own guns for their own protection. Obviously, those who are hunters. … Access to guns is too easy in some cases. I don’t see any reason a citizen should be able to arm himself in some states in ways only police or military should — to have a virtual militia [by] mail order or gun shows. Why do you need a semi-automatic weapon? What possible use is there?

He doesn't have any idea?

23 posted on 12/04/2012 4:50:40 PM PST by oldbrowser (Put Obama in check, now.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Bob Costas, A.S.S.

Almost a Social Scientist...

24 posted on 12/04/2012 4:51:01 PM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Old Perry Mason trick....

>>>>> used to beat his wife”
“OBJECTION”
“The jury will disregard that last remark” .. Judge...

Like they say You can’t unring a bell or put the fizz back in the Alka-seltzer


25 posted on 12/04/2012 4:51:16 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Amagi

Again, not my words and I don’t recall the source:

If guns kill people then;
Pencils misspell words
cars make people drive drunk
& spoons made Rosie O’Donnell fat!


26 posted on 12/04/2012 5:02:01 PM PST by sasquatch
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To: Red in Blue PA
“My mistake is I left it open for too much miscommunication,”

Mr. Costas, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

27 posted on 12/04/2012 5:02:22 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bob Costas is going on Bill O’ Reilly tomorrow night to “explain” his comments


28 posted on 12/04/2012 5:07:37 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Hank=GONE!

Bob=?

29 posted on 12/04/2012 5:14:39 PM PST by jaz.357 (Welcome to hell. Here's your accordion.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I never want to see “Commie Costas” on TV ever again. I will actively boycott anyone who sponsors his sorry red @ss.


30 posted on 12/04/2012 5:18:11 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: jaz.357; All

The NFL owns this amd needs to be told so.....email them:

Michael.signora@nfl.com
Brian.mccarthy@nfl.com
Greg.aiello@nfl.com


31 posted on 12/04/2012 5:19:07 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: jaz.357; All

The NFL owns this amd needs to be told so.....email them:

Michael.signora@nfl.com
Brian.mccarthy@nfl.com
Greg.aiello@nfl.com


32 posted on 12/04/2012 5:19:16 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Liar. He is getting smacked and now he gives the liberal apology required to cover his lying tail. I sent the NFL an email that I would not watch another game till Costas is gone. That may only be one man. But, at some point you have to say enough is stinking enough with these slime balls.


33 posted on 12/04/2012 5:20:00 PM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
He calls his comments a "mistake" and then goes on to tell us how he really feels:

“Here’s where I stand: ...Access to guns is too easy in some cases. I don’t see any reason a citizen should be able to arm himself in some states in ways only police or military should — to have a virtual militia [by] mail order or gun shows. Why do you need a semi-automatic weapon? What possible use is there? … Whitlock wrote about a gun culture. That’s what I was focusing on.”
Part of the culture is the proliferation of weapons, he said. “There are those who believe that denying a semi automatic weapon or an assault rifle is the first step down a slippery slope in denying an old lady a gun for her own protection,” Costas said. “There are people who honestly believe that in Aurora [Colo.] if only a dozen or so people there to watch the Batman movie had been packin’, they would have been able to take down the nut job in full body armor with military-type guns.

OK Bob --- doesn't sound like you backed down too much!

34 posted on 12/04/2012 5:33:31 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I loved the part where Costas said he “underestimated” his audience. In other words, he was surprised so many ignorant, gun owning racist rednecks would object to his attacks on them. Typical left-wing elitist, despite the fact that he makes his living sucking up to professional athletes.


35 posted on 12/04/2012 5:35:49 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: PMAS

O’Reilley will help Costas make excuses, since O’Reilley is also anti-gun. He’ll start ranting about “bazookas” again, while pretending to support the 2nd Amendment.


36 posted on 12/04/2012 5:39:00 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Red in Blue PA
Hey Costas ! here's a nuanced modernist hieroglyphic of your gutless panty-waisted 'retraction' :



             

You're just another gilded whøre, tho lacking the integrity of most working girls . . .

37 posted on 12/04/2012 5:46:22 PM PST by tomkat (smack in the middle of PAlabama)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Fire Bob Costas.... simple enough


38 posted on 12/04/2012 5:52:32 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: 1rudeboy
And I’ve got an idea: let’s make Costas live-broadcast Olympic shooting events.

Downrange.

39 posted on 12/04/2012 6:03:39 PM PST by FredZarguna (Shut 'er down Clancy. She's pumpin' mud.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sent emails to all 3. FIRE BOB COSTAS!


40 posted on 12/04/2012 6:12:12 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: capydick

I bet it doesn’t bother him one bit that his bodyguard carries.... It’s OK for him, but not for us.


41 posted on 12/04/2012 6:26:00 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wish someone in the Sports Media would mention that if gays would stop using their “guns” inappropriately, a lot of them would still be alive and those alive would live longer.


42 posted on 12/04/2012 7:22:10 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Costas said blacks shouldn’t be allowed to have guns.

NBC agrees.


43 posted on 12/04/2012 8:48:03 PM PST by NoLibZone (Secession nation(s) will be free of history tied to slavery.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I think the NBC upper management realized what a HUGE mistake it was for Costas to make such remarks--remarks that caused viewers to complain to NBC's advertisers, which in turn complained to NBC.
44 posted on 12/05/2012 7:40:04 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Costas and NBC are in damage control mode. All hands to the pumps.

Keep the pressure on. No mercy. Ridicule, comment, Twitter, Facebook ... until he’s GONE.


45 posted on 12/05/2012 7:50:54 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This was no mistake.

It was not a spur of the moment, unrehearsed rant either.

Watch the video—he’s reading something, as in a prepared cue card.

And then voila, the next day, it is THE talk of the day, on every network.Everywhere. Some idiot sport commentator’s “rant” on guns. Riiiiight.

Can you say “planned faux media event”? I knew you could.


46 posted on 12/05/2012 7:56:03 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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