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Bob Costas Sounds Off on Zimmerman Case, Ignoring Suit Against Sportscaster's Network
breitbart.com ^ | 12/12/12

Posted on 12/12/2012 9:24:51 AM PST by Justaham

NBC Sports talker Bob Costas caught plenty of heat for launching into an anti-gun rant in the wake of the murder/suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher.

Last night, Costas waded into the subject once more, but this time he brought up the George Zimmerman case to buttress his points.

"What does common sense tell you about the likelihood of that confrontation ever taking place in the first place if George Zimmerman was not carrying a gun?"

Not so fast. Costas' own network is being sued for shoddy journalism involving Zimmerman's case. That didn't prevent the sportscaster from weighing in with more curious quasi-predictions like how he said with certainty that both Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, would still be alive if the football player didn't possess a gun.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; bobcostas; gerogezimmerman

1 posted on 12/12/2012 9:24:59 AM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

A skunk is a skunk. He can’t help himself.


2 posted on 12/12/2012 9:26:48 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Justaham

The new Olberman.


3 posted on 12/12/2012 9:27:56 AM PST by AU72
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To: Justaham

Armed body-guards for me, but not for thee.


4 posted on 12/12/2012 9:28:36 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: AU72

Exactly, they are both brilliant.... in their own mind.


5 posted on 12/12/2012 9:29:12 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Justaham

“What does common sense tell you about the likelihood of that confrontation ever taking place in the first place if George Zimmerman was not carrying a gun?”

Sounds like a perfect argument for having the police avoid all confrontations.


6 posted on 12/12/2012 9:30:40 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Justaham

Bob is Stuck on Stupid


7 posted on 12/12/2012 9:31:04 AM PST by TYVets
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To: Justaham

Bob will promptly get a phone call from NBC legal department. NOW is the time to pile on. lol


8 posted on 12/12/2012 9:33:04 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Justaham

The confrontation would happen exactly the same way, it would just end differently.


9 posted on 12/12/2012 9:33:44 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Justaham

Pappy always said”You can’t fix stupid” and Bob Costas obviously can’t keep his mouth shut...it’s amazing anybody listens to these buffoons who apprantly the media believs are experts in fields they know nothing about.
Freegards
LEX


10 posted on 12/12/2012 9:33:44 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Justaham

Keep digging Bob. You’re still not out of that hole.


11 posted on 12/12/2012 9:36:53 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: Justaham
If Zimmermann were not armed, he may have confronted Martin anyway, on general principle.

If he had, he might be the dead one and Martin might be alive - not the best trade for society, all things considered.

If he had not confronted him, Martin - skulking around between houses - might have gone ahead with a burglary, and he might have been killed in a break-in or he might have killed someone in a break-in.

One thing is for sure: Martin was in a violent mood that night and it was not going to end well for somebody.

Zimmermann's firearm prevented several less desirable outcomes than the one that occurred.

12 posted on 12/12/2012 9:37:17 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Justaham

Is Bob Costas another sports news hack desperate to be ‘relevant?’ Maybe he’s the new Keith Olbermann.


13 posted on 12/12/2012 9:39:53 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: Justaham

Costas knows a whole lot of nothing.


14 posted on 12/12/2012 9:40:33 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Justaham

Why does NBC even still have a license to broadcast over the Public Airwaves?? They continually demonstrate in spades that they are incapable of “promoting the public good” as REQUIRED for EVERY ENTITY that is granted the PRIVILEGE of broadcasting over the Public Airwaves. Take away their PRIVILEGE.


15 posted on 12/12/2012 9:42:56 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: Justaham
Is Costas trying to get himself fired for some reason (a job offer at a rival network?) or is he just that stupid?
16 posted on 12/12/2012 9:43:04 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Go to his Facebook page. Certain to be action there.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 9:46:03 AM PST by sarasota
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To: wideawake
You have created a story based on the slimmest of known, verifiable fact (you got the names right). Your story relies on the two players thinking and behaving in ways that you (or anyone else here) cannot support with known fact.

I suspect that, if you genuinely believe that what you wrote is factual, you will be sorely disappointed with the way this ends.

18 posted on 12/12/2012 9:46:38 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: sarasota

Can’t find Bob’s Facebook page for posting comments. ??


19 posted on 12/12/2012 9:48:39 AM PST by sarasota
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To: wideawake

Martin did not know Zimmerman had a gun when he attacked him—it was only when Zimmerman moved to try to get his head off the sidewalk which Martin was beating his head against that Martin saw his gun and tried to grab it from him. At that point one or the other was going to die from a bullet. If Zimmerman had not had a gun, it would have ended with him either dead or so badly hurt he might have been in a coma. Martin would have walked away free but might have been caught by the cops later that night, or afterwards when he bragged about the confrontation on Facebook.


20 posted on 12/12/2012 9:50:28 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Justaham

“...the likelihood of that confrontation ever taking place in the first place if George Zimmerman was not carrying a gun?”

Seeing as how Trayvon instigated the confrontation, the question should be “What is the likelihood of that confrontation ever taking place if Trayvon Martin knew that George Zimmerman was carrying a gun?”


21 posted on 12/12/2012 9:50:41 AM PST by running_dog_lackey
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To: wtc911
I suspect that, if you genuinely believe that what you wrote is factual, you will be sorely disappointed with the way this ends.

Let's continue with the hypotheticals:

What outcome do you think would sorely disappoint me?

How will this end, do you think?

What did I get wrong, in your opinion? Or, where am I off base?

22 posted on 12/12/2012 9:54:53 AM PST by wideawake
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To: eyeamok
They continually demonstrate in spades that they are incapable of “promoting the public good” as REQUIRED for EVERY ENTITY that is granted the PRIVILEGE of broadcasting over the Public Airwaves. Take away their PRIVILEGE.

Dang. Maybe this is a way for conservatives to go after the media. Organized, vocal opposition to their slanted reporting during the comment period for their licenses.

23 posted on 12/12/2012 9:55:33 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Justaham

Bob thinks he has important things to say. Hey Bob, shut up.


24 posted on 12/12/2012 9:57:24 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: MileHi

I have been saying this for over 20 years, which is when I turned off my TV to just about everything, and since Fox News was born in 96?? I have not seen a Network Broadcast.


26 posted on 12/12/2012 10:06:07 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: eyeamok

I never watch network news.


27 posted on 12/12/2012 10:09:13 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Justaham
That didn't prevent the sportscaster from weighing in with more curious quasi-predictions like how he said with certainty that both Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, would still be alive if the football player didn't possess a gun.

How many bullets did Belcher pump into Perkins body? I can only guess what he'd have done with a knife, club or his fists. Belcher was a mentally unstable, big, violent man.

28 posted on 12/12/2012 10:09:37 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Justaham

Bob Costas is an example of why the MSM needs to be boycotted, 100%.

A rich midget with a hair piece who lives under the careful watch of armed bodyguards opines for the rest of us about gun rights.

Go F yourself, Bobby.


29 posted on 12/12/2012 10:26:41 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Justaham

We need to flood their phone banks with calls screaming for this a-holes removal. They fired Hank Jr for less.

Boycott anyone who advertises during his time on air. Call them and tell them that is going to happen.

This loud mouth fool needs to be unemployed ASAP.


30 posted on 12/12/2012 12:15:26 PM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Justaham
Richard Trumpka needs to stick a sock in Costas’ pie hole. What a maroon. Keep digging that grave, Boobie.
31 posted on 12/12/2012 12:16:43 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Justaham

32 posted on 12/12/2012 12:51:25 PM PST by mirkwood (It takes a village to elect the village idiot to office.)
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To: Justaham
Bob Costas is one dumbarse White Guilt Liberal

I would hate to be the lawyer for NBC Comcast right now. Zimmerman is going to own this network

33 posted on 12/12/2012 12:57:43 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: Justaham

“he said with certainty that both Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, would still be alive if the football player didn’t possess a gun.”

Let’s see, a 250 pound linebacker if he didn’t have a gun, well there is also a pillow, a knife, his bare hands, a blunt object to the skull, a speeding car into a wall...whatever.

If Belcher didn’t have squat except the rage and anger he felt at that time, he would still have snapped her head like a twig. Without a gun, they would have still both been dead, dead, dead.

Costas is a F’ing moron.


34 posted on 12/12/2012 1:23:42 PM PST by el_texicano (Palinista to the core!)
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To: el_texicano

Costas, the “Ass Hat”, just doesn’t know when to keep his stupid mouth shut.


35 posted on 12/12/2012 1:53:53 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: Justaham; All

Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/politics/28scotus.html?_r=0

If someone has his email, please send the moron this link.


36 posted on 12/12/2012 4:12:33 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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