Skip to comments.Bob Costas Sounds Off on Zimmerman Case, Ignoring Suit Against Sportscaster's Network
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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A skunk is a skunk. He can’t help himself.
The new Olberman.
Armed body-guards for me, but not for thee.
Exactly, they are both brilliant.... in their own mind.
“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.
Bob is Stuck on Stupid
Bob will promptly get a phone call from NBC legal department. NOW is the time to pile on. lol
The confrontation would happen exactly the same way, it would just end differently.
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.
Keep digging Bob. You’re still not out of that hole.
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.
Is Bob Costas another sports news hack desperate to be ‘relevant?’ Maybe he’s the new Keith Olbermann.
Costas knows a whole lot of nothing.
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.
Go to his Facebook page. Certain to be action there.
I suspect that, if you genuinely believe that what you wrote is factual, you will be sorely disappointed with the way this ends.
Can’t find Bob’s Facebook page for posting comments. ??
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.
“...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?
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?
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.
Bob thinks he has important things to say. Hey Bob, shut up.
Keep yakking, Bob. Guess he figures the sports thing is winding down, so he’s shooting for NBC to put him up like Chrissy “Thrill Up My Leg” Matthews.
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.
I never watch network news.
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.
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.
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.
I would hate to be the lawyer for NBC Comcast right now. Zimmerman is going to own this network
“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.
Costas, the “Ass Hat”, just doesn’t know when to keep his stupid mouth shut.
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If someone has his email, please send the moron this link.