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Bob Costas: My Armed Security Doesn't Make Me a Hypocrite on Guns
Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2014 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 03/10/2014 3:15:23 PM PDT by george76

On March 9th NBC's Bob Costas dismissed criticism of his having armed guards while disparaging "gun culture" by saying his guards were NBC and NFL security, not "personal" bodyguards.

He did this while being interviewed by Fox News's Howard Kurtz, who brought up Costas's December 2012 halftime criticism of "the NFL's gun culture."

Kurtz said, "You were accused of injecting politics into halftime, and Fox News's Greg Gutfeld said you were 'a hypocritical buffoon' because you're in New York, and you're surrounded by armed guards, and you don't have to worry about safety."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; bobcostas; botox; costas; guncontrol; guns; hoplophobe; myarmedsecurity; pinkeye; rkba; secondamendment
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1 posted on 03/10/2014 3:15:23 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

***Weasel Alert***


2 posted on 03/10/2014 3:16:22 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: george76

Hey Bob, why don’t you get your mouth botoxed shut.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 3:17:08 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: george76

YES IT DOES BOBBY!


4 posted on 03/10/2014 3:17:21 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: samadams2000

pinko pinkeye alert


5 posted on 03/10/2014 3:17:57 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: george76

So Bob is making his security guys get rid of the guns?


6 posted on 03/10/2014 3:18:04 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: george76
When I do it, that's different. Everybody says that. John Clark's lament, paraphrased, (Sum of all Fears, maybe?)
7 posted on 03/10/2014 3:18:18 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: george76

Kind of like my divorce doesn’t make my Christianity hypocritical...I’m not sorry if that hurts, but God knows people will justify anything to avoid the truth.


8 posted on 03/10/2014 3:18:38 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: george76
Bob Costas: My Armed Security Doesn't Make Me a Hypocrite on Guns

No, but it might make you an elitist.

I like you Bob. Please, let the gun thing go. People have a right to defend themselves. A society with defended citizens is much safer that a society with defenseless citizens. Common, Bob, you're a sensible guy. Let it go, Bro.

9 posted on 03/10/2014 3:19:40 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: george76
So it's okay hire a bodyguard with a gun, but not okay to train and arm myself for the same function?

10 posted on 03/10/2014 3:22:14 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: george76

Shut up Bob.


11 posted on 03/10/2014 3:22:35 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: PapaNew
I like you Bob.

Are you kidding. This effeminate loser is the reason why sports in general is taking a collective #2, and why homos are suddenly appearing from nowhere.

12 posted on 03/10/2014 3:22:58 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: george76

Oh yes it does Bob!


13 posted on 03/10/2014 3:23:23 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: george76

Then why keep using them, hmm?

We know the answer... Rules for thee, not for me...


14 posted on 03/10/2014 3:24:06 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

No, I’m sure they all got new Sigs for Christmas.


15 posted on 03/10/2014 3:24:45 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: george76

It makes him an elitist, fascist, “fellow traveler”


16 posted on 03/10/2014 3:25:13 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: george76

It does so unequivocably , Bob.


17 posted on 03/10/2014 3:25:21 PM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: george76

I really do not like Howard Kurtz’ “Media Matters” show on Fox. He had a little panel discussing CPAC, and Paul and Cruz leading the pack. Every one of his 3 panelists discounted the seriousness of their presence. (But when it was Christy, their comments ascribed seriousness to him...even though they discounted his candidacy.)

And that’s just one example. This one about the interview with Costas doesn’t really tell the story. If Kurtz had been any more deferential, Costas would’ve had to stoop to talk to a kneeling Kurtz.


18 posted on 03/10/2014 3:26:24 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: george76

I’ve never liked Costas, and he is a hypocrite.


19 posted on 03/10/2014 3:27:58 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Dang man, this guy comes across as a genuinely nice guy, family guy, etc. What evidence do you have that Costas is a sodomite? If not then what are you talking about? He’s a guy like so many that don’t get it, not necessarily because they’re “bad” people but they need remedial education and possibly a spiritual renewal so the Lord can enlighten him. That’s how most of us got here IMO. It’s OK to hate the deceptions someone embraces but let’s care a little more about the person - that’s the first step toward conversion.


20 posted on 03/10/2014 3:29:26 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: george76

What in the hell does Bob Costas do anymore anyway? He’s probably making controversial comments to get attention with the goal of staying ‘relevant’. He sure as hell isn’t calling any football games, or hosting a pregame or halftime show....


21 posted on 03/10/2014 3:30:12 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: george76

I took his statements to Kurtz just the other way. I think what he was trying to say was that his problem isn’t with guns, or with people owning guns. He was trying to point out a problem in the NFL with a culture (I think he meant specifically GANGS) where guns were part of that unhealthy life. He was contrasting that diseased culture with the country at large.

It was a very different angle than I’d heard before.


22 posted on 03/10/2014 3:30:44 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: george76

Everyone else insults my intelligence, Bob, and you might as well join the parade.


23 posted on 03/10/2014 3:31:13 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: george76

Protection for me, but not for thee.

These liberal snakes do not understand that everybody has right to life and liberty, which means the right to defend themselves. Firearms are great equalizers, so for the sake of equality, the right to bear arm is every free person’s human right.


24 posted on 03/10/2014 3:31:39 PM PDT by sagar
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To: george76

Hey Bob, I’m my own body guard.


25 posted on 03/10/2014 3:32:52 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: xzins

I feel the same about Howard Kurtz and his show. He and the show are nothing but a cover for the blatant liberalism on FNC.


26 posted on 03/10/2014 3:35:26 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Red_Devil 232

I gagged on that show. It was bad enough that I woke up at 4 am. Everything else was infomercial...eat this, invest that, cook with this.

In retrospect, I should have gone with the jet blender or whatever it’s called.


27 posted on 03/10/2014 3:38:57 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: george76

Yes, it does, Bob.


28 posted on 03/10/2014 3:41:17 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: george76

Yes, it absolutely does make you a hypocrite, Bob! My life deserves as much protection as yours.


29 posted on 03/10/2014 3:42:01 PM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: george76

Costas has lately been on a crusade to define himself as a “serious” journalist by taking predictably liberal views on various social issues as they intersect with sports. No doubt congratulating himself on his “courage”, he demonstrates the opposite - slavish conformity to questionable liberal pieties.


30 posted on 03/10/2014 3:43:11 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: george76

He is sort of correct. He was a hypocrite long before he got armed guards, so the armed guards don’t MAKE HIM a hypocrite.

LOL.


31 posted on 03/10/2014 3:43:34 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: savedbygrace

Makes sense to me. ;^)


32 posted on 03/10/2014 3:44:17 PM PDT by tioga
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To: BitWielder1
So it's okay hire a bodyguard with a gun, but not okay to train and arm myself for the same function?

See you're not as important as Bob Costas so you have no need to arm yourself.../ S

Remember 911 is minutes away when seconds count...

33 posted on 03/10/2014 3:44:24 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: george76

You’re only denying it because it’s true, weasel!


34 posted on 03/10/2014 3:44:26 PM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: george76

Well, Bob, it sort of does. You are not middle class. Middle class people, poor too, can’t afford a team of armed security guards to protect them, on or off the job. They can’t send their kids to the posh private schools with armed guards. So they purchase guns to protect their own, themselves.

The guard that is hired to protect you today goes home tonight. He has a wife and some kids, and his house isn’t as secure as yours. Shouldn’t he use his service weapon if he had an intruder break in? Or is there a lock on his gun case that says “for protection of Mr. Costas only”?


35 posted on 03/10/2014 3:44:39 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: tioga

LOL.


36 posted on 03/10/2014 3:48:58 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: george76

So, security is okay for him but not for us? He clearly thinks he’s better than us “peasants”.


37 posted on 03/10/2014 3:52:12 PM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: george76

The KING DWEEB of sportscasters.


38 posted on 03/10/2014 3:59:32 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: george76

Really there is no need to argue about this. Just look at it like lawn care.

Rich folks like Mr Costas are able to hire their armed protection.

The rest of us do it ourselves.

And I got no problem with that.


39 posted on 03/10/2014 4:00:08 PM PDT by lurk
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Costas has no character, he’s a weasel. Probably got pinkeye from bukakke.


40 posted on 03/10/2014 4:22:12 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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Gee Bob, why don’t you donate all your money to provide security details to everyone who lives in horrible neighborhoods????

Crickets...


41 posted on 03/10/2014 4:29:02 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: PapaNew
I like you Bob.

You do?

I very much dislike hypocrites, deceivers and liars.

42 posted on 03/10/2014 4:30:43 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: george76

That little shrimp has armed bodyguards to take a dump.


43 posted on 03/10/2014 4:31:17 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: george76

Did Bobby stomp his widdle feet with his denial?


44 posted on 03/10/2014 4:31:25 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: george76

F’n a-hole needs to shut his pie hole.


45 posted on 03/10/2014 4:32:16 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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hypocrites, deceivers and liars

So do I even though I've done that stuff and so have you I'm sure. So what evidence do you have of his malfeasance?

46 posted on 03/10/2014 4:38:42 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

Mark Levin is slamming Mr. Bobtox Costass right now, heh


47 posted on 03/10/2014 4:45:04 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: PapaNew
Dang man, this guy comes across as a genuinely nice guy, family guy, etc.

That's simply a ruse. Costas is a die-hard leftist.

What evidence do you have that Costas is a sodomite?

I didn't say he was, specifically. I'm saying that Costas has brought PC and other liberal agendas into sports. This atmosphere has enabled homos to come out of the woods. This time it's sports, next it's going to be NASCAR and hunting that liberals are going to whine that there's no gay hunters or race car drivers.

48 posted on 03/10/2014 5:01:58 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

http://jalopnik.com/there-are-more-out-gay-racing-drivers-than-you-think-1155227213


49 posted on 03/10/2014 5:03:25 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: PapaNew
I like you Bob.

You do?

I very much dislike hypocrites, deceivers and liars.

So do I even though I've done that stuff and so have you I'm sure.

Uh no, not to the level where the guy you like so much, got on national television and proved he was a total hypocrite in front of a national audience. The AH got political and stuck both feet in his mouth. He's not only a hypocrite, but also a no nothing leftist.

50 posted on 03/10/2014 5:11:45 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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