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The backpedalling by and for Bob Costas isnít working
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Dave Workman

Posted on 12/06/2012 6:11:19 AM PST by marktwain

NBC sportscaster Bob Costas will appear tonight on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor with host Bill O’Reilly as the centerpiece of a gun rights controversy that just keeps on giving like the proverbial Christmas present with a down-side.

He's trying to mollify a lot of angry people and it is obviously not working at Northwest Firearms, Shooters Northwest, Seattle Guns or Gun Rights Media. His media colleagues may be okay with his remarks, and buy his shifting explanations, but that merely has sharpened the philosophical disparity between the media and a huge segment of its audience.

This column discussed Mr. O’Reilly’s defense and criticism of Costas’ remarks during a halftime broadcast Sunday evening, and for the past couple of days, Mr. Costas has been doing his best to pick up the pieces. His verbatim use of a diatribe launched over the weekend by Kansas City sports writer Jason Whitlock, combined with his own remarks, has galvanized gun rights activists and firearms organizations.

The Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms are reportedly demanding an apology and want people to sign an on-line petition to NBC.

Over the past two days, Mr. Costas and others have shifted their story, insisting that his Sunday remarks were not about guns, but the “gun culture” that appears to him to be pervasive across the American landscape. The term seems somehow derogatory, as though to suggest that the firearms community is comparable to some sort of bacteria.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: banglist; bobcostas; costas; culture; guncontrol
I am a proud member of the Gun Culture.
1 posted on 12/06/2012 6:11:24 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The real “Gun Culture” has no problem with gun violence.
The “hip hop culture”, which Bob is too chicken to point out, has a huge problem with guns and violence.


2 posted on 12/06/2012 6:13:34 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: marktwain
I'd call it the Constitutional Culture.

It's obvious that the LSM does not believe in The Constitution.

3 posted on 12/06/2012 6:15:12 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: marktwain

Meanwhile, everyone keeps watching people they know hate them, and at the same time paying them handsomely to do it.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 6:16:10 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: marktwain

Doesn’t matter if it “works” or not. What Costas said is already out there so apologizing for it is par for the course. NBC and Costas made thier point and Costas did this via thumbs up from NBC. Now that the seed’s been planted, the same boobs in this country that voted BO a 2nd time will also believe that gun control is necessary.


5 posted on 12/06/2012 6:16:42 AM PST by albie
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To: MrB
Excellent point.

I saw him on O'Reilly last night and he looked awful: scared, tentative and unconvincing. In. Over. His. Head.

6 posted on 12/06/2012 6:18:25 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: marktwain

As am I. Brother and I went to the range last night with his son - had a blast.


7 posted on 12/06/2012 6:20:19 AM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: marktwain

“On Costas Tonight, Barkley addresses broader issues. He says, “Especially in the black culture, it’s a crime culture. We, as black people, and I always say ‘we’, we won’t have respect, we don’t have respect for each other. We have more black men in prison than we do in college, and crime in our neighborhoods is running rampant. I know everybody reacts when something like the Belcher thing happens. But being black, this is something you deal with all the time, and it’s just sad. I’m a guy and I carry a gun.””


8 posted on 12/06/2012 6:20:58 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Pharmboy

Pointing out the culture that actually has the dysfunction would be the end of him, and he knows it.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 6:20:58 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: marktwain

I didn’t see the interview but did O’R ask him WHY HE THOUGHT IT WAS NECESSARY TO GIVE HIS FRIKKING OPINION ON NATIONAL TV? And did anyone tell this little weasel that we don’t give a rat’s arse what he or his network think about Jack Squat?


10 posted on 12/06/2012 6:21:55 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: marktwain

The right to possess and use firearms is specifically written into the US Constitution.

The “right” to terminate a viable pregnancy was elucidated by post-modern judges using the shadows (”penumbra”) surrounding the US Constitution.

Where would Costas be today if he would have used his time on NBC to politely decry abortion in the US?


11 posted on 12/06/2012 6:22:25 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: Paladin2

Costas parsing his own words: “I never used the words ‘gun control’...I just said it’s too easy to get guns.”

Maroon.


12 posted on 12/06/2012 6:22:25 AM PST by cyn (Benghazi. That says it all.)
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To: marktwain

Costas simply stated what his boss NBC was told to do by the administration....take advantage of a captured audience (30 or 40 million) to push the agenda. Costas will not pay a price, in fact may be rewarded. Nothing more than a Katie Couric in pants (on camera anyway)


13 posted on 12/06/2012 6:22:43 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: marktwain

The purpose of our Founding Fathers stipulating that Americans have the absolute RIGHT to Bear Arms was to keep any oppressive Government in check.

It was true then with the British, and it is becoming even more true today as we are slowly being taken over by Obama’s Communist Administration.

Seen from that perspective, Bob Costas is just another Liberal Enabler for Obama’s creeping Communism.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 6:23:02 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: marktwain

Gun owners and defenders of the Constitution need to not let up on this guy.

He’s on the mat. Don’t let him get up.


15 posted on 12/06/2012 6:25:34 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: marktwain
This may be one of the most heavily-watched installments of the O’Reilly Factor, at 5 and 8 p.m. Pacific Time on Fox News. Don’t shoot the television set.

I value my TV set more than I care to see Bill doing his "Large & In-Charge" impression and smoothing it all over with Costas.

16 posted on 12/06/2012 6:25:45 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: Paladin2

:: I’m a guy and I carry a gun. ::

Interesting that he wraps up his little expose of the urban black culture with his identification of his gender and specifically ^not^ his race.


17 posted on 12/06/2012 6:29:24 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: marktwain

In an adult world Mr Costas comments are called projection. For the record libs have no problem w/ guns. Their problem is that you can own one.


18 posted on 12/06/2012 6:32:29 AM PST by 556x45
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To: Doogle
Nothing more than a Katie Couric in pants

They both look like hell without makeup. I wonder who's doing Costa's hair and makeup . . . a mortician?

19 posted on 12/06/2012 6:38:24 AM PST by laweeks
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To: marktwain; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Yesterday, one of the male idiots on the Dallas local sports radio ("New School" with Shan, RJ & Jasmine 105.3-TheFan) morning show said he agreed with Costas and we would all be better off if guns had never come about--

Gadzooks, can you say anything... more stupid?

Evidently either Shan or RJ slept completely through history, otherwise they would have realized that a fair amount of murder, mayhem and slaughter happened in mankind's empire building with tree limbs, sharpened rocks, pointed sticks, knives, swords, lances, pikes, axes and mace & chain. If not certain, New School, just ask O.J. Simpson?

Liberals always go completely off the grid in never thinking about the reality of what they try to push down the throat of everyone else!

If any Dallas-Ft Worth Freepers want to add their two cents like I did:

105.3 The Fan Station Phone: 214-525-7000
Call The Studio: 877-881-1053Text

On second thought, since they can be listen to on the internet, anyone can call and complain, eh?

20 posted on 12/06/2012 6:40:34 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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I don’t think Bob should lose his job because he’s against the 2nd Amendment. He’s a lefty, he’s a gun grabber, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. He was foolish to use the murder/suicide as an opportunity to voice his opinion to a national audience but whatchagonnado?

I’m sure there’s millions of people that will forever think of him as a weasel now and that’s punishment enough. It’s funny watching him make the situation worse as he goes about trying to make it better. It’s bugging the hell out of him that people he views as his inferiors have caused him discomfort. At a certain point, the arrogance can’t be hidden.


21 posted on 12/06/2012 6:44:25 AM PST by Hayride
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To: Graewoulf; cyn; All

Costas:

“I am not aying I am FOR gun control, but I AM for gun control. However if you inferred my meaning to be FOR gun control, it is your own fault.”


22 posted on 12/06/2012 6:49:48 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: marktwain

“Gun Culture”.....and this is why costas can keep trying to massage away what he said but I am not listening. I heard what he said VERY clearly and the analogy that he made. Hey Costas, if you don’t want feedback on your PERSONAL opinion, don’t spout off during an NFL game!


23 posted on 12/06/2012 6:50:03 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: marktwain
All this Costas talk got me thinking about Christmas gifts. My sons (14 & 23) have had a blast over the years since I bought a .22 semi handgun. With 0 in office I pretty sure it's time to upgrade to maybe a 9mm or a .40. A friend has a Hi Point and really like it, instead of 1 glock I might by 3 so we each have 1.

Thanks Bob, part of the Christmas list is done.

24 posted on 12/06/2012 6:57:50 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Pharmboy

Agree. I saw anger, as well.

I wonder if Bob was surprised to realize the heavy maybe over the top volume of non Bronco supporters having been under the impression that the one had earned like 99% of the prez vote.


25 posted on 12/06/2012 7:02:04 AM PST by stanne
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To: MrB
The “hip hop culture”, which Bob is too chicken to point out, has a huge problem with guns and violence...
I think you are right about that. I think it is the reason Costas has been so vehement in his denials about wanting to abrogate the 2nd Amendment. I think the culture he keeps bringing up, the one so prevalent in professional sports, is the Gangsta-Tatoo attitude but he can't say so. He remembers what happened to other white broadcasters who dared touch the racial third-rail in sports. To be charitable, he may have tried to use ‘gun culture’ as a surrogate(it's perfectly OK to belittle non-progressive white people, right?) but went to far by attempting to further insulate himself by using the words of a race baiting left wing loony.
26 posted on 12/06/2012 7:02:40 AM PST by Old North State
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To: Old North State

BINGO!


27 posted on 12/06/2012 7:08:44 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: albie
will also believe that gun control is necessary.

I also believe that gun control is necessary, two hands with a pistol and shooting sticks for a rifle {shotguns are free hand}.

In a life threatening emergency, the control rules may be bent where required.


28 posted on 12/06/2012 7:10:45 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: marktwain

Bob needs to just be quiet. The more he follows up on his original comments, the more he just smears the poop.


29 posted on 12/06/2012 7:19:44 AM PST by lurk
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To: marktwain

Last night, O’Reilly brought up the theater massacre and asked Costas if he would rather drop to the floor and hope for the best in a similar situation, or have a gun of his own to defend himself. The little dork said no, he would not want a gun.

I have nothing but contempt for the cowardly little metrosexual.


30 posted on 12/06/2012 7:21:17 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: fungoking

Wife is partial to the Bersa Thunder 380 w/extended clip or the Ruger LCP with w/extended clip. I’m leaning toward a Beretta Px4 Storm .40 or Ruger SR1911.


31 posted on 12/06/2012 7:41:26 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: fungoking

Nine MMs are for people who squat to pee.

Learn to handle a .45 ACP.


32 posted on 12/06/2012 8:23:35 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Hayride

“I don’t think Bob should lose his job because he’s against the 2nd Amendment.”

After a hundred million innocent dead in the twentieth century, no liberal is entitled to the slightest consideration, courtesy, or civility. Liberals should be reviled, abominated, spat upon, even beaten, whenever they have the gall to show their faces in the presence of decent people.

Fired? I think it should be impossible for him to get from his car to his office because of the hordes lined up to beat the crap out of him.


33 posted on 12/06/2012 8:27:49 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: marktwain

The funny thing about Costas on O’Reilly was that Costas was actually saying that young black men shouldn’t be allowed to have guns. Neither he or O’Reilly seemed to understand what Coatas was actually saying. Typical libs.


34 posted on 12/06/2012 12:03:31 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Bender2

I’ve lost all respect for Costas. I had a bunch. They would be alive?

The idea that a mentally ill and deranged 6’ 4” 240 lb professional athlete couldn’t kill defenseless 120 lb woman (or 98% of the population for that matter) with his bare hands and needed a gun is just stupid.


35 posted on 12/06/2012 7:53:39 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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To: Mountain Mary

Exactly. He’s paid to discuss sports. Not to give his political opinions.


36 posted on 12/06/2012 9:30:01 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: marktwain
Via Guns Save Life.com

Newsflash: grown men who wear makeup and get plastic surgery so they can discuss other grown men playing ball games on television might not be intelligent/informed enough to offer commentary on anything other than sports!

Bob Costas - High School yearbook

37 posted on 12/07/2012 7:28:47 AM PST by KeyLargo
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