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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
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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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