Bob Costas Continues to Bury Himself Over Anti-Gun Comments

When you’re in a hole, stop digging. Last night NBC sportscaster Bob Costas made an appearance on the O’Reilly Fact in an effort to clear up any “misunderstanding” about what he said during his anti-gun monologue on Sunday night football in reaction to NFL player Jovan Belcher killing the mother of his child. Yesterday, Costas issued a non-apology for his comments that was full of excuses and one that blamed viewers for misinterpreting what he really meant and said.

“I don’t back up on anything I said.”

First of all, since Costas has come under heavy criticism for his comments, he’s repeatedly tried to shift the focus to, “I was quoting a column,” stressing the words weren’t really his. The problem? When Costas made the remarks on Sunday he said, “You want some actual perspective on this, well, a bit of it comes from the Kansas City based writer Jason Whitlock with whom I do not always agree but who today said it so well, we might as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article.”

Next, Costas tried to claim his comments had nothing to do with gun control. Does he think we’re stupid? When Costas says we have too many guns, what does he expect law abiding gun owners to assume? That Costas wants less guns of course. Costas also tried to claim Americans can simply go out and buy “automatic weapons,” which is false. Special permits and rigorous background checks are required to purchase automatic weopons and typical gun dealerships cannot and do not sell them.

Not surprisingly, Costas attempted to use the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado earlier this year to score even more political points. Costas tried to argue that Colorado is a carry state and therefore if someone in the theater wanted to have their gun, they could have. The problem? The theater is a gun free zone (just like Virginia Tech and Columbine), an important fact both Costas and O’Reilly failed to mention. On top of that, Costas and O’Reilly forgot to mention the Colorado shooter had a history of mental health issues that authorities failed to address before the tragedy occurred. Finally, it is asinine for Costas to suggest people defending themselves from a mad man are simply playing, “Dirty Harry.”

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  1. Karl Stecher says:

    Costas had no business using his sports time slot to lecture anyone on gun control. His appearance and answers to questions just reveals that he is not armed with all the facts. At least he tried to answer…as opposed to calling O’R a racist, or some other allegation to avoid answering the question!
    Anyone with a right wing opinion…even fully accurate…in his position, would have been fired almost on the spot. Outrageous, and by comparison, was the firing of Hank Williams, Jr., over remarks he made when not even on his program.

  2. renee says:

    Costas is just anouther Liberal Dirtbag. Moving on….

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