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Costas: "Mistake" To Give Anti-Gun Commentary During Football Game
Real Clear Politics ^ | December 4, 2012

Posted on 12/04/2012 5:47:24 PM PST by capecodder

About his rant against the 2nd Amendment, in the manner of an explanation:

"...maybe I gave the audience too much credit...."

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: costas; guncontrol

1 posted on 12/04/2012 5:47:29 PM PST by capecodder
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To: capecodder

I love liberals’ apologies!


2 posted on 12/04/2012 5:51:25 PM PST by DBrow
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To: capecodder

They tried to pass off this fool a few years ago as a comedian and found out that he’s about as funny as Terry Bradshaw. So, now they’re letting him try to be a new Keith Overbite.

He’s still an unfunny, squirrely little jerk with died hair. And he’s not aging well either


3 posted on 12/04/2012 5:51:59 PM PST by laweeks
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To: capecodder

Dumb sucker, just keeps on digging.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 5:52:47 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: capecodder

Hey Costas, if I had my way gun ownership would be mandated.
You would be mandated to qualify with an assigned weapon once a month, be well versed in the mainenance care and operation of said weapon.
Don’t want it in your house?
Good, it can be stored in a designated location in your neighborhood that you can reach in no more than sixty seconds.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 5:58:42 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: DBrow

“I love liberals’ apologies!”

Ain’t that the truth! What I can’t tell is if he still thinks it is 2nd amendment’s fault or football’s. It certainly can’t be the individual’s in the mind of a liberal.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 5:59:43 PM PST by madameguinot
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To: capecodder

“I’m sorry I didn’t take 90 minutes to clarify what was perfectly clear in the 90 seconds I took to say it. I’m sorry my audience understood exactly what I said.”


7 posted on 12/04/2012 5:59:46 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: capecodder

I don’t believe him sorry because I think that he meant every word that he said. Got caught, now make excuses to save his network from losing some advertisers. His makeup can’t even cover the terrible facial expressions he made while blaming gun owners. I know he has protection through security, wouldn’t you think..


8 posted on 12/04/2012 6:00:16 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: capecodder

What a worthless little jerk.


9 posted on 12/04/2012 6:00:58 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: DBrow

I am not a believer in apologies. If he worked for me it would have costas is job.


10 posted on 12/04/2012 6:04:12 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: capecodder
What a doofus. It was a stupid thing to say at halftime, or anytime.

He's within a few years of retirement. Maybe they'll buy him out, since he has ruined any cred he had.

11 posted on 12/04/2012 6:04:43 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: capecodder

“and given the time that I had, I thought that was on aspect that I could put out there and maybe, maybe I gave the audience too much credit, but I said if you’re looking for perspective, a bit of it could be found.”

Sure,,it was just one of many facets of the cause of that nuts violence. I’m sure Costas was -just as likely- to have discussed the glorification of gangsta thug culture in the NFL, dreadlocks hanging two feet below every other helmet, etc./


12 posted on 12/04/2012 6:06:36 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Darksheare
"Bob Costas' gun control rant was bad but made worse by one key point -- he lives much of his life with the benefit of armed security." (i.e., men with guns).

Oh, the irony! (or is it hypocrisy?)

13 posted on 12/04/2012 6:10:34 PM PST by Baynative
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To: DesertRhino
"maybe I gave the audience too much credit"

Does Costas not understand when to stop the liberal condescension?

I'm SORRY that the RETARDS who watch me have no GRASP of how brilliant I am, and that they are little uneducated MORONS who dare not have the audacity to breathe the same rarified air that I breathe.

So, my APOLOGIES to the trogodytes who just don't get my intellectual pontification.

14 posted on 12/04/2012 6:15:16 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: capecodder

Costas, the hypocritical prick, makes a very good living in an industry that routinely produces permanent injury to its “workers”, brain and other physical injuries.


15 posted on 12/04/2012 6:16:07 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: boop

When will republicans, for example, learn that liberals are not nice people? They are disgusting stuck up authoritarian scum. This has absolutely nothing to do with the tragedy Costas was supposed to be discussing. Everyone has experienced leftist jerks like Costas, who interject their political beliefs everywhere they don’t belong.


16 posted on 12/04/2012 6:24:45 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: capecodder
That guy gave me the creeps from day one.

Glad to see that my intuitions were correct for once.

He's trying to be the next Jim McCay, which isn't much of a goal to begin with, but one he will certainly fail to achieve.

17 posted on 12/04/2012 6:26:54 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: laweeks
And he’s not aging well either

Boy, I'll say. Costas is powdered-up worse than an overdone drag queen.

18 posted on 12/04/2012 6:28:22 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: capecodder
Mistake" To Give Anti-Gun Commentary During Football Game

Did ya think it was a bunch of metro-sexual wanna be fagboys that tuned in by accident expecting a ballet?

19 posted on 12/04/2012 6:29:04 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: capecodder

To late Bobby. Every time your face shows up the numbers will fall off the cliff. Your facetime career is over. Maybe you can work camera 3 in the upper decks.


20 posted on 12/04/2012 6:33:58 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: capecodder

So...he made a mistake...in saying...or “misspoke” as Hillary redefined “lied” and continues to lie in order to explain how dog gone much smarter he is than the average football fan?

Am I getting his point, or am I all washed up?


21 posted on 12/04/2012 6:36:54 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (I hope we're ready to get a real candidate next time. C'mon GOP! <BCC><)
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To: capecodder

Wrong answer Bob!! Sorry, you lose again!!


22 posted on 12/04/2012 6:46:50 PM PST by davetex (Sick of moochers)
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To: capecodder

The mistake was blaming the gun.


23 posted on 12/04/2012 6:51:22 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: capecodder

Cut the hands off of men. They might use them to strangle their women. I am vehemently opposed to men having hands and will make no apologies for that point of view.


24 posted on 12/04/2012 6:51:33 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: capecodder

25 posted on 12/04/2012 6:55:29 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: capecodder
"So I think that my mistake there was that I left it open to too much interpretation."

No Bob, your mistake was opening your pie hole. If you don't talk, people might wonder about your limited intellect. If you talk, all doubt is erased.

26 posted on 12/04/2012 7:03:59 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: capecodder
"...maybe I gave the audience too much credit...."

Maybe you should just keep your damn fool liberal mouth shut?

Just give the score and keep your idiotic politics out of it, Bob.

27 posted on 12/04/2012 7:09:52 PM PST by Bullish (The stench from this amateur regime stinks all the way to Kenya.)
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To: Darksheare

Wish someone in the Sports Media would mention that if gays would stop using their “guns” inappropriately, a lot of them would still be alive and those alive would live longer.


28 posted on 12/04/2012 7:18:45 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: capecodder

You have to read his condesending explanation. It’s classic liberal. I’m sorry Viewers were too stupid to understand what I meant.

He could have shortened it by simply saying

“I forgot that Americans are stupid and full of ignorant, bitter, gun clingers and bible thumpers.”


29 posted on 12/04/2012 7:22:03 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: DBrow

Yeah, he sounds just like O’bonehead: “maybe I gave the audience too much credit”= “I didn’t know the public was so stupid. It couldn’t have been my fault. It’s all on you.”


30 posted on 12/04/2012 7:30:59 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Feckless
Did ya think it was a bunch of metro-sexual wanna be fagboys that tuned in by accident expecting a ballet?

It reminds me of something Larry the Cable Guy said about Natalie (Dixie Chicks) following her opinion puke in Europe about Bush.

"Natalie, you have a patriotic fan base. What did you think was gonna happen? You may have well run to the middle of a trailer park and yelled, Walmart Sucks!"

31 posted on 12/04/2012 7:33:09 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: capecodder

Limbaugh blames it on the easy availability of microphones. If Costas had not had an open mic, he would not have said what he did to millions and have to apologize now. Thousands of people have had their lives ruined by the careless use of a microphone over the last year alone. We must strengthen the laws that regulate just who is allowed to use a microphone in public.


32 posted on 12/04/2012 7:46:46 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: theBuckwheat

Limbaugh should know, he called Fluke a slut into an open mike.


33 posted on 12/04/2012 8:07:51 PM PST by Venturer
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To: DBrow

I seem to recall that Rush was fired for going off-script in his short Monday Night Football announcing career.


34 posted on 12/04/2012 8:10:50 PM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: theBuckwheat

Hey Bob, tell us some more lies about you broadcasting games in the Eastern Hockey League. Stepped right into that cow flap, liar! Too bad you didn’t know that Norm MacLean was still alive.


35 posted on 12/04/2012 8:13:58 PM PST by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

He fits the definition of a pussy, and a liberal pussy to boot.


36 posted on 12/04/2012 8:15:33 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: theBuckwheat

Hey Bob, tell us some more lies about you broadcasting games in the Eastern Hockey League. Stepped right into that cow flap, liar! Too bad you didn’t know that Norm MacLean was still alive.


37 posted on 12/04/2012 8:26:06 PM PST by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.)
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To: capecodder
God Bless Bob Costas.

God bless him, for confirming what people who love liberty have known about "progressives" all along: they're primarily emoters incapable of clear thought who'd love to do away with the Constitution ("a charter of negative liberties") in general and the Bill of Rights in particular.

Speaking from the -- (let us hope) soon to once again be vacant -- Keith Olbermann Chair for Progressive Lunacy on Sunday Night Football, Costas echoed the moronic sentiments of some other raving whackjob at FoxSports.com about needing to do away with fundamental liberties. His name is unimportant. His kind are a dime a dozen in sports "newsrooms." (Alright. Alright! In keeping with my strict policy that douchebags of every stripe should be held up for ridicule, his name is Jason Whitlock.)

I have a modest proposal for those of you who think repealing some parts of the Bill of Rights you don't believe us Untermenschen should enjoy -- naturally from within the trusty redoubts of your gated communities and behind the privileged pistols of your own armed security -- is a Great Idea. If you really want to reduce gun violence and gun-related homicides, the 2nd Amendment is the wrong place to start. The low hanging fruit is elsewhere, my friend.

Start instead, with the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. Recidivism rates among violent criminals in most states is over 90%, and over half of the people who will be convicted of homicides this year are accessories to, or perpetrators of, a least one previous homicide. Why do we need a trial by jury for people like that? Let's just lock them up.

The right not to incriminate yourself? Dude ... Seriously? Judges, DA's, cops, juvenile authorities and everyone who deals in law enforcement will tell you that _EVERYONE_ is guilty. Everyone. We aren't a rich country any more; we're actually worse off as a function of GDP/debt ratio than Greece. So why are we still pussyfooting around with evidentiary rules and expensive public defenders? Take these people down to the basement and work them over under a sweat-lamp with a rubber hose for a few hours just like in the good old days. Plea bargaining is best conducted with the soon-to-be defendant on his knees.

Assistance of Counsel? Scumbags. You know it. I know it. Everybody -- even _THEY_ know it. Warrants? Probable Cause? Do you know how many criminals go free on these technicalities every year? Assume that the act of just being an American is implied consent for invasive searches of everything including your body cavities. The TSA does.

"OK," you say, "this sounds pretty stupid, but the stats are the stats. So I guess I could go along with this if it was only the criminals we were depriving of their Constitutional Rights. But it wouldn't be. It would be law abiding citizens."

What are you? A jerk?

This argument certainly doesn't pass muster with the gun-grabbers, as far as they're concerned, law abiding citizens have no more right to the 2nd Amendment than criminals do. So why should they have a right to the 4th, or the 5th, or the 6th Amendment, either? If we're going to put an end to gun violence at the expense of the Constitution, everybody is going to have to give up something.

And hey, putting Shakespeare's plan concerning Professional Advocates in place would even become a practical reality. Who knows where it might end...?

[The Bill of Rights: It's not just one Amendment, jackasses.]

38 posted on 12/04/2012 8:45:51 PM PST by FredZarguna (Shut 'er down Clancy. She's pumpin' mud.)
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To: tanknetter
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39 posted on 12/04/2012 9:16:20 PM PST by FredZarguna (Shut 'er down Clancy. She's pumpin' mud.)
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To: Baynative

Ironic hypocrisy.
Such people would be better off performing their own security.


40 posted on 12/05/2012 4:51:29 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

That would be too much like being responsible tellers of truth.
And they hate truth.


41 posted on 12/05/2012 4:53:44 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Venturer

And what is the problem in calling a slut a slut?


42 posted on 12/05/2012 6:55:41 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: theBuckwheat

It’s no problem for me, but it was a problem for Rush.


43 posted on 12/05/2012 7:03:15 AM PST by Venturer
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To: capecodder

“...maybe I gave the audience too much credit....”

Costas, DUDE! When you’re under water, DO NOT open your blowhole.


44 posted on 12/05/2012 10:37:43 AM PST by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: FredZarguna

This is brilliant. Well said.


45 posted on 12/06/2012 2:08:38 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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