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  • Costas In Context: His critics owe no apologies

    03/14/2014 4:23:37 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 6 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | March 14, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Costas In Context: His critics owe no apologies by Daniel Clark In a March 3rd appearance on The O’Reilly Factor, NBC sports anchor Bob Costas complained that right-wing ideologues had taken his Olympic remarks about Vladimir Putin “out of context.” Let’s see if that’s true. On the night of the opening ceremonies, Costas said this about the Russian president: “Just in the past year, Putin brokered a deal to allow Syria to avoid a U.S. military strike by giving up its chemical weapons, and helped bring Iran to the negotiating table over its nuclear intentions. He has repeatedly showcased his...
  • Bob Costas: My Armed Security Doesn't Make Me a Hypocrite on Guns

    03/10/2014 3:15:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    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."
  • Bob Costas’ Olympic pink eye from ‘botched Botox’

    03/07/2014 3:02:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3-6-14 | Emilly Smith
    Bob Costas got his infamous case of Olympic pink eye from botched Botox, a source claims to Page Six. NBC’s prime-time Olympics host, who had to take a six-day absence after coming down with viral conjunctivitis in both eyes, contracted the infection after a Botox procedure to smooth out wrinkles prior to the Olympics. Our source said, “Bob’s eye infection was due to botched Botox. This isn’t the first time he’s had it.” NBC strongly denies that Costas — who arrived to host the games in Sochi with a forehead smoother than the Olympic luge track — developed the infection...
  • NBC refers to decades of Soviet communism as ‘pivotal experiment’; Spit-takes ensue [video]

    02/08/2014 6:28:12 AM PST · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8 Feb 2014
    Earlier today, Garry Kasparov accused NBC Sports of pushing Putin propaganda. This latest downplay of decades of communism probably won’t make Kasparov change his mind about the network that’s airing the Sochi Olympics. Many viewers of the opening ceremony couldn’t believe their ears when the narrator referred to decades of Soviet-era communism as a “pivotal experiment”:
  • PUTIN PROPAGANDA: NBC’s Bob Costas portrays Russian leader as great peacemaker

    02/07/2014 6:09:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jaime Weinstein
    If all you know about Vladimir Putin is what you learned from Bob Costas during NBC’s Olympic coverage Thursday night, you might be excused for thinking the Russian autocrat is a great peacemaker on the world stage. Costas ran a video montage to bring viewers up to speed on the Russian president as the Olympic Winter Games began in Sochi, Russia. For a minute, NBC looked an awful lot like a Russian propaganda network — at least in how it portrayed Putin as a leader in the international arena. “Just in the past year, Putin brokered a deal to allow...
  • Bob Costas Begins Sochi Olympics Coverage With Eye Infection

    02/06/2014 5:36:37 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 51 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | February 6, 2014 8:18 PM | Chris Ariens
    Between the missing shower curtains, brown tap water and computer hacking affecting journalists covering the Sochi Games, NBC’s Bob Costas might have it the worst. He has an eye infection. At the start of NBC’s fortnight (+3 days) of coverage tonight Costas announced, “I woke up with my left eye swollen shut and just about as red as the Soviet flag.” Costas says he’ll be wearing glasses for the next couple of nights. “According to NBC doctors here, it’s some kind of minor infection which should resolve itself by the weekend,” Costas added.

    12/24/2012 11:07:24 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 19 Dec 12 | MrColionNoir
  • Nugent: Bob Costas is dead wrong

    12/10/2012 10:01:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 9 December, 2012 | Ted Nugent
    As you read this, know that by the time you finish, somewhere in America a fellow citizen will use a gun to stop a crime and save a life. Opining on the Kansas City Chief football player who murdered his girlfriend and then blew out his own brains in front of his coach, the otherwise great sports announcer, Bob Costas, blamed the murder-suicide on easy access to guns. He lives in a strange fairyland of ignorance and denial. If there were a free speech penalty for blundering ignorance, a penalty flag would have been tossed at Mr. Costas. Just as...
  • Gutfeld Rips Costas With Story About Guns Saving Lives

    12/10/2012 7:27:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 8 December, 2012 | GREG GUTFELD
    GREG GUTFELD: Now this tale not only shows how guns save lives, but it also kills the stereotype, Bob, that libs love to propagate that gun owners are clumsy yokels who collect guns the way sports broadcasters collect toupees. Not so, the homeowner handled the situation with compassion, keeping the guy from endangering them and others. Any decent gun owner would say that's how it's done. But this is a logic that escapes people like Bob Costas, who glide among secure skyscrapers, never worrying about trivialities like home invasions. Commentators need no guns when the bodyguard is already packing. If...
  • Media Discussion of my pieces on Bob Costas (John Lott)

    12/08/2012 8:42:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 8 December, 2012 | John Lott
    Regarding my first op-ed this last week at Fox News on Costas here is some of the reaction. I will update this later when I have time to put in responses. From Entertainment Weekly: As you can guess, his commentary was closely scrutinized, and while some applauded his effort, many criticized him for broaching a politically taboo subject in the midst of Sunday Night Football. Second-Amendment advocates like Fox News’ John Lott dismissed Costas for his “emotional reaction,” and media-watcher Howard Kurtz said, “If Bob Costas wanted to urge gun control during NFL, he should have made his own case,...
  • The backpedalling by and for Bob Costas isn’t working

    12/06/2012 6:11:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Dave Workman
    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...
  • Bob Costas is Wrong: Gun Ownership Deters Crime

    12/06/2012 6:07:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Maureen Martin
    Sports broadcaster Bob Costas used his platform at NBC’s Sunday Night Football to blame guns for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher’s murder of his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and Belcher’s subsequent suicide. Costas quoted extensively from a column written by Fox News sportswriter Jason Whitlock, in which Whitlock concludes, without equivocation: What I believe is, if he [Belcher] didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today. Never mind the fact that their relationship was so troubled that the KC Chiefs team management was providing counseling to them. And never mind the fact that Belcher had...
  • Charles Barkley Talks Guns With Bob Costas: ‘I Carry a Gun’ Because ‘I Just Feel Safer With It’

    12/05/2012 2:35:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/5/12 | Jason Howerton
    Reacting to Bob Costas’ controversial halftime gun control lecture on Sunday night, retired NBA all-star Charles Barkley said he carries “a real gun” because he feels “safer with it.” Barkley, appearing on “Costas Tonight,” said he doesn’t think the nation has a “gun culture” but rather a “crime culture” especially “in the black community.” “You know, we as black people always, we don’t have respect for one another. You know, we’ve got more black men in prison than we do in college and crime in our neighborhoods is running rampant,” Barkley said. “And I know everybody reacts when something like...
  • O’Reilly, Goldberg should be careful providing cover for Costas

    12/05/2012 5:39:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Dave Workman
    The Bob Costas flap has become the gaffe du jour this week, with some well-meant attempts to help the embattled NBC announcer do damage control in the wake of Sunday night’s remarks and Monday’s blistering reaction. Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and contributor Bernie Goldberg jumped to Costas’ defense Monday night and while they made some reasonable points, they also said some things that may just exacerbate the situation, and leave them looking a bit foolish. It's a pity, because both guys seem like honorable men trying to do what they believe is the right thing. To wit, during O’Reilly’s popular...
  • Bob Costas, NFL Surrounded by Armed Security

    12/04/2012 11:32:42 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Dec 2012, | AWR Hawkins
    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). If you've ever been to an NFL game this point is academic. The number of armed policemen you pass between the gate your seat is incredible. And if you get behind the scenes, in certain corridors, the armed presence can be just as strong (or stronger). ... Remember when Rosie O'Donnell spent what seemed like years on her gun rants? Those rants lost their effectiveness when the focus turned...
  • Costas: "Mistake" To Give Anti-Gun Commentary During Football Game

    12/04/2012 5:47:24 PM PST · by capecodder · 44 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 4, 2012
    About his rant against the 2nd Amendment, in the manner of an explanation: "...maybe I gave the audience too much credit...."
  • Costas: How about sticking to sports?

    12/04/2012 5:42:31 PM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND ^ | December 04, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Bob Costas knows his sports. I’ll say that for him. Over the last 32 years, he has parlayed that knowledge and his broadcasting abilities into an estimated net worth of some $32 million. He has won nearly 20 Emmys and four National Sportscaster of the Year awards. But he is clearly out of his depths and out of place when it comes to opining on other matters – such as gun control. Costas attempted to use his platform during a ”Sunday Night Football” halftime report to blame a gun for the murder of a woman – a gun actually fired...
  • Bob Costas calls Jovan Belcher commentary “a mistake”

    12/04/2012 4:29:42 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies
    Bob Costas said he made a “mistake,” violating his own rule of not trying to compress a nuanced topic into small bit of air time, with his controversial halftime commentary Sunday night on the murder-suicide committed by Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs the day before. “My mistake is I left it open for too much miscommunication,” Costas said in a lengthy interview on “The Dan Patrick Show.” The 90-second weekly spot, he said, doesn’t offer enough time in which to adequately discuss the issue of “the football culture, the gun culture, domestic violence.”
  • Gun Crazy

    12/04/2012 12:33:16 PM PST · by 867V309 · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 3, 2012 | Michael Walsh
        If Bob Costas wants to consult someone on domestic double murder without a gun, he need to look no further than his former broadcasting partner at NBC.
  • Blame the Gun

    12/02/2012 7:11:22 PM PST · by Empireoftheatom48 · 23 replies
    Blame the Gun rant by Costas
  • (vanity) Collingsworth. Costas. Olberman. Is it time to scratch my eyes out yet?

    08/26/2007 6:52:49 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 20 replies · 547+ views
    NBC Snday Nite Football | 8/26/07 | marty
    Collingsworth. Costas. Olberman. MIND-NUMBINGLY bad television.
  • NBC networks eye 416 hours of Olympics coverage

    01/16/2006 2:17:41 PM PST · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 53 replies · 1,200+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Tue Jan 10, 11:17 PM ET | Paul J. Gough
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC Universal is ramping up for next month's 17-day coverage of the Torino Olympics, using many of its assets to provide a record amount of TV time for a Winter Olympics. The broadcaster said Tuesday that it will schedule 416 hours of coverage across NBC, USA, MSNBC and CNBC as well as two high-definition channels, NBC HD and Universal HD. That bests the previous Winter Olympics record, 375 hours from Salt Lake City in February 2002. NBC itself will have more than 182 hours. The cable channels are scheduled to have 233 hours of coverage,...
  • Costas NOW, Jon Stewart, GW BUSH, Intelligent Design and Evolution on HBO

    08/13/2005 9:13:09 AM PDT · by gobucks · 5 replies · 626+ views
    HBO - Costas Now, 8/13/05 program ^ | 13 August 05 | Gobucks
    And so, Bob Costas, Mr. Clean Sports Announcer, has decided to use his sports show on HBO as a front piece to attack Bush, and Bush's supporters. How? By slamming Bush's comments about Intelligent Design. Bob made an off hand comment about it during the 'round table' with a couple of sports guys, like Charles Barkley, plus a certain Jon Stewart, a comedian. Stewart said that kids should be taught both sides of the steriod story as well. That steriods are bad for you and so on, but the other side is take as many steriods as you want for...
  • Bob Costas Joins CNN

    06/08/2005 12:47:27 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 48 replies · 1,735+ views
    Turner Info ^ | 6-8-05
    New York,NY(AHN)-Bob Costas, one of television’s most accomplished broadcasters and host of HBO’s Costas Now, joins CNN as a substitute host for Larry King Live, it was announced today by CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein. “We’re thrilled to have one of television’s most outstanding broadcasters joining the CNN roster,” Klein said. “Bob’s quick wit, nimble mind and broad range of interests will engage viewers in the best King tradition.” “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to sit in for Larry,” Costas said. “I’ve always enjoyed the long-form interview, and Larry’s program is synonymous with that television format.” Costas joined HBO...
  • HBO: inside the NFL - Bob Costas blames talk radio for fan behaviour in Detroit

    11/24/2004 9:55:04 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 38 replies · 3,666+ views
    Inside the NFL show on HBO ^ | November 26, 2004 | Bob Costas
    Just finished watching this week's edition of Inside the NFL on HBO and in the first ten minute segment Bob Costas, Dan Marino, Chris Collinsworth and Cris Carter talked about the incident from the Pacers/Pistons game in Detroit last Friday night and the implications for the NFL. In summary Bob Costas blamed fan behaviour in Detroit and in general on talk radio, a totally outrageous statement.
  • Fewer Viewers Light Up Olympic Torch for NBC (tiny violin Alert)

    08/16/2004 6:52:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 1,164+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/16/04 | Ben Berkowitz
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBC's broadcast of the 2004 Olympics has gotten off to as bumpy a start as the U.S. Olympic team itself, with prime-time ratings for the first three days of the Summer Games down slightly from four years ago, according to figures released on Monday. NBC's prime-time Olympics coverage still towered over the usual summer sitcoms, reality shows and reruns offered on rival U.S. networks during the first three days of the Athens Games, posting a hefty household rating of 14.1 and a full quarter share of all viewers watching TV on those evenings. But compared with...
  • On HBO, Bob Costas Delivers a Sycophantic Session with Hillary

    07/21/2003 10:43:26 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 29 replies · 315+ views
    MRC ^ | 11:20am EDT, Monday July 21, 2003 | Brent Baker
    Alerting readers to the then-upcoming Bob Costas interview on HBO with Senator Hillary Clinton, I predicted: "I'd bet Costas won't be as reverential as some other star media figures have been toward her." I was wrong. The NBC Sports anchor was every bit as sycophantic as Barbara Walters, Katie Couric or Charlie Rose, though as host of a sports and celebrity interview show, I guess he cannot be held to the same journalistic standards. In the pre-taped interview which led the July 18 On the Record with Bob Costas on HBO, Costas wished for her to impart her wisdom: "How,...
  • Maher Admits Naivete, Thought "Right to Privacy" in Constitution (Coulter)

    04/28/2003 8:19:50 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 102 replies · 1,072+ views
    MRC ^ | 10:20am EDT, Monday April 28, 2003 | BrentBaker
    The controversy last week over Senator Rick Santorum's remarks about the slippery slope of the Supreme Court finding a right to any kind of consensual sex based on a "right to privacy" in the penumbra of the Constitution, has had one benefit: A well- known liberal commentator on political issues has conceded his naivete about which rights are in the Constitution. On Friday night's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, Maher admitted: "This has been a learning experience for me. I also thought that privacy was something we were granted in the Constitution. I have learned from this when...