Bob Costas talks gun control during half time.
Bob Costas gun control speech: Twitter takes aim Costas gun riff
Herman Cain was among the conservatives who sacked NBC broadcaster Bob Costas on Twitter after he offered support for gun control on a “Sunday Night Football” halftime segment on the broadcast of the Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game.
The comments from Costas came a day after a Kansas City Chiefs football player killed himself after shooting the mother of his child.
“You want some actual perspective on this?” Costas said.
He pointed viewers to a piece by the Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock, and then quoted and paraphrased the article extensively on-air.
“Our current gun culture, Whitlock wrote, ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy,” Costas said. He added later, continuing to paraphrase, “Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it… here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I believe: if Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”
Here’s a look at the Twitter firestorm Costas sparked:
So I guess Bob Costas created a firestorm. Should have stuck to football.
Firearms aren’t scary, firearm ignorance and a lack of respect for life are scary, Bob Costas.
So, Bob Costas compounds tragedy with idiocy. Bad show.
Fair question - who is less popular in the great state of Texas tonight - the Philadelphia Eagles or Second Amendment opponent Bob Costas.
Let's be honest; Bob Costas's sportscasting is every bit as smug, annoying, and unbearable as his political grandstanding.
I think Bob Costas owes America an apology. And I think he should be fired from Sunday Night Football.
Bob Costas is most concerned with making his own headlines. If he wants to talk about violent 'cultures,' noticed he left out the NFL.
So, another reason to think Bob Costas is a waste of space this AM...
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