Bob Costas says his only mistake was "leaving too much open to interpretation".—
PMSnetwork (@pmsnetwork) December 04, 2012
Many of the millions who tuned in to watch Sunday Night Football didn’t appreciate Bob Costas’s half-time lecture on gun violence, but the sportscaster’s hijack of NBC won him plenty of supporters among the gun control crowd as well. Today, though, Costas partially walked back his comments, appearing on “The Dan Patrick Show” to explain that his mistake was leaving too much open to interpretation.
So, Costas calls his rant a mistake and then goes on to say some really uninformed things about gun ownership… washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-le…—
Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) December 04, 2012
“A discussion should ensue about the football culture, the gun culture, domestic violence … those issues should be discussed if we’re looking for some kind of elusive perspective,” said Costas, adding that he did not support a repeal of the Second Amendment. By admitting he made a “mistake” in trying to cram a gun-control sermon into a 90-second segment, though, Costas has managed to raise the hackles of his supporters as well.
Wait — so he stands by his comments on guns, and the only mistake was hijacking a football game to deliver them?
It seems Costas can’t win … or can he? Despite a trending #FireCostas hashtag, Costas doesn’t seem in any danger of losing his post, and the backlash against his editorializing has brought him several follow-up opportunities to push his anti-gun views.
No "Mistake" about it Bob Costas. You purposefully exploited a Murder to further Your agenda.—
(@BiasedGirl) December 04, 2012
Costas: “My mistake is I left it open for too much miscommunication.” Hardly. Communicated just fine. That was the problem.—
Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) December 04, 2012