Bob Costas calls half-time anti-gun lecture a ‘mistake,’ angers everyone

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.

“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.

  • Love of Country

    Why didn’t Bob and his stupid, fascist friends blame the senseless murder-suicide on teams like the Washington Redskins …. because they love, love, love to run the pistol and shotgun offenses.

    Because if they’re gonna blame Sarah Palin for the Gabby Giffords shooting over common symbols on her political map then they need to be consistent and try to blame schemes like “pistol offenses” and “shotgun offenses” for every time some stupid NFL player is involved in gun violence.

    Or, Bob, you can just blame the gun violence on the liberal animals who pull the trigger or you can blame the hapless liberals who glorify murder in rap songs, movies and video games ie “the culture” … but rest assured, Bob, we’re talking wall to wall to wall democrats here, mkay? Let’s not get things twisted.

    And as such, Republicans ie responsible people will continue to enjoy our guns as prescribed by the Constitution and you and your ilk should just work really hard to try and make it a capital offense for any Owebamao supporter to own or look at any guns or else be subjected to the chair (and I’m not talking Eastwooding, mkay?) because that is a far more viable solution to curbing gun violence than shamelessly going on Sunday Night Football in front of an international audience to try and lay another entirely senseless DNC homicide at the perfectly clean feet of the GOP …. after all, we respect guns, you fool!

    In conclusion … stop trying to blame the GOP for black on black crime because it only occurs in liberal precincts where racist white gate-keepers of the DNC still manage to call all the egregious shots (so to speak).

  • ★♥ Harriet Baldwin

    Costas “vas only following orders.” Lapdog media disgusts me. Long live The New Media. #WAR.

  • ChampionCapua

    Why does Bob Costas not know the facts about gun laws? Where did he get “educated”? Mail-order? Gun Shows? Obama is right: We need 100,000 more teachers…NRA teachers, that is.

  • Scott

    And you do the hokey pokey ……….

  • AndiGibson

    Posted this on the other threads on the subject – perhaps Bob Costas can apply his “wisdom” in this situation for us:

    An open letter to Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock

    Do you know what kept me safe? Not some piece of paper. Not a judge tut tutting at him and shaking his/her finger and telling him to leave me alone. Not the police, who, after all, would only be able to respond once he had caused me harm. No, what kept me safe was my Glock.
    My Ex was nearly a foot taller than me and, at the time, had about 150 pounds on me. If he had been able to get close enough to me to harm me, there were very few options I had to protect myself. But with my Glock, well, I would be able to stop him before he got that close. I am alive today because he knew that if he tried to make that otherwise, there was a better than even chance he would be the one lying there in a pool of blood instead of me.

  • R.C.

    NBC is not going to fire this turd. There will be no commentary explaining that “More guns = Less Crime” .
    We need advocacy groups to run commercials during these prime time events that showcase folks whos lives have been saved by having a firearm.
    Use the facts that more kids drown in buckets of water than accidental gun involved death.
    Until we get the braindead to see the facts we will continue to lose the fight. A great man once said “politics is down stream from culture” or something like that.
    The Second Amendment is not the only information that needs to be pushed this way.
    Instead of donating to the worthless GOP why doesnt a Conservative group exist for this reason.
    Explain Conservatism 30 seconds at a time to the typical non informed tv viewer.
    The new media is doing a great job of keeping me informed. But I look for conservative stuff, and forward some of it. But I believe we need to go bigger. There must be a way.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      I promise that if any of the regular networks is sold to a conservative group, and they turn it into an all out conservative channel, I promise it will be a great success.

  • JackD

    maybe Bobbo heard about the knife, bow & arrow and subway car used as weapons in recent murders and realized he is an out of touch, bi-coastal, know-nothing lefty…nah, that’s just too much to ask for.

  • Navy_Patriot

    No Bob, the BIGGEST but not only mistake you made in ranting during a football game is that you mistakenly believe that because a leftest television network actually gives you a platform to spew anti-american BS and that “we the people” actually cares anything at all about your opinion regarding our freedoms. Why is it you celebrities think that because you were lucky enough to impress someone at a network to give you a chance that that gives you knowledge about anything and everything in the world. You are free to have an opinion and to express that opinion but not on national TV; you were hired to be a talking head and keep the public from being able to make up their own minds as to the game not to tell us that the Constitution is wrong and that “We the People” should not be allowed to have guns. Despots throughout history have disarmed the public before gaining total control.

  • louisiana_mom

    Crime and violence has been a part of human history before the invention of the gun… Getting rid of one weapon is not going to get rid of either… it will just cause people to get more inventive in their weapon choice and allows the government to become a tyranny.

    • beastdogs8

      I have said it many times, the liberal push for gun control and gun bans, has never and never ever will be, about stopping or controlling crime and/or violence. Gun control and gun bans pushed by liberals has always about controlling the law abiding citizen and that alone. A disarmed populous would then be powerless to stop the liberals from forcing their socialism on the American people.

  • dftl

    If you make a public statement, you better be prepared to own it. How does Costas not know this by now? Coward.

  • APauley

    First, perhaps we should consider the influence of steroids?
    Secondly, it is high time we arm and train black women. So much senseless violence is black men on black men and black men on black women. Its time to give black women power to take back their homes, their children and their family from gun-toting criminals who hand out guns for a price. Once they see that the 2nd amendment actually protects them, there won’t be any more debates.

  • AlertUpUSA

    I can’t wait to get my new registered 9mm. It will go nicely with my concealed weapon permit. And my Ruger! What a clown.

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    bull$h*t on his bull$h*t. How can reading something during the day, taking it to the
    broadcast booth, reading it umpteen times again to get it ‘just right’,
    and fit into the time allowed, then broadcasting it on live TV to the
    biggest viewing audience on Sunday night Prime time; just happen??

    A mistake is picking up the wrong set of keys on the way to one of your
    cars, or calling someone by the wrong name. I’ll just call him a
    flaming liberal idiot–make no mistake about it. OY! I’m sure
    he’ll be keeping his job. It really wasn’t what he said, it was the dudes from the bad lip-sincing website….Not!

  • Steve_J

    Is he saying he’s not smart enough to make a cogent argument?

  • HannahJK

    I assume NBC will be allowing someone to give the counter argument in the same forum? i.e. an unfiltered one sided rant to the same audience

    • therantinggeek

      Given NBC’s track record? Unlikely. Hades would have to freeze over first.

  • Tony0920

    Bob Costas. Flick. Booger.

  • Mageek

    I guess we need to have subway train control, too…

  • Jay Wegner

    Grow some, Bob

  • disqus_ys7YLGvSbv

    Gutless wonder.

  • Fake Obama Follower

    Ever since Keith Olberman was fired from SNF, Bob Costas has become the most insufferable thing about SNF. Before he was just the second most insufferable thing about SNF.

  • pateriot

    Everyone agrees that Liberals should not own guns. After all they have already demonstrated that they have such poor judgment that they should not be anywhere near guns… or sharp pointy objects… or 32oz sodas… or…

  • Finrod Felagund

    Bob Costas didn’t make a mistake, Bob Costas IS a mistake.

  • therantinggeek

    “Bob Costas says his only mistake was “leaving too much open to interpretation”.”

    No, his mistake was opening his mouth and making his opinions heard on national television – and on an NFL broadcast, nonetheless. In my not-so-honest-opinion, there’s a time and a place for everything, just not during an entertainment venue.

  • Guest

    How can liberals rant about gun control and how it would save lives but yet be for free abortions for everyone!!!! Wouldn’t that make them lying hypocrites?

    • BeeKaaay

      He wants the correct lives to be saved: leftwingwackos. Everyone else can die, in his mind.

  • stuckinIL4now

    I guess we were all too stupid to parse his comments and “get” exactly what he mean cuz that’s basically what he’s saying. I think Costas is ready for liberal politics now cuz he just showed how willing he is to walkback his own BS–an absolute requirement if you wanna play on Baraka’s stage. Maybe Obamuh can replace his current clown press secretary with Costas. Would anybody notice a difference?

    • therantinggeek

      Probably not.

  • Sherri Seiber

    Yes Bob it was a mistake. Never quote anything Jason Whitlock has to say on gun control either, another big mistake.

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  • People Corporation

    Dang, I thought he would have started to be taken seriously after being busted for biting a hookers tit 20 years ago.

  • BeeKaaay

    KKKostas is a leftwingwacko, he hates the idea of self-defense. “C’mon, just let the armed thugs rob and rape you and your family. It is legitimate!” is their belief.