How many would have heard sports writer Jason Whitlock’s views on guns and “gun culture” had Bob Costas not read them aloud as part of his halftime hijack of Sunday Night Football last weekend? Whitlock seized the opportunity to appear with Roland Martin and claim further that “the NRA is the new KKK,” but he passed at a turn at Bill O’Reilly’s megaphone. Whitlock put his refusal to appear on “The O’Reilly Factor” into words last Friday, and O’Reilly kicked off his show tonight Costas-style by quoting Whitlock’s follow-up column.

Kurtz didn’t tweet Whitlock’s comments, but here’s a sample.

I’m a grown-ass man and it’s 2012. I don’t have to shuffle off to the Big House when summoned. O’Reilly is not Boehner, Pelosi or Obama. He’s a TV entertainer who has spent the weeks after the election crying about the end of “white establishment” America, the end of the days when an upstanding white man felt entitled to summon whomever he wanted whenever he wanted to the Big House to dance.

I don’t dance.

Whitlock’s refusal to “dance” for O’Reilly in the big house left quite a few viewers unimpressed.

Whitlock also won admirers for turning down an appearance.

In his post, Whitlock said that he’d be sticking to his sports column for now, as TV news appearances don’t allow him sufficient room to make his points. “You typically sacrifice two hours of time for an eight-minute segment that accomplishes very little,” he wrote. “It’s not the deep end of the pool. There’s no room for someone like me to splash around.” Back to the kiddie pool to make waves, then?

  • http://twitter.com/BobCordon Bob Cordon

    A racist coward. ‘Nuff said?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YN4XMUN6BACEJMKRO2OJISINKE LC

    Whitlock is a nobody. In fact, I had to google him and I’m a big sports fan. Weird.

  • W Randall

    Sounds like Whitlock is trying to put himself “Back in Chains”. Trying to stretch out his 15 minutes of fame.

  • TocksNedlog

    Is Jason Whitlock throwing Bob Costas under the bus? Bob is “a grown-ass man” (well, three-quarters anyway) and HE had the stones to go on O’Reilly’s show! Is Whitlock now accusing Costas of ‘shuffling off to dance in the Big House’?

  • peteee363

    jason who again?

  • http://twitter.com/MoueLaMoue Moue La Moue (D)

    In 2012, there is also no such thing as reverse racism. It is ONLY racism if you’re white? Okay. I just wanted to make sure it was clarified to myself, an individual of light color. I just wanna know. So I can you know, get all huffy soon. Thanks. /sarc.

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      I’ve heard that before……so what do we call it when people hate white people and insult them or injure them for it? Are we not a race too? Can we not claim our rights as victims of racial hate crimes. I know you are being sarcastic but we really need to figure this out.

      • http://twitter.com/MoueLaMoue Moue La Moue (D)

        Unfortunately, the ideal of ‘race’ was taken up by the Democrats and perpetuated so that there is this culture of reparations for others. Everyone needs a slice of the pie, unless you are white, then you don’t need a slice, a crumb or to even look at that empty pie pan. ‘We’ as a ‘race’ apparently do not deserve it. Too bad that most people who vote Democrat do not know the history of their party. I don’t recall the first Black Governor being a Democrat. I do not recall the first Black Senator being Governor. But, hey, history-smishtory.

      • TWG2A

        I will NEVER allow those racist beasts to redefine the dictionary for me. Racism is racism. I’m calling it like it is, and I will continue to ALWAYS call it what it is. They racists.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    So, he’s a wuss that can’t man up and make a name for himself? Even the self-professed socialist, John Leibowitz has gone on there so many times. What’u afraid of Jason?

    • Herman LaClair

      to be exposed for what he is.

    • Herman LaClair

      to be exposed for what he is.

  • Agent_Zeero

    I’m sorry, what is a Jason Whilock? I never heard of it until Costas made reference to it last week

  • toreilly

    racist pussy…

  • Herman LaClair

    straight up, bald-faced, ugly racism, mr. whitlock. you seem so proud of yourself. it’s getting tiresome.

  • michael s

    Good for Jason Whitlock. I applaud him for turning down o Reilly and pointing out his end of white establishment tirade. yes the nra and the kkk are the same, nra co- founder ambrose burnside was a democrat. i’m sure george wood wingate and william conant church also. so its not wrong to equate the nra with the kkk today.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      It also helps that he turned down O’Reilly because he can only carry n a conversation with himself.

      I don’t know about the NRA being the same as the Klan, but you got it right about the Democrats being the same. Dems don’t like it when blacks stray off their plantation.

      • LochGates44

        They aren’t the same. The NRA was founded by men who served in the Union Army. The KKK was an opponent of the NRA because they didn’t want blacks possessing firearms.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Your logic is so flawed here I barely know where to start……The NRA was founded in part to assist blacks who were being oppressed by the klan to have access to guns to defend themselves. (shame on any NRA members in this forum who do not know that). The Klan was spawned from the racist democrat party as a terrorist organization to oppress republicans as well as blacks. Don’t come in here and think you can just spew your bizarre equivocations and nobody will notice.

      • michael s

        Whenever someone points out an act of racism by a Republican/conservative/right winger/tea partier, you’ll get the Democrats were the party of slavery, no issue here. The kkk was founded by Democrats, no issue here. The Democrats fought against civil rights, no issue here. I even hear Republicans say George Zimmerman is a registered Democrat he can’t be racist. Now that the same reasoning is applied to the NRA all of the sudden its wrong. Interesting but to be expected.

        • WisconsinPatriot

          And there is no surprise that the only thing you take issue with is me taking issue with your garbage. Cluck your tongue “smart person”, we all hope for your approval.

        • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

          The issue here is your “facts” and “reasoning” are wrong. You stated that it is not wrong to equate the NRA with the KKK when, IN FACT, the NRA was established to assist blacks from harassment *from* the Klan. Which means that not only is your statement “that it is not wrong to equate the NRA with the KKK” incorrect, it is the OPPOSITE — something you would easily understand if you possessed one iota of critical thinking ability (which you obviously don’t — another member of the most aggressively ignorant generation in human history since the Dark Ages).

        • bonnieblue2A

          It is to be expected that you leave out the inconvenient facts. The KKK worked to put Jim Crow laws into place which kept firearms out of the hands of blacks following the end of slavery.
          The NRA and its efforts to get CCW passed are what has largely abolished these last lingering Jim Crow laws in so many states.
          The NRA fights for the 2nd Amendment rights for ALL Americans, regardless of race, gender, religion. The KKK on the otherhand, sought to deny 2nd Amendment rights. Get it yet?

  • http://twitter.com/CoFemale Cuz Grandma Says

    Jason is the biggest wussy. He is afraid of O’ Reilly that is why he won’t engage. He knows his previous statements will be challenged and he won’t have an answer. It takes a big man to admit he might be wrong. Oh wait…. wrong analogy

  • [email protected]

    Fact is, Oreilly is sort of overly PC when black race baiters are on his show. He would have let you spin Jason so why the racist hate crap?

    • MoxieLouise

      Because he’s trying to deflect from his inability to actually debate by displaying his outstanding ability to race bait in the most insulting and devisive manner.

    • MoxieLouise

      Because he’s trying to deflect from his inability to actually debate by displaying his outstanding ability to race bait in the most insulting and devisive manner.

  • MoxieLouise

    The only reason I know who he is is that he’s from my neck of the woods (sorry, that’s probably a racist phrase for some obscure reason or another). He has never impressed me as being all that sharp. O’Reilly would make an even bigger fool of him than he makes of himself, and he knows it.

  • Robert Patrick Moscato

    Mr Whitlock, if you on’t want your opinons challenged, then stick to writng sports stories and appearing on Sports talk shows. Pretty simple really.

    • Herman LaClair

      they can’t help themselves.

    • Herman LaClair

      they can’t help themselves.

  • http://twitter.com/EFPanknin Eric Panknin

    Wow, for the first time in his life, his big azz is being held accountable

  • sean1

    We live in such a fanatical age. He says he won’t go on O’Reilly’s show because O’Reilly is racist – and most of America then take it as fact that O’Reilly is racist. Things like facts, thought and discernment have unfortunately gone out the window.

    • Herman LaClair

      it’s sooooooooo much easier to cry racism than to intellectually engage. but, then again, you need an intellect for that.

    • Herman LaClair

      it’s sooooooooo much easier to cry racism than to intellectually engage. but, then again, you need an intellect for that.

  • Karl H

    Someone should let Whitlock know that Toure has already over played the race card, he needs a new shtick.

  • Christopher Calandro

    Jesus, Whitlock. What a (fat) f’ing hack. Racism is racism is racism. You don’t get a special dispensation to hate just because you’re a minority. Man alive. Some people.

  • SpinMeNot

    Racist, coward.

    ’nuff said.

  • CombatDiver

    Whitlock and Toure are part of the new generation of race pimps that have taken the baton from Jackson and Sharpton and make everything about race just to stay employed.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      That is beautiful! They both COMPLETELY suck at it.

    • IdiotsRule

      Wow…and idiot who can’t connect the dots between calling two successful men “pimps” and his own racism…it would be funny if it weren’t so damn sad…asshole.

  • Rob Stevely

    Wasnt Obama supposed to ease race relations in this country? Another fail.

  • Voting Female

    Whitlock is a coward in addition to being a racist and a liberal gun grabber. What else is he? A moron to boot?

  • Keith S.

    Back in the late 90s, Whitlock held up a sign during a chiefs patriots game from the press box saying…. Bledsoe = gay? He’s kind of always been a jerk…Kansas city knows this.

  • Rick Stones

    O’Reilly needs to stop giving this loser the attention he desperately needs. Whitlock is such a racist, gay-hating loser he’s pathetic. From making gay bashing signs to taunt New England fans, to tweeting vile spew about the size of Lin’s private parts because he is Asian… Whitlock needs to be starved from getting attention so he can go back to his rock and crawl safely underneath

    • Herman LaClair

      *standing ovation*

    • Herman LaClair

      *standing ovation*

  • BeyondPolls

    Planned Parenthood is the new KKK.

  • BeyondPolls

    Planned Parenthood is the new KKK.

  • rickg62

    Whitlock’s next stop? Probably dinner at the White House.

    • MoxieLouise

      If Obama had a son…

    • MoxieLouise

      If Obama had a son…

  • rickg62

    Whitlock’s next stop? Probably dinner at the White House.

  • Steve_J

    Summoned? Doesn’t Whitlock know all O’Reilly can do is ask him to come on the show and he can accept or decline? You’d think a writer would know the difference between a “summons” and an invitation.

    Maybe he should push himself away from the table more often and open up a dictionary.

  • Steve_J

    Summoned? Doesn’t Whitlock know all O’Reilly can do is ask him to come on the show and he can accept or decline? You’d think a writer would know the difference between a “summons” and an invitation.

    Maybe he should push himself away from the table more often and open up a dictionary.

  • RightThinking1

    Presumably Whitlock will soon accuse Mercedes of a plot to kill black guys with $200,000 automobiles. I mean Josh Brent used one to kill Jerry Brown, no?

  • RightThinking1

    Presumably Whitlock will soon accuse Mercedes of a plot to kill black guys with $200,000 automobiles. I mean Josh Brent used one to kill Jerry Brown, no?

  • Guest

    Whitlock is a NFL thug wannabe, rumor has it he got caught crying like a baby in the Ball State locker room after a loss. We here in the Kansas City area have had to put up with this racist for way too long. He complained about Carl Peterson until the Hunt family finally fired Peterson as GM of the Chiefs and the Chiefs have sucked ever since.

    • bonnieblue2A

      To be factual, the Chief’s sucked before too. However, Whitlock’s columns suck even worse than the Chief’s record this year.
      I awaited Witlock’s attack on AAA as the new KKK blaming it and the car culture and the major NFL beer sponsors for the DUI related death and arrest of Dallas Cowboys team members this year. Nothing, crickets from Whitlock.
      Whitlock is likely afraid O’Reilly will ask him if he blames the fork for making him fat or his word processing software for his horrible columns.

      • Guest

        well yeah, but they have gone downhill ever since. Unfortunately even as a Chiefs fan I have come to accept your premise as having a truth value of true.

  • Guest

    Whitlock is a NFL thug wannabe, rumor has it he got caught crying like a baby in the Ball State locker room after a loss. We here in the Kansas City area have had to put up with this racist for way too long. He complained about Carl Peterson until the Hunt family finally fired Peterson as GM of the Chiefs and the Chiefs have sucked ever since.

  • Bad things coming

    Costas is a FN loser and has always been a FN loser. Tourette syndrome black man “reporter” has hair like buckwheat and is just as big of an FN loser. They should both go for a walk through the ghetto of Detroit some evening…….

  • Bad things coming

    Costas is a FN loser and has always been a FN loser. Tourette syndrome black man “reporter” has hair like buckwheat and is just as big of an FN loser. They should both go for a walk through the ghetto of Detroit some evening…….

  • Red Fred

    Well if you did go to the big house, you would be doing so in shuffle mode. Get a nutritionist. Talk to Michelle, she can get you on a diet. Rascist jerk!

  • Red Fred

    Well if you did go to the big house, you would be doing so in shuffle mode. Get a nutritionist. Talk to Michelle, she can get you on a diet. Rascist jerk!

  • disqus_WLXm1aToYv

    Speaking of Costas, when do we get the obligatory lecture on “culture of alcohol and driving” lecture. Complete with a Tony Dungy poll on number of players who own alcohol and cars. Alcohol and cars are of course at fault.

    • bonnieblue2A

      I’m sure the NFL will be showing the door to all their sponsors peddling alcoholic beverages via the purchase of advertising. They’ll also be boycotting AAA and the car culture which is so pervasive with NFL players. Afterall, if there was no car and no alcohol, Belcher couldn’t have driven drunk either to or home from his other girlfriend’s house to murder his baby’s mama, right? (Kansas City Police confirmed contact with Belcher drunk and asleep in his Bentley in the parking lot of girlfriend #2’s apartment building at approx. 2:30 am the morning he committed the murder/suicide.

  • disqus_WLXm1aToYv

    Speaking of Costas, when do we get the obligatory lecture on “culture of alcohol and driving” lecture. Complete with a Tony Dungy poll on number of players who own alcohol and cars. Alcohol and cars are of course at fault.

  • Garym

    This is why Rush calls them the “drive by media.” Whitlock is a coward who fires shots from a distance, then watches later to see what he hit.

  • JC

    Whitlock doesn’t even write about sports, just race and race baiting. He’s not a sportswriter, just a bitter racist

  • rivers

    Whitlock is a fat, jackwagon coward and a racist, too stupid to be grateful for the opportunities that he enjoys that countless others jump at. What a weiner.

  • TWG2A

    Why on earth would whitlock reject O’reilly’s invitation? O’Reilly is a gun grabber, too.

  • Lizinbklyn

    I’m white and I agree with Whitlock. Bildo’s first response about Whitlock was that “he’s hiding under his desk.” Bildo thinks everyone is afraid of his fake grilling. Possibly, people just believe he’s not relevant in their world; people like me!

  • Dale McNamee

    Jason Whitlock…Another reason why I have no interest in sports…

  • Dale McNamee

    Hey Jason !

    Love the “big house” comment You make pretty good money and get other “perks” for imagining yourself to be a “slave”… You should be fired !

    BTW, slavery in the US ended in 1865…It still happens in the Sudan & Saudi Arabia among others…

    Where’s your outrage over that ?