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Old 12-04-2012, 10:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:55 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Oh yeah. I agree with everything the wise, all-knowing sportscaster said. Them guns is just pure evil! Most of mine are trustworthy; but I picked up a new CZ-75B that I have to lock away in a box far from the thunderplugs. If I turn my back on it for just a minute, It'll gorge itself on cartridges, jump up, and commence to killin' folks all on it's own.

There was a time when newscasters reported the news without exploiting a tragedy to run their mouths about their political beliefs. Nowadays, idiots like this are dime a dozen. ..........James.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Oh yeah. I agree with everything the wise, all-knowing sportscaster said. Them guns is just pure evil! Most of mine are trustworthy; but I picked up a new CZ-75B that I have to lock away in a box far from the thunderplugs. If I turn my back on it for just a minute, It'll gorge itself on cartridges, jump up, and commence to killin' folks all on it's own.

There was a time when newscasters reported the news without exploiting a tragedy to run their mouths about their political beliefs. Nowadays, idiots like this are dime a dozen. ..........James.
I have a kitchen knife like that. I have to have it welded to a chain in the kitchen and sneak up on to use it. I wake up at night sometimes hearing the chain rattle, thinking it is going to break free.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:57 AM   #15 (permalink)
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One point to remember is that he was acting as a commentator, not a newscaster. I mean, that segment during halftime is a commentary segment where Costas gives his opinion on something. Kinda like Andy Rooney at the end of 60 Minutes. It's by design, there's no indication he's reporting news.

I understand disagreeing with him. What I don't understand is the impulse to throw someone under the bus because you disagree on one topic. I don't understand the impulse to say that because I disagree with him on the 2nd amendment I refuse to listen to anything he has to say about anything (I'm referring to the OP). But unfortunately, that's that's the way the world seems to work too often these days.

Costas is wrong that if there were no guns involved that KC Chiefs guy wouldn't have been able to kill anyone. But folks are wrong and have weird opinions about lots of things. No need to demonize a guy because of one issue.

If you want to boycott a sports writer, boycott Frank Deford. Every single thing he says is pompous tripe. It's not just a one-off, every single thing he says, without exception. Always. That's worth a boycott.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I haven't watch him for years because I think he is an arrogant self serving wannabe preacher. It drives my wife nuts when I will turn the channel whenever he is on TV. Same with Bryant Gumble.
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I respect Bob Costas as a sports commentator but I don't always agree with his take on things regarding sports. His take on things regarding sports doesn't alter my thoughts or opinions and he has his right to his opinions. His comments regarding gun control doesn't alter my thoughts either...I excercise my rights under the 2nd Ammendent daily and that is my right and choice and I will continue to do so. We are all entitled to our rights under the law and our opinions...I live by mine and that is my right...just sayin.

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He's got an opinion that differs with yours. He's got a segment of his show where he's (presumably) allowed to talk about whatever he wants. So he quoted another journalist's view on guns. I'd much rather opinion pieces are broadcast like this, as obvious opinion pieces, than disguised as news output like some other networks do.
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Anyway, to those who say you exercise your 2nd Amendment Right, well, he's exercising his 1st.
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And, IMO only, the Second Amendment help guarantee all others.

In regards to Bob Costas et al, I just don't watch TV.
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