Sunday night diminutive NBC sportscaster with a bad toupee, Bob Costas shamelessly tried to capitalize on the recent and tragic murder-suicide involving the NFL’s Jovan Belcher to score progressive political points against law-abiding gun owners in America.
In his halftime segment during Sunday night’s NFL game between the Dallas Cowboy and the Philadelphia Eagles, Costas hit his captive audience of football fans over the head with this absurd rant:
“You want some actual perspective on this? Well, a bit of it comes from the Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock with whom I do not always agree, but who today said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article…
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. In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions, and their possible connection to football, will be analyzed. Who knows?
But 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.”
It’s easy for media elitistists, living a cloistered life inside their newsrooms and limos protected by armed security officers, to let loose with such a woefully ignorant, ill-timed and irresponsible rant. Furthermore, the fact that Costas tried to partially hide behind a fellow journalist borders on cowardice. Now ESPN broadcasters Colin Cowherd and Michael Wilbon have jumped on the liberal fascist gun grabber bandwagon.
Facts are the enemy of propagandists like Whitlock, Costas, Cowherd and Wilbon, four liberal fascist sports broadcasters emboldened to come out of the closet after the re-election of their hero Barack Hussein Obama.
Here is the truth. According to criminologist Gary Kleck, 2.5 million Americans use firearms to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones each year. The obvious truth is that if Bob Costas and his gun-ban buddies at NBC and ESPN had their way, many of these innocent men and women would not be alive today.
Seemingly, Costas has absolutely no knowledge of the fact that good men and women — and oftentimes, the physically weakest among us — rely on firearms as the only reasonable means of protecting themselves from would-be murderers, rapists and thugs
Take the case of the elderly woman in Sarasota, Florida, who, earlier this year, used a handgun to fend off an attacker who broke through her kitchen window. “I was fearful of my life,” the grandmother tearfully told a 911 operator after she fired two shots at the intruder, causing him to flee.
Or the case of a young Oklahoma mother, who used a firearm to successfully defend herself and her three-month-old baby this past New Year’s Eve from a man armed with a 12-inch hunting knife who kicked in her door and came straight for her and her child.
On the other hand, consider the tragic reality of Bob Costas’ and Jason Whitlock’s gun-ban utopia.
In 2007, Amanda Collins was a student at the University of Nevada, Reno. Although she possessed a legal permit to carry a handgun, the university prohibited her from doing so on campus property.
Late one night, after taking a mid-term exam, Collins was attacked and brutally raped in a campus parking garage located just 100 yards from a police station. And although she escaped with her life that night, another young woman abducted near the same campus would not be so lucky.
Brianna Denison had been staying with a friend during winter break when she went missing in the middle of the night. After a frantic, four-week search, authorities finally found Brianna’s naked, frozen body, crudely hidden underneath a discarded Christmas tree. She had been kidnapped, raped and strangled to death — savaged by the same monster who attacked Amanda in the parking garage just a few months earlier.
As is often the case with media talking heads, it’s doubtful that Bob Costas has any real understanding of the recklessness of his statements. However, ignorance is never a good excuse, and that’s especially true for someone like Bob Costas, who prides himself on being a responsible journalist.
Bob Costas offended millions of law-abiding, gun-owning football fans with his gun-ban rant. He not only owes every one of us an apology, but also a promise that, in the future, he’ll stick to doing what he’s paid very well to do: talk about sports. If you are using an Apple or other non Flash device, click here to view
Fox News Channel “The Five” co-host Greg Gutfeld said NBC sports analyst Bob Costas and writer Jason Whitlock have exploited for their own benefit the murder-suicide committed over the weekend by former Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher.
On Monday’s “The Five,” Gutfeld, author of “The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage,” ripped Costas in particular for quoting Whitlock’s editorial, which strongly advocates for gun control, during Sunday night’s NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys.
“If it was a deadly flood, it would be the same saying we need to ban water,” Gutfeld said. “Here is the problem — there is no law that actually could have stopped him owning a gun. So what is Costas saying? He is talking about a total gun ban, which makes him a hypocritical buffoon, because he spends most of his life wandering in and out of the New York buildings where he is flanked by people who are armed.”
“He is a sanctimonious ghoul, because whenever something like this comes up, he has to come up. It’s ‘pay attention to me.’ It really wasn’t about the tragedy. It’s about scoring points with other people in media,” Gutfeld added.
The Fox host also reminded viewers of Whitlock’s ill-advised tweet from earlier this year, which mocked then-New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin’s anatomy.
“Same with Jason Whitlock, who is such a chuckle head. This is a guy who, during the Knicks when he was talking about Jeremy Lin, played off a stereotypical deficiency that I’m not even going to get in to, who now refers to the NRA as KKK. He is a bigot. He had to apologize for that.”
Bob Costas went on MSNBC tonight to advocate more gun control and said he knew of no law enforcement officer who thought an armed civilian would have saved lives in the Aurora Colorado theater shooting. In fact he said if an armed citizen had been present more innocents would have died.
I could not disagree more. This is liberal fascisct bullshit. A reasonably trained armed civilian would have save many lives that summer night, simply by firing back at that coward. The coward was NOT wearing body armor nor was he trained. He did not expect any resistance because he was in a GUN FREE ZONE. Just one armed CHL holder would have saved many lives.
I said it right after the theater shooting and I have over 32 years experience as a law enforcement officer, firearms instructor and tactically trained federal agent. There are thousands more law enforcement officers who agree with me. Costas is a dangerous liar.