Bob Costas Dug Himself in Deeper on O’Reilly Factor

December 7th, 2012 4:30 PM
Bob Costas appeared on the O’Reilly Factor Wednesday night in an effort to explain his ill-informed comments about guns that he made over the weekend. Quoting a local sport’s writer, Costas said that the Kansas City linebacker who killed himself and his girlfriend this past weekend would still be alive today “if Javon Belcher didn’t possess a gun.” Bill O’Reilly invited Costas onto his show…

NRA CEO LaPierre Refutes Bob Costas: Jovan Belcher's Girlfriend Should

December 7th, 2012 8:51 AM
The National Rifle Association and guns in general have taken a lot of media criticism in the wake of last weekend's murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend. NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre pushed back Thursday telling USA Today Sports, "The one thing missing in that equation is that woman owning a gun so she could have saved her life from that…

Bob Costas Doubles Down on Gun Comments on MSNBC

December 5th, 2012 11:59 AM
Two days following his controversial comments on the “gun culture” in America, Bob Costas appeared on MSNBC’s Last Word w/ Lawrence O’Donnell to not only defend himself but to double-down on his statement during Sunday night's halftime coverage of Sunday Night Football. O’Donnell, who announced that he loved the Costas tirade and the Jason Whitlock column which prompted it, provided Costas…

Fox's Gutfeld Scores Direct Hits on Costas Hypocrisy, Whitlock's Bigot

December 5th, 2012 8:44 AM
In a video posted at the Daily Caller by Jeff Poor (HT Hot Air), Fox News's Greg Gutfeld went after Bob Costas's opportunism and hypocrisy on gun rights in the wake of the Jovan Belcher tragedy. He also took on Jason Whitlock's inexcusable characterization of those who believe that the Constitution's Second Amendment means what it says and insist that our government continue to act as if it does…

NFL Wouldn't Let Players Own Guns if Ed Schultz Ran the League

December 4th, 2012 6:20 PM
You could see this one coming and hardly a surprise that it came from Ed Schultz. On his radio show yesterday, Schultz was talking with a caller about Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher killing his girlfriend and committing suicide over the weekend when Schultz made a predictable suggestion (audio) --

Hall of Famer Namath to Piers Morgan: Blame Violence on the 'Animal We

December 4th, 2012 4:58 PM
Football Hall of Famer Joe Namath called out NBC's Bob Costas on Monday's Piers Morgan Tonight for gratuitously inserting his pro-gun control views into a NFL telecast: "As a football fan, I'm not up to that kind of a halftime take. There is a time and a place for it, and I wasn't pleased about that." Namath also hinted that gun control efforts were ultimately futile because of humanity's…

CBS Blames Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide on 'Gun Culture' in NFL and U

December 4th, 2012 2:20 PM
Jim Axelrod filed a completely one-sided report on Tuesday's CBS This Morning linking the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide to a lack of gun control inside the NFL  – and in the country in general. Axelrod turned to only pro-gun control advocates as talking heads – Brady Center flack Marcellus Wiley, NBC's Bob Costas, and New York Times sportswriter William Rhoden. Rhoden blamed the widespread…

Bret Baier Quotes NewsBusters' Sheppard On Costas's Sunday Night Footb

December 3rd, 2012 8:16 PM
On Sunday, NewsBusters broke the story about NBC's Bob Costas blaming guns for the previous day's murder-suicide by an NFL football player. During a Grapevine segment involving the incident on Fox News's Special Report Monday, host Bret Baier quoted NewsBusters' associate editor Noel Sheppard (video follows with transcript):

WaPo Media Critic Praises Costas NFL Rant: ‘Cowardly’ to Only Talk

December 3rd, 2012 4:26 PM
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple jumped to the defense of Bob Costas in a Monday morning blog post entitled, "Bob Costas, please keep spouting off." While Wemple avoided stating whether he agreed with Costas and Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock on gun control per se, he made it perfectly clear he had a low view of the average Joe at home wanting to escape the world for three hours…

Jim Gray Sides with Costas & Whitlock on Gun Control, Then Backtracks

December 3rd, 2012 3:50 PM
In an appearance on Monday's America's Newsroom program on Fox News, veteran sportscaster Jim Gray at first expressed what seemed like absolute agreement with NBC's Bob Costas regarding the need for more gun control in light of the horrific Jovan Belcher murder-suicide on Saturday. In what turned into a sanctimonious lecture during halftime programming on Sunday Night Football, NBC's Costas…

Columnist Who Inspired Bob Costas Drops New Bomb: 'The NRA Is the New

December 3rd, 2012 12:09 PM
Kansas City sportswriter Jason Whitlock loves to stoke controversy. So after he blamed Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide on the "gun culture" -- inspiring NBC Sports lecturer Bob Costas --  in an interview with Roland Martin, he added fuel to the fire by claiming "the NRA is the new KKK." Apparently, black youths are "armed" by the NRA, and they're also responsible for loading up black…

NBC's Bob Costas Blames NFL Murder-Suicide On Guns

December 2nd, 2012 10:57 PM
NewsBusters reported Saturday the tragic murder-suicide involving a Kansas City Chiefs' football player and his girlfriend. During halftime of NBC's Sunday Night Football, Bob Costas chose to lecture America about how guns were to blame for the incident concluding, "If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today" (video follows with transcript and…