Bob Costas Now Calls His Gun Comments a ‘Mistake’
December 4, 2012 - 2:08 pm
Right. A “mistake.”
Bob Costas said he made a “mistake,” violating his own rule of not trying to compress a nuanced topic into small bit of air time, with his controversial halftime commentary Sunday night on the murder-suicide committed by Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs the day before.
“My mistake is I left it open for too much miscommunication,” Costas said in a lengthy interview on “The Dan Patrick Show.” The 90-second weekly spot, he said, doesn’t offer enough time in which to adequately discuss the issue of “the football culture, the gun culture, domestic violence.”
There it is again…the “gun culture.”
And what does “leaving it open for too much miscommunication” even mean? He parroted Jason Whitlock’s mindless column, never bothering to do any original research or thinking to learn about Belcher’s life and attitudes or the “gun culture” which he repeatedly insults. Costas inserted his ignorant opinion into a space where it did not belong, full stop. He did not apologize for that, or for being a lazy hairdo turned tragedy troll.
Here, Mr. Costas. Do. Some. Research.