Self-important twerp (aka “Bob Costas”) exploits death to push a political agenda

Posted by: Phineas on December 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

By now most everyone has heard of the terrible events of last Saturday, when Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, who was also the mother of his child, and then killed himself at the Chiefs’ facility.

There are many ways to deal appropriately with such a monstrous happening. Nowhere to be found among them, however, is the exploitation of death to score cheap political points. That would be a low, disgraceful thing to do.

And NBC’s Bob Costas is just the self-important twerp to do it:

Costas used this article by sportswriter Jason Whitlock as the basis for his “sermon.”

To say Costas’ screed was filled with anti-Second Amendment nonsense from top to bottom would be an insult to nonsense itself. Seriously, Bob? If people didn’t own guns, things like this wouldn’t happen? By that fatuous blob of illogic, should we then ban bows and arrows, wire, and cars? And maybe hands and feet, too? Get rid of all those, and we’ll keep even more people from being murdered! Costas and Whitlock save the world!

Breitbart’s John Nolte gets it right:

Just like prohibition can’t stop people who want drugs from getting drugs, all anti-gun laws do is ensure that the law-abiding are at a disadvantage against criminals who know their victims are unarmed.

Every day people in this country are killed at the hands of cars, knives, and alcohol. No one on the left wants to ban or put waiting periods and harsh restrictions on any of those. Every day people in this country die due to illegal drug use and illicit sex — two kinds of behavior many on the left glamorize and encourage through popular culture and bowing before the likes of Sandra Fluke.

But our guns they want; and they want them so badly that literally before the bodies at the scene of some awful tragedy have had time to cool, the likes of a NBC, Bob Costas or Piers Morgan refuse to wait to exploit this murder and loss and grief with their illogical, unconstitutional, and un-American emotional appeals aimed at the only line of defense between tyranny, anarchy, and personal safety — an armed citizenry.

Leftists like Costas and Piers don’t give a damn about the dead or those grieving the dead. And they surely don’t care about saving lives or they would be just as strident and insufferable when it came to alcohol and illicit sex. This debate has only and ever been about control.

And they do this in the most unctuous, sanctimonious way possible, transforming a crime –this started as murder, let’s not forget– into a “tragedy” in which everyone is a victim, including the killer, and from which we should learn a lesson.

Ban guns.

Let’s be honest here: a gun was not responsible for the deaths of Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins. Only Jovan Belcher is responsible. He chose to gun down his girlfriend and the mother of his child, and he chose to kill himself. The gun was merely his tool. Restricting or outright banning gun ownership would have done nothing except force Belcher to look for another tool.

But logic and truth don’t matter to the Costas and Whitlocks of the world. There’s an agenda to push, after all.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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9 Responses to “Self-important twerp (aka “Bob Costas”) exploits death to push a political agenda”


  1. Sefton says:

    Our family was watching this game last night and when Costas went on this anti-gun rant we almost had to restrain each other from who was going to be the first to throw something at the TV.

    NBC stikes again.

  2. Ryan says:

    Twitter exploded when Costas decided to do his anti-gun preaching.

    I know a lot of people couldn’t stand Costas before, but I was one who didn’t mind him, only when he was discussing baseball. Outside of that I could have done without him. Now I just can’t listen to him — ever.

  3. Bob Costas, who prizes himself as the fount of all knowledge, is paraphrasing from Jason Whitlock who was uncermoniously fired from his job at the Kansas City Star. What a source! To flip the original argument, if Kasandra Perkins had had a weapon she may very well still be alive and Belcher would be dead according to his suicidal wishes anyway. But we all knew it would be a very short matter of time before some ill-qualified NBC leftist would be wallowing in the blood of innocent Americans in order to advocate for limiting the constitutional rights of other innocent Americans.

  4. Carlos says:

    My only surprise in all this is that Costas seems to be the only one at NBC who has taken up the gauntlet of discarding the Constitution in favor of arming criminals. Seems to me everyone there (and, of course, at PMSNDC) should be panting and having orgasms about the opportunity to exploit this tragedy.

    But, as was pointed out by several on talk radio today, the guy (Belcher) was a walking behemoth who had no need of a gun if he had really wanted to kill the woman anyway. One can only surmise that the call for gun restrictions is strictly to remove a danger to the government (which is why the amendment is there in the first place, for all you big-guv lovers) because it sure ain’t to keep folks from killing each other.

  5. Kate in MI says:

    those killings at the Wyoming university-no guns were involved.
    a bow and arrow was used, as well as a knife.
    guess we’re doomed to cut up our meat with plastic knives, and only hunt with play bows and arrows.
    sigh. :(

  6. myballs says:

    The culture of violence in the NFL is the real elephant in the room. Costas would’ve been more acceptable editorializing on that. And giving such a huge audience to some columnist that no one ever heard of or cared about may end up hurting him. Whitlock continues to make outrageous statements that Costas is now linked to.

  7. Jiji says:

    Wait a minute. How about that feller who hanged himself the same day in the team equipment room? Please write to your congressman. We must ban ropes, shoelaces, belts, chains, anything of that nature. The second amendment doesn’t give approval for ropes so we can ban that stuff right away.

  8. John W says:

    If you think that people are killed by guns, then you probably also think that typos are committed by keyboards.