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Should NBC Fire Bob Costas for 2nd Amendment Rights Attack During Football Game?

tncdel 2012/12/05 00:41:14
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  • tncdel 2012/12/05 00:44:48 (edited)
    YES [comment as you wish].
    tncdel
    +6
    If not fire him, then at least suspension for a time period. Costas was hired to be a sports announcer, not a political pundit.

    He overstepped and exceeded his job parameters, and misused his broadcast time that costs NBC millions of dollars if that is looked upon as lost advertising revenue that could have been in that time slot.

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  • LB 2012/12/10 03:03:42
    YES [comment as you wish].
    LB
    Bob has a "certain" persona to uphold. He has shown his true main stream bias and I am not sure if he was given his point of view or it was his. Either way. He should not be on Prime Time Football or any other sport venue. The public pays for "entertainment" not opinion. We will go to an opinion page for that otherwise. Entertain us, we don't care what you think. Report the FACTS. That's what we want.

    I am tuning out anyone who displays their Political opinions. You became a "preformer" to entertain. If you differ from my political/views, I won't support you. Are you stupid? If your love is the performing arts, then entertain. Keep you political views to yourself and you will be more sucessul than your counters who profess their points of view. I have not gone to a movie if you profess your political views. Keep it to yourself and "act". Isn't that what you believe in??????

    I stray from the issue. We will not watch Bob and will not support his programing. Tell him to shut up if he wants to keep his job and report on sports. We all thought he was "strange", this supports that theory. We just listened to him because he seemed knowledgeable. Now we know.
  • GeorgeAMartini 2012/12/07 11:06:29
    NO [tell us why not].
    GeorgeAMartini
    Every American has a right to free speech, whether you agree with it or not. I don't think he should be fired, even though I vehemently disagree with him. If the company wishes to fire him that's up to them. Depends on whether or not they feel it will hurt their bottom line to keep him on. I don't think it will affect it, but I'm not a big football guy to begin with. Maybe football fans would be offended enough to demand his firing in sufficient numbers, but I doubt it. They just want to get back to enjoying a game they love.
  • johngoodboy 2012/12/06 01:29:49
    Other [tell us].
    johngoodboy
    He should be fined or suspended for stating his gun control views. He should only talk about football not politics.
  • nicesteve 2012/12/05 21:01:02
    YES [comment as you wish].
    nicesteve
    +1
    Bob Costas should definenately be sacked. Not only did he intentionally
    attack the US Constitution, but he stepped way out of bounds by making
    political commentaries rather than doing the job that he was being well
    paid to do. Namely to cretique sports. I saw no indication of any sports
    cretiques in Mr. Coatas's halftime broadcast at that game on that day.
  • none 2012/12/05 19:56:21
    YES [comment as you wish].
    none
    +1
    Football is no place for a biased liberals political view.
  • The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA 2012/12/05 19:53:12
    YES [comment as you wish].
    The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Most definitely! I may never watch another sunday night football airing again, or at least nothing he ever does!
  • BigKwell 2012/12/05 19:01:33
    NO [tell us why not].
    BigKwell
    We all have a right to our opinions, no matter if we agree or not!
  • Edward 2012/12/05 17:32:42
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Edward
    +1
    Everyone that was offended by Bob Costas (who I once respected) should demand his removal from sports. He works and makes big money from the most violent sport in America & possibly world. To blame my sport, Pistol & Rifle Match Shooting, for the act of a deranged killer is offending at best! Football has ruined academics, the bodies & lives of countless players and I ask for his removal from all sports and NBC.
  • WolfEyes 2012/12/05 16:43:13
    YES [comment as you wish].
    WolfEyes
    yup
  • Kurt 2012/12/05 16:42:17
    NO [tell us why not].
    Kurt
    +2
    Verbal reprimand thou
  • gfreeman BN-0 2012/12/05 15:27:23
    NO [tell us why not].
    gfreeman BN-0
    Better yet, we should behead him, Taliban style.

    You sir, are an America Taliban. Congrats!
  • Risk 2012/12/05 13:31:52 (edited)
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Risk
    +1
    Either that or loose a certain amount of their audience that's getting fed up with their injecting their Liberal BS into their programs.
  • Tordgaard 2012/12/05 12:06:24
    NO [tell us why not].
    Tordgaard
    +1
    It's 1st Amendment vs 2nd Amendment and, if he violated network policy, he should be warned to avoid future violations as it could result in him being fired.
  • scottcleaves 2012/12/05 07:24:20
    Other [tell us].
    scottcleaves
    Although I believe his statement was inappropriate for the venue, I agree with what he said.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/12/05 05:31:28
    NO [tell us why not].
    Tennessee3501
    +1
    He should not be fired. He should be sent to Guantanimo Bay and personally waterboarded by Dick Cheney until he agrees never again to spew liberal propaganda during a football game. He should then be taught to fire a gun and be presented with a concealed weapons permit. He should pack heat at all times!
  • wilsonmja Tenness... 2012/12/05 06:05:08
    wilsonmja
    +1
    So his 1st amendment rights should be revoked because you don't like what he had to say? Firing him is not a violation of his rights, but arresting him and taking him to prison is.
  • Tenness... wilsonmja 2012/12/06 06:31:15
    Tennessee3501
    I would approve of his being waterboarded at home, but they need the equipment that can only be found at Guantanamo!

    He will be home in time for Sunday night's game where he will tell us, during half time, that as a result of America's 50,0000 traffic deaths last year, President Obama should seize all cars and force us to use horses and buggies.
  • kevracer 2012/12/05 04:47:07
    NO [tell us why not].
    kevracer
    Bob was exercising his first amendment rights
  • wilsonmja kevracer 2012/12/05 06:08:33
    wilsonmja
    So. What's your point exactly? A business can choose to not associate with a person any longer based on things they say. The 1st amendment protects you from prosecution. It limits government. It doesn't protect you from me kicking you out of my place of business because you're scaring away customers with your diatribe. Educate yourself, man.
  • kevracer wilsonmja 2012/12/05 18:25:21
    kevracer
    I'm sure NBC has an HR policy - have you read it? I know I haven't. without knowing the NBC policies and his contract, what your saying is just whistling in the wind
  • wilsonmja kevracer 2012/12/06 02:45:33
    wilsonmja
    Not really. You said he was exercising his first amendment rights and thus shouldn't be fired. My point is that exercising your 1st amendment rights do not protect you from being fired. Personally I don't think he should be fired, but I'm tires of people bringing the 1st amendment into it when it's not relevant. He's not facing prosecution here.
  • Constitution Believer 2012/12/05 04:32:28
  • FRED 2012/12/05 04:27:05
    NO [tell us why not].
    FRED
    He is correct.
  • Cn2012 2012/12/05 04:09:24
    NO [tell us why not].
    Cn2012
    +1
    They should fire him for ruining the game for me by making me hear his political rhetoric when ALL I WANTED WAS TO WATCH THE GAME!
  • DoxieDad 2012/12/05 03:45:00
    NO [tell us why not].
    DoxieDad
    Why? Bob spoke his mind and did what to affect any ones life? This is how chaotic we as a society have become. A "sports announcer" says something and a segment of our society becomes unglued. Really?
  • wtw 2012/12/05 03:32:33
    YES [comment as you wish].
    wtw
    +1
    Pure stupid statement!
  • EDWARD G 2012/12/05 03:05:57
    NO [tell us why not].
    EDWARD G
    +1
    They should fire him for wearing that wig
  • WolfEyes EDWARD G 2012/12/05 16:48:30
    WolfEyes
    lol...
  • Luckydog38 2012/12/05 02:58:47
    NO [tell us why not].
    Luckydog38
    +1
    I am not for removing our second amendment rights but he didn't say anything that he didn't have a right to say.
  • freedomsox 2012/12/05 02:23:03
    YES [comment as you wish].
    freedomsox
    +1
    I would, but it's their decision.
  • roxie 2012/12/05 02:22:49
    NO [tell us why not].
    roxie
    +2
    Free Speech!
    Oh..... And he was 100% Correct, gun nuts
  • afterburn610 2012/12/05 02:15:56
    NO [tell us why not].
    afterburn610
    +2
    His opinion of the 2nd amendment is protected by the 1st
  • M.C 2012/12/05 02:12:06
    NO [tell us why not].
    M.C
    +2
    because he was practicing his first amendment rights.........
  • darwolf 2012/12/05 02:11:48
    NO [tell us why not].
    darwolf
    +2
    No. That was his 1st amendment right.
  • Herbtheman 2012/12/05 02:10:52
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Herbtheman
    +2
    just another anti gun nut.
  • GoDucks5 2012/12/05 02:04:31
  • dru dixon 2012/12/05 02:00:06
    NO [tell us why not].
    dru dixon
    It was timely and needed to be addressed.
  • sick'n'tired PWCM 2012/12/05 01:49:11
    YES [comment as you wish].
    sick'n'tired PWCM
    +2
    Costas is an ass.
  • Drummerboy 2012/12/05 01:36:19
  • Manster 2012/12/05 01:34:12
    Other [tell us].
    Manster
    +2
    I wonder if his comments were made in part, because of the Kansas City Chiefs player who had committed murder and suicide the day before? If that was the reason for his rant, it was in the wrong place and at the wrong time! The NFL should have pulled the plug on all games that day,while they tried to sort through the collective damage caused by that tragedy.NBC has to take some kind of action in this case. their employee clearly overstepped his bounds! If he wants to take a job on the editorial staff for NBC, then he needs to be moved over to that division. My heart goes out to that little baby girl who was suddenly orphaned for reasons we will never know or understand.

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