"...kick off a week that will include more than 150 hours of programming designed to raise awareness about environmental issues."That was ridiculous and made Costas look like the fool he is but during last night's Sunday night football game, he politicized the murder / suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher, who shot and killed his girlfriend, Kassandra Perkins before killing himself. Costas is doing so barely twenty-four hours after the deaths and on a national stage that generally watches football to escape politics, not engage in them.
That Costas would choose to do so smacks of the never-let-a-crisis-go-to-waste culture that emanates from the White House and long ago penetrated NBC like a ventriloquist's arm penetrates the back of a talking dummy. There was a time when Costas wouldn't so overtly espouse an anti-Second amendment position on national television but those days are gone.
Perhaps to escape and/or share some of the backlash he would inevitably get from pro-Constitutionalist Americans, Costas cited the words of someone else - Jason Whitlock of Fox Sports - but the implication was clear. The last words out of Costas' mouth in the segment below where about how Belcher and Perkins would "both be alive today" if Belcher didn't have a gun.
Here is the excerpt from Whitlock's piece that Costas emphasized:
In the coming days, Belcher’s actions will be analyzed through the lens of concussions and head injuries. Who knows? Maybe brain damage triggered his violent overreaction to a fight with his girlfriend. What I believe is, if he didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.Ah, the perspective of a mindless changeling.
First of all, taking guns out of the hands of all American citizens requires an inherent belief that the government is neither corrupt nor dangerous and never will be, that its citizens will always be treated like gold and protected as if they were children of
Since Costas loves to talk about "perspective" in the clip below, I'd like to take a moment to re-phrase Whitlock's quote that Costas emoted with typical pseudo, left-wing compassion.
This would be more accurate:
What I believe is, thanks to America's founders seeing to it that its citizenry had the right to possess/own guns, millions of people are alive today.Now, watch the apparatchik emote:
This is what can happen when people give up their guns.
h/t Sipsey Street