Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It's as Simple as That (Bob Costas and Gun Control)

Look, I'm a politics fanatic and a sports fanatic -- and I don't want to see stark political commentary become a regular halftime feature. But every once in while, there is something that that, in Savio's words, makes you so sick at heart that exercising your right to free speech -- in a place and at a time that will shock some people, to wake them out of their slumber -- isn't just brave, but it is absolutely necessary.
Bob Costas threw himself on the gears last night, even as the me-too machine of "popular" opinion chewed him up. It was absolutely the right thing to do.
Hey look...it's another Leftist enlightening us about the great application of the First Amendment at the expense of the 2nd Amendment while doing a dance of hypocrisy.  He fails to understand that the First Amendment is a two way street.  Yes, you get to say what you want...when you want.  But, there are repercussions if others don't agree.  You can say it, but you have to live with what you said.   It sure is a bitch when your career depends on popularity.  Then again, Bob Costas chose his career.  It didn't choose him.

Obviously,  a good deal of viewers to the football game on Sunday night didn't think Bob Costas was correct when he said, "Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it."  As a result, a signficant number of people took him to task by exercising their own First Amendment rights.

Apparently, in Leftistland, such repercussions are frowned upon when the opinion is contrary to their own.  In fact, it's so frowned upon that journalists defend the opinion they agree with by denigrating those contrary to theirs and selectively use free speech to make their point. 

I wonder if Will Bunch thinks it's okay for me to disagree with his opinion on the matter.  Judging by the faulty reasoning he applies to those who disagreed with Bob Costas' timing and words, I guess he assumes that he is protected by that same "selective" First Amendment.  Repercussions are for those that are wrong in their opinion....right?  Will Bunch and Bob Costas decide who's wrong.  It's as simple as that.

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