Bob Costas http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22166/all en NBC's Lauer: NFL Won't Be on 'Right Side of History' Until More Gay Players Come Out http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-nfl-wont-be-right-side-history-until-more-gay-players-come-out <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Talking to NBC sportscaster Bob Costas on Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Matt Lauer reacted to openly gay football player Michael Sam being drafted by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday: <strong>"The big picture here in terms of the NFL, is this a sea change or is this a one-off? Is this the league moving to the right side of history? Which by the way, they really can't do unless more players come forward."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-05-12-NBC-TDAY-Lauer.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-nfl-wont-be-right-side-history-until-more-gay-players-come-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bob Costas Homosexuality Matt Lauer Michael Sam NBC nfl Today Mon, 12 May 2014 14:06:05 +0000 kyle.drennen 46221 at http://www.mrc.org Into Left Field: 5 of the Most Obnoxious Political Intrusions on Sports http://www.mrc.org/articles/left-field-5-most-obnoxious-political-intrusions-sports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can’t we just watch our games? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s Opening Day week and all things are new again. Except the fact that liberals won’t let us just be happy watching our sports. That’s not new. In fact, as anyone who’s read Roger Kahn’s “<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boys_of_Summer_(book)">The Boys of Summer</a>” knows, determined liberals have been trying to suck the joy out of the sporting endeavor for decades.<img src="https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/t1.0-9/549895_10200243730569240_502385914_n.jpg" style="float: right;" height="209" width="310" />&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/left-field-5-most-obnoxious-political-intrusions-sports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Politics Bob Costas gay agenda Redskins Sports Tim Tebow Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:16:06 +0000 mike.ciandella 45920 at http://www.mrc.org One Year, 32,000 Words: WaPo’s Campaign Against Redskins 7x Longer than U.S. Constitution http://www.mrc.org/articles/one-year-32000-words-wapos-campaign-against-redskins-7x-longer-us-constitution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paper disdains fans, popular opinion in PC jihad against mascot. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Washington Post was once the paper that brought down a president. These days, what with the industry in decline and a Democrat in the White House, the Post has a more modest goal – to be the paper that brought down a mascot.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/one-year-32000-words-wapos-campaign-against-redskins-7x-longer-us-constitution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Politics Bob Costas Courtland Milloy Mike Wise Redskins Washington Post Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:44:07 +0000 mike.ciandella 44720 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Egan Sees 'Smothering' of Gun-Control Debate, Says Limbaugh and Malkin Are Like Salt to a Slug http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-egan-sees-smothering-gun-control-debate-says-limbaugh-and-malkin-are-salt-slug <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Liberal <em>New York Times</em> reporter, now far-left <em>Times </em>columnist Timothy Egan ludicrously diagnoses a national squelching of debate on gun control in Thursday's post, "<a href="http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/the-great-gun-gag/">The Great Gun Gag</a>." Along the way he claimed that "Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Malkin "are to reasoned argument what salt is to a slug."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Timothy_Egan_4.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="220" width="321" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-egan-sees-smothering-gun-control-debate-says-limbaugh-and-malkin-are-salt-slug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Bob Costas Gun Control Michelle Malkin Rush Limbaugh Timothy Egan Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:53:11 +0000 clay.waters 42016 at http://www.mrc.org The Media vs. Anti-Tax Hike Conservatives http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-vs-anti-tax-hike-conservatives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 25, No. 25 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Dec102012.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=783741" title="Dec102012.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>“Unelected” Norquist Condemned by Unelected Journalists</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-vs-anti-tax-hike-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Ali Velshi Benghazi Bob Costas cbs Chris Matthews CNN Cokie Roberts fiscal cliff Grover Norquist Guns Joe Klein MSNBC NBC Tax Hikes taxes Sun, 09 Dec 2012 20:38:00 +0000 rich.noyes 41994 at http://www.mrc.org The Costas Anti-Gun Lecture Series http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/costas-anti-gun-lecture-series <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> We know the news flash: On Saturday morning, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and shot himself in the head in the parking lot in front of his coaches. To liberals like NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, this was not just a crisis. It was also an opportunity.</p> <p> During the halftime of the December 2 Sunday-night game between Dallas and Philadelphia, Costas unfurled a wholly unexpected and condescending lecture about how gun owners who harm America with their “gun culture” never learn.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/costas-anti-gun-lecture-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Bob Costas Guns Jason Whitlock nfl Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:58:35 +0000 tim.graham 41953 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Sports Columnist William Rhoden Wishes NFL Would Ban Gun Ownership by Players http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-sports-columnist-william-rhoden-wishes-nfl-would-ban-gun-ownership-players <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On MSNBC's <em>The Ed Show</em> Monday night, <em>New York Times</em> sports columnist William Rhoden defended NBC sportscaster Bob Costas' controversial comments during an NFL broadcast Sunday night on the murder-suicide committed by Kansas City Chief player Jovan Belcher, even agreeing to the idea that the NFL commissioner try to ban players from owning guns. (Video at bottom.)<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/William_Rhoden_murder_suicide.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="192" width="289" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-sports-columnist-william-rhoden-wishes-nfl-would-ban-gun-ownership-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Bob Costas Ed Schultz Jason Whitlock Jovan Belcher murder nfl Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:50:48 +0000 clay.waters 41951 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Blames Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide on 'Gun Culture' in NFL and U.S. http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-blames-jovan-belcher-murder-suicide-gun-culture-nfl-and-us <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/main_375/main_photos/2012/December/2012-12-04-CBS-CTM-Belcher.jpg" style="float: right;" height="133" width="240" />Jim Axelrod filed a completely one-sided report on Tuesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> linking the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide to a lack of gun control inside the NFL&nbsp; – and in the country in general. Axelrod turned to only pro-gun control advocates as talking heads – <strong>Brady Center flack Marcellus Wiley, NBC's Bob Costas, and New York Times sportswriter William Rhoden</strong>.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-blames-jovan-belcher-murder-suicide-gun-culture-nfl-and-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bob Costas cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Guns Jim Axelrod Jovan Belcher New York Times William Rhoden Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:56:25 +0000 matthew.balan 41950 at http://www.mrc.org