Erik Wemple: Bob Costas


Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/04/2014

NBC’s Bob Costas, Sen. John McCain mend fences on Putin

Senator apologizes to broadcaster for criticizing without context.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Bob Costas, Fox News, John McCain

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 02/13/2014

World offers eye tips to NBC’s Bob Costas

Get better fast, Mr. Anchor.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:21 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, eye infection, NBC, Olympics, Sochi

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Newtown: Costas no-comments tragedy

The NBC Sports commentator says he'll have no "additional comments at this time."

By Erik Wemple  |  11:41 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, gun control, Jovan Belcher, kansas city chiefs

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Bob Costas responds!

The NBC Sports announcer takes exception to the notion that he lacks conviction on the topic of Jovan Belcher and gun control.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:35 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, gun control, Jovan Belcher, NBC Sports

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Dear Bob Costas: You cannot have it both ways

Bob Costas tells Bill O'Reilly that he supports "more comprehensive and effective controls on the sale of guns." Yet that's not what he was talking about in his famous Sunday night remarks. Huh?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:56 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Bob Costas, Fox News

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Bob Costas backtracks on gun remarks

NBC sportscaster says he didn't have enough time to prep, or to fully explain the nuances of his position on U.S. "gun culture." Own your words, Costas

By Erik Wemple  |  07:24 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, gun control, Jovan Belcher, NBC Sports

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Sports outlets treat politics with care

Sports broadcasters tend not to touch politics on the air. And they even hesitate to touch the topic of whether they touch politics on the air.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:24 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, gun control, Jovan Belcher, kansas city chiefs

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Fire Costas! says talking head on Fox News

Likens gun-control advocacy to stripping African Americans of vote

By Erik Wemple  |  03:19 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, Fox News, gun control, Jovan Belcher, lars larson

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Bob Costas, please keep spouting off

The sportscaster cites a shooting death in advocating gun control.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, Jovan Belcher, NBC Sports

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Media news derivatives: June 19

A roundup of media stories for June 19.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  buzzfeed, new york times, neil munro, daily caller, hannity, washington post, david fahrehthold, jerry sandusky, bob costas