On his Monday show, conservative talker Mark Levin reacted to pleas for stricter gun control laws from some sports media figures, including NBC’s Bob Costas, in the wake of last weekend’s murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher.
Levin’s verdict? Most sports broadcasters are “really stupid people.”
“I could never stand that little hobbit Bob Costas,” Levin, author of “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America,” said. “He’s a liberal. Looks like he’s had some face work, his hair’s been dyed. So he’s all rework. One thing these surgeons can’t give him is height. Now, I have to draw another conclusion. There are a handful of really smart people in sports broadcasting. Again, I would count Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth — there’s several others. I like [Howie] Long. I like — there are others, I can’t name them all.”
“That said, I’d say 90 percent of them are really stupid, stupid people. Another guy I love is Stephen A. Smith,” Levin continued. “But the point is this: for the most part these are very stupid people. And I know this because every time they dabble outside their area of ‘expertise,’ — quote, unquote — they sound like really stupid people.”
As for Costas’ remarks specifically, Levin described them as “stupid” as well, and said he was “sick of stupid liberals” calling for more regulation after “every tragedy.”
“You know, how stupid is this?” Levin said, after playing a clip of Costas’ remarks. “And I’m so sick of stupid liberals giving us the moral of these stories, which always winds up denying individuals — law-biding individuals — their liberty. Out of every tragedy, the answer is more government and less individual liberty.”