In Denial: Bob Costas–My Armed Security Doesn’t Make Me a Hypocrite on Guns

2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - New York Rangers v Philadelphia FlyersOn March 9th NBC’s Bob Costas dismissed criticism of his having armed guards while disparaging “gun culture” by saying his guards were NBC and NFL security, not “personal” bodyguards.

He did this while being interviewed by Fox News’s Howard Kurtz, who brought up Costas’s December 2012 halftime criticism of “the NFL’s gun culture.”

Kurtz said, “You were accused of injecting politics into halftime, and Fox News’s Greg Gutfeld said you were ‘a hypocritical buffoon’ because you’re in New York, and you’re surrounded by armed guards, and you don’t have to worry about safety.”

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