Bob Costas had some things he wanted to get off of his chest about Fox News and Donald Trump and made his feelings very clear by not mincing a single word.
On Thursday, the CNN contributor and Hall of Fame sports announcer joined CNN Primetime where he addressed Fox News’ embrace of falsehoods and disparagement of anyone who opposed Trump.
Costas called out the GOP for “living in fear” of Trump.
“This is not a question of being conservative or being Republican. This is lunacy, they’ve descended into madness,” Costas said. “People, whose only objective is their next appearance on Fox News, hold congressional seats and have sway within the party. They all live in fear of Trump. It’s a cult. It’s not a principle, it’s not a philosophy, it’s no longer a party so much as it is a cult.
“Some of them are just bat-bleep crazy, the Marjorie Taylor Greenes of the world, but others are just so spineless and cowardly. And so, in fear of what turning on Trump and even acknowledging this madness would cause, that they bite their tongues, or they say things that they should know better or they don’t really believe in…and Fox News could have been a corrective to that if Fox News said, ‘We lean right, but this isn’t true. This is wrong.’ They not only made Trump their hero, but they vilified anyone who criticized him.”
Here’s how social media responded:
Costas started his career as a sports announcer while still in college, calling play-by-play for Syracuse University’s men’s basketball team. He then worked for various local TV stations before joining NBC Sports in 1980.
During his career at NBC, Costas became one of the most recognizable and respected sportscasters in the world. He covered every major sports event, including the Super Bowl, World Series, Olympics, and NBA Finals. He has also hosted numerous shows, including “Football Night in America” and “Inside the NFL.”
As you can see above, his contributions aren’t limited to sports. He has also been an advocate for various social and political issues. He has spoken out on topics such as gun control, concussions in sports, and the role of politics in sports.
He is not only a talented broadcaster but also a thoughtful and insightful commentator on the issues that affect sports and society as a whole.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.