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December 7th, 2012
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Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn on whether veteran sportscaster Bob Costas crossed the line

Veteran sports caster Bob Costas is used to reporting the headlines – but the newsman made his own this weekend after an on-air rant landed him in hot water.

His comments about gun control and domestic violence in the wake of the tragic murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher sparked instant and intense backlash, causing many to ask the question “should sports journalists editorialize on the news of the day?”

Howard Kurtz, Host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” offers that while Costas had the right to address the issue his mistake was trying to do it in a 90-second spot.  However, Lauren Ashburn of “The Daily Beast” disagreed, telling Soledad we need to “get politics out of sports.”

So what do you think?  Check out the video above, and then sound off in the comments below!

Filed under: Football • Gun control • Sports
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