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  •  If you don't think (4+ / 0-)
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    gof, tytalus, mrkvica, elwior

    Costas speaking to NBC's football audience is a radically different proposition than Maddow speaking to her MSNBC audience, you don't understand much about modern day American culture, I'm sorry to say.

    "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

    by bryduck on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 02:50:46 PM PST

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    •  Please, enlighten me. (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Your snark aside, (3+ / 0-)
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        football has a vastly predominant male and conservative audience--the very definition of the unfriendliest possible mass audience one could imagine for Costas's words. This is not far too off from being compared to Colbert's speech at the correspondent's dinner.

        "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

        by bryduck on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 02:59:14 PM PST

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        •  So... (1+ / 0-)
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          ...basically the courage it takes for a new comedian to get up on stage at the Improv.  Got it.

          •  You really don't get it. (2+ / 0-)
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            Name me any other person as prominent as Costas who has spoken out on any topic on the left of the political spectrum in this fashion. He had the precedent of Olbermann's loss of his career (at the same network, no less) staring him in the face, no support from much of, if any of, his colleagues, and probably little at all from his audience, and he still chose to speak his mind when no one else in his position has chosen to do so.
            How often do you see or hear of people doing this? I certainly applaud his doing so, and can't understand your reticence in recognizing his effort. But hey, if you want to belittle and poke fun at someone using his freedom of speech for a larger purpose than simply doing his/her job, I guess I'll have to accept that.

            "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

            by bryduck on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 03:10:08 PM PST

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