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Many of the millions who tuned in to watch Sunday Night Football didn’t appreciate Bob Costas’s half-time lecture on gun violence, but the sportscaster’s hijack of NBC won him plenty of supporters among the gun control crowd as well. Today, though, Costas partially walked back his comments, appearing on “The Dan Patrick Show” to explain that his mistake was leaving too much open to interpretation.

Looks like Costas is trying a partial walk-back. Feelin’ some heat there, Bob? washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-le…

— John Ekdahl, Jr. (@JohnEkdahl) December 4, 2012

Controversy-Stand by it-Walk it back! Everybody clap your hands! RT @fixaaron Costas says Belcher commentary “mistake” wapo.st/ViOTwy

— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) December 4, 2012

So, Costas calls his rant a mistake and then goes on to say some really uninformed things about gun ownership… washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-le…

— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) December 4, 2012

No He did it on Purpose. RT @usatoday: Bob Costas says it was a “mistake” to mention gun control on air Sunday: usat.ly/TMaH3w

— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) December 4, 2012

Translated: Sorry if you rednecks were offended. RT @fixaaron: Bob Costas calls Jovan Belcher commentary “a mistake” wapo.st/ViOTwy

— Laura Curtis (@Laura_PH) December 4, 2012

“A discussion should ensue about the football culture, the gun culture, domestic violence … those issues should be discussed if we’re looking for some kind of elusive perspective,” said Costas, adding that he did not support a repeal of the Second Amendment. By admitting he made a “mistake” in trying to cram a gun-control sermon into a 90-second segment, though, Costas has managed to raise the hackles of his supporters as well.

Hahahah Costas makes a million liberals weep. wapo.st/XnwGUP

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 4, 2012

Btw both @politico and @usatoday are pushing totally bogus claim that Costas today said his gun comments were a “mistake”; #journalism

— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) December 4, 2012

Bob Costas now says it was a “mistake” to mention gun control on air Sunday. #toobad #growapair #meanwhatyousay #Costas usat.ly/TMaH3w

— Darrin Harvey (@darrinharvey) December 4, 2012

@keitholbermannBut… but… Bob Costas was right… I don’t understand it, Keith. washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-le…

— Samantha R. Selman (@SamanthaRSelman) December 4, 2012

Wait — so he stands by his comments on guns, and the only mistake was hijacking a football game to deliver them?

Bob Costas admits mistake in how he delivered gun commentary, but doesn’t say delivering commentary was a mistake – wapo.st/Vuuz0T

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 4, 2012

@nytjim Seems out of context Mr. Roberts, looks like #Costas says his mistake was his delivery and forum, not his message

— Rick Rosa (@rickrosa1) December 4, 2012

It seems Costas can’t win … or can he? Despite a trending #FireCostas hashtag, Costas doesn’t seem in any danger of losing his post, and the backlash against his editorializing has brought him several follow-up opportunities to push his anti-gun views.

No “Mistake” about it Bob Costas. You purposefully exploited a Murder to further Your agenda.

— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) December 4, 2012

Costas: “My mistake is I left it open for too much miscommunication.” Hardly. Communicated just fine. That was the problem.

— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) December 4, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/12/04/bob-costas-calls-half-time-anti-gun-lecture-a-mistake-angers-everyone/

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