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Web letter: Tired of celebrities spouting their opinions

Bob Costas’ rant at halftime of NBC Sports “Sunday Night Football” game concerning the murder of Kasandra Perkins by Kanas City Chief Jovan Belcher was, to say the least, inane and out of place. So, according to Bob, in his infinite wisdom, if there were no gun involved, both parties would be alive today.

Come on, man. You mean to say that a 240-pound NFL player could not have done any violence to his girlfriend and done her in in any other way, like bludgoening, stabbing, choking, or some other form of battery?

Why do we have to be subjected to TV personalities (Costas), movie stars (e.g. Barbra Streisand and Sean Penn) sports stars or anybody else who, because they are in the public eye, think it is a special right given to them from above to pontificate about anything.

Many of them have no more special insight, training, education or credentials than the average Joe or Jane on the street. And yet we are a respect and revere their opinions.

Just because a person can act or play a particular sport well or has a great persona on the air does not mean they deserve to be taken seriously.

JIM ACKMANN Fort Wayne

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