"You know what? That's a bunch of politically correct BS"

BOB COSTAS: To me, that was a low hanging fruit thing. Who — who this side of outliers who can’t get a hearing anywhere on the spectrum, who doesn’t think that what Donald Sterling said and what his record reveals about him is unacceptable? So that was an easy one. When people say, well, this is an opportunity to open up a dialogue on race? Here is where I think some people who work in this building ought to step up and say, ‘You know what? That’s a bunch of politically correct BS.’ What you really want — not necessarily you, Steve — what people really want is a chance to repeat the same narrative. The less comfortable truths, the more complicated state of race relations and difficult with race in America in 2014, as opposed to 1964 and 1984, that’s something you don’t want to wade into…

People said Nixon was the guy who could go to China. George McGovern could not have gone to China because Nixon had the credibility as a relatively conservative guy and a staunch anti-Communist. It’s only someone on the conservative spectrum who can say, ‘You know what? It is not an affront to the 2nd Amendment and no one’s legitimate 2nd Amendment rights would be an bridged if we had a common sense conversation about a gun culture run amok and had some common sense gun control. Which wouldn’t stop anyone from owning a gun to protect their home or their family or for sporting purposes.’ But you need somebody on the right to make that point.

You need to have some courageous voices on the left, to say historically the narrative of white racism and the oppression of black Americans is the overriding truth. It’s the single greatest stain on our national history. It is still part of narrative in one extent or another, in a variety of different forms. But that narrative is much more complex now and some of the issues that are afflicting black America are not the result, primarily, of white racism. That’s a politically incorrect thing to say that somebody in this studio needs to say.