“I’m not by nature a mean-spirited or personally combative guy. But I am willing to take a stand and voice an opinion. And it’s always been my hope that people could make that distinction and that could say, ‘even if I don’t agree with him, he seems like a thoughtful guy who tries to put things in context and understands nuance.’ And in this particular case, I think I made an error in thinking I could get as much nuance as was necessary in, in that short period of time. And it’s such a volatile subject that I think some people came after me personally in a way I wasn’t used to. There were a lot of ad hominem attacks.” – Bob Costas in a CNN Press Room interview.