Another Reason to Like Bob Costas

He doesn’t feel the need to join the Natalee Holloway feeding frenzy:

Costas, hired by CNN as an occasional fill-in on “Larry King Live,” refused to anchor Thursday’s show because it was primarily about the Alabama teenager who went missing in Aruba. Chris Pixley filled in at the last minute.

“I didn’t think the subject matter of Thursday’s show was the kind of broadcast I should be doing,” Costas said in a statement. “I suggested some alternatives but the producers preferred the topics they had chosen. I was fine with that, and respectfully declined to participate.”

Good show. There are plenty of other important things to talk about, and besides, Nancy Grace and Greta Van Susteren are on the story like fruit flies on a soft plum.

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