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CNN Blames Culture of 'Manliness' For Belcher Murder/Suicide
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Posted on 12/03/2012 6:39:38 PM PST by chessplayer

On Saturday, a rich 25-year-old man, Jovan Belcher, murdered his 22-year-old girlfriend, the mother of his child. First, columnist Jason Whitlock of Fox Sports suggested that this “25-year-old kid” wasn’t responsible for his actions – it was the “gun culture” that was to blame. Then, Bob Costas of NBC repeats this idiotic notion, even though the 6’2”, 228 lb. linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs could easily have murdered his girlfriend with a knife.

Now CNN is getting in on the act. Leading their website this afternoon is an op-ed from Kevin Powell, former Democratic Congressional candidate in New York, and cast member on MTV’s original season of “The Real World.” Powell’s contention: it’s America’s culture of manliness that led Belcher to blow away his girlfriend and then turn the gun on himself. That culture of manliness includes men hiding their emotion, machoness, and homophobia.

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1 posted on 12/03/2012 6:39:40 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

CNN.

Heh.

Losers.

All of them.


2 posted on 12/03/2012 6:42:01 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: chessplayer

Just think. Just one more hug for someone might have saved him. That and not having to wear all that pink crap during the October games.


3 posted on 12/03/2012 6:43:29 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: chessplayer

Well then, let’s BAN FOOTBALL!

cough - steroids - cough


4 posted on 12/03/2012 6:43:34 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: chessplayer

NFL will go to flag football soon.


5 posted on 12/03/2012 6:47:02 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: chessplayer

Yet nary a word from the left about crime. Nary a word when a gun saves a self-protector.

Unless of course it’s a “hate” crime


6 posted on 12/03/2012 6:47:20 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: chessplayer

How long before we have metrosexual football with limp wristed announcers critiquing the players uniforms.


7 posted on 12/03/2012 6:47:25 PM PST by oldbrowser (Put Obama in check, now.)
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To: chessplayer

Rap culture is to blame. I don’t see many hockey players in the headlines very often. Oooops, was that racist?


8 posted on 12/03/2012 6:48:06 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: chessplayer

That’s RACIST!!


9 posted on 12/03/2012 6:48:41 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Da Coyote

Can we just confiscate every gun in the hand of civilians?Then there would be zero deaths by gun violence.

But wait a minute....how do we get the guns from criminals and law breakers? I don’t think they will willingly give up their gun by suddenly abiding laws. They are law breakers in the first place because they do not follow law they do not like.

The liberals never explain how they will accomplish the task of getting guns out of the hands of law breakers. So if all guns were made illegal, only the law abiding people would have no guns while criminals still have them.

No thanks.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 6:50:05 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: chessplayer

If only he had been involuntarily feminized in school and taught that his gender was a social construct.


11 posted on 12/03/2012 6:50:24 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: chessplayer
That culture of manliness includes men hiding their emotion, machoness, and homophobia.

Maybe we just don't have enough queers on primetime TV. Yeah. That's the problem. Too many heteros right out there in the open.

12 posted on 12/03/2012 6:50:45 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

What would O.J. have done had he not had a gun? KILLED NICOLE AND RON ANYWAY.


13 posted on 12/03/2012 6:50:53 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: chessplayer

Whats the big deal and fuss over this loser?? The way I see it he did America a Favor and the Liberals and Demoncrats should be proud of this guy, He successfully performed 2 post-term Abortions at no cost to the Taxpayers.


14 posted on 12/03/2012 6:51:32 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: chessplayer

Glowbull Warming made him do it!


15 posted on 12/03/2012 6:51:55 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: chessplayer

Back in the dark ages of 1968, when the US was going through the madness and national panic after the murder of Bobby Kennedy, a magazine (can’t remember which one) printed a big anti-gun article.

The next issue had a letter-to-the-Editor in which the writer mentioned that MEXICO had more murders with KNIVES than the US had in gun murders.

The editor responded by saying that Mexico’s problem was it’s “culture of MACHO, which we do not have here.”

Well, it’s here.


16 posted on 12/03/2012 6:52:27 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: OrioleFan

The demise is scripted out already. One state will stand up by 2016 and present evidence of concussions causing damage to high school players. It’ll take two years but they will determine that both ice hockey and football have to terminate. A year later...two more states outlaw it...even at the college level. These states will be ones without NFL franchises.

So a debate will occur. Meanwhile, in the states affected, there are no more kids recruited for football. The decent kids who had chances in these three states? Their parents move to southern states where the kid still has a chance. By 2025, another four states will join, with California outlawing high school football entirely by that point. It spells the eventual demise of all college football in the state.

Somewhere by 2030, the NFL comes to an end. With retired players in their 40s and 50s carrying out lawsuits...the NFL can no longer operate at a profitable level. It ends with a great curiosity over what sport can survive and take over in the fall?


17 posted on 12/03/2012 6:52:58 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: chessplayer

If Nicole Brown Simpson had a firearm she and Ron Goldman might be alive today.

Who knows, she might even be a RICH widow!


18 posted on 12/03/2012 6:54:16 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Where is the National Organization of Women making a statement on violence against women? It was not just a murder. It was 6 hours of fighting then a killing manifest of 9 gunshots. Was this woman abused? Need to look into it. Was this steroid rage in action? Need to look into that. Was this killing a result of drug-induced altered state of consciousness? Need to look into that. Way, way, way, way down the list in gun violence. I wonder, If she had had a weapon, would he have killed her? Could she have defended herself and killed her assailant? Perhaps. Now, it is too late to ocnsider that which is unknowable.


19 posted on 12/03/2012 6:54:53 PM PST by Texas Songwriter ( i)
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To: ClearCase_guy

What did they say about Sahel Kazemi and Steve McNair?


20 posted on 12/03/2012 6:58:38 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: pepsionice
You scare me.

But if it really turns out this way, do the Cleveland Browns ever make a Super Bowl before the sport is abolished?

21 posted on 12/03/2012 6:59:11 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Texas Songwriter
A caller to the Todd Schnitt radio show knew Belcher as a youngster in High school and tells a story the media won't be reporting.
22 posted on 12/03/2012 6:59:52 PM PST by Baynative
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To: chessplayer

Real men don’t beat women. REAL men don’t have to prove they’re men. And REAL men aren’t afraid of REAL women.


23 posted on 12/03/2012 7:01:56 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

What did they say about Sahel Kazemi and Steve McNair?


24 posted on 12/03/2012 7:02:49 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: chessplayer

CNN

the dude was mad cos the gf was going for child support that’s all


25 posted on 12/03/2012 7:02:49 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Flycatcher

Ban ALL competition...that is the answer. While you are at it, ban meritocracy and self-motivation.


26 posted on 12/03/2012 7:03:12 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: chessplayer

Obama voters should not be allowed to own guns. They could care less about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights so I don’t think that they’d have a problem with that. Besides, they all wet themselves when somebody shows them a picture of a gun.


27 posted on 12/03/2012 7:03:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: chessplayer

Would everyone feel better if I pee sitting down?


28 posted on 12/03/2012 7:10:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Texas Songwriter

Was the punk on ADHD drugs when he was a youngster?


29 posted on 12/03/2012 7:10:54 PM PST by x1stcav (Breathe deep the gathering gloom.)
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To: Baynative

http://www.schnittshow.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=124415&article=10613083

Belcher a sociopath sounds like


30 posted on 12/03/2012 7:10:54 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: chessplayer

CNN is actually getting close. Remove his position as head of family and watch the explosion. Pick your poison on the method.


31 posted on 12/03/2012 7:12:18 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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Leftwingers in media excusing the cruel act of murder. Those Leftwings can go FOAD.


32 posted on 12/03/2012 7:12:55 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: chessplayer

“That culture of manliness includes men hiding their emotion, machoness, and homophobia.”

That caused him to kill the mother of his child??

The idiot who said that is not a man - wonder what he is?


33 posted on 12/03/2012 7:13:20 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today.)
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To: chessplayer

The only person or thng responsible for Jovan Belcher’s crimes but Jovan Belcher. End of story. He was a 25 year old adult.


34 posted on 12/03/2012 7:14:36 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: chessplayer

We have become a pretty sick society when people are no longer responsible for their actions..its always someone elses fault..when people buy a house they can’t afford and it gets foreclosed, its not their fault for buying a house they can’t afford, nope, its the fault of the bank..or when someone drives drunk and kills someone, its not the fault of the driver, nope, its the fault of the alcohol or the car..its always someone elses fault..no one takes responsibility for anything anymore..its Obama’s America, where no one is to blame..well, no one except for Bush of course


35 posted on 12/03/2012 7:15:34 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: chessplayer

Well being manly is not something the vast majority of news personalities have to worry about.


36 posted on 12/03/2012 7:16:02 PM PST by albionin (Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and)
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To: DemforBush

“adult” seems to have become a technicality these days


37 posted on 12/03/2012 7:16:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ogen hal
Ban ALL competition...that is the answer. While you are at it, ban meritocracy and self-motivation.

I seriously think that's the goal of limp-wrist nannystatism. And we seem to be well on our way.

I used to think France was the most effeminate culture on the globe. The USSA -- with Obama as our national Majorette -- seems determined to take this dubious *honor*.

38 posted on 12/03/2012 7:16:47 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: chessplayer

Yeah, the “culture of manliness” includes siring a children out of wedlock./s


39 posted on 12/03/2012 7:21:11 PM PST by RPTMS
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To: chessplayer

Yeah, the “culture of manliness” includes siring a children out of wedlock./s


40 posted on 12/03/2012 7:21:27 PM PST by RPTMS
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To: Flycatcher

They’ll be playing Zortball on the moons of Neptune before the Browns make the Super Bowl.


41 posted on 12/03/2012 7:22:27 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Vera the possum is US.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I detest Obama but this stuff has been going on long before Obama took office.

Remember the Twinkie defense?

.


42 posted on 12/03/2012 7:22:27 PM PST by Mears
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To: RPTMS

Pardon the grammatical error and the double post. I’m loaded.


43 posted on 12/03/2012 7:23:00 PM PST by RPTMS
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To: chessplayer

Bob Costas is a guy, a photogenic guy, who comments on things he himself has never done with any degree of competency, i.e., sports. In other words, he is a pretty face who exercises his lips. He has no other expertise in his subject area.

Costas’ commentary on societal norms and laws is the commentary of, at best, an observer, a non-participant (he doesn’t move about in normal society, he is above it). He is another example of celebrity delusion. Because he regularly has the opportunity to speak to millions, he assumes it is because of who he is and what he knows rather than, simply, what he does for a living.

In reality he is at best a naif too full of himself, and at worst a self-appointed judge, presuming to render a verdict on things he really doesn’t understand.


44 posted on 12/03/2012 7:24:04 PM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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Maybe Anderson Cooper can put together an hour-long CNN news special on this ‘icky nature’ of manliness.


45 posted on 12/03/2012 7:24:41 PM PST by greene66
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To: Carl LaFong
They'll probably lose that too.

Lol!

46 posted on 12/03/2012 7:25:16 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: chessplayer
CNN Blames Culture of 'Manliness'

WTF would the pantywaists at CNN know about "Manliness"???

47 posted on 12/03/2012 7:26:35 PM PST by ssaftler (I'm a "Mad Men" kinda guy living in a "Modern Family" world.)
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To: Carl LaFong

Ain’t that the truth. They’ve never had a snaffler who can narfle the garthok, and they never will!


48 posted on 12/03/2012 7:27:59 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

No one forced him to buy a gun....it was his choice. No whitewashing his behavior...Could have used a knife just as easy....or baseball bat or drugs....


49 posted on 12/03/2012 7:28:59 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Mears

Yeah I remember that..of course there has always been people making excuses for the actions of others but it seems to have gotten much much worse under Obama


50 posted on 12/03/2012 7:29:12 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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