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Posted on 07/26/2014 2:47:00 PM PDT by TigerClaws
An ESPN host has been taken to task by one of his own colleagues for comments he made during a discussion of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's two-game suspension for allegedly knocking out his fiancee.
The punishment has been criticized as too lenient for such an act, but Stephen A. Smith made an ill-advised attempt to come at the issue from both sides during a First Take segment Friday.
Ray Rice was captured on camera knocking his then-fiancee (now wife) unconscious at an Atlantic City casino and dragging her limp body from the elevator.
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Wasn’t it ESPN who fired Rush?
ESPN is obviously breeding absolute fruitcakes. Like Keith Olbermann (remember him?). Obviously the place needs to be cleaned out like a nest of vipers.
Yea, and too racist to be allowed ownership in an NFL team........LOL!
Well, observing that many sports figures and their sex partners are trash would be too honest.
Ace and I used to (with emphasis on used) live next to Section 8 housing, and you should have heard the rant from women against men, usually involving alcohol, that would lead to fights. No excuse, but it’s a valid point.
I knew a long time but retired small town police chief. He once told me that a lot of women would purposely push their husband until he finally lost control and hit them. Then they would take him to the cleaners.
“Wasnt it ESPN who fired Rush?”
Yes, because he’s white.
This guy didn’t say anything wrong.
“But as a man who was raised by women, see I know what Im going to do if somebody touches a female member of my family. I know what Im going to do, I know what my boys are going to do. I know what, Im going to have to remind myself that I work for the Worldwide Leader, Im going to have to get law enforcement officials involved because of what Im going to be tempted to do.”
“But what Ive tried to employ the female members of my family, some of who you all met and talked to and what have you, is that again, and this what, Ive done this all my life, lets make sure we dont do anything to provoke wrong actions, because if I come, or somebody else come, whether its law enforcement officials, your brother or the fellas that you know, if we come after somebody has put their hands on you, it doesnt negate the fact that they already put their hands on you. So lets try to make sure that we can do our part in making sure that doesnt happen.
The guy said nothing wrong.
Same advise holds true for smaller guys in bars.
Ike Turner got a bad rap as well.
ESPN has become a liberal politics network. Sports are secondary.
Houston we have a problem........She married the creep after he coldcocked her? Some people just do not know what is good for them. She should been out of his life forever after that.
In the guys’s (very) partial defense, I’d like to cite Erin Pizzey. She was the inventor of the idea of domestic shelters for women and children, and was for a long time a hero of feminists.
Then she strayed off the plantation by publishing her findings that many women in abusive relationships were addicts to the rush of emotional violence and in her opinion precipitated the episodes something over 50% of the time. This allowed the addict to violent emotions to cycle through anticipation, the extreme emotions of the violence, the abject apologies of her mate and the sympathy of all about her. Whereupon the cycle repeats itself, ad nauseum.
In Pizzey’s opinion, formed over a very long time and interviews with thousands of women, something close to 2/3 of the women who were abused by their mates fit into this group.
Which is not to say that there aren’t many women who don’t and are closer to the classic victim of the bad dude of the feminist story. I had a family member in this group. Her (large) husband beat her repeatedly and badly, until several of us had a discussion with him in which it was pointed out that he’d find it difficult to beat her with his arms and legs broken. Never laid a finger on her again, left her a few months later, and a year or so later she married a very nice man.
OTOH, about 20 years my best friend from high school married a nice lady with three young daughters. She had recently left an abusive husband. He adored her and treated her like a queen and her daughters like princesses. Five years later she left him because he was “boring.” A couple of years after that she married for the third time, to a guy who apparently beats her up regularly.
Wiki: “Pizzey distinguishes between “genuine battered women” and “violence-prone women;” the former defined as “the unwilling and innocent victim of his or her partner’s violence” and the latter defined as “the unwilling victim of his or her own violence.” This study reports that 62% of the sample population were more accurately described as “violence prone.”
This is course contradicted the feminists’ men-bad, women-helpless victims essential myth. She was drummed out of the movement, was harassed, family members threatened, her dog even killed. She had to flee the UK for North America.
Which kind of relationship the couple in question had I do not know. Nor do I approve of men beating up women under any circumstances, but I do know that the story is often a lot more murky than the feminist myths would lead you to believe.
Fox Sports Radio is worse!
She’s such a poor little innocent lamb.
“Janay Palmer allegedly spit in Rice’s face”
“Janay Palmer arrested and charged with domestic violence.”
“On May 23,2013 Palmer said sorry for the role [she] played in the incident that night.
“In August 2010, Palmer was arrested, accused of stealing a $1,000 dress from a mall in Baltimore. She was found guilty and given probation on top of a $400 fine. She said at the time.”
Don't know about that or this Rice character but Stephen A is getting a bad rap. He should, however, taken his own advice and kept his mouth shut.
Nothing wrong with that he said.
Well, that explains my previous post. I will never understand people being addicted to getting beat up. You cannot get any more pathetic than that.
It’s amazing how ESPN managed to get so many morons together in one place.
“Womans Be Thinkin’ Too Much.”
What do you say to a woman with two black eyes?
Nothing, you’ve already told her twice.
Nowadays, we have these "witch hunts" against anybody who says anything at all that might be controversial or considered "politically incorrect."
If I recall correctly, this nonsense started back in the 1980s when Howard Cosell made some innocent comment on Monday Night Football about a black football player breaking loose for a touchdown and all hell broke loose. Soon thereafter, you had others run out of the business for not being politically correct on TV (oddsmaker "Jimmy the Greek" comes to mind).
Are we a better society now than we were back then? I'm not so sure. Up until the mid 1980s, I saw race and sex relations improving and it seemed that racism was about to go away for good. Now I feel like I am on eggshells whenever I am around black people or women in the workplace because I don't want to inadvertently offend them and have my career ruined.
We are not as free as we used to be.
Women's Lib: what horse manure.
A lot of women seem to be of the opinion they are beyond reproach simply becuase they are female. I personally know of situations where the female deliberately pushed the male (especially when they know which ‘buttons’ to push) to the breaking point for various reasons. Those reasons ranged from simple revenge to looking for a litigation payday.
Generally, hitting a nerve like he did usually means the truth was told, and some people can’t handle the truth, so they try to destroy you instead.
Ladies/women with a modicum of, certainly with a lot of, class know that a gentleman, especially a man with physical strength combined with strength of character, raised by a god woman of a mother, would never just not ever hit a woman, under any circumstances.
Those are the guys ‘who have luck’. Everyone else is a d
Ask any special ops guy
Let me say first, some guys have an insane hair trigger temper that is set off by, pretty much, Nothing. OTOH, an ex friend’s ex hub has said (she divorced two others for hitting her) “I never hit her myself, but i can see why some others would”.
the whole premise is that the women who are supposedly strong enough to be a police officer and take down bad guys,
or fight in combat roles, or go toe to toe in boardroom brawls, in actuality need special protections.
Domestic violence laws have nothing to do with domestic violence. They are about control. About women being in control of men and cops being in control of both.
What ever happened to assault and battery if a woman is beaten by her husband/boyfriend?
He was talking about how black women need their ass beat sometimes, or maybe just jacked up a little. What’s a black man to do? Show her the pimp hand that’s what!!
I was going to say...imagine if Skip Bayless had said it.
Skip Bayless? ESPN employs that hack fraud??
Yeah, he does point-counterpoint with Stephen A.
Today is my last day with Comcast. I won’t be tempted to watch ESPN anymore. I’ll be using an antenna. Anyone have any recommendations?
Sounds a bit hypocritical, that’s for sure. Or is it more like creating an environment where ‘heads I win; tails you lose’?
Sorry, can’t help.
I live out in the country, and fortunate enough to be in line of sight of a microwave tower, so I get all the internet I can possibly use for $50.
I just had to attend a workshop at work on “micro aggression” . Basically, white Christian men are evil, rude, racist, woman haters......because.
Yea. Turn it off and toss in the trash.
many women admit in surveys they goad men on when verbally arguing. they admit they also start physical fights by throwing the first punch or shove.
seen it posted here in thge past.
Obviously women should be able to say anything they want with no consequences and
Clearly, purposely pushing people’s buttons and saying extremely inflammatory, hateful, or hurtful things to them should have no consequences (if you are a woman).
Women need a good beating from time to time. Keeps them in line and lets them know where their place is - in the kitchen. -men of freerepublic
A man trying to argue with a woman is like a woman trying to arm-wrestle a man.
I was on a jury some years ago, an alleged domestic violence trial. One of the questions we were asked during voir dire was whether we believed that a woman could instigate the domestic violence.
I don’t recall what I answered, but in the end, we acquitted the guy of the charges based on the fact that it was clear that she HAD instigated. That, and the prosecution’s main witness had a clear bias.
The point is, Stephen A. Smith, who also went off on ESPN this week in Tony Dungy’s defense, mistook truth for the political correct world that is the lame stream these days.