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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.”