July 23, 2009, - 1:06 pm

Bitter Feminist USA Today Sports Columnist: Erin Andrews Deserved It (the Peeping Tom Video)

By Debbie Schlussel
The biggest story in sports pop culture over the last few days is that of the peeping tom (do you capitalize the proper name “Tom” when it’s preceded by “peeping”?) who filmed ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, unauthorized, while she was naked in her hotel room.
I don’t really care about the story. To me, it’s: yaaawn. In a day and age when women sports reporters remain dumb and unnecessary, they are picked solely for their looks. Doesn’t bother me. But, given that, it’s no surprise that someone should try to film them nude. Most of ’em already post with most of their clothes off, anyway.
But it piqued my interest, when I learned that feminist USA Today reporter Christine Brennan (whose columns can be summed up, thus: dumb women’s sports like soccer, figure skating, and the WNBA–good; all men’s sports, especially football–bad) essentially tweeted that Andrews deserved it:

Women sports journalists need to be smart and not play to the frat house. There are tons of nuts out there.

And this second tweet:

Erin Andrews incident is bad, but to add perspective: there are 100s of women sports journalists who have never had this happen to them.


USA Today Sports Columnist Christine Brennan (right) (With “Special Friend” Billie Jean King)
This is expected from Brennan, who has written tons of columns over the years whining about the pretty, airheaded female sports reporters that dominate the airwaves. Welcome to showbiz, Christine. No-one wants to hear these women’s knowledge. They already have droners like Al Michaels and Chris “McCain Voters Are Racist” Fowler for that. The women are there for one reason: window-dressing. And this kills the very jealous Christine Brennan.
But here’s the thing: Getting taped through your hotel room wall without your knowledge isn’t a matter of “be[ing] smart and not play[ing] to the frat house.” It’s something beyond your control. And while Andrews’ status as a bim who was picked solely for her looks likely contributed to her becoming a target for the peeping tom, Brennan basically said she deserved it. And Brennan has, yet again, revealed herself to be a hypocrite. Her feminism doesn’t apply to pretty girls.
Do you think a male columnist for USA Today could get away with that and ever work in the sports biz again?
Think again. Yet again, a feminist–who whines that women don’t get “equal treatment” in sports–gets special treatment, solely based on the fact that she is a woman (only her gynecologist knows for sure).
If Brennan is familiar to you, that’s because, earlier this year, we wrote about how she whined when Barack Obama went on ESPN with his picks for the NCAA March Madness Men’s Basketball Tournament, but not the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament (about which no one cares).
(For the record, I was on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” with her, a few years ago, and all she did was insult me because she didn’t have anything to say to back up her position that women should get special exemptions to play in men’s golf tournaments. She claimed I’m stupid–even though she couldn’t respond to any of my one-liner singers–to which I responded that I was a member of MENSA and she belongs to DENSA.)

8 Responses

Somehow or another, the sort like Brennan don’t understand that nature has provided a reason (one that try as they might, can’t be changed) as to why men are on the high-end-average stronger, faster and have more endurance than women. If you want unbiased equality, then it has it to be based on ability to perform ina role or job.
My husband can upright his 900 lb antique Indian motorcylce with ease. I can’t even keep it upright sitting on it alone off the kickstand..There is a reason for this, and one for which I’m very glad is the case – and it’s not just because I like my Harley softail better. 😀
These lesbo feminists need to get a clue about the limits and design of nature, and stop trying to fool the world into believing it’s some their mandate to try to “sissyfy” the male population to make themselves feel equal. If they had any brains at all as what they purport to be – feminists- then theywould be clamoring about the injustic of what happened to Erin Andrews in it’sown proper context and not their silly man-hating agenda.

Mistress_Dee on July 23, 2009 at 2:48 pm

As much as you dislike Palin, it was the same thing there. Because she was a conservative, she didn’t deserve equal consideration. Only the wild-eyed Paglia had the spine to point out the hypocrisy.
And I agree with Dee. The day one of these far-left “feminists” can pick up a full dress Harley as my first husband did when he lost it while looking for my dog in the neighboring golf course, is the day they can participate in male sports. These days, if women can compete, e. g., Anika, they do. If they can’t, they don’t. From a commercial perspective, people want to see male sports to a greater degree than female.
Half the NASCAR fans are women. Most of us could not care less if a woman is discovered who is actually competitive. Danica, while open wheel, is still a rare aberration and her win/loss record is dismal.
Ultimately, we all go to watch the guys.

I: Unless you think Sarah Palin deliberately gets paid to look good and be a dummy on the sidelines (like Erin Andrews), it is NOT the same thing. Those of us who criticized her did so because she’s a complete ignoramus, fraud, not a conservative, selfish beyond belief, a hypocrite, and neglectful of her extremely messed up family, which is headed by a Mr. Mom. Not sure how this story relates to that, unless you can show me a grainy video shot of Sarah Palin naked and someone said she deserved to be filmed by a peeping Tom.

If you don’t want women in men’s sports, why do you want a woman whose husband is playing mommy to two babies, while she is busy being the man, to be President? DS

iowavette on July 23, 2009 at 4:01 pm

P. S. Densa: Hahahahahaha!

iowavette on July 23, 2009 at 4:08 pm

To me this is affirmative action that these airheads get these jobs. I want a sports reporter who followed sports as a kid and watch sports with a passion, has a vault of memories to pull from and understands the discipline athletes must undertake. These cupcakes get their communications degree, couldn’t make in journalism then venture off into sports because they know it is male dominated and some horn dog hires her as their “project”. Did she deserved to get peeped at? No. Does she deserve her job? No. Will I hear her never-ending “I am a woman who is fighting in a male dominated workforce so therefore I need protections and we must hire more women to punish men, qualifications be damned”? Yes.
It is ironic that the more dedicated female sports reporters are lesbian and butch. So this Brennan lady, who I don’t really care for either is upset the Sarah Palin types get their doors opened and because she isn’t a looker had it much harder. I can see the resentment. I hate watching pre-game shows and interviews after the games and these cupcakes are reading off cue cards and they don’t have the skills of a Howard Cossell, Al Michaels or Bob Costas to ask those quetions of the moment. Do I really give a sh*t about Jillian Barbarie thoughts about football? FOX sports brought on the airheads and then ESPN followed.

CaliforniaScreaming on July 24, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Says the aging “media personality” who employs Myspace angles for the photos on her website and dyes her hair blond, all in an effort to hide the excess weight and the gray hairs.

Plan on July 25, 2009 at 11:15 am

To quote Mr. Rush Limbaugh, probably a bit of a risk on this site, Feminist’s exist as a forum for the ugly.

Rollie Robinson on July 26, 2009 at 6:17 am

Love the article.I don’t think she should have been peeped on too.It was out of her control.

Maquinda Ward on February 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm

It’s women like Brennan that give actual feminists a bad name. A true feminist wouldn’t blame the victim of a sexual harassment crime, which is exactly what Brennan is doing. I don’t think it has anything to do with looks on Brennan’s part (that she’s not as young or attractive as Andrews), but with the fact that victim blaming is a huge part of our culture. How many times have you heard about women being blamed for being raped because of the way they were dressed? To say that Andrews was videotaped based on her physical appearance or occupation is not only wrong, but an insult to voyeurism victims everywhere. People fail to realize that the fault is with the pervert who had the audacity to invade the privacy of another human being.

Kayleigh Howald on August 26, 2011 at 10:16 am

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