September 10, 2014, - 10:13 am

Tired of the Ray Rice Condemnation Monsoon? He & FOX News’ Shep Smith Have Much in Common

By Debbie Schlussel

Is it just me . . . or are you also tired of hearing the avalanche of whining all over the mainstream media (including FOX News) about (former?) NFL player Ray Rice and how he should be tortured and then beheaded, Muslim ISIS-style, over one incident on a videotape?

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NFL Terrorist-Worthy-of-Beheading Ray Rice & Wife Janay Palmer

Yes, I know, an NFL player beating a woman–shocking! Never ever happened before right? While nobody should excuse domestic violence, I wonder what people would say if a man spit on and then slapped another man, NFL player or not. Would the spitee (or is that spatee?) and slapee be unjustified in responding? Or is there a double standard for women–you know, the group that insists on “equality,” but actually means special treatment? I watched the video of Rice–actually it’s been forced upon me repeatedly in every single newscast I’ve seen . . . over and over and over again–and I saw a woman who spit on and slapped a man. Not that the man is justified in his over-exuberant response, but once a physical fight is started, that’s what usually happens. Does it make a difference if the instigator is a woman who has exchanged bodily fluids with the man she attacked? What if Michael Sam’s gay mafia prince boytoy had spit on and slapped him in an elevator? Would we even be having this absurd “national discussion”? The ISIS terrorists are laughing at us.

Yesterday at the gym, I punished myself and watched a bunch of annoying, whiny FOX News know-it-allettes including MTV refugee Kennedy (who was liberal when she was at MTV, but, hey, she can be whatever, so long as she’s on TV). This insipid show, “Outnumbered,” is “The View-opause” for brainless Republicans and retired, old White people just like ABC’s “The View-opause” is for brainless Democrats, Mr. Moms, and aging Black welfare queens. These pretentious, shrieking women were bitching about Rice and Goodell and calling for their heads. Harris Faulkner, a moron who is there because she is Black and looks good in Diahann Carroll’s stolen wig (circa 1966), was the loudest on this along with Kennedy. I wondered: where are these hypocritette women with regard to their FOX News colleague Shepard Smith (real name: David Shepard Smith), who deliberately drove a car into Maureen Walsh, whose parking spot he wanted in 2000 during the Gore v. Bush recount in Florida?

By day’s end, Walsh was released from Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with bruises on her knees and legs, police said. Smith, 36, was charged with aggravated battery with a motor vehicle, a felony, and was released on $10,000 bail from the Leon County Jail.







Police gave this account: About 2 p.m., Walsh was standing on Monroe Street across from the Capitol, in a rare empty space in a parking lot crowded with television satellite trucks. She told police she was saving the space for co-workers. Smith drove up in a white Mazda Millenia and yelled at her to move. “He shouted some profanities at her and basically just struck her, striking her at the knees, which threw her up on the car,” said Sgt. Edwin Maxwell. Walsh told police that Smith got out of his car, shut the door and walked past her.

Well, he didn’t drag her out of an Atlantic City elevator on video, so I guess he’s a fabulous human being and nothing much happened to him. FOX News didn’t take his job or suspend him for six months. Does it make a difference that the woman standing in the parking space was a total stranger and not someone Smith was sleeping with (he prefers men)? Does it make a difference that he was perfectly sober (Ray Rice and his then-fiancee/now-wife were both probably inebriated) when he chose to violently ram a woman with a two-ton vehicle? Does it make a difference that Shep Smith is a gay, liberal White man who works for FOX News (and compared Israel to Cuba) and Ray Rice is a non-political Black straight man who–in an NFL rarity–actually married a Black woman? I don’t think race matters here, but there’s really no difference between Rice and Smith, except that what Smith did was far worse. And his FOX News colleagues have always been silent on the attack he perpetrated. They know on which side their bread (and their hypocrisy) is buttered.

And does Rice deserve to lose his entire career over one incident? I don’t think so, even though for more than two decades, I’ve been a critic of the NFL and its response to the violent, criminal behavior of many of its players. It started when I was in grad school at the University of Wisconsin and a tutor for the school’s athletic department, where most of my tutorees were on the football team. I wrote an op-ed piece in the Wisconsin State Journal about this. And, then, a whole bunch of athletes–including several football players (and some future WNBA female athletes)–threatened to beat me up. Yes, violence deserves to be punished, but the NFL went overboard here. And it’s still not enough for the sheep following the grandstanding sheepdogs.

I think it’s funny that people are calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s head when, in fact, he’s been the toughest NFL Commissioner ever. Paul Tagliabue, his predecessor, never did anything, no matter how criminal, how violent the behavior of NFL players was. Tagliabue did nothing to multi-murderer Ray Lewis, nothing to NFL teams that drafted documented violent men, including serial rapist Christian Peter and near-murderer, Ryan Tucker. Tagliabue didn’t make a scene when then St. Louis Rams’ coach Dick Vermeil drafted Tucker, who beat a total stranger in a bar so badly that the victim had his last rites read to him at the hospital. He pulled out of it but has permanent brain damage. Vermeil complimented Tucker as a guy who can “finish a fight.” In contrast, Goodell has been quite tough, and has now handed NFL wives/girlfriends/groupies “done wrong” and bent on revenge a sudden death tool. All they have to do is cry foul, and the guy may be suspended for six months. Cry foul a second time, and the guy’s career may be over . . . all without the legal protections he’d get in a court of law. Does that happen with most other employers? Nope.

I look at all the NFL players who’ve gotten away with murder and wonder where the outcry was for them. Ray Rice never killed anyone. But Donte Stallworth did. He got a mere 30 days in prison for that . . . and he got to play NFL football even while under house arrest for two years. Would you get to go to your job if you drunk drove and snuffed out someone’s life? Nope. But I didn’t hear the FOX News chicks cackling in disapproval about him. And, funny, I haven’t heard them or anyone else say a word about Ray Lewis, who murdered two people. He played in several Superbowls since and is now a high-paid sports commentator. He also fathered at least six kids with four different women–and those fatherless kids will be more harmful to America than Ray Rice’s physical fight with his wife. But nobody’s calling for his head, even though he took the lives of two men, Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar. In fact, ESPN–which has led much of the manufactured outrage over Ray Rice–employs Mr. Lewis and pays him a pretty penny. Where is ESPN’s Jemele Hill–the attention whore harpy who’s trying to make the Ray Rice episode her career stepping stone–when it comes to her employer’s contract with two-time murderer Lewis?

When I was a kid, my dad and mom always taught me that whenever a tidal wave of groupthink is headed toward the beach, run like hell the other way. They taught me to question the popular, conventional wisdom.

And the case of Ray Rice is Exhibit A of that dangerous tidal wave.

Again, I have a question for the annoying female whiners on FOX News: why are your lips sealed on Shepard Smith and the woman he deliberately drove into with a car?

Doesn’t he–and Ray Lewis and Donte Stallworth . . . and a whole bunch of others–deserve the Ray Rice treatment?

Domestic violence is like child molestation. For too many years, the American public looked the other way. And, so, to make up for it, we are now overexuberant, super-ridiculous-hyperbolically “vigilant” against it to the point of absurdity. If you don’t immediately take the side of the allegedly battered or molested, you are worse than the Islamic terrorists on 9/11.

We are now so absurdly taken with these causes that anyone who doesn’t hang the alleged perps by high noon is a softy and must be fired. To the point that devious children and women know they can manipulate the system against men, who are almost always the accused.

I saw in the TMZ elevator video, two people who fought . . . and a woman who instigated it. If anything, they should both be punished. Or–perish the thought–we should ignore it and get on with our lives as this couple has and mind our own business, like they want us to, especially since Rice has no previous record of any sort of violence like this.

But that’s not what the NOW-infested crowd–including the hypocritical, politically correct hacks who now dominate FOX News–wants you or me to think and say.

ISIS is on the march and already in our midst, our country overrun with illegal aliens. And we are worrying about whether the NFL is tough enough on one guy who was in a drunken, violent fight in a casino hotel elevator.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But what happens in an Atlantic City elevator doesn’t.

And what happens with TV’s legion of talking morons spreads even faster than ISIS.

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Roethlisberger was sued by two women, a loonie-tune and a party-girl’s friend, and the suits were subsequently dropped, one for being crazy and the other for recanting and Ben got a FOUR GAME SUSPENSION and thrown under the bus by Tomlin, the Rooney’s and Goodell. Ray Rice KNOCKS OUT and drags his unconscious gf out of an elevator on video and Goodell gives him TWO GAME SUSPENSION.

DS_ROCKS! on September 10, 2014 at 10:32 am

    DSR, you’re not disagreeing with Debbie on this … are you?

    skzion on September 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Not at all. Just venting about the bias toward the Steelers, Big Ben and white males by Goodell and the establishment.

      DS_ROCKS! on September 10, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Floyd Mayweather

Jack on September 10, 2014 at 10:40 am

Janay, like Rice, will now be completely broke, unless of course she dumps Ray and hooks up with another NFL player.

The leftist media is usually very loathe to attack black men, but for some reason they have the green light to hammer Ray Rice. Jesse and Al must have given them the go ahead.

Don Juan on September 10, 2014 at 11:02 am

    “The leftist media is usually very loathe to attack black men”

    Clarence Thomas, Tom Sowell, Walter Williams, J.C. Watts, Ben Carson, Hermain Cain etc. would disagree (and that is just a small list).

    Do not forget, there is a leftist scale, where feminists (who can be of either sex) and homosexuals are at the top, followed closely by atheists. Blacks – despite the strange conservative preoccupation with them – are actually only towards the middle on the leftist scale, and furthermore have very little power or leadership on the left (especially outside their majority-minority set-aside enclaves that white liberals do not want to live in or govern anyway … do you think that Chelsea Clinton or the daughters of Al Gore or Joe Biden are dying to live in or hold office in Detroit or Newark instead of San Francisco or Ann Arbor?) and contribute no original political or strategy ideas.

    So just like black actor (and Air Force veteran by the way!) Isaiah Washington lost his entire career and livelihood (seriously, he was unable to get work for years and actually had his house foreclosed on … at least his wife stayed with him so that was good) for using a gay slur against his (white male gay) co-worker, Rice crossed feminism with this incident. And not only that, but do not think that you can be a prominent black person who opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants either. The Hispanics are now more politically valuable, so they have leapfrogged us blacks on the lefty scale too.

    Gerald on September 10, 2014 at 11:14 am

      Oh look, it’s GERALD! He’s the black troll who whines and cries about da man (whitey) while being a nasty anti-Semite and (oddly enough) an even nastier homohater.

      In other words, Gerald is not even a pricipled leftist.

      BTW, gentle reader, don’t spend serious time responding to our Gerald, as, being a troll, he won’t deign to respond.

      skzion on September 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm

        (I wouldn’t even bother to read Gerald.)

        skzion on September 10, 2014 at 1:35 pm

          I never do.

          DS_ROCKS! on September 10, 2014 at 5:36 pm

“This insipid show, “Outnumbered,” is “The View-opause” for brainless Republicans and retired, old White people just like ABC’s “The View-opause” is for brainless Democrats, Mr. Moms, and aging Black welfare queens.”

Wow, that is harsh. 100% true (save that plenty of black people watch Fox … lots of blacks listen to conservative talk radio too but just never admit it) but still harsh.

“Harris Faulkner, a moron who is there because she is Black and looks good in Diahann Carroll’s stolen wig (circa 1966), was the loudest on this along with Kennedy.”

Typical Fox eye candy. And the outfits that she wears are inappropriate for a woman her age. But hey, her father was a U.S. Army pilot so I cut her some slack.

As far as Roger Gooddell, I agree with you: I actually like the guy. Or I USED to like the guy before he idiotically publicly opposed Rush Limbaugh’s attempts to become an NFL owner. Now I am not a fan of Limbaugh and personally believe that his owning an NFL team would have been a disaster for a ton of reasons, but putting political litmus tests on NFL ownership is uncalled for, especially considering all the far and even loony left-liberals that own sports franchises and run sports broadcasting networks. But a lot of people forget that the NFL was going down the same path as the NBA – where the player criminality and negative image was getting so bad that it harmed the product on the field and the league image off it and mainstream audiences were leaving in droves as a result – until Gooddell threw the hammer down. Lots of idiots (mostly black but some white) actually accused Gooddell of racism for that, when the truth is that Gooddell’s actions pretty much saved the NFL (yes, it really was that bad … yes the NBA still exists despite its marginalization, but only because its financial model is entirely different from that of the NFL). Gooddell was forced to take his stand against the wave of criminality afflicting the NFL (due to the players and who the players chose to associate themselves with) resulted in Darrent Williams getting murdered “because he was in a car with gang members” (except why be in a car with gang members unless you … oh never mind … I just want to point out that normal people don’t ride in cars with gang members just like normal people don’t refuse to stop jaywalking when a police officer tells you to, get into a violent confrontation with a police officer that includes trying to punch the police officer’s lights out and steal his gun … again never mind). But a lot of people were absolutely convinced that Gooddell was pandering to the “racist” sentiments of wealthy NFL owners and affluent white fans and have wanted to get rid of him ever since. This gives them their shot.

As touching the Ray Rice incident itself: I have no problem with them coming down hard on the guy so long as they give the exact same punishment to every athlete that commits a felony or a drug offense. But since we know that they are not, then this is just another incident of political correctness replacing our system of laws. “Constitutional law professor” Barack Obama weighing in on this in the typical amoral fashion of his pretty much sealed it. Mike Brown was able to attack, badly beat and nearly steal the service revolver of a police officer (and guys who take a police officer’s gun nearly always do so intenting to use it to kill the officer with it) and still be “a good kid, a gentle giant with a bright future” because it was violence against a member of the privileged class: a white male police officer. So the fact that Brown committed 4 felonies – two of them violent assaults – and would have been facing life imprisonment under 3 strikes laws even if the police officer hadn’t shot him dead while defending his own life and that of innocent passerby (again, if a guy gets a police officer’s gun and gets away with it, who knows what carnage he is capable of!) doesn’t matter.

But Ray Rice’s assault? While I am perfectly willing to call it felony assault (even if is mitigated by the provocation) … that is violence against women, a protected class. So that demands action, regardless of what the law actually says. Trayvon Martin? Same deal. Because Zimmerman is a “white Hispanic” (a leftist ideological term invented to describe assimilationist/capitalist Hispanics who opposed Castro, the Sandinistas and other Marxist movements during the Cold War … it is particularly applied to Cuban refugees of Castro and everyone in Florida knows what this slur means) who prefers law and order and gun ownership to La Raza, that made him “privileged” and therefore altogether good and fitting for Martin to attack him.

Making law enforcement, criminal justice etc. situational based on leftist “social justice” aims is a major goal of the left, and this is just another example of it. Which means that so long as NFL players limit themselves to beating up, robbing, buying/selling drugs with etc. and even killing heterosexual males they will be fine with the media, which will make them fine with the NFL. And then it will be only a matter of time before society at large begins to reflect the NFL.

Ah well. I have been considering a good place to move to any way. Singapore is not my style. But I hear that Belize – the most conservative country in Latin America and where English is the general lingua franca – is pretty nice.

Gerald on September 10, 2014 at 11:06 am

I have to say, Great Article Debbie. Great. Everyone this is the precise reason to come to this website, Debbie gives you a nice strong shot, with no chaser, I’m sure no one else out there took the time to make the correlation between Sweetie Smith and R. Rice. She put all the hypocrites on “Blast.” Enjoyed this piece a lot. I will have to come back to this at the end of the day to comment on the comments.

MrBigBrain on September 10, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Okay, now I recognize that this is “Big D(ummy)” under a different handle.

    DS_ROCKS! on September 10, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      Of course, DSR. Notice that he did come back later in the day–and later … BigD was back! Oops!

      skzion on September 11, 2014 at 6:08 am

How about Jim Brown and all his attack on women.
Yeah he is a black leftist.
They even rate him best football player even though he won 1 championship in a very small league. You do not want a white quarterback to be rated number 1.

madman on September 10, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Calling Jim Brown a leftist is an oversimplication. He has beliefs that are both very liberal very conservative yet strangely coherent and consistent; sort of populist I guess you can say. That was typical of the Marcus Garvey-inspired black nationalist type movements (remember, the Black Panthers and other leftist groups were Marxist, not nationalist) that were popular during Brown’s era.

    The preoccupation with the QB position is unhelpful, since QB is the single position that relies the most on other players (i.e. OL, RB, WR) to make you look good, which is why it is impossible to claim that a QB was the best ever. Would Joe Montana been nearly as good without throwing to Jerry Rice?
    A) Montana’s disastrous stint with Kansas City says no
    B) by contrast Steve Young and even a former CFL journeyman and career backup Rich Gannon putting up even better stats than Montana when they played with Rice says no even more so.
    C) Ergo, one would necessarily have to rate Rice as being better than Montana (and of course Young and Gannon)

    John Elway, for all his greatness, never won a championship before his teams got better at RB and defense, and that was when Elway was almost 10 years past his prime. And Dan Marino, the best QB that I ever personally saw play, never even won the 1 championship that Brown did because he played on average – though not wretched or terrible – teams.

    Gerald on September 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      The Black Panthers were Marxist? I always thought they were a gang of criminals. Of course, so are most of the Marxists.

      Little Al on September 10, 2014 at 4:06 pm

        And of course, Marcus Garvey was also a demagogue and a criminal.

        Little Al on September 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Joe Montana’s two-season stint with the Chiefs (1993-94) was anything but “disastrous.” His stats were excellent and he led them to the playoffs. In 1994, there was a real possibility, in fact, that he and 49ers QB Steve Young would meet in the Super Bowl. It didn’t happen, but for a surefire Hall of Famer, Montana had nothing to be ashamed about.

      Primetime on September 13, 2014 at 10:57 am

Violent gang members and Islamic terrorists are streaming over the border and nobody cares, but…RAY RICE!!!!

David on September 10, 2014 at 11:35 am

i’ve posted elsewhere on the internets that i don’t think he should lose his career over this… nearly all responses are people who become unhinged. it’s weird.

i’ve also posted that this shouldn’t be the concern of the NFL at all. the venue for addressing this is rice’s wife filing a police report and then a prosecutor and possible criminal trial ‘solve’ the issue. or not, if rice files a police report himself. whatever.

kirche61 on September 10, 2014 at 11:41 am

Debbie, really? A highly experienced professional athlete whose sport isn’t golf but football, which requires an ability to withstand brutal physical contact doesn’t know how to handle a spitting woman? Just because the football league has ignored past vicious physical altercations and even homicide doesn’t mean that this knockout should be ignored, too. Better late than never that football players are held to the same behavioral standards that the rest of us must abide by. Rice not even checking to see if she was still alive was the nail in the coffin to me. I don’t care about getting even with feminist hypocrites; this incident is enough to show how stupid they are. Rice is one of millions of sociopaths created by liberal gov’t policies and a violent culture. If one of them gets caught once in a while, then I am happy.

Dmk on September 10, 2014 at 11:46 am

    ” Rice is one of millions of sociopaths created by liberal gov’t policies and a violent culture.”

    And you base this on what? Rice has never gotten into any trouble with the law before. No trouble at all. Quite the contrary, Rice got his first job when he was 8 years old, cleaning a barbershop for tips, to help out his mother. (His father was murdered when he was a baby.)

    So what is your basis for saying this about a fellow that you know absolutely nothing about?

    Gerald on September 10, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      Rice’s actions prove he’s a sociopath. He not only had no qualms about punching his fiance so hard as to render her unconscious, like a true sociopath who has no sense of empathy or sympathy for others, he then callously DRAGGED her out of the elevator, DROPPED her to the ground, while she lay lifeless and could have been dead. He didn’t care to even check for her vital signs. He then nudged her with his foot and then stepped over her before being confronted by another person. That is exactly how a non-normal person with sociopathic problems behaves. He didn’t immediately drop down to see what he had done – let’s say he momentarily lost his mind and punched her – a non-sociopath would have dropped to the ground, held her head, screamed for help as the door opened, and check for vital signs while protecting her body. Your precious football player is an animal and it’s on video for all to observe.

      Dee Kim on September 10, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      By the way, one doesn’t have to have a criminal record to be a sociopath. It’s an epidemic that has infected most large inner cities and it’s become generational. It’s horrific and you should be very concerned and upset over it.

      Dee Kim on September 10, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Umm here I’m going to have to disagree probably the most I ever have with Debbie.
Yes, guys may fight but clocking your wife like that is a whole different story.
It’s completely different.
Ray Rice is a ticking time bomb. His wife may be too brain damaged to realize that but that shouldn’t matter because he should be in jail.
Yes his career should be over.

japple on September 10, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    “Ray Rice is a ticking time bomb.”

    And you base this on what exactly?

    “Yes his career should be over.”

    And what of the careers of the many, many, many millions of men who have punched, kicked or hit a woman?

    It is not exactly uncommon, and that is precisely Schlussel’s point. As a matter of fact, just a few decades ago, slapping around your wife wasn’t even considered a big deal. The police wouldn’t even put abusive husbands in jail.

    Gerald on September 10, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      I base it on the experience of being a person on planet earth Geraldo. Have no idea what asteroid you flew in from.

      japple on September 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      I guess I’ll have to anger one of the other contributors by using the expression ‘slippery slope’ one more time — from slapping around your wife to beheading.

      And the attention to Rice? You go to the news websites now and they are all picture shows & video shows. Pictures and gossip for the young and the old.

      Little Al on September 10, 2014 at 4:38 pm

I’m sure loads of people deserve the Ray Rice treatment more but to the extent Ray Rice is getting his own medicine that’s OK by me.

japple on September 10, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Would the media and the NFL been so harsh in their punishment if his girlfriend was white?

Tim on September 10, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Schlussel is an i-d-i-o-t. She claims to want the court of law to provide legal protection for the accused but has no problem claiming Ray Lewis is guilty of murder even though HE WAS NEVER CONVICTED.

FK: He was never tried. He was given a ridiculous plea deal to testify against his co-murderers, and his testimony was useless and full of lies. Save your spelling lessons and epithets where they are best aimed: at your mirror. DS

FriedKitchen on September 10, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Fried Chicken, are you still blowing Yid With Lid?

    skzion on September 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm

You and OJ must have been knocking your heads together for ages to come up with that one KitchenFries but why don’t you tell it to George Zimmerman?

japple on September 10, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Great stuff Debbie.

skzion on September 10, 2014 at 1:27 pm

@ Tim-“Would the media and the NFL been so harsh in their punishment if his girlfriend was white?”

Silly question to ask. Very silly. If R.Lewis gf was white, he would have been strung up from a tree months ago. I hate bringing up this tired case, but remembering the O.J case, everybody, yes everybody rallied behind him, until the pics surfaced, once America got a glimpse of Nicole’s black eye and hearing the calls, Whites began carrying lanterns looking for him, chanting, “Kill the man beast, Kill the man beast” (not that that was wrong, but that is how i remember it)

So to answer your question-Yes.

Looks like this guy Gerald is cleaning house today with the simpletons. Good posts. I agree with you about Michael Brown too, Blacks were an embarrassment regarding this case/criminal act.

BigD on September 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    BigD you’re smarter than I thought. Dropped the MrBigBrain stuff already huh? The next smart thing to do is deny it was you.

    japple on September 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I see BigD has returned to his previous handle (no more MrBigBrain). That at least deserves positive notice.

    skzion on September 10, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      So glad he’s back to call foul on all our latent racism which bothers him so much he can’t stay away.

      japple on September 10, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      skzion: That was very astute when you picked up that “Big Brain” was actually “Big D(ummy)” in a prior post.

      It’s hilarious now to watch him squirm and back-pedal and moan about “posting problems that Debbie knows about” and he surely would be denying it but for japple pre-empting him with the “…smart thing is to deny it” post.

      He’s proof to my theory that there are two kinds of stupid: the ones who recognize their betters, and the ones too slow to see it and think that they are being clever.

      DS_ROCKS! on September 10, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Debbie, one more note, I could always count on you to be ideologically consistent.The media are ideologically inconsistent, which is one of the many reasons you so detest them, as do most of us. For instance, the girl who got into a car accident and then knocked vigorously on a stranger’s door in the middle of night who was then killed by the homeowner, your response was that the girl probably wouldn’t have amounted to anything in her life since she had other vague “issues” and was better off dead. So a girl knocks on a door and deserves to die, but a guy who knows how to fend off men larger than himself doesn’t know how to handle his fiance? You are worried that he may not have the luxury of being a millionaire football player? All I know is that if Rice’s last name or first name were Arabic and he were a Muslim, your reaction would have been quite the opposite in today’s column. You would speak of the “peaceful” religion of Islam in hyperbole and more. And, I would have been right with you on that. In fact, you would have loved to see him get the axe. I read your columns, Debbie, because you are consistent. That is why this reaction from you seems more like you are trying to be cute by being different. You are already cute; be ideologically strong.

Dee Kim on September 10, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Dee Kim, I disagree with your notion that the media is ideologically inconsistent. You assume, for example, that had Ray Rice been a Muslim, that the NFL would have done exactly the same thing, and the media would have treated the story exactly the same. Wrong assumptions.

    The media is very consistent. Had Rice been a Muslim, the NFL–given the video evidence–would have likely merely suspended Rice, pending “religious” counseling, and this would have been a non-story, as far as the media was concerned, except for conveying the message that “Islam is peaceful and compassionate” and that Rice merely temporarily did a “non-Muslim” thing. Then we’d have a follow-story on how “Islam strengthened the love in their marriage” and how “all is well now.”

    Check this article out, for an example of how the NFL differentiates between Muslims and non-Muslims:
    http://www.debbieschlussel.com/40841/nfl-gives-special-privileges-to-muslim-players/

    Ralph Adamo on September 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      You just proved the media’s inconsistency of fairness and coverage. It’s Schlussel who I expect more from. Schlussel is the main focus of my post, not the ridiculous media.

      Dmk on September 11, 2014 at 12:15 am

Debbie’s point about the media ignoring violence against men but getting hysterical about violence against wimmin is well taken. Her criticism of the hypocrisy of Fox News re: Shep Smith is also spot on.

Brava, Debbie!

skzion on September 10, 2014 at 1:46 pm

The Ray and Janay video has been played more times than the Zapruder film, but instead of “back and to the left, back and to the left” it’s “back and down, back and down.” I will be waiting for the digitally enhanced version on DVD, with commentary from all the wonderful pundits out there.

As for the priorities of the media, of course, the Ray and Janay domestic case must take center stage over major international news. The media is in love with bullsheis. Always has been.

Here’s an amusing Onion video mocking the media’s approach to news in general, addressing this point:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U4Ha9HQvMo

Ralph Adamo on September 10, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks for that, Ralph. The Onion’s hammer sunk the nail in one swift single blow. I’m still laughing!

    Had the video run much longer it would’ve had my eyes tearing.

    lee of the lower case "l" on September 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm

@ Sk-Zion- I seen your previous posts regarding all this handle nonsense. You have to learn to let things rest. Nothing sinister is going on, maybe just maybe, my posts continually disappear and I have to email Debbie to place them back up, she is fixing this problem, but I’m allowed to take a break on posting.

No I am not back for good. However I did see that my Skunky is back and it excited me, I missed her, I had lost weight and hair. I was so stressed that she had left me for dead, I am moved that she is back. Ok, enough with the pleasantries,
The battle has begun.

BigD on September 10, 2014 at 3:14 pm

oh wow

japple on September 10, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    japple … not “wow” but “lol.”

    skzion on September 10, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Rest assured mr Sk-zion that MrBigBrain and BigD are not the same persona. I am BigD who has the organization B.U.A.N.

If you have issue with MrBigBrain then deal with him, not me, as I said, I have not returned.

BigD on September 10, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    LOL

    japple on September 10, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      Damn, japple, you already lol’d. I hadn’t noticed.

      skzion on September 10, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    “…as I said, I have not returned.” says Big D(ummy) upon his return.

    DS_ROCKS! on September 10, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Well, I to have heard and been listening about this incident with Ray Rice, since it’s very ironic that I’m a football fan who follows the sport religiously. To the OT that DS posted, lookit, anyone knows that in any society, that males aren’t suppose to raise their hands at a female, yes it’s ethically wrong for any male to do so, and from a physical standpoint, males tend to be more bulky and built up than females (where females are more agile, depending on the physical circumstances, use their athletic ability if it’s the case).

But Debbie bought up that that girl in the video-clip had initially started this fiasco of allegedly spitting RR in his face, RR should NOT have retaliated by raising his hand at her, he could’ve at least shouted at her or gave her a “Bronx-cheer” for doing so, I would’ve done that if I were Ray Rice. This incident however will likely ruin his reputation, and I somehow disagree with the league of suspending him from the league indefinitely.

And I know this story doesn’t correlate to the Ray Rice issue (or the Ray Lewis issue of allegedly claiming a few peoples lives over a decade ago), but have you guys heard of Cleveland Browns Wide-Receiver “Josh Gordon” being suspended by the NFL for the entire season on marijuana possessions? Gordon didn’t harm anyone physically or mentally, he was only busted on marijuana usage, and this why I think that marijuana shouldn’t be criminalize, but de-criminalized. So Ray Rice’s story is 100% more worst than Josh Gordon’s scenario!

Sean R. on September 10, 2014 at 3:37 pm

I totally agree with Debbie and didn’t know about Smith being a violent, assaultive gay anchor on fox.
I’ve been tired of this story for a while, but it does keep the air waves going with something to kep the attention off the real bad things going on these days as was pointed out with the terror orgs beheading people all the time, and really really treating women badly a llllll the time. LIke the other examples cited which were actually worse the Rice one punch kayo, there are tons of other examples in a book by a couple of authors called Pros and Cons in the NFL which was really ignored and slandered as anti black when it came out about 15 years ago. At a time when the Cowboys were partying with lots of coke the vikings were harboring several fugitives in all reality. Serial rapists were big, literally, and black so they buried that news. Calling the authors racist was very convenient instead of acknowledging the issues of gangsters carrying on with their same old friends and troubles. Remember Lawrence Phillips beating the hell out of his volley ball playing girlfriend? She lost her scholarship after reporting it, then he went on to the pros, but ended up in prison anyway and got stabbed. Yaaaay, like good endings. So many thugs, so few headlines spotlighting them. Good article.

samurai on September 10, 2014 at 4:26 pm

I expect nothing better from the National Felon’s League players.

It should be pointed out that the brilliant Mensan Debbie was a tutor to many of these entitled athletes when she was a college student, and was repeatedly sexually harassed by them and the director of the tutors program as she was hotter than she was smart back then—now the proportions are equal— and the boy children’s hormones were probably going into overdrive but that is no excuse.

The point here is the different standards people are held to. Smith deserved jail time. Concur with the Debbie-san.

Occam's Tool on September 10, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Great article, indeed.

I am happy though that he won’t be there this season and on Thursday night when the Steelers play the Ravens.

I know it’s all BS, money and opium for the masses, but I was born in the shadow of Forbes Field and still bleed black and gold.

DS_ROCKS! on September 10, 2014 at 6:20 pm

I have seen the gang-up routine on Fox before. It is not very edifying.

Worry01 on September 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm

As usual, well written and insightful, tempered only by the usual sycophants on their mission of personal attacks.

King David on September 10, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Oh no!! It’s King David!

    skzion on September 11, 2014 at 2:10 am

Here’s a funny take on the continuing Ray and Janay saga from The Onion:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/nfl-announces-new-zerotolerance-policy-on-videotap,36885/

Ralph Adamo on September 10, 2014 at 7:26 pm

And one more Onion article on the Ray and Janay saga for good measure:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/frustrated-espn-producer-demands-new-camera-angles,36901/

Ralph Adamo on September 10, 2014 at 7:27 pm

I did see part of the video on this today (I’m basically in news avoidance mode) and was pretty appalled. I was unaware of the Shep Smith thing and have no footage to go by so really, I have no opinion. I pretty much couldn’t care less about any of this.

Laura S. on September 10, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Of course, some “news” outlets like the Fars News Agency in Iran rely on The Onion and even plagiarize it for their own “news” articles:

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/28/iranian-news-agency-plagiarizes-the-onion/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Let’s face it, some people just have no sense of humor whatsoever–to cite the very least of their faults.

Ralph Adamo on September 10, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Its about time the NFL got serious about their thug problem. Ray boy needs his ass kicked. Would love to bitch slap that “homie”! Freaking thugs make me sick.

whatupRay on September 10, 2014 at 8:25 pm

This incident happened TWO years ago and a lot has happened since then. They got married (dumb on her part, whatever) and he says he’s a changed man (sure!). But this isn’t a recent incident, and he shouldn’t be fired for it.

Lee on September 10, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Harris Faulkner has the job because she is a good looking black chick. You nailed that observation perfectly. She isn’t brilliant, nor is she some interchangeable numbnut newscaster. She is good. Remember Lynne Russell? same principal really.

#1V: Nope. She is NOT good. She’s a moron who can’t think beyond talking points a producer gives her. That’s the reason she single-handedly created and made famous Reza Aslan, who is now a very influential Muslims throughout Western culture and pop culture. Google the video of her “interview” with him, in which she repeated the same dumb question over and over again, making him sound like a persecuted genius. She’s a moron. DS

#1 Vato on September 10, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Simply using the “would I?” principle.

    #1 Vato on September 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I’m glad DS reminded us about that useless Mooooooslim who wrote a book on Jesus Christ.

    Who the f*** would be dumb enough to read or even believe what a Moooooslim would say about ANYTHING?

    My use of the F-Word is on purpose because that fraud pissed me off so very much when his fraud of a book came out.

    Again, what kind of fool would take any word that a Mooooslim says for truth? Especially on religion. When Islam is as illegitimate as it can get and is full of retarded sociopath demons! I say that but I know how dumbed-down USA has gotten and there is the rub!

    I remember that DUMB interview. I don’t know who made me more angry, the subject or the host.

    Skunky on September 13, 2014 at 2:32 pm

I finally get to read the comments of today. Underwhelming but I enjoyed Debbie’s article and I think the man called Gerald, killed it today. People can learn from this man

MrBigBrain on September 11, 2014 at 2:11 am

Yo SleeStack… I’m surprised you can even form a coherent response with all that dick in your mouth…

Kudos…

MrBigBrain on September 11, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Yo yourself, BigD/BigBrain, this is no more of a problem for me than your writing with so many cocks up your ass at the same time is for you.

    skzion on September 11, 2014 at 8:15 am

Congrats, DS. Your street cred with the gangsta wannabes and Roland Martin just went upanother notch. Maybe you could go on ESPN and speak out for the brutha?

W Elmo on September 11, 2014 at 10:30 am

Even if she did start a fight, he wasn’t justified in knocking her unconscious.

Laura L on September 11, 2014 at 11:11 am

@ Sk-Zion. That second BigBrain post, starting with Yo, was not me. Even though we go back and forth Sk-Zion, I don’t disrespect you or talk like that.

MrBigBrain on September 11, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Actually, MBB, I did not think it was you. I thought it was a particular cha-cha-chimpanzee, but I’ve been told it was not. So, it’s another troll who adopts others’ handles. This troll targets me and Skunky in particular. It’s always best to use avatars (photos associated with one’s name).

    skzion on September 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Actually, MBB, I did not think it was you. I thought it was a particular cha-cha-chimpanzee, but I’ve been told it was not. So, it’s another troll who adopts others’ handles. This troll targets me and Skunky in particular. It’s always best to use avatars (photos associated with one’s name).

    skzion on September 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Why does no one ever mention that if Rice were playing well, this thing would have gone away? Perfect opportunity to cancel his contract!

See “Vick, Michael”

Prometheus on September 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Good to know. Regardless of our points of view, we can be snarky without vulgarities and blatant disrespect and foul language. I look at our little rifts just like that old Warner Brothers cartoon. Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog.

They would greet each other and punch the clock and the battle would be on all day. At the end of the day as they were leaving, they would say “see you later sam, see you later Ralph” and start over the next day. Sam would always best Ralph (Wiley coyote).

Its obvious which one of us is Sam…

MrBigBrain on September 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Me, because I Best you, repeatedly.

MrBigBrain on September 11, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I will let the regulars decide which of us “wins.”

    skzion on September 12, 2014 at 1:11 pm

When I saw the first video I knew he slugged her. Now you have an out cry? I was taught you don’t hit anyone except in self defense. I open a door for my wife because I respect her not because she is a woman. All people are equal. To say one deserves a harsher punishment because he hit a woman is just wrong. His punishment was too light, yes. But it is also wrong to call for his death. The tidal wave is dangerous. Great article!

Mlbfan5 on September 11, 2014 at 11:46 pm

This is Christianity !

IDF on September 12, 2014 at 2:50 am

@ IDF- Facetiousness does not suit you well, your infantile sillyness is pointless. Begone peon.

MrBigBrain on September 12, 2014 at 7:09 am

DS hits it out of the park again! Other than Jihad columns, these are my favourite DS columns. As an ex-feminist I always enjoy reading them and knowing for sure I have come through COMPLETELY to the other side.

I’m sickened by a horde of phonies trying to chomp on the scraps of what is left of Ray Rice. Here come the hordes to get their pound of flesh on an otherwise overloaded bandwagon. The most sickening part is the skeletons in THEIR closets!

And lets face it. It’s 2014. Women should know better than to marry a dude who is gonna knock one out like that. Feminism has come and gone (thank goodness!) but the truth of how dumb and complacent women can be with bad men is as strong as EVER! Separating the dumb out of women is as futile as trying to separate the Jihad out of the Mooooooslim.

A chick should never go after a dude like that (sorry, you’ll never win…the biology just can’t be beat!) and chicks should honour and respect a red flag when they see one. THAT is more valuable than fraudulent Feminism!

Skunky on September 12, 2014 at 2:01 pm

It may have started out as Condemnation of Ray Rice. Yet, tahnsk to various Leftist attitudes,the press and players galore have turned it around try to condemn Roger Goodell,because he “knew about it andf did nothing” or something like that.Translation: no BlaCk players to be booted out,no matter how bad the assault.

Surprised the moldy oldy known as : “It’s a Black Thing” hasn’t been dug out yet.ANY and EVERY rationalization and aliby there is,the Left is going to throw at this. Would they do all this to save a WHITE Player who had dpone this? HELL NO!

CharlesMartel on September 12, 2014 at 4:03 pm

“if my left don’t get ya… my right hand will”

kirche61 on September 15, 2014 at 10:17 am

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