Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fox News makes a dig about gays in talking about Ray Rice incident

How can anyone in the media exploit the awful Ray Rice controversy to attack the lgbt community? Just watch this video of the folks on Fox News:

On Fox News’s Outnumbered Tuesday, guest host Bernie McGuirk asserted that former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice would have received a harsher punishment had he knocked out a gay man or white woman rather than his black then-fiancĂ©e Janay

It stands to reason that if Rice was seen punching anyone else other his then-fiance on that video, he probably would have gotten into deeper trouble, whether that person be gay or heterosexuals.  And therein lies the problem with the entire situation, i.e. how the NFL handled it.

While McGuirk was making a good point, he could done without looking as if he was attacking the lgbt community.

With regards to the Dolphin player, Don Jones, who was supposedly sent to "reeducation camp" for negative tweets about Michael Sam, the Dolphins are a private company and Jones is their employee. He was speaking about a situation relative to his employment and therefore paid the penalty.

I certainly would like to express a public opinion on things which have to do with my job but I have the common sense to keep my mouth shut.  The idea that free speech doesn't come with consequences or should be practiced without a degree of discernment is dumb as hell.

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