Early this morning, Fox & Friends trivialized the domestic violence video that showed Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice punching out his then-fiancée Janay Palmer. But Andrea Tantaros wins the Rice Politicization Award with her attempt to use the awful incident to score some cheap political points by demanding that President Obama and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz speak out about it.
On Fox & Friends this morning, co-host Brian Kilmeade made light of the incident, saying, “I think the message is, take the stairs.” That got a laugh from co-host Anna Kooiman.
In a discussion on today's Outnumbered, Tantaros said:
My question is – and not to bring it back to politics – but this is a White House that seems to bring up a war on women every other week. A White House that’s very concerned about the NFL. Concussions, et cetera. Presecription drugs in locker rooms. I want to know where the president is on this one. …Debbie Wasserman Schultz should come out and condemn this and if she doesn’t, she’s an apologist for domestic violence.
Let's not forget that this is the same Andrea Tantaros who asked her radio show listeners to "Do me a favor" and punch an Obama supporter "in the face" last year. Do you think she really cares what President Obama (or Wasserman Schultz) has to say about this? Or does she just want to use a personal tragedy for her own political gain?
Watch the discussions below.
(H/T Think Progress and Mediaite)
“Tosses her head ‘n flips her hair/She got a whole bunch o’ nothin’ in there.” (From the 1982 classic “Valley Girl”)