Fox News' Eric Bolling and Sean Hannity seem to be competing for who can slobber more over the abusive tactics of now-fired Rutgers basketball coach, Mike Rice. As you probably know, Rice was fired after a video of him pushing and throwing balls at his players went viral. He also shouted homophobic slurs. But to Bolling and Hannity, Rice's tactics are just what we need to fight the "wussification" of America.
First, Bolling stood up for Rice. First video below via Media Matters:
This story kind of infuriates me. We’re in the midst of political corretness crushing our ability to teach kids, to discipline kids, to disagree with people or one another or kids. ...This is an example of our culture in free fall, and I’m saying because he got fired, not because what he did. Look, there’s no question he should never have used gay slurs, that’s against all rules. But I’m not sure that’s what got him fired. I think going after one of the kids is what got him fired. Listen, it’s time to toughen up. I’ve been talking about the wussification of America, wussification of American men, this is it. I got a paddle in high school. I did something wrong once in gym, and they take a paddle, it’s a sawed off bat... and they whack you in the butt across the back of the legs, ...I never messed around in that class again.....Are we better off as a nation now with all the PC and with all the wimpifiyng wussificating and basically making men chiuhuahuas?
I'm watching this and I'm thinking, 'Alright, I don't like it' - he kicked one player there - but on the other hand, you know what? I kind of like old-fashioned discipline on the other hand. I mean, have we become that politically incorrect? These are adults, they don't want to play for that team, they can leave....He's trying to bring the best out of them, put discipline in that team, raise their game, force them to focus, push them to become champions and that takes intensity. It's like a drill sergeant. Are we going to now fire drill sergeants because they get in the face of cadets? Is that next on the list of politically incorrect things we can't do?...But I like the intensity, I like the drive, I like that he's pushing those kids and he runs a tight ship. Maybe we need a little more discipline in society and maybe we don't have to be a bunch of wimps for the rest of our lives.
The best coaches are coaches like that. ...We are wimping down. We are wussifying American men and it has to stop"
I think Jon Stewart summed it up best (again). In a segment that was mostly about CNN, Stewart said:
Coming up next, I shout at people I disagree with for an hour. Seriously? You’re okay? Have you seen your show? Because it seems like the show of a guy who was hit with a belt as a child. By the way, it's got to be so exhausting to have to categorize everything that happens through your right/left, two-dimensional goggles. This isn't a liberal, left-wing media, persecuting on politically-correct grounds. This was a basketball coach who acted like an asshole and got fired.
What is wrong with you? What, do you watch The Shining and go "Oh yeah, that's the movie about how Shelley Duvall learned a good lesson?" Like, what are you talking about? But I guess I shouldn't be surprised. It's Fox's brand. They represent the right, much the same way that MSNBC represents - uhhh - the near-sighted.
Final video below also from our friends at Video Cafe.
Please — he has a nanny/household staff for that.
@ Rob Willhelm: " . . . is it any surprise the actors on Fox news are scripted to support behavoir that most “normal” people find very odd?"
Nope — they’re already on record as supporting rape (the “legitimate” kind.)
If they ever come out in favor of animal cruelty — a key part of the “Triad of Sociopathy” — then I’ll really start to worry.
If she wasn’t so out of control going after others, I’d feel sorry for her. She eats up what pity I start to get fast being an ugly person, even for her situation.
Anyhow, enough about Malkin… I like Barbara’s question. Given how gun ho most of Fox News is about “tough love” for kids, I kinda wonder how they treat their own. Except for Carlson- she’s been on air with her kids, and she seems to be their primary parent.
Then again, Carlson’s also one of the ones I would believe people if they told me she’d have left Fox years ago, had they not already been poison. She looks like she’s forcing herself to believe what she says on-script, and she lets them have it when she goes off.
Megyn Kelly’s starting to go off-script a lot about issues involving children, as well… she’s flat railing off the edge on education and school safety. Maybe being pregnant reminded her of something?
Aria, I recently read that Michelle Malkin’s husband is a control freak, and allegedly often writes her blog articles.
Think about the extra venom she aims at musicians when celeb bashing, and tell me again how far fetched that is. Raw deals in life are no excuse, but some people, the way they get shut out is a form of abuse, and those people are bitter. I mean, they spit and it melts a sidewalk bitter.
Hannity, however? I have yet to see even the most circumstantial proof that he wouldn’t have come out being a lying, violently hateful prick either way. He gets off on hurting people, but he doesn’t have it in him to do it physically, so he manifested everything he does have upstairs into rallying campaigns against them.
We rather see his children in foster care than inside that hideous Oyster Bay mansion.
Hannocchio’s crazy behavior caused havoc at KCSB radio station in Santa Barbara. He was arrogant, cocky, hot-tempered snotty kid who thought he was right, and the rest of the station staff was wrong. One spring day, the station staff all voted to boot this Long Isand out of the station. They guy was nuts.
In Atlanta, one day he and a fellow host had it out at the station. F-words were flying from both their mouths.
Hannocchio comes from a troubled background. People who worked with him knew something was wrong with him.
Hannocchio has a dark and troubled side of him. He’s done things in the past that would scare off his audience, and he knows it.
The Stop Hannity Express knows everything about him. Even the sordid details of his past. Calling himself a christian is a joke.
Hannocchio’s comments about physical abuse is not a shocker. A person who is abused grows up to be an abuser.
We told the masses that Hannocchio’s past would be revealed.
Coming down the pipe:
The conservative masses finally learns the awful truth about Hannocchio from an unlikely source.
NOTE TO HANNITY
A father who regularly yells at his son would be considered as verbal abuser, you agree?
And anyone want to bet that if someone hit Hannity with a belt NOW, the person with the belt would be facing a lawsuit for assault and battery?
Hannity, WTH would YOU know about the work of drill sergeants? Oh wait, I forgot — your grandfather served in WWII . . .
And Hannity, since your father “hit you with a belt (apparently in the head, a few too many times) and you turned out okay” — that means you should have NO PROBLEM finally following through on that promise to get waterboarded for charity . . . right?
Just like when George Zimmerman disciplined Trayvon Martin about taking a shortcut through a white neighborhood.