Steve Doocy, Asshole of the Day for September 8, 2014
by TeaPartyCat ()
When the video of Ray Rice assaulting his wife in the elevator first surfaced, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith suggested that women should try really hard not to get beaten. As though it’s anyone’s fault that someone beats them. ESPN suspended him, we named him Asshole of the Day. And hoped people would stop saying stupid things like this.
But then TMZ released the video today and it was a new opportunity for stupid comments, this time over at Fox & Friends:
“We should also point out, after that video — and now you know what happened in there — she still married him,” host Steve Doocy explained. “They are currently married.”
“Rihanna went back to Chris Brown right after [he assaulted her],” co-host Brian Kilmeade noted. “A lot of people thought that was a terrible message.”
“I think the message is take the stairs,” he added, as co-host Anna Kooiman giggled.
“The message is, when you’re in an elevator, there’s a camera,” Doocy concluded.
Look, assholes, domestic violence is no joking matter. And laughing at the victim is pretty ugly.
And to Steve Doocy’s first point, it doesn’t matter whether she married him after this happened— that doesn’t excuse it or make it legal. But I suspect his point is to laugh at the victim for marrying Rice.
The really offensive part is where he says the message is to take the stairs, where there’s no camera. Because then the domestic violence goes unrecorded. Even as a joke, this is way over the line. And that is why Steve Doocy is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Steve Doocy's first time as Asshole of the Day, joining a long line of assholes featured here from Fox News.
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