Whoopi Goldberg Defends Stephen A. Smith And His Domestic Violence Statements

BY:  John “Hennry” Harris

The media world seems to be jumping off of the top rope with a Macho Man Randy Savage elbow drop on Stephen A. Smith for his statements regarding the domestic violence incident involving Ray Rice and his then-fiancèe.  The surveillance footage of Ray Rice dragging the unconscious Janay Palmer out of the elevator at an Atlantic City hotel was horrible, but what everyone seems to overlook is the fact that Janay Palmer, who was intoxicated at the time, actually began beating on Ray Rice and initially was the only one charged in the incident.


stephenaSmith has made a public apology and has become a public brickback target, but Whoopi Goldberg, no stranger to controversy herself, has come forward on Monday’s episode of The View to staunchly defend Stephen A. and his comments.

While everyone else, especially in the media world seems to be reacting with emotion, Goldberg is applying good logic and common sense.

“If you hit somebody, you cannot be sure you are not going to get hit back!”

According to Mediaite.com, Jenny McCarthy and guest co-host Sunny Hostin pushed back against Goldberg and her stance with Hostin telling Goldberg that she is blaming the victim.

Goldberg held firm in her stance insisting that she is not blaming the victim and in fact she believes that no one should be hitting anyone, period.  However,whoopitheviewwithquote

“If you make the choice as a woman who’s four foot three and you decide to hit a guy who’s six feet tall and you’re the last thing he wants to deal with that day and he hits you back, you cannot be surprised!

Her point is simple, plain and hard to not agree with.  Don’t hit anyone, if you do, don’t be surprised if you get hit back.  That statement is non-gender specific and is just universal.

Stephen A. Smith might be being demonized for his comments, however BOSS Sports covered the story of Texas Tech women’s basketball star Amber Battle initiating a fight with incoming top freshman football player Nigel Bethel that almost cost that young man his scholarship, until video footage clearly showed Battle punching Bethel during a pick-up basketball game.

Read about the Amber Battle/Nigel Bethel incident >>>> FAIR? TEXAS TECH SUSPENDS AMBER BATTLE FOR STARTING FIGHT WITH TOP FOOTBALL RECRUIT

Also read about Amber Battle/Nigel Bethel here >>>> TEXAS TECH REINSTATES FOOTBALL PLAYER THAT PUNCHED WOMAN

We also have the current ongoing investigation of incoming freshman running back for Oklahoma University Joe Mixon claiming self-defense after punching an intoxicated Amelia Molitor, 20, after she verbally and physically assaulted him in a restaurant.  There is video footage of that incident as well, in which Mixon and his attorney feel that he will be vindicated and feel he did nothing wrong.

Read about incoming top OU freshman Joe Mixon here >>>>>  TOP OU RB RECRUIT JOE MIXON ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING WOMAN; MAINTAINS SELF-DEFENSE

I often wonder of the skirting around this topic and not acknowledging the fact that in all of these stories, Ray Rice included, that it was in fact the woman that was the aggressor. Now, the outcome of those incidents make the guys look bad:  Battle, had to have surgery to repair broken bones from a single punch, Molitor suffered four broken bones in her face from a single punch from Mixon and that footage of Rice dragging Janay Palmer was horrific, but they all were the aggressor.

BOSSes, I will ask this question again .. Does a man have the right to punch a women when she is physically assaulting him?

Why doesn’t society and women see men as “victims” when they are attacked by women?

Make your comments BOSSes, lets discuss this.

 

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    Follow John on Twitter @JohnHennry904 John "Hennry" Harris is a Sr. Editor at reason4rhymes.com and BOSS - brothersonsports.com

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