So this happened.
This week, a Sean Hannity radio show guest claimed that ex-Baltimore Raven Ray Rice is the bigger victim of domestic violence, despite video evidence showing him striking his wife so hard she falls unconscious, because, well, trolling.
That’s the only way we can make sense of such a claim. But maybe A.J. Delgado, a National Review columnist who Gawker points out regularly shames rape victims by calling women liars, really believes what she spews — she justified her denouncing of Rice’s demonization by adding that Janay Rice knocked herself out.
Did we mention Delgado is a woman too?
“Some might say I’m defending Ray Rice here. Maybe I am, but if you watch the video, the video actually helps makes him look better than he did before. She repeatedly attacked him. He’s a victim—flat-out fact—of domestic violence. Only after she’s hit him several times and spit on him does he finally hit back. … And she happens because of that blow to knock herself out on the railing. That was an unintended consequence, I’m sure.”
“I thought we live in this gender-neutral society. Liberals are always telling us men and women are exactly the same, they should not be treated any differently. But when it comes to domestic violence or rape accusations, the woman is automatically the wallflower, automatically the victim. I would love to have a liberal explain that to me.”
We think it’s safe to say that Delgado’s comments were out-of-pocket, considering Rice could have died from the blow that knocked her unconscious — a fact Hannity pointed out very simply when he said:
“I’m concerned, watching that video makes my stomach sick. I think it could have been a lot worse, I think the injuries could have been so severe…she could have even died. Who knows?”
But by all means, please tell us more about how Rice is the bigger victim here.
For more on Delgado’s ridiculous statements, listen to the audio above.
SOURCE: Gawker, Sean Hannity