Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Ray Rice Media Distraction

Like everyone else I've been keeping an eye on the Ray Rice beating his fiance/wife thing because the media keeps shoving it into our faces.
I'm not disputing that it's a terrible thing he did but with all the things going on in the world it seems a little strange that this is what they want to obsess over.

There's a couple of things I've been able to take away about this story.
One is that apparently beating your fiance'/wife is on par with opposing homosexual marriage because either one seems a worthy reason to lose your job.
The other thing is that the public seems to believe that they have a right to virtually flog the transgressor even though the public isn't the one he harmed.

I would think that instead of trying to banish this guy and his wife from society that people would be more interested in making this whole thing a teachable moment about how to break the cycle of domestic abuse.
I've seen couples go through this before and more time than not they seperate for a while and then without counseling they just get back together and basically rinse and repeat.
Even with counseling some couples repeat the cycle but more don't, they either separate for good or one partner learns why he/she has violent tendencies and learns to control his/her anger and urges.
 If people really cared about the situation then they would pressure the NFL to suspend Ray Rice until after he and his wife successfully complete counseling for their issues.

But the media really doesn't care about this couple, what they care about is distracting the public from Benghazi, the IRS, Obamacare,ISIS/ISIL and Obama's failure to confront them or the abysmal economy and a myriad of other things.

Funny thing is that the people fall for the media's deflections every time.

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