Gawker Defends Violence–When Fox Is Involved
A small scuffle broke outside the Michigan state capitol on Tuesday as Gov. Rick Snyder was signing the state’s so-called “right to work” law. And Fox has been all over it.
A union protestor punched Steven Crowder, a Fox News comedian. This is deplorable, as punching people invariably is. But Max Read of Gawker, decided to defend it.
Steven, stop whining, take your licks, and accept that getting hit in the face is a hazard of inserting yourself in the middle of an argument between billionaire-funded know-nothing ideologues and people whose livelihoods and stability are being threatened by the insatiable greed of the super-rich and the blind extremism of their wooden-headed political allies. In exchange, liberals will buy you a band-aid for the cut on your forehead and re-iterate that Punching Is Bad. Sound good? Send your answer on Twitter.
Now it’s clear that Read doesn’t like Crowder’s right-wing political positions and it doesn’t help that even in the very heavily edited video that Crowder comes across as a bit of jerk. (If that isn’t clear, watch his expose on “Marijuana, The Truth” or his appearance on Fox & Friends. The smugness is turned up to eleven.) But that’s not a reason to defend hitting somebody.
It seems tedious at this point to reiterate basic kindergarten lessons that punching others is a bad thing to do. But one hopes for the sake of Read’s well-being that he doesn’t practice what he preaches. After all, if you go around punching everyone you think is a jerk who disagrees with you, you’re apt to get into a lot of trouble when you go out in public.
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