Columnist A.J. Delgado for National Review told Hannity on Wednesday that Ray Rice's wife, Janay, had actually "knocked herself out" by hitting her head on a railing when he punched her. Apparently, that makes the former NFL player the "bigger victim." "
We know how domestic violence abuse victims react sometimes," Hannity said. "And they have a hard time getting away from the people that are victimizing them and abusing them."
Crooks and Liars reports:
Delgado argued, however, that Janay Rice did not consider herself a victim, "and some might even say, watching that video, Ray Rice is the bigger victim of domestic violence here."
She added that liberals were "patronizing" Janay Rice by calling her a victim. "We know the truth, though, because we've got the video tape,"
Hannity observed. "But you said he's a victim because why? Because she slapped him and spit on him?" "He absolutely is!" Delgado replied. "And some might say I'm defending Ray Rice here. Maybe I am, but if you watch the video, the video actually 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," she continued. "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."Domestic violence is never OK, whether it comes from a man or a woman, but let's be clear. He knocked her out cold. Rice's manner was rather telling when he casually dragged her unconscious body out of the elevator without checking her pulse or without concern for her well being. This shouldn't be a right vs. left wing thing. An NFL player knocked a woman out. What's not to understand?