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  •  One thing you forget (10+ / 0-)

    is that a female public person who violently murdered her spouse and killed herself would be called a monster right off the bat. No sickening teary-eyed hero worship, no seeking for excuses, no sickening sympathy for a murderer. She wouldn't be honored in the way this scumbag is now - she'd be labeled "worst mother ever" and trashed by the whole country from the moment the media broke the story.

    There is a huge difference there.

    •  I think that is true (2+ / 0-)
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      The Marti, FloraLine

      as in the example of Phil Hartman's wife.

      Justice For Will Will spent his brief, courageous life fighting for the rights we all take for granted. Please share his story to support the fight!

      by KibbutzAmiad on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 09:07:10 AM PST

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    •  Belcher is being honored? (0+ / 0-)
      •  Yeah, he is in many circles. (0+ / 0-)
      •  Of course he is. (3+ / 0-)
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        Onomastic, 51percent, lotlizard

        The amount of "hero" worship is astounding. Just look at a couple of things:

        - Belcher's family erecting a huge shrine dedicated to him on HIS FRONT LAWN hours after the murder;

        - Players praying in front of his old locker and making a shrine out of it, talking non-stop about what an all-around amazing guy he was, dedicating their win the day after to Belcher and tweeting pictures of themselves wearing a t-shirt with a picture of Belcher smiling up in heaven;

        - Media pushing either 1) excuses (seriously, I've seen articles called "Alcohol, Painkillers, Domestic Problems Contributed To Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide: Report" and "Jovan Belcher's Murder-Suicide More Proof Athletes Are Human" - you don't want to know what's in them), 2) lengthy tributes to the successes in his career and/or 3) reminders of what a sad, sad tragedy is for everyone or covers it like this happened because a good guy suddenly snapped;

        - Fans tweeting "prayers" to the Belcher family, the players and/or other NFL fans BUT NOTHING ABOUT THE MURDER VICTIM, holding up "RIP" signs outside and inside the stadium the day after and telling the media that killing his girlfriend didn't "erase every good thing he's ever done" (let us not get to every comment section on practically any sports or news site out there), etc. etc.;

        - Everyone failing to mention that the lunatic fired nine (9!) bullets into that woman, which is obviously to protect people's precious it-could-happen-to-the-best-of-them fantasies;

        It is grotesque to say the least. The amount of people "honoring" of this scumbag is astounding... And yes, there are many more people acting like he was a hero who was tragically killed in a battle for freedom.

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