Sunday, February 15, 2009
There are so many things wrong with this news article that it makes my stomach hurt
NBC's take on the violence perpetrated by Chris Brown.
They write that he is hurting more than she is, because his career may be ruined?
They confirmed that she has horrific injuries, including, "Rihanna, 20, had contusions to her face, bite marks on her arms and fingers, a bloody nose and a split lip with swelling and bruising on her body...Brown allegedly beat Rihanna so badly with his fists that her eyes were nearly swollen shut, and she could barely open her eyes for police photos"
so this is not as bad as losing one's job?
Here is something else that bothers me.
"Not only is Brown’s career hurting, but he’s said to be lovesick as well. The Daily News reported that Brown has tried contacting his estranged Barbados-born songstress girlfriend only to be rebuffed."
First of all, poor, lovesick Chris Brown! Why does he get to have a name, yet Rhianna is reduced to "his estranged Barbados-born songstress girlfriend" Ummm. She's RHIANNA! This is so typical of victim devalue-ment with our mainstream media. She's nameless and "rebuffs" his "lovesick" attempts. I think I'm going to puke.
And this is the part that I knew would come. Character assassination of the victim. "sources described the Rhianna as a clingy girlfriend who can't bear to have Brown out of her sights." I know he beat the shit out of her, right? But after all, she was insecure.
News reports are supposed to be unbiased. This one sounds like the author, Andrew Greiner, has some issues himself.
And we actually sit around and wonder why violent assault against women is so prevalent?